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Paper-Tape Dress Form

Paper-Tape Dress Form
David Coffin Photo: David Coffin by David Coffin Barbara Deckert, a dressmaker from Elkridge, Maryland, and author of Sewing for Plus Sizes, uses a form-making method that I've seen in sewing texts from the 1930s: Brown-paper tape from an office-supply store forms a body mold as well as duct tape does, then hardens into "papier-mâché" to become a pinnable form, which you don't even have to stuff. from Threads #75, p.41 <A HREF=" Related:  doll patterns

Dolls - Costume & Clothing Tutorials Page 5 - Attach Lace on Finished Side of Skirt Hems & Contrasting Top Stitch This is an easy method to attach lace to the finished side of skirt hems of your doll dresses. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. By making a hem in the material first you see a nice finish on the underside of the skirt if the skirt gets turned up a bit in playing. A hem in the material also gives a better drape to the finished skirt. Article and photo credit Susan Kramer Here are two ways I use contrasting hand-sewn top stitching on the collars of doll costumes. In the dress example, I used 6 strand pink embroidery floss to hand top stitch down the front sides, to the lower point of the white lace collar. The pink picks up on the pink print in the doll dress. With all contrasting top stitching I try to space the top and underside stitch evenly, about one eighth inch for stitch and one eighth inch space. For the Raggedy Andy collar I used red 6 strand floss with the same one eighth inch stitch and one eighth inch spacing pattern. webmaster

Adithis Amma Sews - Cute Confessions of a Sew Addict: Tutorial - Angrakha Pattern Drafting Part I Iam glad to have got back to posting tutorial. Please feel free to leave your feedback in comments so that it will help in iron out flaws if any and also make it better in future and also would motivate me to do share more of pattern drafting expeditions. In case if you any doubts, please raise the same and i would be glad to sort them out. Today we shall see part I of Angrakha Tutorial. This would involve drafting the Angrakha part. You will Need Shift Dress / Kameez Draft - as baseRulerPencilScissorCellophane TapePattern Paper ( I normally use newspaper to draft patterns, RECYCLE!) STEP 1: Trace the basic draft you have either Shift Dress / Kameez Draft with Paper on Fold STEP 2 : Mark Bust Point STEP 3: Mark 1 Inch from Bust Point (Approximately, depends on how curvy you are i am size 34 and it suits fine with me, increase or decrease 1 inch as required) from the Bust Point. From HPS (See pic - High Position Shoulder point) mark a point perpendicular to Point B and name it as C P.S.

Stepping Thru Crazy: Men's Button-Up Refashion... into Ladies Tank! A few years ago, when the hubby and I lived in Florida (this was pre-kids, so make that 5-ish years...) I bought him a button-up shirt for his work. The deal was that he had to wear blue or white button-ups, so I thought, "Why not both at the same time?" It was actually really easy to do... let me try once again to tell you how I used a sewing machine... eh.... First things first, I chopped the sleeves off. Then I slipped the shirt on and pinned in the sides so that it fit. I took off the shirt, flipped it inside out and sewed up the sides where my pins were, trimmed off the excess, flipped it rightside out again, and tried it on to make sure it fit. Then I pinned the armholes the way I wanted them... carefully......and sewed them. Then I cut a piece of thick white ribbon, gathered one side/sleeve/armhole-front up kind of like a fan, and wrapped the ribbon around it. To secure it in place, I attached a button (cut from the excess shirt) with a needle and white thread. That's it!

The Maxi Remember that one time I used to sew clothes? Well cross country traveling mixed with nausea every night really put a damper on my desire to sew. But I started getting the itch a few weeks ago with all of my gorgeous new fabric. It's long and stretchy. top: Cozy / necklace: J.Crew / bangles: Forever 21 / shoes: Steve Madden My Maxi skirts are available for purchase in my store,

Doll Clothing Construction Tips What Holds It All Together?~Selecting Sewing Notions for Dolly’s Clothes~ As a sewer, you know that every project presents unique opportunities to learn something new. You most likely have the basics on hand, but now it is time to expand in order to get ready for your new venture. Here are just a few sewing notions to add to your collection: Small, flat decorative buttons. The above list of notions for sewing leaves out the large variety of threads, cutting and measuring tools, and many other supplies you will use when sewing doll clothes for your dolly. Adithis Amma Sews - Cute Confessions of a Sew Addict: Angrakha - Sewing Tutorial I know its been 2 days since the promised date, since my DD fell ill (she is recovering,is lot better 2day, she has an ear infection and severe cold) could'nt spend time away from her, especially with the system Please find the photo tutorial for stitching the same, since i din't have anyone to assist me in shooting the video, i had kept the handycam at all vantage positions and shot the sewing video, but it has lot of unwanted footage of me testing if it's recording and so on, need to edit, will do in a day or two, till then i guess this picture tutorial is useful. Actually i prefer this one after assembling it together as i think video tute is shoddy due to shooting it by self. Would YOU Like to Sponsor this Tutorial - Please Check PR Page for details! Privilege Sponsor of the Tutorial Please leave your feedback in comments. Step 2: Prepare Neck Facings : Cut 2 piece each of neck facing and interface one piece, stitch right sides together and the outer seams, press seams and turn

Urban Renewal Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks – Tried and True A couple months ago I came upon a tutorial on The Artful Parent for Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks. I hadn’t really heard about playsilks before that but upon further investigation found out that they’re awesome. They can be pretty much anything your child wants them to be: capes, dresses, blankets, scenery, tents and the list goes on and on. So, seven of us got together with our seven toddlers (all under 2 years) and dyed 42 playsilks in total. After we did the first batch of Kool-Aid packets, some of the mothers decided to get a bit creative with color combination and as a result we ended up with 14 different color at the end of the day. Edit: Here are a few answers to some of the more popular questions posted in the comments. Where did you get your scarves/What size were they? Will these bleed? Will this process work on other materials (cotton, wool, hair, etc)? I can’t read the color combinations!

Doll Boutique - How To Sew In Tiny Scale help | my account | my list | Login | contact advanced search Home : Classroom: Sewing: Doll Boutique Fabric Choices and Helpful Tools Sewing and Pressing Basics All About Sleeves Skirt Savvy Facings, Fastenings and Finishing New subscribers receive a coupon for 15% off! Simplicity Creative Group © 2013 All rights reserved. Powered by <a href=" target="_blank">shopping cart</a> Tips for Making Your Own Pattern More and more people make their own patterns from store bought garments today. It is pretty simple, but more importantly it satisfies our crave for DIY. There are many great tutorials on the web on how to draft a pattern from a shirt, shorts or a skirt. Dana from Made cuts apart an older clothing item. I have done both. So, I started using pins. See how easy it is? I also like to use a ruler to help me draw perfectly straight lines. Easy, simple and makes copying store-bought clothes more accurate! Thanks to Idealeon for this tip: "Make sure you use your see-through ruler and add 5/8 inch or whatever you like to sew at on to every seam edge. This post was shared at:

My Kanzashi Hairpin My Kanzashi Hairpin Since I first saw Kanzashi on CraftyPod, I've admired them. They are gorgeous! But now that I've had a chance to read the instructions in Kanzashi In Bloom and even make my own, I've found that they are simple and quick to make. I made this cute hairpin in about 15 minutes. These are the five 2-inch squares of fabric I cut to make my flower. These are my folded and trimmed petals. Next you string them on some thread. The hardest part is getting the flower to look right when you tie the thread. I picked a button from the tidbits Ester included in my Specky Surprise. To finish it off, I sewed a bobby pin to the back and stuck it in my hair. Love this post? SEE MORE POSTS ABOUT: other crafts

GeorgiaPeachez: New Cutting Table Configuration I'm in love with my new cutting table :-> My old cutting table, while very functional, wasn't as fabulous looking. I was using a folding table, sitting on paint cans for height. Remember this? Instead of building a wall of cubbies, I used the cubbies to build the island cutting table. To build this I used 4 sets of cubbies and connected them for stability using L-brackets and mending brackets.