The way you sew a dress will depend highly on a number of things for example its material and the design that you want. While you can depend on a professional sewer to make you a top quality dress that requires a lot of stitching and designing, you can make a simple one for yourself. This includes repairing of the already sewn ones so get the best sewing machine.
What are the Steps to Sewing a Dress?
Like any other clothe, sewing a dress requires that you follow some given steps. Here are some of them:
1. Choosing your fabric
It is possible for you to make a dress using any fabric. However, if it is your first time, you should use material that are easy to thread such as those with cotton blend. After that, wash the fabric that you have chosen for your dress. This serves to remove any wrinkles or stains that may be stuck up on them. Finally, select your patterns and take your measurements ready for the actual sewing process.
2. The actual sewing
After cutting your dress from the measurements that you took (in step 1 above), it is time for the actual sewing. Follow the directions on your pattern and most preferably start with the sides.
3. The neck line and the hem
The next step is sewing a simple neckline. Sew its edges in place so that you can prevent them from fraying. From there, adjust the depth to which you want your neck line to plunge. Normally, you can achieve this by measuring the distance between the area to your bust and the waistline. For the hem, you should hold it to place by attaching it to the folded edge using a straight stitch.
Basing on your desires, you may choose to add a zipper to your dress at this stage. In addition to that, you can add a lace to your dress to enhance its looks.
For complex sewing of dresses, you can rely on your professional sewer. However, you can choose to make your own dress by following the above steps. The results will not disappoint you.