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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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

 

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easy sewing; baggy jumpsuit sewing tutorial

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The first jumpsuit post had no step by step tutorial, just a few pictures I took with my tablet. I was going to make the first jumpsuit a two part tutorial, just to give a more vivid detail. The baggy jumpsuit is nothing similar to the first jumpsuit. The baggy jumpsuit is a straight stitching, it’s just like making a top and skirt separately, and attaching them at the waist.

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easy sewing; sleeveless pleated dress sewing tutorial

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Hello guys! I love the weather today. It’s raining and there is light; I think today will be a good day. I’m excited to  share this sewing tutorial. I love this fabric!  Before going to the fabric store, I have already sketched the design and visualize the fabric that will suit the design. I sketched an abaya gown, but I changed my mind and made this sleeveless dress instead.

I’ve been having a love affair with this pleated dress. I wore it twice last week and I made it last week Saturday. I’m going to try a cotton fabric with this design. I’m thinking of Ankara (we will see.).

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