Sunday, 13 August 2017

MY A-SHAPED GOWN WITH A TWISTED NECK PATTERN (CUTTING)

welcome!
 I know you are already wondering  what am up to when you saw the title of this post. Well its called a twist neck pattern not because its literally twisted but because i tweaked the neck line from what its supposed to be. 

Saturday, 12 August 2017

HOW TO CUT AN A-SHAPED FLAY

Happy weekend!!!!
How's your Saturday going? Done with your chores?Do you have plans of visiting an old friend or you just want to stay at home and watch a movie you've watched over 20 times( i do that a lot)? Maybe you have sewing plans for today.... do you? Huh? Yea i thought so. I plan to sew a gown today and i must though laziness is giving me ideas of all the fun funny pastry recipe in my head  i haven't tried hmmmm..... no! no!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

FLAY AND ITS DIMENSIONS

Hi!
How's your day going? Am not really busy today because i carefully planned today as a blogging and reading day for myself and this is because i have an upcoming examination to prepare for.

Monday, 7 August 2017

AUGUST SEW #4 CHALLENGE

We are in august.....Oh my goodness! Happy new month my sweetie sweetie boo! is it just me or the year is truly running so fast? I even had to ask my go through my plans for the year and i noticed  I've been a little lazy emmm maybe not little... ok..ok...very very very..... lazy *face covered*

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

HOW TO SEW A SIMPLE GOWN


You there! 
yes you... you naa...stop turning your head its you am talking to....hahahahaha....... How have you been? Busy? Happy? cranky? hope you've been turning up for celebrations? at least it would make you less tense about what has been bordering your mind. Me have just been travelling here and there, staying indoors and had to show up for grand aunt's 80th birthday party which i was glad i did because i danced a little

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

HOW TO CUT A SIMPLE GOWN


Hello people!
 Happy happy new month! Am grateful to God for all he has done in the past  months...my sister its not been easy. Never new growing up was this demanding where you are your own pilot and have to make the best decision ou
t of your options. i wouldn't say i hate it naa... actually

Sunday, 25 June 2017

HOW TO SEW A BLOUSE DART

Hello..hello...helllllooo!
How are you? how's the learning process going? interesting? stressful? i know stressfull will be top on your list but not to worry the stressful learning hours will soon end and become enjoyable. This post is just a quick one on how to sew a basic blouse dart.
Back part

Monday, 12 June 2017

HOW TO SEW DARTS FOR GOWNS

Hello ladies....
This post is long over due, i gave a hint about it on twitter and since then i have been a little lazy to edit the pictures and put up the post thank goodness its finally up! so lets begin....

The piece used in this tutorial is a gown cut to be sewn.

Front Side

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

HOW TO GET STICKY LABELS OFF YOUR FABRIC


Heya!
Most of our fabrics if not all comes with sticky labels to show the company that produced it. Most of these labels are designed with beautiful colours to attract customers and to prove their quality. The sad thing is once

Friday, 2 June 2017

FOR THE LOVE OF RED.....


HAPPY NEW MONTH!
Wow! its June already and have not made all the styles of clothes in my head. O! Ada-uju when will you stop being a lazy seamstress ehen?ehen......?lols......
I love the colour red, i dont mind wearing it all day, i see it as my saver colour. When ever i can't decide

Monday, 22 May 2017

HOW TO SEW A SKIRT DART

Its Monday!
Am looking at my calendar at the moment and am just wondering ....May will soon be over. This is one month i love because its my birth month and  am always unusually very optimistic about everything around this time because i believe me seeing this month every year is enough reason to stay positive

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SEWING MACHINE #1

Hello sweet!
How are you? This post is just a quick tip to make your sewing experience a lot easier. Nothing is as frustrating as having a faulty sewing machine when trying to stitch up a piece and at times it just kills the spirit

Sunday, 30 April 2017

HOW TO AVOID SUBSEQUENT FAILURES ON A STYLE AFTER AN INITIAL VICTORY

Hey pretty
How's your Sunday going? Mine has sure been busy! I've spent the week sewing some clothes for myself and an incident that occurred  birth this post. In  2015 one of my friends asked me to make her a gown with a complicated neck pattern

Friday, 21 April 2017

HOW TO SEW A SKIRT

Heya lovelies!
How are you? Am sure you've been up to something creative off late hmmm....? see this skirt above ? i made it in my room and a lot of compliments have been flying left, right, side and center lols.... couldn't help but  blush till my cheeks turned violet

Saturday, 15 April 2017

HOW TO CUT A SKIRT


Hello ladies....
How have you been? cool? If you follow me on twitter am sure you've been expecting this post because i tweeted about it. If not, you should, because you need to get a hint of what's coming up on the blog so just follow me here. Almost every girl wears a skirt and its one of the most popular clothing that identifies

Saturday, 8 April 2017

MY APRIL FOOL EXPERIENCE

Happy new month!

Its April...wow! i think this year is running so fast.... do i have a witness in the house ?! when its the first day of other months people send messages and best wishes to friends and loved ones but for April its a little different some people that are in love with shenanigan

Monday, 20 March 2017

MY VALENTINE GOWN (PIECE TO PIECE)

Hey beautiful! how are you? awesome i guess ?
If you are reading this post now you should have read how i cut this piece to be sewn in my previous post and if you've not its Here. Soo.... this is how the enchanted dress was stitched lols......

I started with the flay
The Flay (Bottom Part)
I wanted a turned up flay
so i just turned the back of the material and stitched the lining to it then, turned it over to the front side and top stitched  the joining to keep the hem laid

I sprinkled water on the hem of both the lining side and the material side this was done to make the edge of the flay look relaxed and not puffy.


Thereafter i pushed the rest of the lining to the waist side of the flay and secured with office pins 


 Stitched and trimmed excess lining.This step was carried out was to remove excess lining due to the flay turn up  and Viola! my Bottom Part was ready... easy right..?

Shaping the Top Part
Remember when i talked about darts and how they give our clothes fitting Here...?
Darts for the back side of clothes normally starts at 9 cm as seen in Pic b, for  the Dart width i normally pick my Dart at 4.5 inches interval so when am done sewing it would be at 4 inches as seen in Pic a, c and d

Back Side
I sewed two Darts on the back side. One for each of the two sections

Lining
I did same for the lining and when i was done i ironed to straighten the piece

Front Side (Double Breast)
I picked my Darts on the double breast  but here i measured  out where i wanted my Darts to be from where i notched .i.e  4 inches from the notched area.
The Dart started from my nipple point and i got this measurement by measuring from my shoulders to my nipple as seen in the second picture.


See my neatly picked Dart

I did same for the lining

Then i joined the back side and front side by the shoulders and i did same to the lining

The Bands
I stitched the bands to double breast and the back side

Sprinkled some water on the sewn shoulder lines this was done to make the shoulders relaxed and not puffy like puff puff lols...

I still sprinkled more water on the band seam and ironed to get it relax also

After sewing the band to the Double Breast i notched the point of lap  this time on the band because the seam has covered the initial Notch. Understand....?!


Top Part , Bottom Part, and Belts

Top Part and its Lining


i marked the  notched area and  i lapped the Double Breast secured with office pins and i proceeded to mark out my measurement

Measuring Out my Shape
I measured out my bust

and round my under bust. You could check out this Post for clarity

Joined the lines of  each mark out, attached my belts and sewed.


I did same to the lining 

Next
I sewed the lining to the material and turned in the  neck and armhole . hmmmm.... finally the Top part was ready


I quietly like a good girl that i am joined both sides together and my gown was ready! *Happy face*
Wait!.. wait!  hold on !
No one asked where my zipper was remember this is a fitted gown so a zipper is required.
Emmm... Ummm....*scratching my head* actually there are no zippers on the dress....i used press buttons

I fixed press buttons on the point where the double breast lapped and further after it



on the bottom part i arranged the buttons on strategic points to hold the dress properly

see the arrangement...

After that i ironed the dress and posed for these...

Fine girl!

I love this pose

what ya looking at?

This is how we do it baby!

Super model baby.....haha 

more....

that's all of the posing for now ...


I did a little video for the dress, do check it out and don't forget to subscribe to my channel. i really want to see pictures your own version of this dress, you can mail me a picture at stitchadress@gmail.com. Feel free to ask for clarity when you get stucked!

Lots of love,

Ada-uju