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  It’s that time again… planning for our annual creative retreat in Italy. This year it will be a combination of both the Food and the Fashion. The Dates are June 14th – 23rd, 2017. Here are some highlights of past trips and a testimonial from a happy traveller who joined us in 2015. The 2015 […]

Child’s Hoodie Pattern

Posted by Melisa Farnsworth on September 9, 2016 / 
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Melisa Farnsworth
Child’s Hoodie Pattern Create a child’s hoodie pattern Using Garment Designer. Fall is fast approaching and it time to pull out your winter clothes. If you have toddlers then you know how fast they grow. It’s either back to the store or back to the drawing board. I decided to create a pattern for a […]

Measuring Using Your Body

Posted by Melisa Farnsworth on September 2, 2016 / 
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Melisa Farnsworth
Measuring Using Your Body Measuring Using Your Body can be an easy way to take notes on measurements you see while window shopping. If you’re not walking around with our handy dandy measuring tape use this idea instead. I give all the credit on this idea to Susan Lazear who taught it in a lecture she gave. A note […]

Mandarin Collared Top

Posted by Melisa Farnsworth on August 26, 2016 / 
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Melisa Farnsworth
Mandarin Collared Top Mandarin Collared Tops can easily be created in Garment Designer. It starts with an image. I did a Googled search and found a top. From here I made notes on how to recreate it. I was then ready to begin. Please view the short video to see how I did it!    

Garment Designer Swing Tank Top

Posted by Melisa Farnsworth on August 20, 2016 / 
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Melisa Farnsworth
Garment Designer Swing Tank Top Garment Designer Swing Tank Top can be achieved! In fact Cochenille is working on a swing style top for the new Style Set 3! The release date is not yet available but highly anticipated. I decided to work on this design in Garment Designer 2.5. I have a favorite tank top […]

Nature’s Color Inspiration

Posted by Melisa Farnsworth on August 12, 2016 / 
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Melisa Farnsworth
Nature’s Color Inspiration Nature’s Color Inspiration is a brief perspective of how one can find inspiration in the plants that we see every day. We may pass by them yet never consider the beauty that surrounds us. The natural world can be a creative muse and invoke new ideas. Currently Cochenille is working on Style Set 3, which […]
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