Category: MY PROJECTS

shift dress; illustration on how to draft a shift dress pattern


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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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diy: easy to make ankara dress sewing tutorial.

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Hey y’all, Happy New Year! It’s going to be a beautiful year, more sewing projects and sewing tutorials. Christmas was fun! Was Christmas fun for you?

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I’m so proud of myself; I’m beginning to take on a complex sewing project (I’m not saying that this project was difficult) and I have made a few clothes for friends for monetary gain. Sewing is crazy fun but could be frustrating when your sewing machine refuses to cooperate. Now, I can add sewing machine technician to my resume because I don’t call technician anymore; I diagnose the problem and fix it.

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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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