Category: STEP BY STEP SEWING TUTORIALS

how to cut and sew a maternity kaftan gown

how to cut and sew a maternity kaftan gown

Hey y’all. How you doing?

I’m having another baby, nothing fit anymore. I’m In my second trimester and I have already added 15kg. Too much right! I know. I can’t help it, it’s like i’m starving all the time. My first pregnancy was the same, I added a total of 38kg (from 60kg to 98kg). I was massive; I was literally walking like a penguin.

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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

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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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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