Camo Maxi Dress

WOW–AND AN ORANGE SLIP (?) UNDERNEATH!!

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You might recall the Hump(ing) Back Whales nightie – a toile for this camo dress. My goal while I’m here in Geelong is to ‘get good’ at patternmaking. That can’t be done without toiles unfortunately – lots of toiles! The thing I hate most about toiles is the wasted fabric, so the nightie was a good compromise.

Industry patternmakers discussion on toiles

I was talking with my co-learners at college yesterday; most of whom are industry patternmakers (that’s not intimidating at all!!). One of them worked as a patternmaker for one of our top Aussie labels – high end clothing. I asked how many toiles she would likely make for a design. She said it depended on the garment. These are notes from various discussions – ‘Inch High Private Eye’ style cos I haven’t obtained permission to reprint these discussions. I don’t want them to know about my blog…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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