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Narcissa Malfoy: Beige Satin Dress

For Halloween 2022 my family and I decided to dress as characters from the Harry Potter movies. In this blog post, I’ll describe how to make a Narcissa Malfoy (Draco Malfoy’s mom) beige dress with a concealed zipper. As the dress was made for a child, there is no shaping at the bust. Therefore, I…

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Succeed in fitting garments: books overview

When I first started to explore pattern design, some of the books briefly touched on garment fitting problems one may run into. As a clothing fitting is really important for quality results, I decided I needed to learn more about this issue. Although I am convinced that anything can be found online, when it comes…

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Review: Fashion Patternmaking Techniques [vol. 2]

Fashion Patternmaking Techniques [vol. 2] by Antonio Donnano, How to make Shirts, Undergarments, Dresses and Suits, Waistcoats and Jackets for Woman and Men promopress 2016 Another inspirational book by Antonio Donnanno This is the second book from the series Fashion Patternmaking Techniques by Antonio Donnanno. I have to say, that it is as stunning as…

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Review: Fashion Patternmaking Techniques [vol. 1]

Fashion Patternmaking Techniques [vol. 1] by Antonio Donnano, How to make Skirts, Trousers and Shirts for Women and Men, promopress 2014 About the author “Antonio Donnanno began his career in his family’s tailor shop and later, after majoring in history and philosophy, focused on the teaching of costume history and patternmaking techniques. In 1982, he…

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What Are Knife Pleats And How To Sew Them

What are knife pleats? A knife pleat is a piece of fabric folded sideways along the fabric length. Knife pleats are a series of multiple such pleats folded into one direction: to the right or left (see the images below). They add fullness to a garment or part of a garment. You can use them…

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DIY Tutorial: Luna Lovegood Beetle Ring

For this year’s (i.e. 2022) Halloween my family and I have decided to dress as various characters from the Harry Potter Movies. One of them will be Luna Lovegood and in this short blog post, I’m going to show you, how to create Luna’s interesting beetle ring. To make Luna’s glasses you will need the…

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Hi, I’m Anna. I am a UX designer, mother of three, who is turning her hobby into a blog. Read more here.