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Maynard Dress - Cutting Out

Maynard Dress - Cutting Out

Well hello there, I assume you are reading this because you've purchased the Maynard Dress - so thank you! I hope you enjoy the process of making up a zero-waste dress. This blog post is to supplement the instructions provided with the pattern - please make sure you've read the instructions carefully before starting! If you haven't already purchased the pattern - you can get it here. Let's do this.  Follow the Printing and Assembling document within the pattern files to help you get your paper pattern together. I've used the two A0 copy shop files, which still require assembling...

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Patchwork Clothing - Scrap Busting 101

Patchwork Clothing - Scrap Busting 101

Anyone that follows me on Instagram may have noticed my obsession with patchwork clothing. This is probably the result of my weakness for good quality textiles, and feeling the urge to use up every. damn. piece.  There's no way I want these amazing off-cuts and scraps floating around in landfill and this is one of my favourite ways to use them up. This is the first dress I made and I've been hooked ever since. If you're keen to look like a circus tent, then please read on for my take on sewing up a patchwork dress.  If you can't already...

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Fremantle Pants Pattern Hack- Part 2: In-seam Pockets

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Fremantle Pants Pattern Hack- Part 2: In-seam Pockets

Hello again! Today's post is a continuation from yesterdays post of altering the Fremantle Pants into a high waist pant. If you haven't already read it - you can see it here.  I mentioned in my last post that I'd be making this version into shorts. I already have so many pairs of Fremantle Pants in heavy rotation and now that it's coming into summer here, these pasty legs of mine need to see some sun. Please don't be confused if you see the pattern pieces and instructions interchanging between shorts and pants. This won't affect the rest of the tutorial....

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Fremantle Pants Pattern Hack - Part 1: Raising the Waistline

Fremantle Pants Pattern Hack Pattern making Pattern Tutorial

Fremantle Pants Pattern Hack - Part 1: Raising the Waistline

Get your pattern making tools and paper out folks – today we’re doing an easy alteration to my latest pattern release - the Fremantle Pants!  This unisex pattern has been designed to sit halfway between the waist and hips, but I'm noticing the ladies making these pants have the inclination to wear them higher! And why not - high waist pants are the shiz. I have a lot of cropped tops ending a little bit below my waist, and my Fremantle Pants are just a touch too short to wear with them (and nobody needs to see my pasty white...

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Zero Waste Patterns

Free Pattern No Waste Pattern Sustainable Fashion Template Unisex Zero Waste Pattern

Zero Waste Patterns

Ahh sustainable fashion - one of my favourite subjects to ramble on about. I can’t help but wonder if people on the receiving end of one my rants about fast fashion are desperately wishing I would pipe down and stop hating on Kmart. But that's another post entirely. There are so many different aspects to what constitutes a sustainable piece of clothing. The longevity of it- how many wears you will get out of it. The fibres used. Will this fibre break down quickly in landfill? Can it be recycled? The amount of waste generated when making it. Production methods. Dyes. Water...

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