Monday, May 30, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
or how will you know about them?
It was brought to my attention to explain a few things....I am in the midst of
many awesome changes here at Paradiso Designs. I am working towards having as much info available about the patterns, and an easy way to order them.
I do currently have a website: www.paradisodesigns.com
Where I have a majority of my pattterns, pleather and hardware kits available
to order from this store,
But not all the newest patterns are up because it involves the old style
of code writing to create new listings. I am having a new website designed,
but it is still a few months away.
I decided to set up a new Etsy Store
(and I could not use my old store, but I had many sales...)
and where it is much easier to list everything. I will be building it day by day.
If you have any questions I encourage you to
reach out to me via email: service@paradisodesigns (dot)com
I love working with you!! So do not be shy!
Ok...on to the Boho Frock!!
The Boho Frock Formula is a dress that can be made into three lengths, mini, midi and maxi.
I wanted to offer a cool frock that could use lace embellishment to give it a vintage vibe.
I used the kind of packaged lace that is used to hem garments, but better yet for those that may live in small towns where it might be hard to find lace trim.
And I loved this frock for the varied hemline....I crave different when I have the opportunity to create for myself
Typically when a pattern is graded, it becomes bigger everywhere, and I believe that contributes towards many patterns being difficult to fit, especially for anyone that is "petite or petite plus".
The truth about patterns.....
*Why is it thought that if you get taller then you also get wider...evenly?
*Why is it impossible to let sewists know what their options are?
*Why does the sewing industry adhere to sewing techniques that really do not work?
These truths drive me crazy, because it leads sewists down this road where they learn to believe how sewing is done in only one way, and it takes away their ability to sew with an open mind.
I made the Boho Frock to adjust according to your measurements
That means that one pattern can be used for all sizes....after you have cut it out.
This is also true for any Paradiso Sewing Pattern that has the word Formula in the title.
(FYI....if a pattern is graded out, it is almost impossible to fit these mentioned sizes)
It was the cool bodice with the varied hemline, there was this whole idea of the layers.....
And the coolest thing is to use the bodice pattern + utilizing strip cutting to create the other pieces,
I lengthen the Bodice length to create a tunic and
then attached a bias (6") trim for the hem of the dress,
and bias metallic linen trim for the hem of the sleeve.
.over time people kept asking me if the Boho Frock pattern had the instructions
to make all these variations (including a hi-low version) ...and sadly I would say no.
Between the 2 patterns there are 30+ pages of instructions
and 30+ pages of illustrations to guide you in your Boho Frock making......,
even how to cut bias for the neck and hemlines
first ever Paradiso Passionate Sewist Profile
Monday, February 8, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Here is little Red, as you can see I included the fun blue flowers!
I first traced, and then cut out Little Red with a ½” seam allowance. And I included the beautiful blue flowers in the scene with Red which I loved. After I cut out Red, then I laid her onto her backing fabric on the wrong side to cut out the same shape.