Sewing Pattern | Free Sewing Patterns | Pattern Drafting Read these 16 Patterns Tips tips to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Each tip is approved by our Editors and created by expert writers so great we call them Gurus. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Sewing tips and hundreds of other topics. Multi-sized Patterns Most patterns are now printed with several sizes on one sheet. Pattern Drafting Software There are several companies that make pattern drafting software for the home sewer. Required Measurements There are only a few basic measurements that are needed to choose the correct pattern size. Silhouette Key Most commercial patterns have a row of symbols (triangle, circle, rectangle, hour glass) located on the back of the pattern envelope. Fabric Recommendations Patterns usually have a list of fabrics that are recommended for the garment. Bust Measurements The sizing of most commercial patterns is based on a B-cup bra. Accurate Measurements Pattern Company Personalized Drafting Service Yardage and Notions
Anthropologie Pratia Tank Top Tutorial February 6, 2010 1:59 pm Per popular demand, here is the Pratia tank tutorial! Start off with a t-shirt or tank top. What I did was get a larger t-shirt so I could gather it at bottom like the pratia tank. I cut off the sleeves so it would be a tank. Measure your neckline and get a piece of chiffon that length and fold it in half. Pin it to the inside of your neckline with it peeking out. Since I cut the sleeves off my T, I wanted to finish the edges. Stitch it. I highly recommend interfacing where you are going to be adding the embellishments, otherwise it’s going to sag. For the flower pieces, here is the shape and dimensions I used. Fold your pieces in half and cut that petal shape out. I used the extra sleeve pieces, cream chiffon(the kind that won’t fray) and another grey jersey I had. How many do you need? Lay two petals on top of one another, as shown. I did a small ‘X’ shape to stitch them so they stay in place. Just add more, and more, and more, and more………(It’s time consuming.
Ultimate List of Free Sewing Patterns | Fashionary Blog A while ago, when I walked along some vintage store in Manchester, I found some vintage sewing pattern. They were mainly from the 60′s and 70′s. If sewing is the language of fashion, the pattern should be the books. BurdaStyle Thanks smiffy for the update (20/12/09) About Sewing Craftandfabriclinks.com Craftster Forum Sewing Stuff Otsukaya (大塚屋) Free Patterns.com Antique Pattern Library AllCrafts Babyclothes Free Needle Berroco Crochet Pattern Central Free Patterns Menu Modern Sewing Patterns Instuctables All Free Crafts Fitzpattern SavvySeams.com Are there any good free sites not in the list?
Cozy Button Wrap with Disney from Ruffles and Stuff Welcome to the first day of Refashionista! I'm so glad you're here. Our first guest needs NO introduction, but I'm going to give her one anyhow. This is Disney from Ruffles and Stuff (and her gorgeous daughter). Her blog was one of the first craft blogs I found and I fell in love with it. So, welcome Disney! Hey everyone! It's so neat to be here at Cheri's place today with all of you. I'm also super excited for "refashionista" event! The refashion I'm sharing today is something I call the "Cozy Button Wrap". Wear it buttoned..............wear it open! Wear it belted....or as a wrap! *These photos of me are not the most flattering, so I'm not sure it really sells the product. So here's the how-to! 1. 2. 3. 5. Ta-da! A few tips: If you can't find inexpensive matching scarves like mine, try using two scarf sized lengths of snuggly flannel (just remember to hem the sides), or for a super-simple version, try fleece! Thanks again, Cheri. Have a wonderful day! Thanks, Disney!
ROCKER-CHIC Featured: Purple Label Zip Skirt Everybody’s getting into the rocker-chic zipper skirts. You will need: 2-way stretch fashion fabric, 45” wide (spandex blend)1 separating zipper (equal to desired skirt length less 1 inch [25mm])India stay tape, ¼” [6mm] wide (approx. the waist measurement + 6” [15 cm])Matching polyester threadSchmetz Stretch Needle®Kraft paper Waist – measure around narrowest part of torso, just above the navel. Hip – measure around fullest part of seat, about 9” [23 cm] below waistline. Finished Hem Length – measure vertically from waist to desired skirt length. The featured skirt from Purple Label is 19 inches long [48.5 cm] Draw 2 lines vertically and across on kraft paper at a 90° angle. A-B = skirt finished length A-C = 9” [23 cm] Square lines across all points. C-D = ½ of hip measurement + ½ ” [6mm] Square a line up and down from D to locate E and F. C-G = ¼ of the hip measurement + 1” [25mm] Square up to locate H. I and J are 1” [25mm] on either side of H. B-Q = 1” [25mm] 1. 2.
Making a picnic dress Several people have asked me how to make my Picnic Dress. It’s a bit too complicated for the step by step instruction on how to draft a pattern I gave for the draped t-shirt, but I hope this will be enough detail for anyone who is familiar with how dresses are made. You will need 4 yards of 45″ fabric and an 18″ zipper. These are the pieces of the pattern. Mark out the measurements listed and the distances between them. For example, on the waistband measure out the distance between your underbust/ribcage and your waist, then measure half your ribcage measurement at one side and half your waist measurement at the other. If you’re not used to making your own sleeves, trace both the arm hole and the top of the sleeve off a pattern you’ve used before and like. To make the curve of the skirt even, use your tape measure like an enormous protractor. To gather the top, mark out a distance ¾ of the difference between bust and underbust measurement on one side.
Tutorial: The Jersey Skirt This skirt is so easy! I made these three in less than an hour yesterday. For a child's skirt, you can probably use a t-shirt that you have lying around, but for an adult skirt you'll need to get your hands on some jersey yardage. Before you start: Fabrics usually have more stretch on one side than the other, so be sure that you cut your fabric with the stretchy side goes around you! 1) Measure around your hips (or wherever you wear your skirts). Then cut a waistband that is 3/4 your measurement, and twice as tall as you want your waistband to be. 2) Cut a skirt piece that is about twice the measurement of your waistband, and however long you want it to be. 3) Using your machine's longest strait stitch, sew all the way down the top side of the skirt panel, then pull the top thread to gather, until it's the same length as your waistband. 4) Fold the waistband in half width-wise, and lay the skirt panel on top of the open edges. 6) Cut out two pocket pieces. side:
DRESS ME UP, DRESS ME DOWN - Looks Taking its cue from the title of one of Pedro Almodovar’s films about desire and control, 'Dress Me Up, Dress Me Down' offered SHOWstudio viewers the chance to dress British Model Liberty Ross in a live interactive photoshoot showcasing the Autumn/Winter 2005 collections. Inspired by live pornographic video chats widely available on the web, 'Dress Me Up, Dress Me Down' shifted control from the image-maker - first to the model, and then ultimately to the viewer. Ross documented herself and her work through a series of galleries and interactives leading up to the shoot in June 2005. These interactive editorial images are accompanied by Liberty Ross' video and picture diaries documenting her experiences on fashion shoots and an interactive comprised of footage shot by Liberty, utilising her own body as a canvas for aesthetic experimentation.
52 Free Dress Patterns Posted on | November 7, 2013 | 19 Comments I’m a firm believer that sewers can never have too many free patterns. With that in mind, here are 52 Free Dress Patterns, divided by style. Keep in mind the categories are not set in stone. Notes about the patterns are listed for some of the dresses. Patterns from existing dresses require laying out an item of clothing onto fabric, marking it, and cutting out. No pattern needed usually means that the dress is made from a recycled shirt. Drafting instructions means that you will have to make your own pattern, but the designer included all the information needed. Free Dress Patterns - Casual Dresses Free Dress Patterns – Office Dresses Free Dress Patterns - Dress-Up Dresses Read More : Sewing or Home Comments
DIY Simple Tufted Headboard Greetings all, how was your weekend ? It was rainy and wet here in Northern California, but I say that’s perfect weather for watching football and a good DIY project. You’ve seen tufted headboards in boutique hotels, everywhere in interior decor and in designer bedrooms. Fabric covered headboards are a great way to add an elegant touch to a bedroom with all kinds of different fabrics. Last weekend I decided to tackle a simple tufted headboard for my teenage daughter’s bedroom. There are plenty of tutorials to be found online for fabric covered headboards, and for tufting, including my own how-to from this bench project, but here’s the step by step on how I created this this casual look for a fabric covered headboard. How to Make a Simple Tufted Headboard Tools: Jigsaw (if your design is not square); drill and drill bit; staple gun and staples; sawhorses (if available, for convenience). Cut out your design with a jig saw. Step Two: Mark your holes where you want your buttons to go.
MADE: TUTORIAL: Puffed Sleeves The pitch-forked Harvest Dress is fun on the go. With chunky buttons and a knobby-kneed length, today we’ll be featuring it’s PUFFED SLEEVES and Gathered Pockets. Ever wanted to make puff sleeves? Well now you can! Gather your current dress project and let’s get started. We’ll be making two versions: Skill Level: IntermediateNeeded: * Sleeve fabric* 1/4 inch elasticAverage Sewing Time: 30 mins—————————————————–Option 1 – Puffed Sleeve with Cuff 1. If you have a pattern you’re working with (or making up your own), a short-sleeved pattern piece looks similar to this: To create the “puff”, however, I’ve added more length to the curved part of the sleeve. Next, trace the pattern piece on to your fabric with a marker or fabric pen and cut out two sleeve pieces: Your sleeves should look like this: You also need to cut out two sleeve cuffs. 2. I prefer my sleeves to be only be puffed at the very top of the sleeve, near the shoulder (therefore, the seam area and armpit area are not gathered). 3. 4.
Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » sewing 101: making a pouf Add a burst of color to your room with this crafty pouf! At 17” wide and 10” deep, it’s large enough to serve as floor seating or a foot stool. (And if you have pets, I have a feeling they may want to make this their new favorite spot!) This project is a little challenging to sew, but it’s not too difficult, so if you’re comfortable with the basics of sewing, give it a try. You can make a colorwheel effect with a range of solid colors, or choose a variety of patterned fabrics for a louder patchwork effect. Medium-weight cottons work well for this design (check out quilting shops for great selections of solids and prints). I love the idea of making a set of these poufs in a range of sizes, for a sculptural stack of cushions that will become a room element in their own right. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Finished Dimensions: 17” diameter by 10” tall What You’ll Need ¼ yard each 12 coordinating fabrics (I used quilting cottons) 1 yard muslin 3 pounds fiberfill stuffing iron 1.