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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016

BLOG POSTS: Embellishing a Split Double Collar With Mother of Pearl Buttons

When I made the Cindy blouse cover garment I really wanted to use the collar that matched the decorative front panel, so I did. read more…
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016

BLOG POST: Cindy Blouse Cover Version

The Cindy blouse is almost done!!!!  Here is the version that will be on the pattern cover.  I adore the high contrast white on grey and the stripes, plus the double collar. read more…

MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016

BLOG POST: Cindy Blouse pattern coming soon

Pattern work is flying in all directions as prototypes are made, photos taken, illustrations generated and instructions drafted.

In addition to the Michelle Dress, the Cindy Blouse is in progress. It will be one of the easiest patterns to date.  And it creates a wonderful optical illusion…
with a decorative front panel in an “hourglass” shape, mimicking a curvy bust, waist, and hips.

The panel breaks up the breadth of the blouse drawing the eye to the curved shape.  Ladies, this is great news for all of us, and especially for curvy girls like me!

The silhouette features the signature Paganoonoo high/low hem and loose fitting hip.  read more…

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016

BLOG POST: New pattern, the Cindy Blouse

It’s official!  The 7th Paganoonoo pattern, The Cindy Blouse, is now for sale on ETSY.

This blouse has a high-low hem, roomy hips, 3/4 sleeves with cuffs and a double collar (double collar pattern included with purchase.) The side panels are upside down sleeves. The three shirts are mixed for a color-blocked effect.  read more…

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016

BLOG POST: Design Features – comparison, Cindy Blouse

I’m working on the sample garment for the “Cindy” pattern cover.

No I did not make two, I’ve created a mirror image.  The design has a decorative panel on the front that echoes the silhouette of bust, waist, hip. I typically work with men’s dress shirts, but for this sample I used a woman’s dress shirt.  Why does that make any difference? Drumroll please… they button on opposite sides!

My design intent is that the panel be on the left side. Looking at the image below, any guesses as to why? read more…