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Duct Tape Double: DIY Dressmaker's Form

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. In fact, just thinking about it would almost bring on a panic attack. 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 Use the scissors to cut the form at the center back. (Do I need to warn you to unplug it first???) Related:  Sewing

TANYA HEATH Paris My Pattern Fitting Secrets I have picked up a handful of fitting hints I should not keep secret! Sewing should be FUN. That is why we buy and use Lutterloh. Why not master some great ways to fit your patterns? 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. 1. 2. 3.

Measurement Converter: Conversion of Weights and Measures Stuffed Kangaroo Tutorial Kangaroos this week... I made this big grey one who looks so huge next to the original (now safely on her way to the US). I promised you all the pattern for this project ~ you can find it here, sorry it is a bit scribbly and there is no scale on it but i don't think it matters too much ~ remember tho the smaller you make it the more fiddly it is. ~Now how to put it together~ The Joey and the mother are made in basically the same way, start with the Joey because you will need to put it in the pouch and sew it in (to make sure it fits) before you finish the adult. Start with your two front sections and sew (I blanket stitched) the centre seam from neck to tail - top to bottom. (this is me sewing in the car while i wait for the big girl to finish her piano lesson) Join in the first main body section starting at the base of the tail. From the base of the tail, sew along the length and keep going up and round its back ~ remember to leave a decent opening for stuffing.

Textile Design Inspiration Course Would you like to learn to design beautiful fabric print designs? Next Start Date To Be Advised. Click Here to Register Your Interest in the Next Course The Textile Design course is a short course designed to provide you with the basics you will require to discover your personal untapped inspiration from within. This course is also suitable for fashion designers who would like to design their own fabric prints, interior designer's who would like to design home furnishing fabrics, graphic designer's who would like to design fabric prints for fashion or interiors. Students will begin creating their portfolio and produce a fabric design of their own interpretation based on a design which will be given to each student to interpret. The Course Covers: Understanding of textiles Working with abstract objects Different printing methods - screenprinting, sublistatic printing, digital fabric printing, handpainting fabric etc. Course Duration: This course runs for 3 consecutive days from 9.30am - 4pm.

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. The sample designs are at once classic, kitsch, and insanely informative. 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.

Shirt Darts « This Burda pattern is really good – if your BWOF goes back to 2008 – Good For You! It’s a great GREAT pattern. What’s hidden in here that you can’t see is a dart on the outside seam of the bib feature. And then the curved under bust seam is just an additional place to do some smart darting. This shows where the darting is done so you can really tweak this little jewel and make a very nice fit. This is the first iteration of this pattern and turned out beautifully – just straight out of the magazine. The difference between the first and second version may seem minor, but see how clean that side line is and how beautifully this fits on the side and just under the bust? This pattern is really a great refinement of the FBA (front bust alteration/dart) and it shows it. Here’s another version just to show you how versatile these patterns can be – this one is washed dupioni and made into a tunic – peplum type look. Starting from the upper left – this is Simplicity 2339. Tacky aren’t I!

Felt Owl Ornaments I haven’t made that much this Christmas. I might make a few last minute gifts, but I feel I have to get most of the shopping out of the way first... especially the online stuff that needs to be shipped. And no outfits for the kids like last year. But I did do a little felt hand sewing. Anyway, these are the little owl ornaments I made. Download Owl ornament and all you do is cut it out from felt and sew however you’d like. I love ‘em. Enjoy! *****NOTE: I forgot to mention on the pattern about ric rac.

Teen Seams - make your own bean bag chair For lounging in front of the television or curling up to read a book, use this comfortable bean-bag chair. Although the name implies that the bag is filled with beans, it’s actually filled with polystyrene pellets, making the chair light-weight and moldable. It’s easy to make either a child-size or adult-size bean-bag chair. For added durability, the bean-bag chair consists of a muslin inner lining that holds the pellets, and an outer cover. The inner lining is zippered for convenience in filling the bag. The outer cover is also zippered, making it easy to remove for laundering or dry cleaning. Materials Pattern For adult-size chair Medium- to heavy-weight fabric for outer cover: for fabric 45” to 48” (115 to 122 cm) wide: 5 yards (4.6m) for fabric 54” to 60” (137 to 152.5cm) wide: 3-1/2 yards (3.2m) Muslin for lining, yardage same as for outer cover Zipper, 22" (56cm) long Polystyrene or plastic pellets, approximately 6 cu. ft. (1.85 cu. m). For child-size chair Making the Pattern

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. I found these reference pictures useful for ideas on basic sleeves, necklines, collars, and dress types. These are from Vogue Sewing, circa 1982. Penguin Pattern Stuffed penguin which is made of felt. Its eyes are wood beads.8 centimetre tall. Cut cloth without seam allowance. Sew the darts of the head.Only darts are sewed from inside. About sewing, refer to mini Santa.You may use blanket stitch too.If you mind the seam, use a transparent thread. Feet and bill. Sew the bill to the head. Stuff polyester fiberfill. Pattern.