AuthorLydiaP

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 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 with their belly button. make sure […]

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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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February MMM and other things.

February has seemed to have sped past. We’ve had a good start with a wonderful new t-shirt released. The OTT is a slim fitting tshirt where the back wraps over the shoulders to the front, eliminating the shoulder seams. It is perfect for panels. With multiple options you get a dress, and a tee from this pattern and with various sleeve options it takes you through the entire year. Now on to the MMM, below are the ladies who were […]

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December/January MMM

Well the year is well and truly underway, I cannot believe February is already half gone. We had an amazing holiday down in the South Island, we spent time in GOLDEN BAY at our family bach, NELSON with my Aunt and Uncle, OXFORD with friends, HANMER SPRINGS just us, and WELLINGTON with my sister and her family. In total we were away for 3 1/2 weeks, we had beautiful weather and did lots of walks and fun family stuff. I […]

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November MMM

This month there has been some beautiful creations sewn and shared.  Thank you so much for sharing I love seeing my patterns sewn up in all your gorgeous fabrics. The winners this month are  Ashley Bradshaw Kirsty Rackham Jo Ella  Jackson (Rebecca Hagen’s son) Please contact me to collect your prize – you pattern on choice. If you want to be in to win a free pattern then make sure you post a photo of your creation in the comments […]

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September MMM

The month of September had some great sews.  Here are some of my favourites.   Congratulations to to the 4 above ladies who win a free pattern this month.  Please  contact me to claim your prize. Anyone else who is readying this blog post, you get to use the code septmmm to receive $1.50 off your cart. Valid until 11:59pm tonight (roughly 9 hours)

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