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Topic: Sundress with straps and tutorial :D very picture heavy!!!!  (Read 9485 times)
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« on: December 06, 2007 06:09:56 AM »

that's me in my first ever dress!

the front of the dress Cheesy
one fine day, i decided to go take some sewing lessons! so i called up a few places, went down to one sewing school and learnt how to make a pair of shorts and an a-line skirt. being busy with my choir practices and everything, i just went down for two full days to learn Cheesy then, i decided to make a sundress! i really liked the sundress that my mother had from roxy, so i took a dress pattern and drew out a sundress sort of pattern.
i did have to call the teacher to enquire though ): but now! i'm sure i can make another one of this sort of sundress.
it's my first attempt to a tutorial AND a sundress Cheesy
hoep you like it!

this is the invisible zip which i sewed on! i felt so accomplished just right after sewing the zip. it took AGES!

this is the front of the dress again (:

the back of the sundress.

for the sundress, you will have to measure a few parts
i will use the fixed size M measurements for an example
Neck: 32. taking 32/ 6 + 0.5 = 5.8 [for neck across] and 32/6+2= 7.3 [ for neck down]

Shoulder: 34 34/2 = 17

Bust: 86
Front 86/4 +2.5 = 24
Back 86/4= 21.5

Waist: 64
Front 64/4+1+3 =20
Back 64/4-1+3 = 18

Front Waist length:  41.5
Back Waist Length : 39

Front width: 28  28/2=14

Back Width 32  32/2= 16

Pitch of Breast: 17  17/2= 8.5

Breast Point: 24

Armpit: 40  40/2= 20

Hip: 92  

Front: 92/4+1= 24
Back: 92/4+2= 25

for a TIGHTER skirt

Front: 92/4+1 = 24
back: 92/4= 23  OR  back 92/4-1= 22 [even tighter skirt]

Length of skirt: 55 (this is always up to you on how long you wan your skirt to be)

Armpit: 40
40+3= 43
(43-8) / 2 = 17.5


i think the tutorial i gave was way too complicated. Sad sorry about that!
i scanned in my 1/4 sized pattern for you to follow


that is the one for the front


and this is the one for the back.


this is how you cut the front. i gave instructions on this as it is definitely very complicated.

1 draw a straight line and mark the neck measurement [neck across]

2 draw a straight line down, right angled, nad then makr the neck measurement [neck down]

3 join the two markings with a straight line and then, take the centre and mark it down 1.5 and draw a curve from two points, the lowest part of curve being 1.5 cm away from the straight line

4 mark the shoulder measurement [ same line as where you marked neck across]

5 from there, draw 4cm down, this is standard , and join the mark to the neck across.

6 from top [side] mark the armpit measurement.

7 from that mark, draw a straight line across. then mark it with the bust measurement [front of course]

8 from top [side, again] mark the front waist length. from that mark, draw a straight line

9 on that straight line, mark the hip measurement.

10 From the FWL, mark down 20 cm. [standard] and draw a straight line across. on that straight line, mark the hip measurement.

11 from the FWL draw the skirt length. from there, draw a straight line across. then, take the mark from the hip measurement down to where the skirt line is, at a right-angle.
12 From the straight line at which you drew the armpit line across, to the mark of {down 4cm} , divide the measurement by two, and draw a straight linei across.

13 On that straight line, you may mark the front width. that mark will be joined the the {down 4cm} mark, in a straight line. that mark will also be joined to the armpit mark, also in a straight line.

14 On the second joining, you take the middle of the straight line, mark 2.5 cm down. and draw a curve.

15 join the hip measurement mark, to the waist measurement mark, witha CURVED ruler.

16 then, join the waist measurement mark to the armpit mark.

ahhhhh. i can't figure out how to explain it furhter ):
i will scan in my 1/4 sized pattern and then post it again. for now, admire the dress and tell me how i could improve it Grin

there's also a slit on the side. mine had lining, but i have zero idea how to explain the lining.
ahhh, sorry ): ): ):


i'm 5' 2.6" so that should give you an estimate for my height. not too sure about the size that i wear, as i'm from singapore! this sundress sure is going to come in handy Cheesy

« Last Edit: August 19, 2010 08:03:05 AM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed a coding issue » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007 06:33:18 AM »

Nice job! It looks great.

haute.tamale  on EBAY.
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007 06:53:16 AM »

thanks Smiley
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007 08:00:08 AM »

The dress is beautiful on you, the workmanship is amazing, and you have outstanding math skills as well!  I want to encourage you to continue designing because this is just an incredible dress, and you are beautiful!
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