Sometimes writing about stuff to do is just as much fun as actually doing the stuff. Other times it is easier to sit around writing about the stuff rather than actually doing the stuff…
“KLOONPATRONE” means “Cloned Patterns”.
I plan to write about cloning garments I have worn threadbare but have grown too attached to to discard. Or about garments I self-draft, based on the idea of a pattern or inspiration picture. I have no pattern-drafting training, so I think what I do can be called “Organic Drafting”.
Inevitably I will also write about sewing from patterns and about sewing for my family. Although I have a pattern-following handicap: I have yet to make anything in which I do not modify the pattern in some way, whether by plan or by accident. I am The Duchess of the B-plan, Princess of the C-Plan and bloody QUEEN of the D(*ammit!*), E(*eeeeek!*) and F(***-it!) plans, because sewing projects seldom go as planned with me.
Nonetheless I valiantly try to share my adventures as a member of Pattern Review.
This blog is not about fashion. I am even determined to clone a blouse or two from my Grandmother’s bound volume of “Girls’ Own Annual” – around 1920. So, most definitely not about fashion.
Never had any fashion sense, no sense in pretending I have some now that I am approaching a half-century on this planet!
While my dress style should be changing along with my maturing body, shopping is a traumatic experience for me. Firstly because I cringe when I see price tags and secondly because I cringe when I see myself in a mirror. Creating my own clothes is less traumatic in the financial and aesthetic sense – for one thing I have kinder lighting above the mirrors in my home…
. This blog might turn out to be about discovering my very own