May 20th, 2013
Sheer clothing is a spring and summer staple in any fashionable womanâ€™s wardrobe. The light see-through look of sheer fabric can be both demure and seductive. But sheer fabrics can be a challenge for the home sewer unless you choose the correct fabric for the look and style you want.
Lace is a fabric that has been used for centuries and is known by the intricate open work designs. Lace can be made from cotton, silk or synthetic fibers and can be simple or very ornate in Read the rest of this entry »
March 28th, 2013
When you make your own clothes, you are the designer. You have so many more choices when it comes to fabric selection. Sewing supply stores offers thousands of fabrics in a variety of materials to suit any sewing project. It is not hard to get started making your own clothes. All you need is a sewing machine, fabric, threat and a pattern. Start with a simple sewing project such as making a skirt.
Practice sewing a straight line on a scrap of Read the rest of this entry »
August 8th, 2012
The first step of the draping process is to prepare the form. The form can be a live model or a mannequin. Measure the form in order to prepare your dress for draping. During the draping process the size and shape of the dress must be taken into consideration. The measurements will also help to mark the center of the dress form. Select a fabric that is easy to manage prior to draping the Read the rest of this entry »
August 4th, 2012
Capri pants are fun to wear and this year, plaid is popular. It is a little tricky to match the plaid, but with some forethought, it can be done. Take a look at the pants in the popular departments stores and it is surprising to see that many of the plaids donâ€™t match. But when sewing the pants, there is no reason not to have them matching at the seams.
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August 2nd, 2012
Trends in fashion change every year. The short skirt, the mini skirt, the maxi, are all variations and it is hard to keep up with what is the latest fashionable thing to wear. Who wants to keep up with the trends anyway? Why not pull out that skirt that comes to the middle of the knee and call it good? No one has to change with every trend, but it is fun to do and most people enjoy the change. The best part is, it doesnâ€™t Read the rest of this entry »
July 29th, 2012
Anyone can create a beautiful clothing design in a cotton fabric, but it has been done. A great way to update designs today is by using exciting and different fabric choices. While basic cotton, linen, or polyester certainly have their places in the world of fashion, an up to date designer knows how to make savvy fabric choices such as ramie or silk for natural fiber choices and olefin or furs for man-made fabric choices.
Ramie is one of the oldest Read the rest of this entry »
July 28th, 2012
People that like to sew can save a whole lot of money. All that they have to do is go out and get the materials. This is the first step in preparing to sew a classic white shirt. Trial and error is the best learning experience.
The white shirt is an easy concept because there are no designs. All that a person has to do is go and get some material for the shirt. They can get a sewing machine and buy a pattern. When they follow the instructions to the pattern they will have a finished product. Read the rest of this entry »