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CORSETRY – Inspiration

As some of you might be aware we have been in search of people to collaborate with for the next batch of couture inspired corset patterns. We’ve done basic and historical but now it time for us to turn our hand to a bit crazy couture, involving some really interesting techniques

 

 

 

 

Leather Working – with Justin Capp

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Back in January 2014, I had the great pleasure of meeting a man named Justin Capp who, amongst other things, is a seasoned leatherworker. I meet up with him in his studio in Northamptonshire, to take a look at some of his past work. I was so inspired by his leather pieces that I begged him to give me a day or two of his time, so that i may learn the basic processes involved in Leather working and luckily for me he said yes!

pattern-downloadSo the video above is the result of that weekend away and I’m calling it my introduction to Leather working. It outlines some of the basic techniques and tools used, specifically focusing on a type of leather called Veg Tan. Veg Tan is a naturally treated Cowhide that is roughly 3mm thick, which is malleable when wet. To understand how these techniques apply to garment construction, I managed to produced a rough toile of some body armour to experiment with the results are shown below. This was such an inspirational weekend that i plan to create a whole series of tutorials or videos on my further experimentation with leather. I’ve also uploaded the pattern for the armour for you guys to play with, including a list of all the tools and materials used in this video. I hope you enjoy watching the video and please feel free to share it with your colleagues or friend.

Download the Body Armour pattern for FREE and experiment with Veg Tan techniques and tools.

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PRINTING YOUR PATTERNS – MULTIPAGE PDF’s

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video tut spacer >Use this HD Video tutorial, to save your finished pattern as a multi-page PDF, so you can either, save, share with friends or print your full scale Basic Block… It’s s simple. We even give you the free template as a download! Check out the tutorial and start making your own printable PDF patterns now.100-PAGE-LAYOUT-PINK 

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If you want to learn how to produced your own basic blocks then check out our new package… The Measurement Generator. It takes all the complicated calculations out of pattern drafting so you can use your custom measurements to create a simple to use printable instruction set with detailed diagrams. This instruction set then allows you to draft your very own custom sized basic blocks. either on paper or in Adobe Illustrator.

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Please note:
 to construct this block you will need the full version of our measurement generator, purchase a copy form our store today and start drafting your own Skirt Block.


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BASIC SKIRT PATTERN DRAFTING

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video tut spacer >Use this HD Video tutorial, in combination with our Measurement Generator – MGV2, to construct your custom sized Basic Skirt Block on paper or in Adobe Illustrator. >TUTORIAL This tutorial shows you in detail each point to point measurement displayed on your instruction set and features tips and tricks on how to use Illustrator as a pattern cutting platform, including one click seam allowance and dart manipulation.>MG-V2
The measurement generator takes all the complicated calculations out of pattern drafting so you can use your custom measurements to create a simple to use printable instruction set with detailed diagrams. This instruction set then allows you to draft your very own custom sized basic blocks. either on paper or in Adobe Illustrator.>DOWNLOAD
Please note:
 to construct this block you will need the full version of our measurement generator, purchase a copy form our store today and start drafting your own Skirt Block.

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BODICE BLOCK DRAFTING – TUTORIAL

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>Use this HD Video tutorial, in combination with our Measurement Generator – MGV2, to construct your custom sized Basic Bodice Block on paper or in Adobe Illustrator.

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This Tutorial will show in detail how to use Adobe Illustrator as a pattern cutting platform, outlining and explaining all the necessary tools to construct your Basic Bodice Block in Adobe Illustrator. You do not require any previous experience with Illustrator or Pattern Cutting to learn these tools!

We also show you step by step how to construct your block, detailing each point to point measurement displayed on your instruction set. It also features advanced tips and tricks on how to manipulate your darts add one click seam allowance.

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The measurement generator takes all the complicated calculations out of pattern drafting so you can use your custom measurements to create a simple to use printable instruction set with detailed diagrams. This instruction set then allows you to draft your very own custom sized basic blocks. either on paper or in Adobe Illustrator.

>DOWNLOAD
Please note:
 to construct this block you only need the trial version of our Measurement Generator. If you would like access to all our other basic blocks then simply purchase a copy form our store today and start drafting the whole set.

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BASIC BLOCK DRAFTING- Measurement Generator – MGV2

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It’s finally arrived! The Measurement generator! This little piece of software allows you to construct your very own custom sized sloper or basic blocks. 
A very simplistic and easy to use system that imports your custom measurements to produce an easy to follow step by step, point to point instruction set with diagrams, that teaches you to construct your basic blocks either in adobe Illustrator or on pattern paper, with no prior knowledge of pattern cutting techniques. Take a look at our overview above or watch the individual tutorials below to see how you can produce your own custom sized basic blocks, for personal or client Use.
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>BODICE BLOCK – VIDEO TUTORIAL
We take you step by step through the process of creating the one piece bodice block, This tutorial also shows you how to use Adobe Illustrator as a pattern cutting platform. It also includes tips and tricks on how to add one click seam allowance!

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>TROUSER BLOCK – VIDEO TUTORIAL
Learn how to produce our basic trouser block using the Measurement generator, to create your own Basic trouser block, includes one click seam allowance and dart manipulation techniques.

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>SLEEVE BLOCK – VIDEO TUTORIAL
We take you step by step through the process of creating the one piece sleeve block, which is useable with both the bodice block and dress block.

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>SKIRT BLOCK – VIDEO TUTORIAL
Build your own custom sized skirt block using our measurement generator and Adobe Illustrator. Possibly the easiest block to cut. Follow us point by point!

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>DRESS BLOCK – VIDEO TUTORIAL
We take you step by step through the process of creating the one piece dress block, a great pattern that is put together using the Bodice block and Skirt block. Check it out now!

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>PRINTING YOUR PATTERN IN MULTI-PAGE PDF’s
Learn how to split your basic block patterns into Multi-page PDF’s. Allowing you to, save, share and print your patterns off on your home printer. 

DRAFTING BASIC TROUSER BLOCK

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video tut spacer >Use this HD Video tutorial, in combination with our Measurement Generator – MGV2, to construct your custom sized Basic Trouser Block on paper or in Adobe Illustrator.>TUTORIAL
This tutorial shows you in detail each point to point measurement displayed on your instruction set and features tips and tricks on how to use Illustrator as a pattern cutting platform, including one click seam allowance and dart manipulation.>MG-V2
The measurement generator takes all the complicated calculations out of pattern drafting so you can use your custom measurements to create a simple to use printable instruction set with detailed diagrams. This instruction set then allows you to draft your very own custom sized basic blocks. either on paper or in Adobe Illustrator.>DOWNLOAD
Please note:
 to construct this block you will need the full version of our Measurement Generator, purchase a copy form our store today and start drafting your own Trouser Block.

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BASIC DRESS PATTERN DRAFTING

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video tut spacer >Use this HD Video tutorial, in combination with our Measurement Generator – MGV2, to construct your custom sized Basic Dress Block, on paper or in Adobe Illustrator.>TUTORIAL
This tutorial shows you in detail each point to point measurement displayed on your instruction set and features tips and tricks on how to use Illustrator as a pattern cutting platform, including one click seam allowance and dart manipulation.

>MG-V2
The measurement generator takes all the complicated calculations out of pattern drafting so you can use your custom measurements to create a simple to use printable instruction set with detailed diagrams. This instruction set then allows you to draft your very own custom sized basic blocks. either on paper or in Adobe Illustrator.

>DOWNLOAD
Please note:
 to construct this block you will need the full version of our measurement generator, purchase a copy form our store today and start drafting your own Dress Block.

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DRAFTING BASIC SLEEVE BLOCK

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video tut spacer >Use this HD Video tutorial, in combination with our Measurement Generator – MGV2, to construct your custom sized Basic Sleeve Block on paper or in Adobe Illustrator. (REQUIRES BODICE OR DRESS BLOCK TO DRAFT THIS PATTERN)>TUTORIAL
This tutorial shows you in detail each point to point measurement displayed on your instruction set and features tips and tricks on how to use Illustrator as a pattern cutting platform, including one click seam allowance and dart manipulation.

>MG-V2
The measurement generator takes all the complicated calculations out of pattern drafting so you can use your custom measurements to create a simple to use printable instruction set with detailed diagrams. This instruction set then allows you to draft your very own custom sized basic blocks. either on paper or in Adobe Illustrator.

>DOWNLOAD
Please note:
 to construct this block you will need the full version of our Measurement Generator, purchase a copy form our store today and start drafting your own Sleeve Block.

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Beach cover ups – final line up

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Et Voila!
The final line up for the Beach coverup capsule collection, stay tuned for the beautiful range of prints we will be creating for this range.

If you Love these illustrations and  want to design your own garments using our model templates? simply click the image above to download our gorgeous model templates, we have also included our original line up illustrations for you to play with. Both the templates and fashion line up illustrations are fully editable in Adobe Illustrator, so check them out and get colouring up your own versions of our garments ready for the launch day!