Left: Lisa Howdin wears the Mimi Blouse. Right: Ally wears the We have featured six Fitz Patterns in our CRAFT Pattern Podcasts,
Tonia Cape (top), and a finished cape made by a UK crafter (bottom). including the Tonia Cape (pictured at top). You can download the free
The Tonia Cape is a great addition for your wardrobe as a perfect patterns at craftzine.com/go/fitzpattern.
cold-weather coverup. Suggested fabrics are “woven wools, tweeds,
and gabardines — something nice and chunky.” It could also be lined
with a mid-weight satin. Just print out the PDF of the pattern; it’s
automatically tiled for letter-sized paper.
can be,” says Howdin. “People also email me with “I’d like to keep improving the patterns and
suggestions and problems — I send them a free instructions. I want to add plus sizes, more men’s
pattern for doing so. I’m constantly incorporating patterns, and I’d like to develop a searchable
people’s feedback.” database so someone can say, ‘I’ve got 175cm of
If that’s not enough, Howdin is currently working 150cm-wide fabric — show me what I can make!’” ×
on a master’s degree in internet communication
while working her day job as the web editor for the
CSIRO, Australia’s Science and Industrial Research
Organization. As busy as she is, she hasn’t stopped Natalie Zee Drieu is associate editor of CRAF T and writes for
working on Fitz Patterns. So what’s next? the CRAF T blog at craftzine.com.