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Easy Sewing Projects

Easy Sewing Projects

These days everything is super expensive nothing comes without drilling a hole in the pocket. Our community

 

 

 

 

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Meeshatv is now back with another amazing video

 

If you are looking to sew dress or make clothing you are in the right places as the months go on we will hosting sewing events.

Plus we are working Cooking events , Hair events learning how to do your own hair. Our goal is to be bigger then youtube for Howto you want to make it we will teach you.

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I was looking around for the dresses to make a few patterns for you. I was wondering If i can catch hold on to something thats easy for beginners in my class. I wonder how many silent students I have. I would appreciate if you people can mail me on the company's email to just say "Hi".

Well, as we promised, we are bringing you simple easy and free patterns. however, there are a few high fashion Patterns that are for sale. Truly, even we need a few bucks to run this show. Please buy our patterns from the etsy store or from this store. If you cannot find right now, just drop in a mail to ask for a pattern. the link for etsy store is at the end of this blog.

 

Materials required for this amazing, breezy and comfortable summer dress for a baby are:

- 1/2 metre cotton or jersey, or linen or any soft material you feel is good.

(Tip: for beginners, I would recommend use, cloth that is anti-slippery, cotton, casenut, linen, cambridge, etc are fabrics that are anti-slippery, Reason: your stitches will not fall apart.)

You can Buy the non-strtch fabric from our store for $1.50 only (Click here for link>

- Sewing Machine,

- A Pair of scissors

- A few Pins.

- A different color 1/4 metre fabric to make straps.

- embroidery needle and thread (optional).

Method:

- First and the most important thing for sewing is, to take measurements, either take measurement of the kid, or if you have the perfect measurement dress go for it. 

- Measure Length, breadth and this is all we need for this project.

(If you do not know how to take measurements, please visit here >> How to Master Ladies Measurements))

- Lay your fabric on the flat surface, I would say, place it on the floor, Pan out and you will see a rectangle cloth, 

- Next step , Fold it so that if you cut from the middle it produces two equal sized rectangle.

- Now refer the pattern Below

Note: your cloth will like this, the right corner has left line , is your fold line, (which is where you have folded your cloth,) on the extreme right is your Seam Line)

- Mark your measurements accordingly, this pattern is for 5-6 aged girl. 

- If your girl measures exactly this measurements. then you can cut accordingly. 

The above has two measurements seam line, that is where you will be attaching your straps, mark that, mark the measurements with seam line allowances.

- keep this pattern aside,

How to make a strap:

- Please refer the picture below:

- Fold your fabric and Cut the length, remember you need to cut 2 identical pieces of it. 

- Cut the strap hole with the measurement given above and this is also required in two number.

- now Prepare fabric for cutting. the measurements given here are having allowances for smoked stitch.

- so, if you do not know how to make a smoked stitch you can give a 1/2 or 1/4 inch pleats to give the similar effect.

- after you are done with the Fabric cutting lets sew.

Sewing:

- First sew the pleats of the Fabric, if you are sewing smoked stitch then do the smoked now.

- Second, hemline then sew the seams, side seams of the fabric.

- Attach the the strap holes at the back of the dress you have sewn.

- Sew the straps now, 

- Attach the straps to the front of the dress where we marked as seam line.

- Now make the straps travel through the strap holes and bind at the back.

 

-your easy, baby summer dress is ready.

Until next time,

Prendre Soin.

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Hie,

We covered How to Master Ladies Measurements (you can click the highlighted ink to visit that page) and in this post, as I mentioned earlier after ladies we will cover Men's Measurement techniques and tricks. who all have tried ladies measurement should be perfect now in taking men's or boys measurement as many measurements are similar to ladies. such as Bodice measurements.

Refer picture below: 

First start measuring waist, then bust As you all know how to take measurement of waist and bust then take chest.

To Measure chest, place the measuring tape exactly at the starting underarm as you can visualize in the picture.

Then advance towards measuring shoulders, Neck size, Back Width.

Neck measurements help in building exact collar neither to loose or too small.

Shirt Measurement

These are body measurements for a shirt: however, to create a shirt the shirt length should not be stopped with waist as it ended in ladies measurement. Shirt length should be measured from the top of the shoulder to the desired length or till hips.

To Measure Pant

Pant Measurement is ideally measured from waist to ankle with the side of the body. But For low waist pants it should be measured from hips to ankle.

similarly, for short length Pant, it should be measured below knee line or your desired length.

For the width of pant legs, circle the tape around the thigh part and take measurement according to your desired width, loose, tight, skinny etc.

Cuff Measurement

Cuff Measurements are estimated by measuring the wrist loosely and adding 1/2" overlap extension to it.

To sum up, this the ideal way of measuring a boy or a man. So, be sure you take all the measurements and note them down.

Attached below is a video that demonstrates how to measure a boy's body.

Any queries please drop a Comment below

Until Next Time,

Prendre Soin

Au Revoir

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Hie!

Good Morning!

How do you draft patterns? Are you direct fabric pattern maker or you first make pattern on Paper or drape pattern on model?

Introduction to Pattern Drafting

Pattern are created from the body measurements instead of standard measurements available on sites. (Click here to learn how to take measurements precisely) The basic pattern is referred by 4 names

  1. Sloper
  2. Block
  3. Master or 
  4. Foundation Pattern

And it consists of 5 pieces - Bodice front, Bodice back, skirt front, skirt back and the sleeves. Remember a basic pattern have 0 or minimum number of darts and seams (these patterns are for beginners). As foundation pattern is based on measurements, one should learn how to take measurements or get exact measurements recorded. from the basic sloper you can create and style fabric as you want by tucking, draping, darting, cuts, gathers, pleats etc.

And for all who are new some important principles of Pattern Drafting and Pattern detailing:

Basic requirements while drafting

  • Patterns can be done on ordinary brown paper no need to get hi fi papers, Paper should not be too thin.
  • To achieve an accurate pattern design, use a sharp pencil and a ruler to get straight lines.
  • To get accurate at right angles at corners keep "L" scale or set squares ready.

Important aspects before attempting to draft

  1. Remembers all patterns should be larger than the body measurements for the freedom of body, Ease of action and comfortable whilst wearing. 
  2. Recommended Ease measurements: Bust 3" to 5" (3" for a tight fitting garment and 5" for loose fitting one); waist
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Hi,

Amateurs, or people who are new to to this skill, often find taking measurements a pain. its not unusual if you see anyone many sewing skirts, tees or dresses by just keeping a measurement dress on the fabric and zoom they cut their fabric. Many seamstress find this way easier. although, it may look easier, it does not result in good, finished and polished product. That way of cutting fabric is totally wrong. 

If you are new please refer to the previous blogs wherein, we have detailed why taking measurements is important and How to Master Ladies Measurements. These two posts will help you understand and grasp the idea of taking measurements. Whilst reading those posts itself; you will realize taking measurements may be little laborious but fruits are definitely going to be sweet. 

A good craftsman employ and master measurement techniques and pattern drafting techniques. These two skills will make you superior than other seamstresses. In this post we shall discuss how you can make your own skirt measurement chart. As we all know there are several skirt designs.

Let's start with short skirt. Please refer to the blog picture, make a record in that format. A skirt have only four measurements for all types of skirt.

  1. Waist
  2. Hip
  3. Waist to hip and
  4. Skirt Length

Waist: How to measure waist length it is similar to measurement we take for bodice. (Please refer this post on how to measure waist How to Master Ladies Measurements.)

Hip: To take hip measurement, round the tape around the fullest part of your hip and record it.

Waist to hip: Measure from back waist to the center of your fullest hip.

Skirt Length: Measure from back waist to the desired length of your skirt. 

So, in this post I would want you to prepare two skirts, One short and one long with the given patterns below. Please use the measurements above and create two straight skirt.

Short skirt Pattern

This skirt is Waist high skirt and ends just beneath the hips.

As a starter you can try our very own Meesha's Tutorial of how to cut a skirt. so, you polish and refine your sewing and cutting skills. Although, we do not encourage outlining, readymade pattern to sew any dress or skirt. But as a starter you can try this and understand ease and seams so that while trying rea pattern you are more aware of sewing notions.

I would recommend if you are a newbie, use this pattern on not so expensive cloth as you may mess up a few times before your hand becomes smooth.

Here is the video:

Or you can try this one for cutting from the scratch, Just to remind you, this video below is for knit fabric, so you don't really have to cut it. those 1/4 cms or so.

Measure your body according to the measurement technique mentioned above and leave an ease of 1/2 inch or an inch, if you mess up, you can fix up.

For any doubts please drop a comment below, will be more than pleased to help you.

Happy sewing!!

Until next time, Au Revoir!!

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