|Pattern Review ||7/4/07 4:31 PM|
|Drafted from RTW - NA Mens Linen Nehru jacket |
This is a copy of an old jacket I had which was starting to look rather shabby. It's in blue linen with a contrasting lining in pink rayon with pink Hong Kong finish on all visible seams (it's partially lined). Here is another view of the lining. It wasn't tremendously hard since there are no lapels... more...
|Pattern Review ||5/27/07 7:01 PM|
|Drafted from RTW - NA Men's Linen Jacket |
This is an unlined, lightweight men's linen jacket. I drafted the pattern from an existing jacket which I couldn't take apart so it wasn't terribly easy to make the pattern. I added a back fishtail vent and added a Hong Kong finish to all of the internal seams. Most external seams are double stitche... more...
|Pattern Review ||4/8/07 7:47 PM|
|Drafted from RTW - NA |
The original dress (mentioning no store names ...) was unfortunately designed - a linen-backed silk fabric but because of the way the pattern was cut, having two points where sharply pointed ends met and were joined with a very heavy braided seam, the fabric couldn't take the strain of the heavy sea... more...
|Pattern Review ||1/21/07 9:22 PM|
|Drafted from RTW - Self-drafted: Housecoat Mens Housecoat |
I had an old housecoat which was really starting to show its age after about fifteen years. It was made from black almost demin weight cotton twill with some sort of polyester heavy black brocade. It was very simple - no lining and a shawl lapel which covered the entire length. I took it apart, draf... more...
|Pattern Review ||3/20/06 4:40 PM|
|Drafted from RTW - self drafted Nightshirt |
This is not strictly a pattern - I had a Derek Rose nightshirt which was nearly threadbare. The current Derek Rose line doesn't have anything like this any more (in white) so I decided to make a copy - obviously I'm not selling it so I hope Derek Rose won't mind ... I was pleased to see, on taking ... more...