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Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Metrowoman: 1:30am On Aug 15, 2016
Are you interested in fashion design? Do you want to attend a fashion school but can’t afford to. Would you like to make your own clothes? Make cute outfits and sell them? Then you are in the right place.

First, to be a good designer, you need to have passion so that when the going is tough; your passion will keep you going. You need to be hungry for knowledge. Ask questions, read textbooks, visit DIY fashion blogs, attend workshops and online trainings, be teachable, research online and learn new methods. Let’s start this wonderful journey together on this platform.

Since I don’t want to talk to myself, encourage me by commenting.

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Sleekbaby(f): 9:54am On Aug 15, 2016
[quote author=Metrowoman post=48488421]Are you interested in fashion design? Do you want to attend a fashion school but can’t afford to. Would you like to make your own clothes? Make cute outfits and sell them? Then you are in the right place.

First, to be a good designer, you need to have passion so that when the going is tough; your passion will keep you going. You need to be hungry for knowledge. Ask questions, read textbooks, visit DIY fashion blogs, attend workshops and online trainings, be teachable, research online and learn new methods. Let’s start this wonderful journey together on this platform.

Since I don’t want to talk to myself, encourage me by commenting.


Please which site can I download pattern textbooks from
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by floxyluv80(f): 4:56pm On Aug 15, 2016
oh, what a thread! I'd always wish to come across ds for long. thank God I made it here at last. whr do we start from pls?

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Nife1(f): 5:24pm On Aug 15, 2016
Interested grin

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by yeancahwunmi(f): 5:49pm On Aug 15, 2016
I'm interested in this thread please, watching this space

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Nobody: 8:15pm On Aug 15, 2016
Present!

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by ademiD(f): 5:40pm On Aug 16, 2016
present

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by uboma(m): 6:07pm On Aug 16, 2016
Permit me to mark my presence here as the first male.

I will be following your thread with keen interest.

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Metrowoman: 9:01pm On Aug 16, 2016
@ Sleek baby, you can download E-books from 4shared and slideshare.
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Sleekbaby(f): 9:02pm On Aug 16, 2016
[quote author=Metrowoman post=48542429]@ Sleek baby, you can download E-books from 4shared and slideshare.




Thanks dear.

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Metrowoman: 9:13pm On Aug 16, 2016
Thank you all for following.
There are four methods of designing clothes. They include:

1. Freehand: The freehand method is done directly on the fabric. It is faster but its disadvantages are waste of fabric, limitation of design choices and fitting problems.

2. Draping: This is done on dress form with a particular size by pinning fabric to create designs and transferred to fabric. Some experts believe it is better than pattern drafting because the possibilities are endless.

3. Lutterloh system: This is a German method of designing clothes and it is for home sewing. A straight line is drawn on paper or fabric and the measurements are distributed on either side.

4. The pattern drafting: This is a 2D method of creating designs on paper and transferring to fabric. Through the use of dart manipulation. contouring and accurate measurement, perfect fit and shape can be realized.

If there is any other method you are aware of, kindly let me know. We learn everyday.

How to take measurement

To achieve proper fit and shape, you have to know how to take proper measurements. When measuring a client, make sure the person is wearing fitted clothing. One more thing, it is important that you have a book to record ‘required measurement’ so that you don’t forget to measure a particular area.

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by SurefireAsoOke: 6:37am On Aug 17, 2016
Am in.
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by amicable09(f): 10:12am On Aug 17, 2016
Hi Metrowoman, nice job!
You have a loyal student in me.

Permit me also to give this thread as my e-gift to a friend whose birthday is today.
Welcome to this thread nwakegoabisola, I know you will love this wink
My first gift to you today. Expect more smiley
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by yorex2011: 1:44pm On Aug 17, 2016
This is a very nice thread, found a good book on patterns a few years ago, its just been in my stash of "things to learn in this life", just that i havent really put in much effort.
i'd be observing the thread, eventually i may have to look for how to buy a portable sewing machine
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Sleekbaby(f): 2:50pm On Aug 17, 2016
Nice job you are doing, keep it up bcoz I know dt I will learn a lot from you, hope you will not stop on the way.

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Orotsekor: 8:56pm On Aug 17, 2016
God bless you for this.
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Metrowoman: 1:01am On Aug 18, 2016
amicable09:
Hi Metrowoman, nice job!
You have a loyal student in me.

Permit me also to give this thread as my e-gift to a friend whose birthday is today.
Welcome to this thread nwakegoabisola, I know you will love this wink
My first gift to you today. Expect more smiley


Thank you dear. Happy birthday to your friend.

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Metrowoman: 1:02am On Aug 18, 2016
Sleekbaby:
Nice job you are doing, keep it up bcoz I know dt I will learn a lot from you, hope you will not stop on the way.

No, I won't stop.

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Metrowoman: 1:02am On Aug 18, 2016
Orotsekor:
God bless you for this.

Amen dear. God bless you too.
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Metrowoman: 1:10am On Aug 18, 2016
The picture above is a guide on how to take measurement. So there is no need for me to break it down. These are the measurement areas:

1. Neck width: Bust divided by 12 – 0.5”. This is a guide. It can be altered to your desired choice. But, 3” is ideal.
2. Neck depth: Your desired choice or 3” + 0.5”
3. Shoulder to bust (length) + 0.5”
4. Bust circumference: Divide by 4 + side seam allowance
5. Shoulder to underbust (length) + 0.5
6. Underbust circumference: Divide by 4+ side seam allowance
7. Shoulder to waist (length)+ 0.5”
8. Waist circumference: Divide by 4 + side seam allowance
9. Waist to hip/ hip length + 0.5”
10.Hip circumference: Divide by 4 + side seam allowance
11. Blouse length
12. Armhole width: Divide by 2
13. Arm width: Divide by 2
14. Sleeve length: Your desired length

Important note: Your true waist or front half length is the narrowest part of your torso. For accuracy, tie a sling around your waist and measure the width. You can also go up 2 inches above your navel. If you have a big tummy or folds, take it to your underbust.

You can choose to add side seam allowance while drafting your blocks or you can add it when you want to cut on fabric.

For all the listed measurement areas above, the 0.5” added will be taken at the shoulder all at once.

I am going to teach you what I call the beginner’s bodice block which is often used in freehand and misinterpreted as actual pattern drafting. But it is not. Some fashion schools erroneously teach this bodice block drafting method as pattern drafting. Drafting the actual bodice block is technical, the back and front blocks are measured separately and the waist reduction is evenly distributed.

Since, this is a beginner’s class, the beginner’s bodice block will be easy to understand. In this method, the front bodice block and back bodice block are the same. The only difference is dart placement, the zip allowance, the neckline and the armhole. I will tweak it a little though for a good fit.

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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Sleekbaby(f): 12:15pm On Aug 18, 2016
Thanks for this wonderful explanation, keep up the good work, I wanted to ask about dart but I have seen where you mentioned it so I'm gonna wait for that part.
I want to ask how to download something from that 4shared that you told me about, I have tried my possible best but they kept asking me to download through my facebook, twitter or google account which has not been successful, is there any other method I can use, please.
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by temmythe(f): 12:44pm On Aug 18, 2016
Kudos @ Metrowoman. May God bless you and your handwork really good
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by MzDarocha(f): 5:58pm On Aug 20, 2016
Following
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Sleekbaby(f): 8:28pm On Aug 20, 2016
Aah! metrowoman what's happening, I hope all is well this one you are yet to report since Thursday. We are missing you oo.
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by Nobody: 5:42pm On Sep 11, 2016
Nife1:
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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by prettyboi1989(m): 11:10pm On Apr 15, 2017
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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by ericoleon(m): 12:10am On Apr 16, 2017
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Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by hypnotic(m): 10:51am On Dec 05, 2017
A mobile sewing machine can help with those small stitches

https://hadassahlingerie.smemarkethub.com/products/139521/mini-sewing-machine/
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by jenny21(f): 7:33pm On Dec 05, 2017
Thanks, I already love this class cheesy
Re: Sewing For Beginners (theory And Practical) by BlubloodClothin: 11:12pm On Jan 10
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