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Tie-up shoulders sundress sewing instructions.

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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Dress with a frilly top detailed sewing instructions.

Dress with a frilly top is not very complicated to make. Read instructions fully before you begin.

Laying out the pattern will depend on the width of your fabric. Here is one suggestion:Laying out the pattern for dress with a frilly top Continue reading Dress with a frilly top detailed sewing instructions.

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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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How to make a perfectly smooth curved seams.

To make curved seams lie flat when stitched they need to be treated in a special way and it differs for concave and convex curves.

For concave (inward) arch slit seam allowance 3/4 way to the stitching line. It will let the fabric to spread without pulling and tagging.

Sewing convex curve

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Sewing instructions for classic circle skirt.

Sewing circle skirt is not a time consuming project, this makes it a popular choice for home seamstress. There is only four techniques you have to be familiar with: how to sew a curved hem, insert a zipper, attach a waistband and cut a buttonhole.

1. Cutting circle skirt.

  • Cutting a circle skirt can be done in one, two or three pieces, depending on the design and fabric width. When fabric is wide enough it is done in one piece. Since there are no seams you  will have to  use a welt or exposed zipper method.Cutting a circle skirt in one piece

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Bias binding uses.

A great variety of effects can be achieved using a bias-cut tape. Its pliability lends itself well to all sorts of sewing projects. It can be a part of the dress structure, embellishment, or wholly practical element of the garment.  Bias binding has many uses thanks to its unique qualities.

Examples of applying a bias binding:

      • Hemming

        There are many ways to finish a raw edge of your skirt or dress. Hemming the dress with contrasting colour bias tape adds a visual interest to the overall design. It can be done in straight or wavy line. You can also successfully use  it to finish a curved hem of a circle skirt, flap of a pocket or a petal sleeve.Bias Binding in sewing projects

         

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10 ways to hem a dress.

Hemline is an integral part of the garment and completes the look of your dress. The method you are going to use to hem a dress should be decided on a early stage of the designing process. There are many varieties to chose from. Here are 10 most common ways to hem a dress using sewing machine, overlock and top stitching machine.

1. Double-folded hem.

The raw edge is folded under the seam.  This is a very versatile hem. Can be any width and might be used on majority of fabrics and with most designs.

How to hem a dress Note:

When the design calls for a narrow hem, use hemming foot. Most modern machines come with the “rolled hem” presser foot included in the standard package. It is a very useful, time saving tool, if you are willing to practice a little bit.

 

 

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