How To Draw A Circle Without A Compass

When drafting patterns, sometimes you have to draw a large circle. This applies mainly to large, circular pattern pieces like circle skirts or flounces. In this blog pos I’m going to describe, how to draw circles without a pair of compasses as to buy one with long arms is almost impossible. I’ll demonstrate this methodContinue reading “How To Draw A Circle Without A Compass”

DIY: How To Draw A Circle Skirt Pattern?

If you have tried my online circle skirt calculator or used the formulas for different types of circle skirts (also referred to as circular skirts), you ended up with three numbers: angle under which the circle skirt pattern is drawn, circle radius for the waist and circle radius for the hem of the skirt. InContinue reading “DIY: How To Draw A Circle Skirt Pattern?”

What Is A Gathered Circle Skirt And How To Draft It?

I have already written blog posts about circle skirts and gathered skirts. I came across a ‘gathered circle skirt’ when I was draping a Jalisco skirt for my Halloween costume last year. I have to say it is my favourite type of skirt, although it is quite fabric consuming. In this tutorial, you will learn:Continue reading “What Is A Gathered Circle Skirt And How To Draft It?”

Book Review: Make Your Own Dress Patterns

Adele P. Margolis, Dover Publications, 2006 “Anyone who can work through the labyrinthian directions for sewing that company the commercial pattern can surely learn the comparatively simple and clear rules for pattern making” says Adele Margolis, author of the book in question.  This book was first published back in 1985 and the 2006 release isContinue reading “Book Review: Make Your Own Dress Patterns”

Pattern Making for Kids’ Clothes by Carla Hegeman Crim

Barron’s 2014 I bought this publication on pattern making as I was looking for a book about fashion design for kids. The book promises information about designing, adapting and customising patterns. In this particular case, the term designing means creating various designs based on basic slopers for kids’ wear provided by the author. QR codeContinue reading “Pattern Making for Kids’ Clothes by Carla Hegeman Crim”