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.
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?
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.
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).