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How to Make Historically Accurate, Authentic Hakama. There are quite a few hakama tutorials online and in print, but I was disappointed in most of what I found.

How to Make Historically Accurate, Authentic Hakama

Some were historically inaccurate, some were needlessly complicated and mathematical, and some were just on crack (“Just big skater pants”? Really? You’re kidding, right?!). So I decided to combine the best of the tutorials and information I’d found, plus my own innovations and research, and write my own tutorial. This will be appropriate, with modifications, for hakama from the Heian to modern eras. Let’s Get Started Let’s start with choosing our fabric. Period Japanese looms were much narrower than modern Western weaving, usually only 13-14″. How much fabric will you need? Here, I’ll be making four-panel hakama (totaling eight panels for two legs), pretending a 13″ loom width, which run 39″ waist to ankle.

There are quite a few pieces to cut, but they’re all fairly simple. Because my fabric is 54″ wide including selvage, it’s easy to lay out my 13″ panels side by side. How to make a Tsuke Obi. Someone asked for a tutorial on how I made my tsuke obi so here it is!

How to make a Tsuke Obi

Here is the list of things you will need. Two lots of 2 metres of fabric your choice (for reversible obi) 2 metres of stiff interface 4 metres of ribbon Sewing Machine Thread Pins Of course if you do not want to make a reversible obi then you just need 4 metres of one type of fabric. Instructions Step one Take your fabric and place it so the right sides are touching. Here is the basis pattern that I used. To lay out the pattern I would recommend the following. This way you are using the fabric economically so you can use the remaining fabric for other projects like making more obi! As the pattern is basically rectangles you can lay the pieces so they are edge to edge. Step two For the interface, you will need to cut the same shapes as above except the measurements are as follows. Again lay them out on your interface like the fabric.

Step three You now have all your pieces at hand. Step Four We will sew the tare part first. How to Copy a Garment that Fits Perfectly Without Taking it Apart. Home - Sew Sweetness. Home - Sew Sweetness. 第210回 洋服生地から着物を作るための情報. How to Make a Vintage Dress: Tips for Sewing Success. Anyone can sew a vintage dress, but having a plan of action certainly makes it easier.

How to Make a Vintage Dress: Tips for Sewing Success

Picking the right pattern for you, the right fabric for your pattern, and the right fabric for the occasion are all important for sewing success, especially when sewing vintage dresses. I have a few tips to offer that will help set you up for sewing success before you even pick up a pin. These are not tips to follow in numerical order because they will all shape the bigger picture as you plan your project. However, I do think it’s important to start by evaluating your skill level. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or a master, identifying your skills will help you narrow down the right vintage dress pattern for you. If you are a beginner sewer, consider sewing from a vintage-inspired pattern or a vintage reproduction pattern. Modern vintage-inspired patterns will be easier to follow because the sewing instructions have been updated with current sewing terms and techniques. Image via luckylucille. How to make a yukata. Drafting Your Own PDF Sewing Patterns - An Overview.

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Drafting Your Own PDF Sewing Patterns - An Overview

If you are new here, you might want to subscribe via email so you don't miss a post. UPDATE: I’ve launched a course that covers all the information to use Illustrator to make PDF patterns. It’s the course I wish I had been able to find when I was starting; you can find out more about how to make sewing patterns here: Now back to the original post. Twice this week I’ve been asked about how I go about making my patterns, so I thought this post could be an overview with a lot of links to resources for anyone interested in learning more. There are two basic parts to making PDF patterns. I’m self-taught as far as drafting patterns. Though it’s old (the 1970s photos are fun) it is thorough in explaining how to measure your body and draft slopers, then create patterns from them.

Later when I got into blogging, I discovered Ikat Bag. As for digitizing, well that’s another learning curve. OK, that’s all I’ve got for now, short of producing my own tutorial series on how I do what I do. Latest Free Sewing eBooks. Fashion, Sewing Patterns, Inspiration, Community, and Learning. Pattern Drafting & Draping. Sew Daily. Sewing needles and embroidery needles for needlework, quilting and appliqué. - John James Needles.

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