HOW TO CUT A SIMPLE GOWN
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... actuallyam enjoying it except for the pressure in my head that of cause sewing and thinking of my next blog post takes away. Having said that thanks for staying with me this far and don't worry am gonna make the learning process an enjoyable one for you. Today am gonna teach you how to cut a simple gown for your beautiful body just as i did *wide grin*....Lets start!
Measurement needed (mine)
Shoulder - 17
Bust - 34
Under-under bust - 12.5
Round under bust - 29
Hip - 36
Waist - 28
I folded the fabric into two
Then into four leaving about 1.5 inches for zip allowance at the back
Measured out my desired length
took out the excess and i was left with my working piece
I notched the bottom hem of the front part and back part of the piece
I measured 2.5 inches for the neck depth
took 3 inches for the neck width
extended my tape forward and measured 9 inches for my shoulders
N:B my shoulder length is 17 divided by two is 8.5 inches so i added half an inch for shaping out the armhole.
joined my marks with lines
From the point where i marked my shoulders i extended my tape downwards and marked 8 inches for my armhole * don't mind the small allowance i bought only a yard of this fabric*
i lifted the front part a little and marked where the zip allowance started
from that point i took 1 inch for neck depth and 3 inches for neck width, draw out the shape i wanted the neck to look like
and chipped it off!
After that, i laid the front part on it and cut neck area too but getting to the shoulder i cut the front and back part together through till i got to the armhole
N.B: don't forget to notch where the zip allowance started after cutting the neck side of the back part and you can check out how to notch HERE
Body Measurement Mark Out
from the center of piece i extended my tape to where the arm hole stopped and took my bust measurement
measured my shoulder to under bust length and marked out the width
from my under bust i took 14 inches for hips length
and still marked out the width at 9.5 inches ( added 0.5 inches to my present hip size because i slimmed down)
also took same measurement for the hem because of the style of the dress
joined each marking with lines
and finally i cut * saying this in slow motion*
N.B don't cut exactly on the measurement give like 1.5 to 2 inches seam allowance and in case of unseen errors
Facing (Front part)
I folded a little piece of fabric put it behind the main piece and traced out the neck shaped
Did same for the back
When i was done with that i folded the fabric neatly and tied it up. i also cut some black fabric for a little touch up here and there.
A post on how i joined every piece of this gown is coming right up so keep in touch or you can just like our page on facebook HERE to get updates on whats happening in the blog.
Lots of love and sunshine cos its raining as i type,