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T-shirt dress in contrasting colours sewing instructions.

 

T-shirt dress in contrasting colours variations

 

This T-shirt dress is both comfortable and stylish. The big advantage of this style is its versatility. Mixing and matching the prints and colours you can achieve a totally different look.

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Wrap up dress with a square skirt. Sewing instructions.

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Pattern cutting

  • Laying out the pattern depends on the fabric width and there is a lot of room to maneuver (providing that you bought enough). Layout I provide is just an example,I’m sure the more economical way can be found. The main thing is to cut pieces on a straight grain indicated by arrows.
  • Seam allowances I leave completely up to you, simply because every seamstress has here own preferences, and level of experience. The numbers I provide is just an advice.

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Tie-up shoulder dress sewing instructions.

Tie-up shoulder dress has an interesting look and unusual construction. Read the instructions to the end to visualize the process beforehand.

Tie-up shoulders sundress Cutting the fabric:

Front and back bodice pieces are cut on a straight grain. Place paper pattern on fabric, aligning the fold of the fabric and center line of the bodice piece. Skirt is also placed on fold, fabric permitting. If, however, fabric is not wide enough, no big deal, you can always make a two-seam skirt, cutting two equal pieces. Bodice lining is cut exactly as the main fabric.

Note:

Sewing the skirt with one piece of fabric, the seam can be placed at the back or on the left side, depending on your design and desire.

Sewing step-by-step

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Casual T-Shirt Dress

This T-shirt dress features a draw string waist and pockets. Designed for a jersey fabric it has comfy casual look.

Casual T-Shirt dress printable pattern

Light knitted fabrics are very comfortable to wear, but sewing them differs greatly from the woven ones. Distinct way of stretching and fraying means they have to be treated differently. From designing through to cutting and assembling your garment there are  several particularities to keep in mind:

  • Garment made of  stretch fabric doesn’t need as much moving ease as the one made of a woven cloth. It hugs body curves much better due to its elastic quality;
  • Seam line should be almost as stretchy as the garment itself. Overlock is the best option;
  • To avoid tiny holes and runs  use ball-point needles

Sewing techniques:

Recommended fabrics:

Cotton jersey or interlock.

Step-by-step sewing instructions

T-shirt dress pattern download.

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Dress with a frilly top detailed sewing instructions.

Dress with a frilly top is not very complicated to make, you just need to know a few basic techniques. Read instructions fully before you begin.Dress with a frilly top sewing instructions

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Casual T-Shirt dress with drawstring waist and pockets. Step-by-step instructions.

T-shirt dress printable pattern.

T-Shirt dress is very easy to make and comfortable to wear. There are just a few points you need to remember to make a professional looking garment. Before laying your pattern out you should determine if the fabric is one way (direction which the print/pattern/sheen/texture runs) or two ways. If the fabric looks or feels differently in both directions your main pattern pieces will all have to face the same way. Don’t forget to match the stripes, if your fabric has them.

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Finishing keyhole neckline. Method 1.

The keyhole neckline opening can be used as an embellishment of the garment or as a utility feature to widen the neckline or the hem of a sleeve for added functionality.

There are several methods the keyhole neckline can be finished with :

  • facing
  • bias binding
  • lining

Today I will show how to face the keyhole neckline at the back of the garment. Sewing teardrop openning

Facing is drafted as normal two piece neck facing is typically done, with enough extra fabric to accommodate the opening. The one important point is not to cut out the opening at this stage, just mark it clearly. This way the facing remains stable and wont distort under presser foot of your machine. Depending on the garment design and fabric thickness the interfacing might be a good idea.

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Three ways to draft a puffed sleeves pattern.

There are three main types of puffed sleeves that are very simple to draft from the basic sleeve pattern. The idea is to create enough extra fabric for gathering, which means to “stretch” the pattern in places were the ruffling will accrue. The “stretching” can be done along the head and hem of a sleeve, but never in the underarm area.

The process itself is not complicated. Start with a paper pattern of a sleeve. Mark the middle third of your pattern with parallel lines 3-4cm apart, cut and open out the pieces. The fuller the sleeve you are after the further you spread the parts. Traditionally it cannot be made more then 5cm. For fuller sleeve cut the strips narrower. In some old pattern making books you can find the pictures of a puffed sleeve draft looking like a fan with the strips cut as narrow as 1cm. How to draft puffed sleeves

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