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Angela Kane - Make Your Own Clothes - Part 1 - Download Your Pattern

Step by step instructions to show you how easy it is to make your own clothes.

Making your own clothes is not difficult. Commercial patterns will lead you to believe that it is. You just need some basic shapes and a few easy techniques to start making clothes you really want to wear.

Visit the Pattern Room at to download all my current patterns. Coupon Corner

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Comment by Angela Kane on March 28, 2010 at 1:22pm
Thank you for adding my videos to your excellent site. Your comments are encouraging and feedback is very constructive.

I have received many messages regarding the size range since my recent launch on YouTube. I am treating this as a priority and we are working hard to add more sizes (UK 6 - 20 that is US 4 - 18) to current and future patterns.

I shall be finishing my first series of videos by sewing the pinafore dress from start to finish and as soon as this is done we will be working on a video about the patterns and how to alter them further.

I do hope you will be visiting again. All you ladies know how satisfying it is to create your own style through sewing. I am hoping to spread the word, especially to the younger generation who might give it a try with a bit of encouragement.
Comment by becky price on March 27, 2010 at 8:21am
Okay, just to provide some positive feedback, and to be fair, the patterns are lovely. They are indeed classics that would be easy to modify and make "your own". As such, they are a valuable addition to one's wardrobe. I would indeed purchase them as part of my basic wardrobe...if I wasn't fat! It they were sized for me, I would get them. If I knew how to resize them, I would get them.

I understand that grading patterns is costly, time consuming, and each pattern is not necessarily suitable for all body types. But, it gets so depressing to never find anything other than dreary bags for apples and pears! Might as well wear a grandma housecoat/muumuu from has more style than what designers call "Women's Sizes"!

Maybe we need a group dedicated to "normal" size opposed to skinny Minnies (i.e. < size 16).
Comment by Linda Klein on March 27, 2010 at 1:17am
What about us full figured short (5"1") gals?????????????? short waisted, short legs and apple bodies?
Comment by becky price on March 26, 2010 at 8:58am
Darn. They are not graded for fat folks like me! And they are classic patterns...exactly what I want!
Comment by kate schneider on March 26, 2010 at 8:07am
Followed her to You Tube and watched the remaining video segments. This was a helpful and informative video series. Glad I took the time to watch and learn. :-)

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