Day: april 11, 2015

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Swimwear Construction Method

Swimwear Construction Method

Swimwear Construction Method How to sew a swimsuit. Use in conjunction with the swimwear block, which you can draft using one of the two books below. Create your pattern and cut two sets of it, using the same colour or different colours. This method produces a reversible swimsuit, concealing all seams. [xyz-ihs snippet=dressmaking-book”] Swimwear is […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Lingerie Construction Method

Lingerie Construction Method

Lingerie Construction Method This is the method I have found best so far, I hope it works for you too! These are mainly created using the sewing machine, not with hand-stitching as it is much more durable. Saying that, should you wish to incorporate some delicate lace or appliqué, hand-stitching would be most appropriate. I […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Trouser Construction Method

Trouser Construction Method

Trouser Construction Method Some techniques you should be familiar with before starting: tailors tacks basting bar tack slip stitch catch stitch fell stitch hem stitch continuous speed tailors tack pockets You will need to draft a trouser block. I suggest using one of the below books to do this: [xyz-ihs snippet=dressmaking-book”] Also take the time […]

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Skirt Construction Method

Skirt construction method. Use this to put a simple skirt together. Some stitches you should be familiar with: back stitch blind stitch catch stitch even basting fell stitch hand-pricking invisible stitch slip basting top-stitching whip stitch You could also visit the page of Stitches for more. Draft a skirt block from one of the following […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Dress Construction Method

Dress Construction Method

Dress Construction Method How to sew a dress. Use this as a guide. You may find it necessary to adapt or alter the sequence, but this is a standard, straight-forward way to put a dress together. Some techniques you should be familiar with before you start: back stitch blind stitch catch stitch even basting fell […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Tailored Jacket Construction Method

Tailored Jacket Construction Method

Tailored Jacket Construction Method How to sew a jacket or coat. There are many stages that go into creating a jacket or coat. It is time consuming and fiddly! But well worth-while. You will need to draft a jacket or coat block firstly. I suggest using one of the following books to do this; [xyz-ihs […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - How to Take Body Measurements

How to Take Body Measurements

How to take body measurements. If you are planning to make a garment for yourself using your personal measurements, it is important to have someone else measure you. It is otherwise impossible and you run the risk of taking inaccurate measurements which will lead to you creating something that doesn’t fit. When taking measurements for […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Altering a Neckline on a Pattern

Altering a Neckline on a Pattern

Altering a Neckline on a Pattern Gaping Neckline Cut along a straight line from the neckline to the waist dart point and then through the center of the waist dart. Rotate to shorten the length of the neckline. The waist dart then widens. Re-draw seam-lines.   Large Neck Lower the neckline, removing it from the […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Catchstitch

Catchstitch

Catchstitch This stitch allows a certain amount of elasticity in a seam and is often used in hemming. It is formed by criss-crossing the stitches over two pieces of fabric butted together. Work left to right. Secure the thread and take the needle in a little stitch from right to left on one edge. Take […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Crows Foot Tack

Crows Foot Tack

Crows Foot Tack Tacks are mainly used to secure the ends of pockets and pleats were added reinforcement are needed. When done correctly they are also an attractive feature. The crow’s foot tack is similar to the <a class=contentlinkhref=arrowheadtack.php”>arrowhead tack</a>. Begin by marking a small triangle in the required place. Bring the needle up […]

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