puksari

puksari

Dublin, Leinster

Announcement    Coupon Code PDFSEWING for 15% discount.Sewing Patterns for download. Thank you for choosing to visit my shop. I am an independent designer and all my listings are designed and drafted by me, and are created with great thought and care. Each sale matters to me personally, so I am genuinely grateful for your support. The beauty of using instant download PDF Patterns is that you have your pattern ready to use within twenty minutes of download. Simply trim borders and join numbered tiles to view pattern.

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Last updated on 18 Oct, 2017

Coupon Code PDFSEWING for 15% discount.Sewing Patterns for download. Thank you for choosing to visit my shop. I am an independent designer and all my listings are designed and drafted by me, and are created with great thought and care. Each sale matters to me personally, so I am genuinely grateful for your support. The beauty of using instant download PDF Patterns is that you have your pattern ready to use within twenty minutes of download. Simply trim borders and join numbered tiles to view pattern.

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About puksari

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On Etsy since 2008

Love to teach and dream up new ideas - I doodle, sketch and develop my patterns slowly

I'm a maker, love to sew, design and am lost without at least a dozen pencils and lots of blank pages and I have a childlike obsession with crayons. It was a natural progression that influenced me to study fashion, design and drawing. Opposing my scribbling personality is the effort I put into drafting a really accurate pattern. Luckily I own a cad program which makes checking distances and lengths a pleasure. I have used Illustrator to make patterns and sometimes use it to blend my accurate patterns from cad, I prefer to keep Illustrator for clear diagrams and laying out.
Its so important to get your designs down on paper so I perfected the art of designing by scribbling and doodling, my drawings start off quite small and could be anywhere, the margins of my notebook, sticky notes and even on the back of envelopes. Rather than spend hours re-working these (its the idea I need) I clip them and paste them into my design book, this way the creativity flows.
Next I delve into my treasure trove of fabrics and cut out and sew so the drawing becomes flesh! Tweaking takes a while, I have to be disciplined and stick to my original idea, not always easy as other possibilities pop in and out of my head while still working on the original.
What really brings me down to earth is teaching sewing skills to beginners and then bringing these beginners to a place where they gain confidence and tackle new concepts with ease. I love to show them how to use all the little gadgets on their sewing machines, (I use my microwave for baking cakes) I need to show all the possibilities a machine has to offer. Buttonholes are magical - I'm quite convinced, you would not believe the joy knowing how to use this feature brings - I'm constantly being blessed with ooohs and aaahs.

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  • Maeve Croly

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Puksari is a one woman operation. Luckily I am a teacher who loves to teach complete beginners. The teaching process draws attention to the little glitches that can make patterns tricky for a newbie, so changes are made early on and benefit all.

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Last updated on 02 Jan, 2018
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Sizing details

Patterns loosely follow UK sizings, which are graded up and down by
2 inches. To avoid any confusion a chart of finished widths lengths etc., is usually found in the description. If you have any doubt please do not hesitate to contact me.

Care instructions

Patterns, once downloaded are yours to use over and over again.
Save on your hard drive or on an external memory device. Once patterns have been trimmed and joined you may prefer to trace from this original print and keep original tiled document. If space is at a premium you may prefer to cut pattern directly from joined tiles and recycle pattern once garment is complete.

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