3 of the Most Important Pattern Making Tools You Could Use (& Why)

Today you and me are gonna talk! You got some pattern making tools right? I hope you do…. If not, you really need to get some ASAP if you plan on being any good at pattern making. And let’s assume you’re on a budget right? And you can only get a few… Well, what I…

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What it took to kill the fear of my Pattern Making Books

Do you have any patternmaking books? Have you ever looked at some of the illustrations that they have and been like, “What am I supposed to do with this? This is crazy! I can’t understand this!” And then you think “…well maybe I’ll see if the text helps at all.” And depending on the book…

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Is what you’re doing going to be worth it at the end of the day?

Hey you! We’re saying what’s up to the newbies this week! Last day… Waaaazzzuuupppp! I’m Chris good to have you here. Verify Ok so have you ever seen this quote? “Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results.” -Ernest Shackleton I hadn’t either until I was in one of my little business groups…

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Pattern Making Questions from the Land Down Under (Actually It’s New Zealand)

Hey you! If you’ve been following along you’ll know that I’ve been talking to the newsletter newcomers this week. If that’s you I want to say… “Sup…” -_-  (**chill face) Anywho, if you’ve been with me for a while, you’ve also probably seen my little Basic Pattern Set Course I’m always promoting. And I’m sure…

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Patternmaking is like a Boring Math Class

Hey there! So for a couple more days I’ll be saying hello and welcoming the new folks. And if that’s you, Hiya! I’m Chris White. Pleasure to meet you! I hope you can get some great tidbits while you’re on the newsletter. I don’t think I finished introducing myself in the other email but I’ll…

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Boobs on the Runway

Hey there! So this week I’m doing a shout out to all of the newbies on the newsletter and if that’s you… Howdy! I’m Chris White. Nice to meet you! We talk about some of everything within the confines of this email and after doing a brief intro of myself yesterday, today let’s talk about…

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Have We Met Before? Allow me to Introduce Myself…

Hey there! So I’ve been writing emails steadily for this little fashion design newsletter for 5 days out of the week since about June 2015 up until now! And if you’ve been with me you’ll know we’ve discussed quite a bit within the confines of each little email. But I’m always growing my little email…

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Dealing with Necessary Evils of Patternmaking

We’ve all been through this process. I know you’ve seen the patterns at the fabric store, right? They have a book for you to look in and find the design that you want to make right? Then you have to remember the pattern number, go to that company’s section in the drawers and find that…

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What’s the point of Bizarro Crazy Runway Designs?

Got a great question from Katherine after the Project Runway email: “Speaking of runways. When we happen to see the skinny models, modelling those what I call outrageous creations, I think to myself “where would you wear those clothes to”? Couldn’t wear them to work or casual, can you?   :-)” That’s actually a great…

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Bathing: The Long Lost Ritual

“Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.” – Derek Walcott We all have our quirks and our superstitions about doing something a certain way. Sometimes these things make a world of difference in the outcome of our daily lives and sometimes they have no real value, other than just to make…

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