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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Sashes are the simplest thing I can think about in terms of making, but even they can vary a fair bit when it comes to sewing details. Here are the few examples you can choose from. Each has its own merits and particularities.
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T-shirt dress with drop waist.
T-shirt dress with drop waist wears like a T-shirt but looks like a dress, It is both comfortable and stylish and combines a pretty look and functionality. By mixing and matching different fabrics you can achieve your own distinct appearance.
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Tie-up shoulder dress has an interesting look and unusual construction. Read the instructions to the end to visualize the process beforehand.
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.
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.
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This T-shirt dress features a draw string waist and pockets. Designed for a jersey fabric it has comfy casual look.
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
Cotton jersey or interlock.
Step-by-step 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.
Laying out the pattern will depend on the width of your fabric and the dress size. Here is one option, I’m sure that you can find a better one. Continue reading Dress with a frilly top detailed sewing instructions.
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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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 :
- bias binding
Today I will show how to face the keyhole neckline at the back of the garment.
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.
Bias binding is a widely utilized in all sorts of sewing projects. Its uses are far wider then just a hem finish. It can have decorative as well as functional purpose in a garment. Though the craft shops have a wide variety of ready-made bias tapes, they often are the wrong shade for the project, or not stocked in a particular width. Hence is a necessity to make your own. Luckily it is not hard to produce at home and gives your more control over the design. It is a useful technique to know either you a dressmaker or a quilter.
Bias binding making sequence:
- Iron the piece of fabric you are going to make the bias tape with.
- Spread it flat in one layer. Do not allow it to hang over the working surface to avoid stretching.
- Mark the strips of a desired width. Remember that fabric cut on bias stretches significantly when steamed, so make sufficient allowance.
- Cut. Quilters can put a rotary cutter and a cutting mat to use to speed up the process.
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No matter what equipment you’ve got there are techniques that allows you to make a nice rib trim finish for your jersey garment. Here are the six examples using various equipment.
Sewing Machine. Straight stitch.
Use a rib trim as a bias binding. Baste the edges in , then fold it in half, baste to the garment, making sure it has the same width both on the right and on the wrong side. Stitch in place. Advantage of this method is that it looks identical from the right side and from the wrong one.
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