AuthorLydiaP

FREE wings add on pack

Elijah has been begging for a t-shirt with wings, he even drew me a picture of what he wanted. so when I go this lovely scale fabric from For Fabrics Sake I knew what it needed to be used for. Get the pattern pieces HERE for free Now because I’m so busy drafting and testing a various number of patterns, (you have no idea how many WIPs I have on the go – its embarrassing) I thought I would do […]

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Altering a pattern for height

LittleKiwisCloset women’s patterns are drafted for the height 5’3″ however it is easy to adjust for your height even if you are shorter or taller. The ladies patterns include a lengthen/shortern line which is what you will use to adjust to the height. A good rule of thumb for adding or removing length add or subtract 1.25cm (1/2″) for every 2.54cm (1″) over or under the drafted height. To ADD length This example uses a 5’6″ women where extra length is needed. Cut […]

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Sizing

Children’s Size Chart Tops and Dresses Pants and skirts How to measure your child? Measurements are best taken in tight fitting undergarments so that you can get a correct measurement without the extra of bulky clothing. CHEST ~ Is to be taken at nipple height. do not pull tight but you must not let the measuring tape be loose either. WAIST ~ Is to be taken at NATURAL WAIST unless stated otherwise in the pattern, this is pretty much inline […]

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What is an FBA and do I need one?

Today we welcome Sandy Simpson to the blog to walk us through drafting an FBA on a raglan style pattern. I have been sewing for myself for the best part of 40 years and have only learned about the full bust adjustment in the last 18 months. What a light bulb moment it was for me and also an exciting time to steam ahead and make garments that actually fit me properly – everywhere. I have a classic hourglass figure […]

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FREE dribble bib pattern

Years ago when I was brave enough (or stupid enough) to enter the world of selling ready made items and attend craft markets, I used to make dribble bibs.  I worked hard to get my bibs fitting well with no gape at the neck which I find lots of dribble bibs do. My solution was to add a little bit of elastic to the neckline to pull it in.  And it worked. Well time as gone by now and I […]

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Straight Skirt and Kit and Kaboodle Mash

Wow, the sucess of the straight skirt has blown my mind. I’m loving that you are all loving the free pattern.  Remember to keep posting photos of the ones that you have made up because I LOVE seeing what you all sew, and the gorgeous fabrics you use ( I secretly drool over these as in NZ it is very hard to get nice knits). The person who sews the most skirts wins a pattern of their choice. Here are […]

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