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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ench By Sew-32: Parlez Vous French Pattern Drafting?

The May Enchanted By Sewing, Episode 32 Audio Show is Up ! 

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I first signed up for Lynda Maynards' French Pattern Drafting Class to help me improve my fit and alteration of commercial patterns and was surprised to find that Lynda's class opened my eyes to the idea of drafting my own patterns - an aspect of sewing I’d never expected I’d get involved with, and frankly considered beyond my skills.

Studying with a teacher like Lynda and being inspired to try new things – that’s the kind of thing that keeps me, enchanted by sewing!

1) Pensamientos Primeros – The Art of French Pattern Drafting

My Pattern Work Postings

Early Days in Pattern Drafting Class - Includes Kenneth King Link

More from Class 
 Using My Sloper and Moulage to Draft Patterns
     Parlez Vous Flared Skirt?

Pattern Work on Pinterest:Links to many pattern drafting and design resources

2) Technicos  - On Wearing Ease Going from a Moulage to a Sloper and Back Again

3) Pensamientos Finales – My sloper...A garment for any occasion?


  1. You may be interested in this story of the discovery of rare couture gowns:

  2. Thank you! This is just the kind of neat story I like.. I pinned it to my 'Historical and Retro Sewing' pinterest board after I brought it up and enjoyed it