Drafting a skirt or top
I have just discovered a great blog (I think its pretty good).
I have been on the hunt for sewing blogs, the sort that give practical advice on how to make basic garments, not those making couture that is way out of my league! Shannon Sorensen Designs is one such blog and I have attached two really useful links for anyone wanting to draft their own patterns.
- Drafting straight skirt pattern: http://shannonsews.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/sewing-straight-skirt-first.html
- Drafting your own top: http://shannonsews.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/sew-basic-cotton-top-round-or-scoop.html?showComment=1381129165834
And whilst I was wandering about I came across this nice top and its free pattern. I will certainly give this one a go - I have printed off my pattern, just need to assemble it!!: http://www.colettepatterns.com/shop/sorbetto
Check out the advice for "tummy bulge" in this old article - its worth a read!!!