"Dressmaking Sewing for Blouse and Skirt"
After patternmaking, we're now ready to move onto the next dressmaking process -- sewing the blouse and skirt.
You will be shown how to spread the fabric on the work table, lay the pattern, cut and sew until finishing. For easier learning, you will be able to download the steps or watch it on video.
- Preperations and tools you'll need:
- Fabric shears
- Fabric weights
- Drafted pattern (from previous lesson)
- Spread fabrics for blouse:
(demo in text or video for lay, and cutting process for blouse)
- Spread the fabric on the table top. Then fold it facing wrongside out. Match all stripes if there's any (optional), and continue spreading the fabric smoothly flat, eliminate bubbles that cause wrinkles. Repeat the process in order to get front and back pattern pieces.
- Layout the pattern on top of fabric, and secure it with weights or pins to prevent from moving during cutting process.
- Cut the fabric excactly thru, by following the pattern. Locate the notches, from D and G respectively, and cut 1/4" deep. By matching these notches while sewing will guide you to avoid uneven or twisting in sewing, resulting imperfect quality in dressmaking workmanship
- Spread the fabric for skirt:
- Spread the fabric on the table top again. Fold it facing wrongside out. Match all stripes if there's any(optional), and continue on spreading the fabric smoothly flat to eliminate bubbles that cause wrinkles. Repeat the process in order to get the front and back pattern pieces.
- Layout the pattern on top of the fabric, and secure it with weights or pins to prevent from moving during cutting process.
- Cut the fabric excactly thru, by following the pattern. Locate the notches from F and G respectively, and cut 1/4"deep. Match these notches while sewing to help you get the best and accurate quality in dressmaking sewing workmanship.
Great!!!, getting more excited? The blouse and skirt are laidout and cutting were done...Prepare and make ready your sewing machine, we're almost to the finish line. Let's do it folks!, please move onto the sewing construction process.
(demo, text or video on lay, cut for skirt)
Tutorials in sewing Constructions and operations for Dolman Blouse:
Before you start: Count cut pieces, and trims to make sure everything is on hand. Since this is the first exercise, this particular style has only two pattern pieces and a 1-piece trim. (Front and Back and elastic). Are you ready?...
- Overlock or zigzag edges both front and back shoulder seams on the right face of fabric. Continue all the way toward sleeves opening.
- Take both front and back pieces, join together on neckline, and match the notches together as the starting point for stitching.
- From the notch, stitch 1/2" seam allowance down thru sleeves opening, and complete stitching also on the other shoulder seam. Open the seams and press with medium hot iron.
- From neckline opening, fold 1/2" seam allowance toward inside, then sew 3/8" top stitching around neckline.
- From sleeves opening,fold 1/2" allowance toward inside, then sew 3/8" top stitching.
- From side seams, join and sew together front and back (bodice or panel), stitching 1/2" seam allowances. Match notches while sewing, then overlock.
- From bottom hem, double fold 1/2" toward inside, then a 3/8" top stitching around.
- Critic, and trim excess hanging threads with finishing shears and press nicely, and you're done, on your blouse.
Can't wait to finish the skirt?, okay, let's do it!.
(demo on sewing construction on blouse)
Sewing construction and operation on a Skirt:
- Take front and back pattern pieces, join together faceout, match side seam notches and stitch 1/2". Then overlock including hem opening.
- Fold 1/2" bottom hem allowance toward inside, and make a 3/8top stitching.
- Prepare the waist elastic by stiching 1/2" overlapping both ends together.
- From the waistline, fold and insert elastic, and make a 1" top stitching by using 1/8" presser foot, or one sided zipper foot either way is okay.
- Trim, clean and press beautifully, and there you go, a gorgeous dressmaking results.
Hey! wait, one more thing, the sash. here we go...
- Lastly, cut 4"x72" fabric for the sash. Fold along the grain and stitch 1/4", leaving a two inches opening to turn sash inside and out. Close and stitch both end reverse inside out. close the narrow opening by hand sewing or machine stitching, and press...
Waaalllaaah...Congratulations!!! Your done.
You just created your first Free dressmaking tutorial excercise.Now, you can try it on please, and enjoy it!
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gfx:Sewing construction and operation tutorials for skirt, and sash on video .
(gfx and video of finish garments).