The Design Process

A Stokx co-production; a Krisla or a Carlis?

A Stokx co-production; a Krisla or a Carlis?

 This beautiful dress is a fine example of #stokxinthewild.   It is the brainchild of Ronda. Find her on instagram @anakiequilter This is an excellent summer dress and can be made if you have the Kris top and the Carla rock or Dress  I asked Ronda if I could share her ideas here on the website.  This is extremely generous of her because now you can make it in the same way or make your own version.  Such a cool frock! A light cotton weight and a whimsical print. It ticks so many boxes with pockets, breeziness,  freedom of movement,...

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The back of the Squarepants Plan B for Stretch Fabrics

The back of the Squarepants Plan B for Stretch Fabrics

  The adjustment detail on the back of the Squarepants is a great feature. The original version has the back belt inserted into the back dart.  This version, Plan B , has the belt starting from the side seam.   The function is the same.  Plan B is good for fabrics with stretch because it prevents the side back section from growing as the back belt is tightened. My colleague Norea came up with this. It is a great idea!  

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Square Pants, common alterations before you start cutting.

Square Pants, common alterations before you start cutting.

  Here I will state the obvious! We are all different! There are many descriptions of different body types;   Apple, Pear, Stringbean, Hourglass, inverted triangle… Tall ..Short.. Fat..small fat… thin.  I will stop now. The list is endless and confirms the statement above. So… How can there be perfect trousers for everyone?   Answer: There can´t be. The Squarepants are not about a struggle for perfection and incremental tweaks. They are about inclusivity This is a robust pattern. Non-judgemental…It is semi-fitted, a good starting point for taking some measurements and ending up with comfortable pants that have deep pockets and allow for...

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Eine kleine Kim hack

Eine kleine Kim hack

My friend Annette loves colourful swishy clothes and wanted a summer top. She also prefers a nice scoop neckline.  The starting point for this fancy t-shirt was the Kim top. Here are the steps behind this sweet Kim top customisation (hack).  1. Draw a new neckline. Make sure that the curved line is smooth from the front to the back piece Take into consideration the width of the rib band when you decide where the neckline should be. 2.  Draw a slightly curved line across the back piece. The line in the photo is slightly above the waist. Add some...

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Chasing Coco #stokxcocotop

Chasing Coco  #stokxcocotop

 Chasing Coco. The Coco is very versatile! The style incorporates a vertical bust dart; a shawl collar; a raglan sleeve and a diagonally cut back. 4 main pieces create the form of the Coco top and then there are 2 ways to finish the front edges of the top.  Version A has a double folded edge. This is ideal for a light Summery feel. Version B has a facing which doubles up the front and creates a dramatic collar. The pocket and the long or short sleeve can be used for either style. The long sleeve has a cut-on cuff...

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