Friday, November 6, 2015

Dressmaking Fundamentals for Beginners (part 1 of 2)

Dressmaking is a skill not everyone has. But anyone can learn it. If you want to try out the activity so you can make your own clothes, you should first learn about the basics. You may be surprised that learning how to make your own dress is not as difficult as you think it is. Before doing it, you should first take enough motivation and determination to learn. Condition your mind by thinking about the advantages, perks, and savings you can generate if you know how to make your own clothes.

There are several important ideas you need to get to know before you get started. Dressmaking is not as hard as you think it is, but no one says it is easy. For beginners, learning how to make a dress and getting started can really be challenging. Here are several tips and tricks that can surely be of help to you. But before going into procedures, prepare your sewing machine as well as necessary materials like thread, Muslin cloth, pins, and pens.

• Prepare to facilitate clothing measurements. Use a fiberglass or linen tape for accuracy. Basically, you need to measure your bust, waist, and hips. Measure the fullest parts. Allot a couple of inches more to every measurement to achieve a comfortable fit and give yourself or the wearer freedom for several body movements.

• Make the pattern. You can buy ready-made standard patterns or you can make use of your creativity by putting together your own. The dress pattern should be done as if it is the real dress you are making. This serves as the actual guide you will follow when you proceed to making the dress.

• Once the pattern is successfully done, start pinning it to the fabric. Remember to pin it properly because the pattern will serve as the guide when you cut the fabric for making the dress.

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