Dressmaking step by step by Alison Smith

By Alison Smith

How to make your individual outfits with stitching concepts defined in a transparent, easy means with Dressmaking Step-by-Step. do not permit dressmaking turn into a misplaced artwork — the best way to make a gown or how one can make outfits as presents for acquaintances with this step by step consultant.

Compact yet accomplished, Dressmaking Step-by-Step contains vintage models that slot in any dresser and will be personalized on your personal own sort. this can be the fashionable stitching e-book for the trendy sewer, a mix of dressmaking trend ebook and approach consultant to get you all started as a clothier and assist you develop with new thoughts as you achieve self belief in making your individual clothes.

The instruments and methods part contains transparent, visible publications to marking and slicing, developing darts and gathers, making waistbands, wallet, zippers, and extra. a person new to dressmaking will love this source, or even specialists will delight in Dressmaking Step-by-Step as a concise refresher path within the paintings of dressmaking and making your personal clothes.

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48 2 Sew the shoulder seams and press open. Tools and techniques 3 Trim off the outer corners on the shoulder seams. 4 The right side of the facing, ready to attach to the neckline. Neatening the edge of a facing The following techniques are popular alternative ways to neaten the edge of a facing. The one you choose depends upon the garment being made and the fabric used. SERGED Neaten the outer edge with a 3-thread serger stitch. ZIGZAGGED Neaten the outer edge with a zigzag stitch. PINKED Machine stitch 3⁄8in (1cm) from the edge and trim the raw edge with pinking shears.

A faced waistline always fits comfortably to the body. The facing is attached after all the main sections of the skirt or pants have been constructed. 1 Apply a fusible interfacing to the facing. Neaten the lower edge of the facing with bias binding. WRONG SIDE RIGHT SIDE 2 3 Pin the interfaced facing to the waist edge, matching notches. 5cm) seam allowance. 4 Layer the seam allowance by trimming the facing down to half its width. 5 Clip the seam allowance using straight cuts at 90 degrees to the seam line.

2 Place the sticky side (this feels gritty) of the chosen interfacing on the fabric. 3 Cover with a dry pressing cloth and spray the cloth with a fine mist of water. 4 5 Place a steam iron, on a steam setting, on top of the pressing cloth. Leave the iron in place for at least 10 seconds before moving it to the next area of fabric. 6 Check to see if the interfacing is fused to the fabric by rolling the fabric. If the interfacing is still loose in places, repeat the pressing process. 7 When the fabric has cooled down, the fusing process will be complete.

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