The Dress Developer

Pleated skirt Marguerite

Pleated skirt Marguerite

Let's continue with the summer wardrobe! Another skirt, this time with inverted pleats opening out of the darts.

Read more
Pleated skirt Violet

Pleated skirt Violet

In the meantime, some parts for my summer wardrobe 2022 have been sewn. I will gradually introduce them and with them the patterns, if they are new.

We'll start with a simple skirt that has two narrow folds on each side: Violet.

Read more
Error with the pants measure set

Error with the pants measure set

Unfortunately, I have to report that an error had crept in with the new measurements for pants, more precisely with the drop-down for the buttocks form. This is based on an angle that was unfortunately multiplied by a factor of 10. This resulted in a picture like this for the back pants leg:

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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. :)

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more