A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 313,565
Currently Running With Scissors:
263 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: How to decide on design details?  (Read 966 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: February 13, 2014 07:34:17 AM »

Most of my sewing life, I've been limited by needing a particular look, or not having time, or other factors. But now I'm making a top and I'm not limited by anything and I have no idea what to do.

It's going to be a princess-seamed top with a peplum (because I still loves 'em), in a shiny/sparkly yellow fabric that matches a plain circle skirt I made previously.

I can't even decide how to do the peplum. Obviously a short circle skirt would be easiest and would make the drape of the peplum match the skirt, but I could also add gores, extend the bodice pieces out into a skirt, do a long ruffle. Then there's the choice to interface, and how.

I've been making sketch after sketch and all I've really come to realize is that I suck at drawing.

I know I don't want it too complicated, but at the same time I want to do ALL the design elements!!

Then there's finishing, line the whole thing? flat fell the seams? facings? interfacings?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014 11:16:47 AM »

I would suggest that you start with your favorite ideas and make them up in an inexpensive fabric, then see where you want to go from there.

seaming can depend on the type of fabric you're using.  I'd go with plain seams and no lining for most fabrics, but if the fabric is scratchy or frays easily, lining and/or french seams might be a good idea.

last time I did a princess seamed peplum top, I extended the bodice pieces into the peplum, and added gores to create a box pleat at each seam.  I like it, and would do it again.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams
my website  http://wingsnthings.tripod.com/
my ebay  https://tinyurl.com/steiconi
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Stained Chairs
Tute Tuesday: Box of Chocolates Wreath
Sweet Hearts

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.