Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Sew Grateful - tutorial - Pattern magic

Today I'm sharing or resharing the work I tested out 3 Pattern Magic ideas.
Click here to read about this again.
This is the Bamboo shoot version that I've done for you.
Using a basic block to mark the folds.

Cutting and spreading the folds

Drawing the opened pattern onto a new piece of paper for the material.

Here's the test version that made me realise you sew folds not darts! Doh!!
And I've used this on the Colette Peony dress.

The Bamboo shoot folds were a real learning experience. I also added folds on the sleeve too.

Showing off the back finish, because I loved how it turned out.

The Pattern Magic flickr group is where you should head to next for more real Pattern Magicians.

On Sew Grateful, Wednesday is the Sharing Day!

13 comments:

Merche Martinez said...

Hello! I´m very much into pattern magic lately and I was thinking of making the bamboo next spring-summer. Thank you for sharing this!

Lori said...

What a great dress, the folds are perfect

House of Pinheiro said...

I love this dress, I need to get the courage to try

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

that is fantastic, I keep looking at that Bamboo shoot in the book. so pretty, well done. and perfect for a dress bodice. gives it a vintage-modern feel.

Aminat said...

Gorgeous, love the style and your fabric. I haven't heard of pattern magic before, will check it out.

RebeccaHoward said...

I love the dress but it looks so complicated. I keep looking at Pattern Magic in Tessuti but well... The fabrics entice me away. You and Carolyn do this pattern manipulation so well. Maybe some talent will rub off on me on Saturday:)

Ruth said...

Great result. I've read the book but have't got passed the pictures. Very well done.

gjeometry.com said...

Ooooh, pretty! I have heard good things about this book, and am wanting to buy it. I'm going to check out that other link you posted. Would you recommend to start with Pattern Magic 1 first or if another was available, it would be okay to start with 2 or 3? I guess my question is, does it build in difficulty from 1 through 3 or are there just different patterns? Thanks!

BeaJay said...

Great tutorial - you have used the method well.

ista said...

that's gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Love the lines on this pattern and thank you for the quick tutorial.

prttynpnk said...

Wow, just wow. Thanks for this!

Joy said...

Excellent - I hope to make this one soon. Did you add seam allowances to the edges of the bamboo shoots? Or just take small seams?

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