Thursday, 18 July 2013

Drape, pin, sew... It's how I roll!

I must say I do take for granted what my sewing skills can actually accomplish sometimes.

As I'm sure you have experienced yourselves, the hunt for a new outfit for a friends wedding can lead you down dark paths! Too glam, too boring, too fat for that, too skint for this...

Well a little trip to Abakhans' made it all better! I found an amazing navy and cream stripe printed satin, about 3 metres in total - but due to the genius of Abakhan it only cost £4.95 as they sell off cuts by weight! GET IN! Mower loves a bargin.

In previous dress attempts I have always designed first, but I decided to have a go at draping on the stand for this creation. This is where you basically pin the fabric to a dressmakers dummy in different shapes until your happy, then sew it to secure - its great fun, you must try it! So....this pile of fabric

Became this, slowly but surely...

After pinning, unpinning, repinning and then sewing together, my pile of fabric became...

I must say I'm pretty happy with it.

I encourage anybody to just give this technique a go, it really helps with your confidence and you get a surprise every time.

If you want to know more do leave any questions, I'm more than happy to help!

Lovely stuff

1 comment:

  1. Love it Chloe. Need to finish making my body-form then I will give it a go. xxxx