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Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 1:14pm On Mar 31, 2016
Rubyventures:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01D0WQ1GQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A25K6X9X4BAFPI

I am about to purchase this sewing kit from amazon , I need to know if it is worth it.

Thanks

Hi dear, im in love with it. Its cool.
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 1:32pm On Mar 31, 2016
Step 2
*fold your fabric into two again, place the back piece on.
*Let the hem(base) of ur back piece touch the tip of the fabric where you have it on fold.
*Shift the the upper part of your back piece and measure from the neckline area of the back piece to the fold of the fabric as shown in the diagram. This measurement represents your neck depth for the front piece. My neck depth for the front is 7inches.

Step 3
*Use a ruler to draw a straight line at the hem of the back piece. Notice the hem is no more straight because we shifted the upper part.

Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 1:50pm On Mar 31, 2016
Step 4
*After shifting the upper part of the back piece and you have measured the space between the neckline and the fold of the fabric, draw a straight line as long as your neck depth for the front.

Step 5
*Measure 2inches above the line you drew in step 4 and draw another line.
*Extend the neckline of the back piece using a slanted line as shown in the diagram.
* Use chalk to trace out the shoulder, armhole and side of the back piece on the folded fabric and remove the back piece.
* Cut the front piece

Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Rubyventures: 2:03pm On Mar 31, 2016
Bellarita:


Hi dear, im in love with it. Its cool.

Ok, I will go ahead and order it. I want to sew a dress for an event this summer and I want to make sure that I've got most of the correct tools to make the job easy. I am still learning how to draw patterns so this is going to be a big challenge for me.
Thanks a lot
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 2:15pm On Mar 31, 2016
This is how to cut it out.

Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 2:22pm On Mar 31, 2016
Hope you can cut a cowl neck blouse now?
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Rubyventures: 2:29pm On Mar 31, 2016
Bellarita:
Hope you can cut a cowl neck blouse now?

you didn't talk us through the steps e.g from measurement to transfer to paper cry
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 3:06pm On Mar 31, 2016
I expected that you would know how to cut a simple blouse. Im sorry but this thread is for those who are already learning, ill be teaching specific areas of challenges not to start teaching from the scratch.

For the back piece in step 1, your required measurements are
*Shoulder ÷ 2 + seam allowance (0.5) if you are fixing sleeves. If its sleeveless use Shoulder ÷2 + seam allowance (0.5) - 2
*Bust +ease (4) ÷4 + seam allowance(1)
*Blouse lenght + seam allowance (0.5) + hem allowance (1.5)
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Rubyventures: 3:08pm On Mar 31, 2016
Bellarita:
I expected that you would know how to cut a simple blouse. Im sorry but this thread is for those who are already learning, ill be teaching specific areas of challenges not to start teaching from the scratch.

For the back piece in step 1, your required measurements are
*Shoulder ÷ 2 + seam allowance (0.5) if you are fixing sleeves. If its sleeveless use Shoulder ÷2 + seam allowance (0.5) - 2
*Bust +ease (4) ÷4 + seam allowance(1)
*Blouse lenght + seam allowance (0.5) + hem allowance (1.5)

Abeg, wink please have patience, I'm a very fast learner.
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Rubyventures: 12:47pm On Apr 18, 2016
Where is every body?
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Rubyventures: 12:56pm On Apr 18, 2016
@ Op just to let you know that I know how to cut a simple blouse, including darts, so please continue with your lectures. Thanks
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 12:07pm On Jul 16, 2016
Rubyventures:
@ Op just to let you know that I know how to cut a simple blouse, including darts, so please continue with your lectures. Thanks


No one is telling me their area of challenge in fashion, the purpose of the thread is to help with your issues in sewing.
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 12:15pm On Jul 16, 2016
Good news!
The book that really helped me to learn how to pattern and cut is now on sale. I've been using it to teach my students and they've been able to understand and use the book to pattern. Its just 1,500 naira. I believe this book will help a lot of people trying to learn proper pattern drafting technique. Pls call us on 08160903608. Its available at our offices in Yaba and Egbeda.

Take a look at the content, the book is loaded with all you need to learn pattern drafting-

The terms and symbols of pattern drafting, tools and equipments, body measurements, how to develop a sloper, dart manipulation, facings and openings, collars, sleeves, blouses, skirts, jackets, shirts, dresses, trousers and pattern grading technique.

Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Sleekbaby(f): 5:33pm On Jul 16, 2016
Please I need it but I'm in the east, is there anyway I can get it?
I understood everything u taught very well, I appreciate, I want to ask, is there another way I can use to cut cowl neck on gown without half cut. I made one for someone with this format but it was not full d way I wanted n secondly it was hard setting the back on the front in order to get d depth of the cowl neck.
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 10:37pm On Jul 16, 2016
Yes, I will give you the contact of someone in Enugu who can sell to you. There's another way and its called slash and spread method. Its also in the textbook. It gives more fullness and you can use it on dress without stress. Pls contact me on watsapp so as to give you her contact.08160903608.
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 10:46pm On Jul 16, 2016
Let's assume this is a dress, at the neckline, draw those three lines in the diagram, the upper line AB represents your neck depth. Cut your back first, trace it out on a paper (use paper cos you're going to cut it)to have the front piece and draw these lines on the front piece. I'll continue wen i get back from church.

Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by jamarionj(m): 6:02am On Jul 17, 2016
WOW! AWESOME.....
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 8:16pm On Jul 17, 2016
After drawing the lines in the first diagram, slash(cut) and spread the line but don't slash it totally as shown in this diagram. You have to use paper for this pls, now place the paper on another paper or direct on your fabric, open the lines the same way it is in the diagram. Trace it out on the paper or fabric under it.

Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 8:21pm On Jul 17, 2016
This is what it looks like after tracing. You can use this on blouse or dress and the drapes is fuller than the first one I taught you. Waiting to hear from you. Have a lovely week.

Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Sleekbaby(f): 9:25am On Jul 18, 2016
Thank you so much, I hv this pattern but it's clearer now but the neck ACE side what will happen to it bcoz it's on top of the armpit now.
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 8:52am On Jul 19, 2016
Sleekbaby:
Thank you so much, I hv this pattern but it's clearer now but the neck ACE side what will happen to it bcoz it's on top of the armpit now.

Hi dear, its like that because the neckline was raised, by the time the neckline comes down to form the drapes for the cowl neck, the shoulder will fall back to its normal position. Note: line ACE is the shoulder and armpit is a part of the body, in this context pls call it armhole or armscye.
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by mysticgal(f): 9:47am On Jul 19, 2016
Ballerita, is that a book teaching how to see clothes? If yes how much. If No, where can I get one. Thanks, I anticipate your quick reply smiley
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by jumzite(f): 11:13am On Jul 19, 2016
I'm impressed with this thread @bellarita well done. Please the problem i usually encounter is gaping neckline. All the neckline of my tops or dresses never lie flat on the chest. can you please explain why this happens and what causes it? Thank you.
P.s the back neckline is fine, it is usually the front neckline.
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 12:27pm On Jul 19, 2016
Hello Jumzite!
The first thing that I will suggest is that you should always apply interlining (soft or hard gumstay or airstay) to the neckline whether you are using facing or lining, it makes it relax and it brings out the shape of the neckline beautifully.

Take note,
If your fabric is soft eg satin, silk chiffon etc use soft gumstay or airstay.
If your fabric is not soft eg Ankara, linen etc, use hard stay.
Lastly, if your fabric is thick like denim use soft gumstay or airstay to avoid it being too bulky.
Try that and let me know if the problem persist.

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Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 12:27pm On Jul 19, 2016
mysticgal:
Ballerita, is that a book teaching how to see clothes? If yes how much. If No, where can I get one. Thanks, I anticipate your quick reply smiley


Hi dear, this text book is for pattern drafting not sewing, it helps with cutting. I would recommend The complete book of sewing and Sew step by step. The first is the best, they both explain different stages of sewing. Try to google them, you'll find where to buy in Lagos.
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Nobody: 1:52pm On Jul 19, 2016
mysticgal:
Ballerita, is that a book teaching how to see clothes? If yes how much. If No, where can I get one. Thanks, I anticipate your quick reply smiley
my love.
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by mysticgal(f): 3:21pm On Jul 19, 2016
WindUpMerchant:
my love.
Eh kiss
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by mysticgal(f): 5:03pm On Jul 19, 2016
Bellarita:


Hi dear, this text book is for pattern drafting not sewing, it helps with cutting. I would recommend The complete book of sewing and Sew step by step. The first is the best, they both explain different stages of sewing. Try to google them, you'll find where to buy in Lagos.
Please could you gimme the name of the drafting book and how much
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by noncy21: 6:38pm On Jul 19, 2016
Hi ma. Tnx for ur selfless service. Pls my challenge is sleeve. Pls could u help me with sleeve drafting. Tnx
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by noncy21: 6:44pm On Jul 19, 2016
Pls how can I get d book? Am in ojota. Can u do waybill?
Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 8:34pm On Jul 19, 2016
mysticgal:

Please could you gimme the name of the drafting book and how much



The book is 1,500naira.

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Re: Anybody Can Sew Like A Professional! by Bellarita: 8:41pm On Jul 19, 2016
noncy21:
Pls how can I get d book? Am in ojota. Can u do waybill?


Yes I can, the book is #1,500, delivery is between 700 to 800. When you are ready to buy let's continue this discussion on WhatsApp. 08160903608

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