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Automatically Draft custom fitting blocks at the touch of a button with PatternLab

We have got some fantastic news! You can now automatically draft a range of Basic blocks that accurately fit your custom measurements using PatternLab! PatternLab was created based on the Measurement Generator and after 4 years of hard work, we are pleased to announce the system is now live! Check out the video below for a complete overview of the new comprehensive system or visit https://patternlab.london/home and draft your custom fitting basic blocks at the click of a button. No more point to point drafting or manual pattern cutting!

HOW TO MAKE A HEADDRESS – PART 1

    As part of my couture collection, I need to produce a series of Art Nouveau/ Art Deco-inspired headdresses to really accessorise the garments. I had a bash at it rather than employing a milliner and spending huge sums of money and the resulting headdress looks...

FASHION TEMPLATES – Part 1

This is part one in a series of tutorials on creating your own custom fashion templates. I show you how to utilize magazine and web imagery to create your own fashion or model templates and import them into Adobe Illustrator – allowing you to design quickly and...

BONUS – MAKE YOUR OWN HIP PADS

Add an air of couture glamour to your corsets... learn how to make your own hip pads for any "below-the-hip" corset. Not a tutorial... just an idea! I actually created this pattern and posted it online for all those who are interested in buying the corset pattern. It...

BONUS – TIPPING LACES

Learn how to make a gorgeous Couture corset from scratch using my free, full size, download-able pattern. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro! This tutorial includes tips, tricks & techniques to make your corset look amazing! PART 10 of a whole series of...

CORSETRY 101 PART 10

Learn how to make a gorgeous Couture corset from scratch using my free, full size, download-able pattern. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro! This tutorial includes tips, tricks & techniques to make your corset look amazing!

CORSETRY 101 PART 9

Learn how to make a gorgeous Couture corset from scratch using my free, full size, download-able pattern. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro! This tutorial includes tips, tricks & techniques to make your corset look...

CORSETRY 101 PART 8

Learn how to make a gorgeous Couture corset from scratch using my free, full size, download-able pattern. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro! This tutorial includes tips, tricks & techniques to make your corset look...

CORSETRY 101 PART 7

Learn how to make a gorgeous Couture corset from scratch using my free, full size, download-able pattern. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro! This tutorial includes tips, tricks & techniques to make your corset look...

CORSETRY 101 PART 6

Learn how to make a gorgeous Couture corset from scratch using my free, full size, download-able pattern. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro! This tutorial includes tips, tricks & techniques to make your corset look...

CORSETRY 101 PART 5

Learn how to make a gorgeous Couture corset from scratch using my free, full size, download-able pattern. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro! This tutorial includes tips, tricks & techniques to make your corset look...

CORSETRY 101 PART 4

Learn how to make a gorgeous Couture corset from scratch using my free, full size, download-able pattern. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro! This tutorial includes tips, tricks & techniques to make your corset look...

CORSETRY 101 PART 3

Learn how to make a gorgeous Couture corset from scratch using my free, full size, download-able pattern. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro! This tutorial includes tips, tricks & techniques to make your corset look...

CORSETRY 101 PART 2

Learn how to make a gorgeous Couture corset from scratch using my free, full size, download-able pattern. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro! This tutorial includes tips, tricks & techniques to make your corset look...

CORSETRY 101 PART 1

Learn how to make a gorgeous Couture corset from scratch using my free, full size, download-able pattern. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro! This tutorial includes tips, tricks & techniques to make your corset look...

CORSETRY PART 7

Learn how to add an external material to your corset and secure it to your Coutil pattern pieces. Also, a long and detailed account of adding piping to your pattern pieces, by stitching both external and Coutil layers together to form channels, then inserting 1-2mm...

CORSETRY PART 6

Learn about piping and its use both as a design feature and a structural aid in corsetry. This tutorial explains specifically how to mark out piping lines on the pre-cut Coutil. Corsetry Part 7 will explain how to construct piping channels and eventual thread the...

CORSETRY PART 5

In this tutorial learn how to transfer your paper pattern to your material (Coutil - corset foundation). Includes marking techniques for darts, notches & grain line, including some more random theory. Part 5 in a whole series of tutorials on Corsetry...

CORSETRY PART 4A & 4B

Learn how to add details to your digital pattern in the form of piping lines, boning channels and more with the use of clipping masks in Adobe Illustrator. Learn how to amend your corset pattern by two similar methods, reducing or expanding the waist at side seams or...

CORSETRY PART 2

This tutorial shows you how to utilize your mapped ticker tape lines and start tracing off your pattern pieces using interfacing or Vilene in a similar way to tracing paper. This is PART 2 of a whole series of tutorials detailing corsetry construction using...

CORSETRY PART 1

In this tutorial, I show you how to map out a corset pattern on a full-length mannequin, using ticker tape. This is the first part of this series. If you don't have a mannequin this tutorial will not be particularly helpful, but later in the series, I will show you...

EXPERIMENTING WITH FRUIT

The next step in my Print research and development. This video demonstrates my experimentation with fruit to create interesting colorful prints. This is not the end of my development. These prints will be photographed and further manipulated in Photoshop and...

PRINT DESIGN – Intro

Part one in a series of print design tutorials that give you an introduction into one of many techniques of developing prints using Adobe Photoshop. I use high definition floral imagery that I cut, transform, place and adapt to create a basis for a variety of floral...

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