How To Draft And Sew Designer Flounce Dress For A 2-3 Year Old

How To Draft And Sew Designer Flounce Dress For A 2-3 Year Old


hello friends my name is Esther you are
welcome today to this lovely tutorial how are you? to start this tutorial we’ll be
drafting firstly so let’s get to a drafting table the measurements you’ll
be needing is on the screen and I’ll be using one and a half yard of fabric so
let’s get started here I’m folding my drafting paper in half firstly I’m going
to mark the dress length the dress length is 22 inches plus 1 inch seaming and
hemming allowance I’m marking 23 inches across take my ruler and draw a line next is the shoulder measurements half
the shoulder measurement length is 4 inches plus 1/2 inch seam allowance
then for shoulder slope I’m using 1/2 inch
I am drafting with seeming allowance then for the armhole, half of the
armhole circumference is 4 point 4inches that is 4.5 chest measurement is 24 inches divided by 4 which gave me 6 inches plus 1/2 an
inch seam allowance I am just going to go ahead scale according to measurements the neck
width I’m using is 2.5 inches and marking it out the front neck deep is 2.5 inches
and the back neck deep is 1inch I am just going to scale according to
measurements the next thing is to… that is for the back
and the front I’ve just indicated it befor moving to the shoulder and the armhole
connecting the shoulder slope as for the arm hole I’m going to find the
midpoint of the armhole that is the center point folding my tape in half marking the
center point and I’m going in by 1/2 an inch to get the front shoulder
measurement obviously the front chest measurement and curving using freehand get the… measuring the chest measurement
that is 6.5 and I’m going to add 2.5 inches to it to make my lower
part measurement so, that will give me 9inches scale according to measurements then I’ll go ahead and cut the back
pattern without cutting the front neck-deep just only the back neck deep yeah after cutting the pattern I am
going to use this pattern and cuts on our fabric I’m going to mark 1 inch
the fabric is on fold I’m marking 1 inch zipper allowance zip allowance I’ll draw
the 1 inch out before placing my pattern to cut my my back pattern and cut my fabric just tracing it out to go ahead and cut the back of the dress putting that away next is the front pattern
drafting from the back I’m going to cut the front neck-deep open it up find
the length of my shoulder measurement which was 2 inches and I’m going to
give a mark at 1.4 inch because that’s where I want my ruffle
to seats and to the side, i’m going to mark half the side measurement that’s
without the seaming allowance then connect the points sorry my my daughter
couldn’t wait for the dress to be ready but she’s waiting for the dress before
cutting it out just for reference I’m going to go ahead and find the center
front of the dress and draw a line for ease since I’ll be dividing the dress the
lower part of the dress into 3 equal parts I’m just getting the center front
just for reference so here I’m going to go ahead and divide it what I have into
three equal parts and that is what I am marking do the same for the chest area after
placing my marking of dividing of dividing it and confirming i’m going to use a ruler to draw a straight line indicating the division at this point I’m going to
separate the go ahead and separates the upper part of the dress from the lower
part which will be having inverted pleats so the lines i marked I’m going
to separate it because I’ll be putting extra patterned paper which will give it
the inverted pleats to a fresh pattern paper I am marking out 10 inches here and
I’ll divide the 10 inches into 2 which is 5 inches each and I’m my
inverted plate is going to be five inches in length I’m cutting it out I’m going to tape it in the middle of each each part I’m
going to make sure that the down part is properly aligned just taping the extra
piece so I would have the inverted pleat so all I would do next is just folded in
to form an inverted pleat before cutting to make sure that
everything is in order so I am tapping the second part go ahead and fold it in and cut it out
and you’ll have something similar to what I have on the screen marking the extra pattern piece that I use for the inverted pleats then I’m going to go ahead and
cut it out on my fabric don’t forget 1/2 inche seaming allowance
all round these are the places you’ll be adding seam allowance and if you use
1/4 seam allowance by all means cut with 1/4 seam allowance for the flounce
or spiral find the center of your dress I mean of the of your piece
mark two inches away like so just watch what I’m doing it is important that you
Mark so that your flounce can come out evenly though at this point I’m going to
use a free hand so that you see what could happen if you don’t take the time
to mark from two inches up to three inch here you are the part that I took time
to mark you can see how it came out lovely and the Parts I used freehand it’s
obvious so without further ado let’s start sewing… roll hem
the flounce all round and after that you gather it gather its make sure it’s
double the length measurements of your front piece or upper piece then attach it to
your upper piece sew it down after sewing it you attach right side
together you will place it on your lower front piece and
sew together using your seeming allowance after that the front should look
something like this you can see it’s all sewn the next will be to attach the back
piece I went ahead and cut interface in my other tutorial I think I’ve shown how
I cut interface but in case you need a detail tutorial just let
me know right sides together join the front and the back piece at the shoulder
do same for the interface or should I say the facing sorry the facing of
the dress all in one facing after that open up your dress that was joined at the shoulder and place the facing on top of it please make sure to tuck in the front
properly so that your flounce doesn’t your your needle doesn’t catch it while
you’re sewing so you tuck it in place the facing on top of your dress and sew around the neckline make sure it’s well align and the armholes when sewing
around the neckline please keep the 1 inch zip allowance open do not sew on it
since you’ll be attaching zip to it just sew around the neck and the armholes after
sewing give it notches and trim a little becareful not to cut the seam trim a
little where you have the double sewing after which you turn your dress inside out when your dress is turned inside out it’s
time to attach the Zip on that one inch mark you pinned down your zip like so
determine the length of your zip and completes the back seam just sew down
the remaining that of the back after you attach your zip it should look something like this or close all right now is the moment we’ve been waiting for right sides together
sew the facing to the facing and the side of the dress to the side of the
dress using your seam allowance that is half inch for me hem the bottom of your
dress then voila your Dress is ready you can see it’s all hemmed and sewn please take
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part you can go ahead and accessorize your dress the way you want it Hey
this young girl here just wants the dress she doesn’t need the accessory
see you in another video bye for now


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