I posted a step by step illustration on how to draft a shift dress pattern last week. Click here for the 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.
Today, we are going to learn how to sew a shift A-line dress. (more…)
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.
Happy new month people! I’m blogging from my phone again; it’s easier and I can do it anywhere. As from my next post, I will give a brief illustration on how I create my patterns I.e after the sewing tutorial of that particular design. I want to make it easy for people to be able to draft the pattern.
Hey guy! I’m blogging on my phone. So, I made this top a long time ago but I haven’t had time to post it. It’s meant to be a formal wear, a work or office wear. The first time i wore it, i styled it with a jacket (black) and a skirt (black)
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
I made the orange office dress for a friend; I also made one for myself with a thick stretchy fabric.
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;
Length to elbow and
(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
2 Mark out your elbow length plus 1 inch.
3 Cut out the rectangle.
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).
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.
Get a new brown paper or use the one left from the first draft.
First, we are going to mark two inches, 1 inch for the zipper allowance and 1 inch for the slit allowance
After marking, rule down.
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;
NAPE TO WAIST
WAIST TO KNEE
WAIST TO HIP
NECK CUTOUT LENGTH
Who is ready to bring sexy back? Oh my! I have always wanted to say that. Lol.
Hello! I made the triangle cutout back maxi dress pattern in different sizes. I know how to manually grade my patterns; I’m still learning how to digitally grade them. I made this pattern individually; it’s faster for me than trying to grade one pattern for different sizes.