How to Create Your Own Dress

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You do know that you can sew your own dress, don’t you? It’s not such a complicated thing to do, especially if you come prepared even before you start with a project. There are hundreds of tutorials to be found online, but before you begin, it’s best to know the basics.

Choose A Style as a Basis for your Pattern

This is actually the most thrilling part of making a dress—choosing the style. If this is your first time, make sure you choose something simple, so as not to overwhelm you. Take your measurements, and have a friend help you with it. Make some allowances. Remember, comfort is everything.

Go Shopping for a Fabric!

First of all, the pattern should go with the fabric. Make sure that you don’t match voile with a dress that’s structured. And don’t make the mistake of choosing a stiff fabric that’s supposed to flow.

Also, make a checklist. Should the fabric be made of natural fibers? Does it need to be thin in order for your skin to breathe?

Know about the types of folds on a dress

Gathers, darts, and pleats. What are these? These are folds that are made to adjust or accommodate your body curves. Without it, your body’s going to be extremely uncomfortable at the flatness of the fabric, so it’s important that you familiarize yourself with them.

Marking the Fabric

Cut your pattern using either pins or pattern weights. Be sure to use your pins only inside the seam allowances, and when marking your fabric, make sure you use pens that wash away with water. You don’t want to make that mistake. Trust me.

Once you know all these, creating your own dress is going to be easier to do. Pretty soon you’re going to be an expert and save tons of money on shopping! Now wouldn’t that be great?

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