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The Missing Measurement Chart

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The Missing Measurement Chart

March 28, 2022 If you are here reading this post it is because you are interested in the best way to collect and collate the measurements of this sewing community- including a chart for the mature body. It is a big idea and I am a bit daunted- but the only way to start is to start. Ideas and constructive observations are welcome. Please post them as comments  so that this important information is in the same place- and if something relevant is discussed elsewhere,  feel free to cut and paste it ( with permission )into the comments below. I...

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Square Pants common alterations ( work in progress)

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The Stadtmantel and the Woolly Jacket

The Stadtmantel and the Woolly Jacket

The Stadtmantel and the Woolly Jacket   utilise an innovative mix of knit and non-stretch materials.  The knit provides warmth and comfort. The non stretch materials create structure and durability. The Stadtmantel is my most worn garment . It started as a warm layer to be worn under a raincoat and emerged as an incredibly versatile garment in its own right. I wear mine from late September to April- as an “under it “ or an ”over it”  It is great for travelling because it is light and I especially love it because it doesn't look like I am about to...

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Tasche. Bag= Pocket

Tasche.   Bag= Pocket

ABOUT The first Heldintasche  was made in about 2001.  What does it mean ?  Heldin = Female hero Tasche = bag or pocket, the word is the same in German.  It is a big wearable pocket. It is a mixture of a garment and a bag. It is shaped to fit into the curve of the waist and it is a hunting and gathering detachable pocket. The large outer pocket is for a newspaper; a bottle of water and/or the harvest. It is open- that is how it is.  There is an inside pocket that zips shut for valuables;and a...

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A chat with the Punk Frocker ladies. Things I said and things I wish I had said..

A chat with the Punk Frocker ladies. Things I said and things I wish I had said..

Listen to the Podcast here: https://punkfrockers.com/ Thank you for having me.   First we will ask you to introduce yourself and tell folks how to find you. You can find me on Instagram @stokxpatterns and my webpage is www.stokx-patterns.com When, how and why did you learn to sew? I learnt to sew by hand as a child. I also watched my mother crawl around the floor cutting out patterns. We would go to department stores and look through the big books of patterns . She would buy a pattern and material and it would still be there years later. Although she...

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