Advice 1: How to sew a dress for ballroom dancing

If you are going to the ball, don't rush to order or borrow a dress. Sew it in person - much more honor. In addition, you get the added pleasure of creative self-realization and to exercise any sartorial fantasy, creating them on the fly.
How to sew a dress for ballroom dancing
You will need
  • Sewing machine, pattern, main fabric, supporting fabric (lining, glue) - optional, scissors, needles, pins, thread, trim elements (ribbons, lace, beads, etc.), fasteners, iron
First of all, get familiar with the style. If we are talking about modern ballroom dancing, the freedom of choice you have is quite wide, but if you are going for historical or theatrical ball (for example, vampire party), then your suit needs to fit very peculiar conditions. Carefully read the dress code of the ball (often there are links to images required dresses), if necessary, rummage in directories according to the fashion of the era and on the discussion forums.
Realizing the overall style of the dress, get the pattern. Masters, experienced in the clothing business, and particularly in the sewing of costumes particular era, you can build an individual pattern with one hand on a piece of old Wallpaper, but if you are so tough, try to look for the finished pattern. In the online stores of several major fashion companies, such as Burda or Simplisity, you can buy a pattern of any degree of historicity (in the section "costumes"). And the silhouettes of the Empire era, for example, is still popular across modern journals. Not to mention the fact modern evening dresses or even outfits that do not have stitching on strictly defined style.
Decide the colors of the future dresses, and also fabric. It all depends mostly on your personal taste, but if you do the reconstruction or pastiche of any historical era, you will be limited by certain conventions. For example, Empire-style dresses sewn from light fabrics, and dresses of the Renaissance, on the contrary, thick, dark colors.
Consider the finish of the future dresses as well as accessories, shoes, hairstyle. Your ensemble should be harmonious and complete. Think of the elements of the future of the ensemble you already have or can be rented. When thinking of costume it is logical to start from available resources. Don't forget to buy thread in the tone, buttons/zippers and other functional details.
If you use a commercial pattern, read the instructions to her and follow her.
Take the necessary details from the underlying tissue, and, if necessary, details lining/sizing.
Start stitching with the main parts of the dress - bodice and skirt. If you feel uncertain - take at first for the simple and extensive details like skirts, and then for complex and small.
At each stage, be sure to try on semi dresses to pretrazivanja machine and otheiwise immediately after.
Grab a decorative finish only after you sew the dress as such.
Ball gown should not be too long: the hem should not climb under feet neither you nor your gentlemen. The train is valid only if it can be removed for hand or pin to the belt, or if you know exactly what the nature of the dance allows the presence of the plume.

Do not overdo sequins, paillettes, plenty of bright colors. Follow good taste.
Useful advice
Choosing the fabric, do not hesitate this is not respectable source, as blinds and curtains. They are no less quality than the most expensive fabric, but much cheaper.

Cuts artificial fabrics can not be treated with a zigzag or serger, and melted in the fire.

Decorative finish designed specifically to mask the seams and failure locations.

Advice 2: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Advice 3: How to sew a costume for ballroom dancing

The importance of ballroom dancing to have a beautiful dress that will feel comfortable, confident and purposeful March towards victory. No matter in what age group and what grade of workmanship stands the dancer, the dress should sit perfectly.
Dress for the dance latinoamerikanskij

What should be the ball gown

The spectators who came to the tournament, see the abundance of original dance outfits. Attracts the attention of a variety of styles and colors. Despite the variety of ball patterns, they must meet the standard set for competition costumes.

European programme partner dancing in a long dress. It should not be easy, but not slutty. Beauty, elegance, romance – these are the criteria that must be met by the outfit. When developing the costume design, it is necessary to consider that the partner is almost always turned to the audience back.

Latin dances are performed in a dress with short or medium length skirt. Allowed a suit of skirt and tube top. The main task of the Latin American outfit is to emphasize the dynamics and sexuality of the dance, so it needs to be open (but no more than allowed by the rules) and comfortable.

The basis of any dress is a bathing suit, which is stitched to the skirt and jewelry. For the first tournaments, you can sew a dress yourself. The base of the dress is sewn from a stretchy material supplex, which is difficult to work, requires certain skills.

Sewing ball gown costume

Start to sew a ball dress with leotard (pants), followed by the bodice, the next step is sewing the skirt. Stitched items to be collected: pricecat the bodice to the skirt, this must be done carefully so no stitches to be seen. Dress should have a good fit, do not hamper movement, because it will have to do the stretch.

Can you handle the top edge of the skirt ralicom and sew the bathing suit, use a seam "zigzag" or pritchet on hand. The waist tend to make low, to bring the shape to the standards of the "Golden section". Sew to the dress pants. If the basis is a bathing suit, sew it to the skirt.

The cutouts for the legs in panties insert the elastic in the seam pahovom make the clasp (button). To sew the bodice cups, straps. Complete the work on the dress its decoration. The stones and ornaments securely sew to at the most inopportune moment.

Joints good treat, they should not RUB a body professionals treat the seams on the clocks the car, but you can do a simple household sewing machine, if it performs operations such as "zigzag", "home serger". Pay special attention to the quality of the seams, they must be flexible and durable.

The bottom of the suit, depending on the material from which it is made, can be processed on a serger or compact with regelin. Option rough cut, if it is not twisted.
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