Part 2 Draping, developing and sewing a classic Sheath dress


PART 2 Draping, developing and sewing a classic Sheath dress

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This course continues from PART 1 and shows you how to design style lines and make a dress pattern. Also, you will be shown how to sew a classic Sheath dress, with lots of information and tips to help you achieve and make a professionally finished dress.

  • Free support and advise
  • 10 Videos
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Preview CHAPTER 3 PART 2. Draping and sewing a classic Sheath dress


How to make the dress without an overlocker with various seam finishes:

  • French seam ,flat felled seam and Hong Kong seam finishes
  • Sewing machine techniques
  • Hand stitching techniques and finishes
  • How to handle your fabrics
  • How to use your scissors correctly
  • How to correctly sew princess lined curves and acute curved lines
  • Using your iron to shrink out fullness
  • How to sew an unlined dress
  • How to sew a lined dress
  • How to insert an invisible zip in a professional way
  • How to cut and sew bias bindings
  • How to make facings
  • How to stabilise your neck and armholes from stretching
  • Pressing techniques
  • Sewing machine tensions
  • How to place your patterns onto fabric
  • Designing and creating new style lines on your dress pattern
  • How to mark and tailor tack your dress
  • Creating inlays (extra fabric needed for customers who gain weight)
  • JoJo explains in- depth on creating a sheath dress from cutting to sewing the completed dress with variations on creating a classic princess lined sheath dress.

Equipment and tools needed for the course:

  • Dress form /Dummy or a real figure
  • Sewing machine Overlocker (optional)
  • Sewing threads
  • Hand stitching needles
  • Pins
  • Fabric
  • Chalk
  • Tape measure
  • Pens, pencils and Sharpie
  • Rulers (various lengths up to a metre)
  • L square
  • Invisible zip
  • Scrap lining or lightweight fabric
  • Iron, masking tape
  • 8 or 10 inch scissors

If you are based in the UK, you can opt to buy the addon package of all the equipment that will be sent to you for £60.



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