Category: FREE SEWING PATTERNS

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diy shift dress with pocket sewing tutorial


diy shift dress with pocket sewing tutorial

diy shift dress with pocket sewing tutorial

I posted a step by step illustration on how to draft a shift dress pattern last week. Click here for the tutorial.

diy shift dress with pocket sewing tutorial

I made another shift green dress for myself with eyelet detailing and a ruffle bottom. It’s my new work/church dress. I love the texture of the fabric, so relaxing and hairy. I like to wear short shift dresses; I buy them a lot, they scream freedom of movement to me. They are extra comfi, airy and trendy in summer.

The good part is that I can make as much as I want. I have save lots of shift dresses designs, especially the ones with ruffles. I will make more complicated one for myself.

diy shift dress with pocket sewing tutorial
Today, we are going to learn how to sew a shift A-line dress. (more…)

illustration on how to draft a shift dress pattern


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illustration on how to draft a shift dress pattern

As promised, I will be starting my sewing tutorials with an illustration before the main sewing. Nothing technical or complex, I will make it easy and straight forward as I can.
The whole shift dress idea was from a beautiful sewing and fabric blog visitor, she knows how to sew, but find it difficult drafting a pattern that will fit her body.

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easy sewing; ankara gathers dress sewing tutorials

easy sewing; office top sewing tutorial

easy sewing; work dress with zipper sewing tutorial

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Hey guys! It’s been so long; I’m finally going to post the tutorial on how to make the office dress we drafted together. I have made so many dresses but no pictures to show the process.
You can check out my Instagram page to see some of the clothes I made. It’s easier to post them on Instagram. @sewingandfabric

 

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I made the orange office dress for a friend; I also made one for myself with a thick stretchy fabric.

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step by step pattern making tutorial ( sleeve)

We’re going to draft a straight sleeve pattern, then tweak it to create the sleeve pattern for the orange dress.

I’m going to use Angela Kane method of drafting a sleeve pattern, but we’re not  drafting  a full sleeve, just up to the elbow.

The measurement to draft a sleeve pattern are;

Top arm,

Length to elbow and

Elbow width.

(I MADE A MISTAKE IN MY LABELLING.PLEASE CHANGE THE B back TO F front AND THE F front TO B back)

Get your brown pattern paper

1   Mark your top arm measurement plus 2 inches

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2   Mark out your elbow length plus 1 inch.

3   Cut out the rectangle.

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4  Fold the rectangle and mark out the depth of crown (your depth of crown is your top arm divided by 2 or add 1/8 0f an inch for every 1 inch).

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step by step pattern making tutorial for our next sewing project (part 2)

Hey ‘all, this is a continuation of our pattern making tutorials. We are going to make the back pattern. I’m going to make it really easy for you to follow. We are going to do more of tracing, after tracing then we draft. click here for the first tutorial.

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First, we are going to mark two inches, 1 inch for the zipper allowance and 1 inch for the slit allowance

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After marking, rule down.

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step by step pattern drafting tutorial for our next sewing project

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Hey guys, it’s been a while! I came up with the idea of drafting a pattern while I take pictures of the process. I think it’s a great idea.  It’s a formal dress and very pretty. The step by step pattern drafting tutorial is just a basic dress pattern with little alterations. We’re going to make the pattern drafting tutorial in three parts. Today we’re going to learn how to draft a basic dress pattern (front), my next tutorial will be on the back and sleeves. In this tutorial, I will be using a size 10 measurement.

For the purpose of drafting the dress pattern, you will need your full body measurement. You need to measure your;

BUST

WAIST

HIP

BACK WIDTH

CHEST

SHOULDER

NECK WIDTH

ARMHOLE DEPTH

NAPE TO WAIST

ARMHOLE

WAIST TO KNEE

WAIST TO HIP

NECK CUTOUT LENGTH

DRESS LENGTH

 

measurement

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