background preloader

S Skirt Pattern Calculator

S Skirt Pattern Calculator
A 60cm long, 50° skirt, made 3cm wider in the waist to allow for darts in the back. Here's a quick pattern calculator that tells you how to make two main arc pieces for a simple flared skirt. It does not consider seams, hems, or seam allowance, but you can figure that out on your own. Instructions Use the 'results' to measure out two identical pieces. Sew the straight edges together, and you've got a skirt! The 'degrees' you put in will determine how much flare the skirt's got. On the other hand, if you put in more than 180 degrees, the tape measure will go inside the fabric and swing around the top: (click on either image to see full size) The idea is that you can play with the degrees setting to get pattern that fits the fabric you have. Related:  pattern making

Basic Sloper Patterns: Priceless Do you own any basic slopers or pattern blocks? Well, if you went to fashion school, you do, and you know how incredibly useful they are. But if you didn’t- well perhaps you don’t have to go to school for this, with the resources available to the sewing community these days. Every single piece of clothing that is not draped is derived from a basic pattern block or sloper. Here is a Bodice Sloper that you can use to develop top and blouses from, and then add on the Skirt Sloper sloper to make a dress! Or you can isolate the skirt to create all types of skirt designs! Into sewing with knits? If you already want a sloper that is a dress, here are TWO different silhouette to choose from: The Fitted Dress Sloper, and then the Shift Dress Sloper. View all our slopers here, and you’ll even find PLUS SIZE slopers

the table cloth skirt measure 1"from the top and this is where your zipper top will be. pin your zipper all along (the 6 inches that is left opened) make sure the zipper is facing away from you. and at the bottom of your opening (like 1/4" lower than your opening) place a pin sideways so you can see where you will need to cross over your zipper using a zipper foot, sew down one side (pull pins out as you go) make sure you are sort of close to the inside of your "teeth" of the zipper. when you get to the needle that indicates where the end of your zipper is suppose to be (the blue needle i put sideways), sew over the zipper, back stitch a few times to make sure you make enough of a "barrier" so your zipper will stop. next you want to sew up the other side still close to the zipper. when you get to the top make sure you back stitch. and cut off the extra zipper part on the bottom. the hardest part of the skirt is now done. you've just done a zipper. pat yourself on the back. i do. sew all around the bottom.

Keeping lace undarted in a fitted skirt My lace design has regular repeating rows of curlicues, scrolls and flower motifs that I felt would have been spoiled by waist shaping darts; also the lace fabric is quite thick and darts would not have sat nice and flat on the inside. Plus, they would have been visible through the wide holes in the lace. SO, I aimed to eliminate the darts from my skirt and maintain the integrity of the rows of repeating motifs in the design. Thank you so much to Robyn and Sharon who asked :)And I should mention straight off that I learnt this process from using Tomoko Nakamichi's Pattern Magic books of course...the point of which is to learn how to manipulate a sloper and fabrics in order to achieve a desired effect. I probably say that each and every time I mention the books, so please forgive me for repeating myself. I chose the skirt pattern Vogue 1247 as a starting point because:a. Draw the pattern piece with the dart marked. Cut along the outside edge of the dart. Cut off that top side curve.

Vests :. #5016 Tailored vest Difficulty: ** You will need: gabardine or wool; lining; 3 buttons Attention! Fabric consumption varies depending on the size of garment. First of all, print out paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric/ knit you plan to use, to see how much fabric you will need. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches- they must coincide. Cutting: 1. details marked with * are to be cut off lining also Fusing: apply the fusing to wrong side of front facings, back neckline facing. Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

messy dress tutorial In my opinion, every creative and modern gal needs a messy dress- well maybe not every gal- maybe just me? My 35th birthday is this weekend and there will be celebrating which means I need (or want) something new and funky to wear. Since I am on a fashion budget I decided to transform some cheap cotton dresses I found at Target with a little paint and my new favorite toy- the Tulip Fabric Paint Cannon Before I get started I just have to rave for a minute! The reasons I am so excited about this product- a.) it is non toxic and environmentally friendly- yippee!! b.) you can travel with it- great if you are a teacher. c.) it gives you the ability to create spray paint look on fabric (with fabric paint)- something that is challenging when working with wearable and not really possible to do with icky spray paint. d.) you can fill it with your own paint mixture, colors, etc- this I love because you are not limited with color! Ok...back to the project! I started with a plain cotton dress.

Tips on How to Sew Jeans Sallie of Sallie-Oh is one awesome awesome lady. She’s more than just another blog “friend,” she’s a fellow Philadelphian (well, not anymore but she used to be, which is good enough in my book). Our emails back and forth cover more than blogging garb. I could live in jeans. Scratch that. In this post I’m going to cover a few things I’ve learned about making jeans: 1) There are some things that RTW jeans get right, like the styling. Topstitching-thread color, placement, and width (if a double row of topstitching)seam finishes for pockets, inseam, and outer seamThe mechanics of the flyBelt loops – placement, and how they’re made and attachedBar tacks – where they’re at and what they’re purpose isRivets The combination of all these details are endless, and are great things to play with for more personality, but I found that following my RTW jeans as a guideline gave me the most professional results. These are all great places to start making your own jeans. Fabric. And finally! Sallie

Vests :. #5017 Vest Difficulty: * You will need: satin or silk; fusing; 4 buttons; lining. Attention! Fabric consumption varies depending on the size of garment. First of all, print out paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric/ knit you plan to use, to see how much fabric you will need. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches- they must coincide. Cutting: Fabric: 1. Lining: 1. Fusing: front facing, back neckline facing, center front part. Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Sewing Pattern: Unisex Boxer Short | craftpassion.com Be it a pair of boxer shorts or a pair of sport shorts… it is a perfect gift to celebrate father’s day for this summer! I made this for my hubby. It is from a pattern I copied from his old favorite sport shorts with some modifications on the front pockets. The cutting is perfect, and comfortable to wear too. I should have put this up earlier, but I was stuck with the paper pattern!!! The size is for maximum hip size of 40″, if you need more, just enlarge it. {CLICK HERE to get pattern & tutorial of Unisex Boxer Shorts.} Pages: 1 2 Print / Download PDF

Add walking ease in a lining How to add walking ease in a lining for a pleated skirt. by Diva Els Lining a skirt or dress which has pleats can be done on several ways, I will show you my way. I use walking vents on the side seams which are reinforced so they cannot tear. The piece of reinforcing lining is placed as above. Sew the piece to the seam allowance only as shown above. To stitch the other side, turn the lining and stitch from the top down. Press the reinforcement piece as above so that it will lay flat. Done! Like this: Like Loading...

Free Clothes Patterns Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size. Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types. Skirts are very easy to make without a pattern. I came across a few patterns that didn’t fit into any other category, so I gave them their own. We normally assume underwear is too complicated or to time consuming to sew ourselves. Aprons can usually be whipped up in less than an hour. Shirts and dresses are much more complicated to make than skirts. Coats can easily be the most expensive piece of clothing in your wardrobe. Click on the first link to get inspiration. Read More : Sewing or Home Comments

RUFFLED TOP & Weekend designer Featured: Abaete Lauren Top Ever the chic choice, a simple shell blouse is the definitive feminine look. With cascading sleeves and a universally flattering shift shape, this sweet style is a fabulous day-to-evening option. You will need: approx. 2 yds. [2 m] of fashion fabric, 45″[115 cm] wideCoordinating thread1 – hook and eye set Bust – measure just under arm around fullest part of chest. Waist – measure around narrowest part of torso Armhole Depth - measure from top of shoulder to underarm level. Back waist length - measure from nape of neck to waist level. Blouse: Square down from 0 and square across on the pattern paper. 0-1 = back waist length + 2″ [5cm]; square across. 0-2 = armhole depth measurement + ¾” [2 cm]; square across. 0-3 = 2″ [5 cm]; square across Extend distance between 2-3 beyond centerback line by ½” [1.25 cm]. 2-4 = half bust measurement + 2″ [5 cm]. 4-8 = midway 2 and 4 plus 1″ [2.5 cm]; square up and down to locate 9 and 10. Shape back neckline with a shallow curve as shown.

Back Pleat with Lining Very rarely do I look for something on the internet and don’t find it, but that was the situation when I needed a tutorial for a kickback pleat with lining. I eventually worked out what to do by staring intently at a RTW dress of mine and scratching my head. Here’s the tutorial. Enjoy (no need to hobble in that pencil skirt no more)! How to Sew a Back Pleat with Lining In this demo, I’m using scraps but on a dress or skirt, you start here after you’ve attached the centre back zip but not yet sewn the seam below. 1 Apply fusible interfacing to the pleat seam allowances of the outer fabric and lining. 2 Hem the lining 3 Apply tailor tacks at the point where the vertical and the diagonal stitching lines intersect 4 Clip to 2mm of the tailor tacks 5 Pin lining to outer fabric, wrong sides together, matching seams and tailor tacks. 6 Press under seam allowances of fabric and lining on left side of pleat only (i.e. right side of garment) 7 Pin and stitch 9 Clip corner and turn right side out. 13 Done

Leena's.com: PatternMaker Tutorial Web Site Copyright ©1998-2000 Leena Lähteenmäki, Järvenpää, Finland Terminology Please refer to picture to get acquainted with the terminology used. Nowadays most bras are made with underwires. They are of metal or plastic and are inserted into casings at bottom edge of the cups. Women with a prominent bust are recommended to sew classic bras without underwires. Sewing lingerie To sew your own lingerie to your personal measurements is most rewarding. PatternMaker Macro Lingerie can be sewn of elastic or non-elastic fabrics. Scaling patterns to account for stretching in the fabric One of the best features of PatternMaker Macro Patterns for Lingerie is the fact that patterns can be reduced in size to account for stretching in the fabric. To determine the factors for a particular fabric, stretch the fabric and measure its elasticity. Example: If the unstretched width and height of the fabric is 40 cm and the stretched width of the fabric is 50 cm and height 45 cm . Measuring Seams

How to make a High-waist corset skirt In this tutorial you will learn how to make the pattern and how to sew together a skirt similar to the one below. You will need-measuring tape-paper (the bigger the better)-pencil-eraser-ruler (as long as possible)-cloth-thread-pins/needles-corset boning - if possible the kind you can actually sew on the cloth.-eyelets-invisible zipper-fusible interfacing-ribbon, lace etc for finishing touches-sewing machine Taking the needed measures: A - waistB - hipC - under bustD - distance from the waistline to the hip-line (it's usually around 18-20 cm / 7,1 - 7,9 in depending on the person)E - distance from the hip-line to the desired skirt length.F - distance between the waistline and the under bust-line (desired height) Making the pattern Start off by creating a box system like you can see in the image below.The distance from point 1 to point 2 is half of your HIP measure ( let's say mine is 95 cm - the distance from 1 to 2 is 47,5 cm for me then). Line nr 4 is the hip line. Okay.

Related: