Posts Tagged "Sewing Fitting"
For a beginner seamstress, sewing and fitting sleeves tends to sound a little scary at first. Once you dive into it though, you'll soon see it's really nothing to dread. To help "ease" your sleeve sewing fears, consider these helpful hints and learn to avoid some common mistakes when fitting sleeves.Read more
Darts are an essential part of garment sewing because they allow flat fabric to take on a shape that will fit the body well. Take a look at how different types of darts can be used to enhanced your handmade garments.Read more
If you've done any regular garment sewing, you've probably run into the term “ease” at some point. There are a few different types of ease that play an important role in your sewing projects and how they fit. In general terms, ease is the difference between your actual body measurements and your finished garment measurements at the same points (bust, waist, and hips). The amount of ease greatly depends on what you're wearing and what it's made out of.Read more
If nothing thrills you more than whipping up a custom wardrobe for yourself, then you probably consider yourself a fashion sewer. Sewers who primarily sew garments need to master a slightly different skill set than a sewer who is mostly interested in sewing home decor or accessories (though there is some overlap, of course!). Here are the Top 5 sewing techniques to learn in order to create beautiful, functional garments.Read more
Skirts are a staple in a girl's wardrobe, and having a skirt pattern that fits well and is comfortable to wear is a plus. Start with a simple A-line skirt pattern first, and work on getting the fit just right. Once you are happy with the fit of your skirt, then you can make any design change you like to create different looks.Read more