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It's patternmaking time...

Some manual patternmaking basics - rulers, pencil, notcher, oak tag board

Call me crazy but I love patternmaking. Especially when it's done the old-school way- no high-tech Gerber and Lectra software and computers, just nice, reassuring, brown tag board, sharp pencils, and funny shaped rulers.

OK, I did indulge myself and bought a little metal tool that just cuts notches into cardboard.

It's a bit like going back to kindergarten, (well I am using kindy paper!) lots of drawing and cutting out.

Today I'm grading (drawing up in different sizes)  a dress I made for my niece Elke. Off to the print shop now to make some copies to sell in my Etsy store!