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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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T-shirt dress with drop waist. Sewing instructions.

T-shirt dress with drop waist
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 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 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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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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How to make a bias binding.

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.How to cut bias binding
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Perfect way to gather fabric – double basting method.

Frills and ruffles are very popular embellishments in dressmaking. There are quite a few methods to gather fabric, but double basting method is the universal one. Its main advantage is that it can be used with any fabric, be it knitted or woven and it is essentially the same done by hand or sewing machine. The beauty of the double basting method is the neatness of the result, it produces even and tidy ruffles and works equally well on straight or circular pieces.

Depending on the design, fabric can be cut on straight, cross-grain or on bias. Bias method is favored when the ruffle will be finished with the lettuce edge, and requires a fair bit of stretching.

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