Advice 1: How to alter dress

The need to alter the dress can occur in a few cases. For example, you have luxurious long and wide Granny dress out of beautiful fabric, but it is not suitable. Or favorite dress is a little out of fashion, and I would like to make it more modern. Maybe you have any desire to update your wardrobe, combining two dresses?
Deciding to alter the dress, consider what material it is made
You will need
  • Dress
  • Pattern
  • Sewing machine
Instruction
1
Decide what dress you want and as far as different sizes. It is possible that you first have to rip at the seams all the product. This is necessary if a new dress will be much smaller than the old one. If the difference in size is negligible, think about what joints need to rip and which to leave. If you just want to change the sleeve or collar, dress to strut not necessarily.
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Prepare your original dress. It should be clean and ironed. Creases Ironing is not necessary, but the fabric must not be wrinkled, otherwise you do not take. When calculating don't forget about the seam.
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Strut dress at the seams. Select all threads. Iron details. See if you can use them. Cut damaged pieces. If you come to alter because damaged a small section of the cloth - think if you can do without emergency measures. Maybe at this point you can make beautiful embroidery or sew the pocket? And can, fit a deep neckline? It all depends on style.
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Make pattern that you want to. It is possible that you have a ready template, which you usually sew things for yourself. To determine which sleeve you want, how will you handle the neck, is it going to make pockets and what. It is not excluded that you can do without patterns, if you have an old dress of the beloved style, from which it would be time to get rid of. It can be cut up and its parts to find new. But this method works not always.
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Cutting little dresses from big does not differ from the cutting of pieces of fabric. The only difference is that you don't have to wrestle with how is equity the thread as more economical to have the details. Before you need to sew from the front and the sleeve from the sleeve, trying to maximize what is already there: belt, machined pockets, frills.
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Take the necessary details. If necessary, immediately treat cuts. Prepare your pockets, bakey for treatment of neck collar. Sew side and shoulder seams, sew and fit the sleeve. Treat the neck. Sewn seams and hem the bottom.
Note
Before to make a pattern, calculate how much fabric you will need.

While stirring by two dresses in one is also very useful to maximize the use of already finished parts. For combined dresses it is necessary that the original two products were from tissues of the same type.
Useful advice
Choose the most simple style. A simple but well-tailored dress looks a lot better than complicated but sloppy made. In any event, the alteration should not be noticeable.

To fit your dress, it is not necessary to unpick it all. It may be that you just need to take it in the recesses or in the belt.

If you want to change the style of your old dresses, think how to do it with minimal losses. It might be enough to change one or two details - and the dress will look new.

Advice 2: How to alter a t-shirt

Children grow so quickly that often recently bought in an expensive shop or a memorable journey clothes already bursting at the seams when you try to pull it. And this is almost an ideal state of things! If your child grew out of favorite t-shirts and does not want to part with it, you may want to give it a second life. The tee will benefit from the incident with her transformation. It will last a season, if you pick up the most problematic areas of the shirt – sleeves and length of the product.
How to alter a t-shirt
You will need
  • - Favorite shirt;
  • - unnecessary t-shirt (or other contrasting color suitable in tone to the color of your favorite t-shirt);
  • - sewing accessories;
  • - a sewing machine.
Instruction
1
Lay your favorite shirt (let's call it main) which needs to be lengthened on the table. Attach it to any shirt (a size which is your child) with short sleeves. Align the openings of t-shirts and mark hem line short sleeves basic t-shirt.
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From the new line of the bottom of the sleeves add two inches for seams. Do the same on the second sleeve. Cut off the excess length sleeveless basic t-shirt tailor's scissors.
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Measure the child's arm you need a new sleeve length. Measure on the main t-shirt new (cropped) sleeve length excluding allowances and subtract this amount from the total you have measured the necessary length sleeves. You got podkralas length of the sleeve, whereby you extend the basic t-shirt.
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Place the second prepared t-shirt, which you will need to cut the sleeves and bottom. Measure from the bottom of each sleeve received in the previous step-size, draw a line and add two inches for allowance. Cut parts of bags from unwanted shirts.
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Put podkralas sleeve short sleeves basic t-shirt, folding the parts wrong side together. Align the seams of the sleeves and their sections. Tuck allowances inside each part, you will need to make a bent edge podkralas details was a couple millimeters below the fundamental, then in finished form from under the short sleeves basic t shirt will not be visible to the second layer of fabric.
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Pin details round pins and prostrochite on the sewing machine, stepping back 1 cm from the edge. Thus, the sections of both parts of the sleeve will be inside. Treating them is not necessary, because the fine knit will not Ravel.
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Sewn to the parts of the sleeves looked a bit alien, they can be maintained, sew to the lower edge of the main shirt cut off part of the bottom of the second t-shirt. It will also lengthen a too short shirt.
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Cut the bottom of the shirt, the sleeves of which you've used to increase length sleeves basic t shirt. The height of the severed part determine and measure the required overall length along the back of the child and subtracting from it the length of the main t-shirt. Make a seam allowance of 2 cm, take a break.
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Fold the allowance of the items received on the wrong side and fold it with the lower part of the main t-shirt wrong side so that the processed edge basic t shirt 1 cm beyond the edge podkralas details with bent stock. Pristrochite parts to each other, paving the stitching in the seam of the bottom hem of the main shirt.

Advice 3: How to dress ironed

Thorough Ironing will make any dress impeccable. However, fine weave and soft finish is easily damaged. How to be? Follow the instructions on the label, use a good iron, not to hurry and make it happen.
How to dress ironed
You will need
  • - iron with temperature control, steam supply;
  • an Ironing Board;
  • - gauze.
Instruction
1
Determine the type of fabric that you have to handle. Composition is usually indicated on the inner label. There is, at what temperature should be ironed thing. If you see the icon with crossed-out irons, keep in mind that this dress can not be ironed.
2
Lay the thing on the Ironing Board. Undo buttons and flatten the pockets, remove the belt from the belt loops. Turn the dress inside out – most of the fabrics to better handle that way.

Wool can be processed from the front side, but make sure you use the gauze, previously soaked in water and well wrung out. Difficult ironed natural linen. However, it does not require perfect ottagonale – linen dress can look a little rough around the edges, it emphasizes the naturalness of the fabric.
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Turn on the iron with the right temperature. For linen and cotton require maximum power (figure 3 on the scale of iron). Wool and viscose iron medium heat (2), and silk and polyester will require the most delicate treatment with a warm iron (on a scale indicated by a unit).

If your dress is made of composite materials, for example, has a lace trim or silk collar, made of different materials, have to use an iron set to a different temperature.
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Start Ironing from the top of the dress. Treat the collar and shoulder area. Then iron the sleeves. It is not necessary to make them sharp folds. Lay the sleeve on the Board and iron it, without bringing the surface up to the middle part of the fold. After that, a little slip fabric and iron mid sleeves. Unbutton the cuff and spread out the whole width. Proutyuzhte her, trying not to crush the corners.
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Treat the shelf dresses. If they have a clasp, gently go around the buttons with the iron. Do not press it to a hot surface – buttons or buttons can be deformed. Finish the top of the dress, propadu back.
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Now for the skirt. Stroke it slowly, starting from the waist and ending at the hem. Last Tutuila ruffles and ruches. If they have a lace trim, walk – hot iron can burn the lace. After you finish the processing of the main leaf, turn the iron on a lower temperature and smooth finish.
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When you have finished processing things, hang it on a hanger and leave it on for half an hour. Do not wear dress immediately after Ironing – it will immediately collapse. Cold stuff put away in the closet. Wool, silk and polyester dresses before it can be treated with antistatic for clothes.
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