The Dress Developer

So about pants

So about pants

Finally! The pants kit is live!

That was a real mammoth task. I can't remember how many pants I sewed. Plentiful. :D

But I think now I can let the pants kit loose on the world.

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Leggins "Pansy"

Leggins "Pansy"

With "Pansy" we finally come to the pants patterns. Pansy is a basic legging to wear underneath on cold days.

Accordingly, the set of measurements has been expanded to include a few new measurements. If you want to download a pansy that fits your measurements exactly, first create a new sizing chart, either just the pants measure set, or the complete measure set with all measurements.

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Video: Eine Anleitung zum Schnittmuster erstellen

Video: Eine Anleitung zum Schnittmuster erstellen

I'll try some videos. At least I would like to introduce the most important functions of the website. And then we'll see. At the moment this is admittedly still a lot of "trying out".

Please let me know if you have any suggestions. :)

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Did she say "gathered sleaves"? Or - the tunic kit

Did she say "gathered sleaves"? Or - the tunic kit

These are properly the first gatheres I have ever sewn. Weird, I could not imagine wearing something with gathered sleaves a short while ago. But I think I like it.

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Bathrobe in midnight blue

Bathrobe in midnight blue

Before midsummer finally breaks out here, I took quick photos of my new bathrobe. Ok, new is a bit relative, because it has been in use for a few weeks, even when the seam allowances were not all covered with bias tape. : D

I sewed them on by hand little by little, and that took a couple of TV evenings. I put the pattern together with the construction kit. If you want to sew it up, you can use this configuration and change it according to your wishes.

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Say "Hello" to the pattern kits!

Say "Hello" to the pattern kits!

I've been thinking a lot lately about which direction this website should take. When developing patterns, there are things that I enjoy more and things that I enjoy less. Not surprising.

Nonetheless, I run this website primarily as a hobby, so I think it is adequate to think if I can get rid of some of the less fun things.

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Can you also sew knitted sweaters?

Can you also sew knitted sweaters?

I love knitwear. Unfortunately, what I don't love is knitting. I can knit and purl, it looks pretty neat, but it always takes sooooo long for me that bigger projects are out of the question. Hats and scarves - doable. Sweaters or cardigans? Help no!

Sometimes you can also find beautiful knitted fabrics by the meter in fabric shops. Far too seldom, in my humble opinion, but they do exist. So I built a suitable pattern and sewed two sweaters as test objects.

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Survey with raffle

Survey with raffle

It's October again now. Madness. I have a few new patterns as good as finished, but to be honest I am a little lacking the motivation for the time-consuming "odds and ends" such as markings, special cases, photos, graphics and not to forget the instructions.

Somehow I thought for the last few days that it would be really great to hear something from you, the users of this site. I mean, I can see in my statistics that you create patterns. I also see the numbers rise. But I don't really know: Do you like what I'm doing here? Does everything work with the patterns? Id there an error i never noticed? Do any of you have a really good idea for the site?

So I put together a very small survey. You would really help me a lot if you took a few minutes to do it. As a small incentive, I will raffle one of my paid patterns among the participants. ;) The survey will remain active until the end of October.

And here is the survey

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Medieval basics: shift "Primula"

Medieval basics: shift "Primula"

Let's see, when did I announce my project "medieval outfit"? Oh, April! Well that took a while until I could show the first results. I have to admit that I kept putting the whole thing aside. The first part of my outfit is now finally finished, and I even sewed completely by hand. It's an amazingly relaxing evening activity after a day at the computer. At least I think so.

Historical sewing patterns are still something completely new to me. I try to be authentic, but with the best will I am not an expert. So if I misrepresent something here, please correct me. ;)

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"Poppy" - just slip on!

"Poppy" - just slip on!

I'm working on some pretty complex patterns and kind of needed a break. So I thought: what is the simplest sewing pattern? Okay, I can think of several things. A skirt with an elastic waistband, for example. Ultimately, it became a blouse with kimono or bat sleeves. No closure, no dividing seams, no attached sleeves. The neckline is finished with a facing, but a bias tape is also possible, then you only have to cut out a single pattern piece.

Poppy is a nice cut for patterned fabrics, I think. You don't have to cut motifs apart.

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