The Design Process

How long is a piece of String ?

measurement rag trade sizing systems

How long is a piece of String ?

How long is a piece of string? Or  The rag trade is just that- It isn´t you  What size are you?... It depends.. Are we measuring height? Most people are between 1,50 m ( 5´) and 2m ( 6`9”) Or are we just measuring the leg length ? outside leg? or inside leg?   Are we measuring girth? Which girth ? Chest ? Waist ? Neck ? Wrist ?  All of these measurements have been used for different sizing systems. And…... all of them are WRONG !… for somebody.  The german system sizing men's suits* is one of the most...

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The Ninja*and how it came to be

draping ninja process

The Ninja*and how it came to be

The Ninja and how it came to be..

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Opinions, thoughts -some more important than others and a general rave August 2020

Opinions, thoughts -some more important than others and a general rave August 2020

Why I decided to upload my patterns Dear Folks,  It gives me so much pleasure to see the shapes I have defined blossom into so many colours and variations. This could never happen if I had held onto them in my shop. No shop is big enough to have every size , every colour , every length … ready to wear. So many of us just want what we want and are willing to make it happen.   I feel such a kinship with people who make things. It is hands on and engaged rather than cold, judgemental and distant like...

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