Monthly Archives: July 2013

The importance of having Designer knowledge

The Importance of Fabric to the Designer The designer is a fabric sculptor. Design students need to become experts in fabric. Choosing a suitable fabric for the design is one of the most important aspects of the design process. Fabric
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Sandwiched Seam

In a sandwiched seam, three layers of fabric are stitched together to make the seam. This seam is often used to stitch a yoke in a shirt, skirt, or blouse. It is a popular style line, especially in men’s shirts.
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Top Stitched Seam

Topstitching refers to rows of stitches that are stitched to the surface of the fabric on top of the seam. Topstitching makes a seam stronger, highlights the design lines, and helps the seam lie flat, as well as adding a
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Pressing Equipment

Having the correct pressing tools helps to achieve quality workmanship. Pressing is important, as you are about to find out. It may take time to acquire your own equipment, but you will soon find you are unable the  live without
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Make Do and Mend

Patches are a great way t0 get into recycling and reusing fabrics in fresh and inspiring ways. You can make patches to use up your old scraps or remnants of fabric rather than just throwing them away; you can also
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Basic Embroidery Stitch

Embroidery, buttons, trimming and beading are all wonderful ways to add a final beautiful touch to your sewing project you might be lucky enough to have inherited a well-established button box and trimming collection, but if you are starting from
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How to Take Bra Measurements

A huge number of women are walking around wearing the wrong size bra and have been doing so for years, an astonishing thought when you think about it, how can you really be that out of tune with our own
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A Midriff Yoke

Variations of this type of yoke are understandably popular. They are a great way to emphasize a slim midriff and small waist while retaining the shaping of the upper bodice. 1. On a bulging-block bodice, draw the yoke style line*
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Dart Control Concealed in a Yoke Seam

The Skirt Yoke  1. Trace the skirt-front sloper. Cut out the tracing and the dart. Z. Draw the style line of the yoke and notch it. Extend the waist¬line dart to the yoke style line (Fig. 72a). 3.. Cut the
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Measurements-Junior’s Misses and Women’s

The illustrations above show bust measurements taken around Body over bra (Fig. 1) Dress form (Fig. 11) Dress or blouse (Fig 3) All 3 figures represent size 16, yet it is important to note that for chest expansion allowance, the
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