Posts in Pattern Making
Intro: The Stand Pocket

The stand pocket is where WILD starts the chapter on pockets. And the directions start out contradictory, saying that “as a rule” stand pockets are found on jacket breasts, but then immediately Mary Brooks Pickens talks about stand pockets on skirts too.

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Failed attempt

So what else is upcoming? There is the Downton Abbey movie at the end of September, which I’m attending with several friends. In costume of course. There is a planned photo shoot for some good quality, not spur of the moment lifted from video pictures of the Caftan Project garments. There is a tweed ride in October that I MIGHT have time to make jodhpurs for. And spats. Maybe. There is Reno Pop Culture Con in November, and after that the Winter in Wonderland weekend presented locally by High Desert Steam. Coming up after that is the holidays, with several holiday parties. Then 12th Night with the SCA, which we usually vend at.

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Skirt Sloper Completed

Stitching up the skirt sloper follows the same directions as for the bodice. Start by cutting out the pattern pieces. Pin them down to your toile fabric. Remember when cutting out that the pieces do NOT include seam allowances, so make sure to trace out seam allowances prior to cutting out the fabric.

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