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My Pattern Fitting Secrets

My Pattern Fitting Secrets
I have picked up a handful of fitting hints I should not keep secret! Sewing should be FUN. When you think about fitting a garment the first thing to consider is:"what does everything hang off of?" Starting at my head my next widest part is my shoulders. My handy tool is a tracing of my neck and shoulders. This is the paper tracing. Let's start with getting the shoulder correct. 1) Collect a piece of paper wide enough and long enough to capture a tracing of your shoulder and neck. 2) Make a straight line down the center of the paper. 3) Tape the piece of paper on the wall at a level you can stand at and easily be traced fromStand so you are in the middle of the center line. 4) Have someone trace you by holding the pencil straight up. Have your helper put a nice big dot at your neck just as it turns to your shoulder (where a neckless chain would rest) and then at the peak of your shoulder. 5) Take down the paper and using a french curve tidy up and smooth out your shape. Now for the fun. 1. Related:  Sewing TutorialsSewingsewing knowhow

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How To Turn Your Dress Ideas Into Reality By Making A Custom Pattern Jenna! You continue to astound and amaze us with your just do it your own damn self awesomeness! As stated below - this is really pattern draping, but the BEST source I've found for actual flat pattern drafting using slopers (the basic building blocks of every garment pattern piece) is "The Theory of Fashion Design", by Helen Brockman. It's from 1965, and is a super fantastic source of the hows and whys of how the elements of a design work together, and then how that all translates into your drafted pattern pieces. Once you set up your first set of personal slopers and start flat pattern drafting, you're pretty much hooked! Flagged Aha. I have done plenty of pattern drafting on paper, from measurements, but I think that process would be hard for me to convey in a step-by-step tutorial. That book sounds fantastic — and it looks like it's on Alibris.

Girl. Inspired. {sewing, crafts, party inspiration}: Dip Dyed Spring Skirt (Sewing Tutorial) Last week, I was experimenting with some fabric dye and ended up with this super fun dip dyed spring skirt! To see how to dip dye a skirt, head over to I Heart Naptime today for the full scoop. If you’d like to make your own skirt, read on. You could dip dye any sort of skirt, but this time I made a high low circle skirt out of jersey knit. I don’t have a great selection of knit fabric to purchase from locally, so I ran to Target and grabbed a twin sheet set for about $20. Wash and dry your fabric to allow for shrinkage. Next, you’re going to cut the circle for your waist from your folded fabric. Next, we’re going to cut the rest of the skirt. For a high low skirt, open your fabric out so that it is only folded in half, not quartered. For both skirt styles, you will want to add in any necessary length for a hem (no need to hem knit) and a bit for the seam allowance at the waist (say, 1/2″). Now that your skirt is cut out, you just need to finish the waist.

Top Sewing Tutorials From Mother Huddle The Mother Huddle Top Sewing Tutorials Hey friends! I am working on a complete index for the sewing tutorials broken down by category. I thought I would start with the most popular and go from there! The Fat Quarter Pillowcase Dress Custom Laptop Bag, Or Any Size Bag/Sleeve With This Tutorial (ipad?!) Bracelet Purse With Free Pattern Twirling Whilst Standing Still Skirt in 2t, 3T, and 4T Simple Tied Comforter With A Faux Piping Technique Central Park Swing Coat – Free Pattern Simple Pieced Throw Pillow Cover Ruffle Chiffon Flower Clips with a great ruffling technique Buttoned Up Throw Pillow Gathered Neckline Sweater Dress Hanging Fabric Baskets Salt Pouches For The Shower Or Bath Pleated Apron With Built In Hot Pads Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets ~ You can make them any size Ruffle Cuff Pant Legs Easy Sweet Summer Top ~ All you need is a chest measurement! Super Cool Boys Belt Turn A Vintage Pillow Case Into A Bag Gathered Bloomers or Knickers Waterproof Park Blanket ~ Nobody like a soggy bum ;) Recipes

Duct Tape Double: DIY Dressmaker's Form Rustybobn Makes a DTD (Duct Tape Double) I read about it, and wanted one for a long time. The whole process just seemed *icky* and I didn't think I'd be able to breath with all that tape on me. It ain't that bad... Mandatory reading: In fact, it was Neefer's web page that finally gave me the courage to try this thing. My supply list--most of this you will already have or can get cheap/free: A couple of rolls of duct tape (I only needed one, but YMMV). Procedure: Tear many, many strips of duct tape and stick them around the room so that you can grab them as needed. Don your disposable t-shirt or shopping bags Define the bust by wrapping a strip underneath and then crisscross. Wrap shoulders, then remaining areas horizontally Wrap a second layer vertically Mark your body landmarks--waist, hip, bust points with the Sharpie pen I think that you can see from these pictures that the process duplicates you perfectly--poor posture and everything Use the scissors to cut the form at the center back.

How to Sew Lined Drapery Panels | Easy Crafts and Homemade Decorating & Gift Ideas | HGTV approximately 5-6 yards of 54" wide decorator fabric for an average 26-30" wide window 5-6 yards 54" wide drapery lining coordinating all-purpose cotton thread tape measure clear quilting ruler pencil scissors yardstick sewing machine pins iron and ironing board 3 yards 4" wide header tape 8 drapery weights 16 clip curtain rings curtain rod Measure Curtain and Lining Panels Use a tape measure to determine length from floor to desired height of curtain rod. Fold and Press Hem Place fabric on ironing board wrong-side-up. Insert Weights and Sew Hem Open pressed double hem and place drapery weights about 18" apart along bottom edge of fabric, leaving about 3" on each end to allow space for fabric to be folded over. Hem Lining Place lining fabric wrong-side-up on ironing board. Connect Fabric and Lining Spread fabric over floor, right side facing down. Create Header Use ruler to measure down 8" from top of fabric and make a mark on lining fabric at this point (Image 1). Sew Sides Sew Header

Seven Essential Sewing Skills Tasia from Sewaholic and Sewaholic Patterns wows us with her incredible style and sewing skills. Her blog is one of our favorite daily reads! Have you seen all of the gorgeous versions of her Lonsdale Dress out there on Flickr, Pinterest and your favorite blogs, all sewn up this past summer? Tasia inspires, and teaches along the way too; she is a fabulous resource for sewing techniques and more on her blog. Hello, everyone! 1. Helpful Links: 2. 3. Some great posts on pressing: 4. Here’s a great list of seam finishes to get you started! 5. There are plenty of zipper tutorials out there, but here are some great ones: 6. 7. « Hooded Tunic Tutorial Announcing: October Holiday Sew-Alongs + Giveaways »

Sleeves, Necklines, Collars, and Dress Types | She's in Fashion I’ve recently ventured into drafting patterns starting from my basic bodice and skirt sloper. The fit issues are minimal, since the sloper is made skin tight. Design ease is added as you go along. НАРОДНЫЙ КОСТЮМ ( История русской материальной культуры) - Казакторг - казачий военторг. Казачий магазин, казачья лавка. НАРОДНЫЙ КОСТЮМ § 1. Мужской костюм Мужской костюм был в большей или меньшей степени однородным по покрою во всех великорусских областях, что связано с положением мужчины в обществе. И в экономическом, и в юридическом положении мужчина был более самостоятельной и мобильной фигурой. Стр. 63 ребенка.

The Not-So-Nerdy Way to Hem Jeans I’m in need of some shorter-inseam jeans to wear with comfortable shoes for walking I’ve been doing around campus. I have avoided hemming what I have because hemmed jeans look so nerdy. I remembered hearing a friend say she only buys jeans at the Buckle because they hem jeans for free and keep the original hem. (Hem, hem, hem, any synonyms for this?) I did some googling around and found some references to this technique, so I thought I’d give it a try. I was very impressed with the result! My sloppy, slouchy jeans need some help before I can wear them with comfy flat shoes. I started by turning up the original hem to the length I liked, barely touching the floor. I measured the space between the fold and original hem, as pictured, and found it to be about one inch. I took half of this measurement and marked and pinned one half inch from the fold all around. I didn’t have matching thread, but it doesn’t show so it doesn’t matter! I turned the fold up into the pant leg… Ta-Da! 1. 2. 3. 4.

All Free Sewing - Free Sewing Patterns, Sewing Projects, Tips, Video, How-To Sew and More from the blue chair: Homemade Spray Starch My husband teasingly accuses me of being a snoot about several things. I like to think of it as being particular. I'm a chocolate snoot (Hershey's really isn't worth the calories to me). Until recently I'll also admit to being a spray starch snoot. One evening while working on a project, I ran out of spray starch. I admit to being really worried when I first started trying this concoction on my fabric. This is all you need: Empty spay bottle Funnel 1 pint water 1-2 Tbs corn starch (more will give a stiffer starch) 2 drops essential oil (optional) Pour the corn starch into the bottle using the funnel. As with anything new, if you try this, please test first on scraps.

Ruffle Flower Scarf I took a couple of my favorite projects and combined them into something for me. After all that creating over Christmas for other people, it was fun to make something for myself. Not that I don't enjoy creating for others, of course. I'm sure you know what I mean. I sewed two long strips of white knit fabric together, one on top of the other, using the method from my tiered ruffle skirt tutorial. I didn't baste them together first because I wanted to stretch the fabric as much as possible when I sewed the edges to make the ruffles. The flowers are made the same way as the ones from the ruffle flower leggings. Here I am wearing it. I'm debating whether I should make one with bright colors. Check out this post I did for some visuals of how to get the basic scarf.