Patternmaking

A few Madelines

Back in July I was asked to make some costumes for a troupe for competitions. They were dancing to a piece of music from Madeline. There were going to be 12 dancers in this troupe. The time frame ended up being quite short. There was a slight muddle up about when the competition was. The …

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Bits and pieces

I have most of the pattern cutting books by Winifred Aldrich but I’d heard a fair bit about the one by Adele Margolis so I decided to get it. Different authors and pattern makers often describe things in a slightly different way. I’ve read through a bit of it and quite like the idea of practicing with …

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Peppermint Swirls!

As well as a Raspberry Drop there were Peppermint Swirls in the Land of the Sweets. The challenge – how to make leotards look like peppermint swirls – green and white ones to be precise! Source I found some good quality white and  green lycra at The Fabric Warehouse. Since the main parts of the leotard …

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