Today I’ll show you how to tie a nice bow on the Musubu dress (or any other dress with a bow). Tying a bow when you’re looking at it from above can take some attempts to get it right. Follow the steps below and you”ll get it right the first time!
This year on my birthday I was surprised with a book I didn’t even know was coming out – Pattern Magic 3. I have the other three books, 1,2 and Stretch Fabrics, and as you know I’m fascinated by them. A few years back I attempted to make something from the books each month, but I didn’t get further than May. I still long to go back to this project, the pattern manipulation is just mind boggling and really gives you a totally different perspective on what you can do with a flat piece of paper/fabric. For now, I’ll stick to discussing this new addition to the series. Enjoy!
Today I’ll tell you some more on what to look for when choosing a fabric for your Jade skirt. The instructions already give you some information, but let’s elaborate a bit on that.
I’m proud to announce that our third pattern, the Onyx Shirt, is now available in our shop at 15% off! I consider this one our take on the woven T-shirt. With its slightly boxy shape it’s the perfect breezy top for hot summer days. The Onyx shirt has clean lines and minimalistic details – perfect for showing off beautiful prints. In a plain fabric this shirt will quickly become an easy to combine summer wardrobe staple. View A is a T shirt with a high neckline, short sleeves and cuffs with an epaulet. View B is a sleeveless cropped tee with narrow darts and a high-low hem.
Since the release of the Onyx shirt, I’ve already seen some people lengthening the sleeves. This hack is perfect for transitioning your Onyx into fall, so I thought I’d make it easier for those who’d like that too! I’ve drafted two new sleeve options for the Onyx: 3/4 length and a long sleeve. Both are graded and nested and have a matching optional cuff. This sleeve pack is available as a separate add-on so those who already have the Onyx Shirt can get the Sleeve Pack too.
It’s been a few months since I wrote part 1 and part 2 of these mini series, and I thought I’d report back on how my system has worked so far. The first post was about how my large stash was inhibiting my creativity, not fuelling it. Because I didn’t know what fabrics and what patterns I had, and there was no way to quickly browse through them, thinking about a new project made me indecisive rather than inspired. Instead of using great fabric I already had, I just purchased new fabric. I’ve found that organising my stash, patterns and fabric both made it easier to see what I have and to come up with new projects that didn’t require spending money. Today I’ll talk about whether this system has held up and some new insights I gained.
One of the reasons I like a pattern in PDF form is that it is not a static product. A digital product can be altered even after people have bought it. Even though a pattern has gone through a thorough testing phase, there’s always things that can come up later. Sometimes it’s just a typo, other times it is the wording of an instruction step, sometimes it’s something in the pattern design. Different people notice different things – it cannot be avoided.