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I Have a Moulage…Now What Do I Do With It?

At the end of the moulage class at The Sewing and Design School, I had a complete set of custom master patterns.  They are priceless! The blue indicates the moulage, the pencil indicates the bodice sloper, and the green indicates a jacket sloper. These master patterns can be used to design my own patterns or alter the fit of commercial patterns.   My current goal is to learn to draft a few basic bodice styles. Then I can mix and match those with different skirt styles to create a variety of customized dress patterns. First, I traced the bodice from the…

Lena Hoschek

One of the things I love about sewing is designing my own wardrobe.  I can create things to wear that are otherwise unavailable to me.  But when I’m selecting my next sewing project, I often limit myself to items that would be most practical.  Unfortunate but pragmatic.  I work full time so my professional wardrobe supercedes street wear.  Knits, cardigans,  black pants, and simple shirts are my wardrobe staples. Solid colors and layered neutrals tend to dominate.  Doesn’t it make sense to fill my closet with these items? But if I sewed the things I really…