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Design a Dress - Know the Fundamentals

dress designing and dress as remote and architectural designing and laying bricks, or reading blue prints, and yet - if the artist will design a dress or a building - how to design, not only beautiful creations that can be implemented and put to practical use - it will also be required to have knowledge of dressmaking or masonry, or practical application of it. One of the important elements in the design of the dress have basic equipment.

In order to do the real work of designing and sewing room must be properly equipped. There are a lot of storage devices on the market, and many of them will discover themselves, such as progress with their studies and design work.

These are your basic tools:

Measuring Tools -. Tape measure, measure, tailor's square, right angle triangles, T squares, French curves

tools for cutting scissors, shears, scissors and pinking.

Marking Tools - skirt marker, track wheel and dressmaker's carbon paper, tailor's chalk and chalk board. This last, you will need to make for yourself and give instructions at the end of this article.

sewing machine -. Electrical desired

seam ripper, pins, needles and thimble. Get a seamstress or silk pins - they will not mark delicate fabrics


dress form. There are various kinds on the market that are adjustable. You can also make your own rubber band through the cotton shirt.

full length mirror.

Cutting a folding table or cutting board.

emery bag; Tweezers, pressure equipment, Iron - This is one of your most important tool when designing a dress. If you press each seam as you sew before suturing the adjoining part of - the effect will be more professional. Press the fabric. Ironing board. Sleeve Board. Tape Ham. Click glove. Seam roll. The needle board molding piles of fabric. Banging tailors wooden block or bell.

concepts and decorations

Themes -. One shade darker than your fabric

for Mercerized Cotton Cotton, linen and blends. Silk for silk and wools. Nylon for synthetics.

closure and nylon tape fasteners.

Belting, seam binding or bias tape, seam binding tape.

Snaps, hooks and eyes.

buttons, buckles.

Lock, The, horsehair braid.

Featherboning, zig-zag nights, weights.


Trimmings and braid, ribbon, rickrack, beading, pearls, sequins.

to a chalk board:

chalk board should be about 20 x 24 inches in size. To make it you will require:

2 pieces 22 x 26 inches soft white flannel

chalk dust

rayon or cotton coarse net

thumb or carpet tacks

Smooth both pieces of flannel, one to another, across the board -. Allows inch overlap on all sides

Sprinkle the powder evenly over the flannel chalk. Rub in thoroughly and evenly.

put on the net via recorded flannel, flannel and net wrap under the board without tipping over the board.

Tack the center of each of opposite sides of the edge, and then centers the remaining sides, then everything around to record flannel and net stretched smoothly and tightly over the board.

Trim off excess material.

Store in a horizontal position to chalk from spilling.

Now you have the equipment to design a dress you can begin the fascinating process of creating.


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