Wrap up dress with a square skirt
- 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 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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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.
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.
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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:
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.
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