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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.

Wrap up dress with a square skirtWrap up dress with a square skirt

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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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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