Advice 1: How to sew a medieval dress

The middle ages are attracted not only for its history. Any modern woman will never deny myself the pleasure to put on in the case of extremely feminine dress of the noble ladies of the time. Some models you can make with your own hands.
How to sew a medieval dress
You will need
  • - fabric (silk, linen, cotton, wool, velvet optional).
  • - braid;
  • - threads;
  • centimeter;
  • - needle;
  • - Mel;
  • - decorative lace;
  • - hidden zip.
Start by selecting a style. It may be the medieval dress with corset and fluffy skirt, dress in country style is more simple and casual, usually linen or wool. Most often, women choose dressy, magnificent options as evening dresses. Elegant and original looks, blio – dress with wide sleeves (long or three quarters), with a flared skirt and a plunging neckline. Under this outfit, you will need golfiki or you can wear it without additional clothing, then you should not make the neckline too deep.
Redraw the pattern. You will need to remove all the necessary measurements to build it for yourself. In particular, note poluobhvat the bust and waist, hips, length, sleeve length. Need to measure the height of the openings, the volume of the hands near the shoulder.
Mark on the pattern its size, adding 1-2 cm to free fit. If you want to dress it was clearly on the figure, you then will be able to take in a little bit, but if it will get little or tailgating, then to add will already be difficult.
Make a sketch of how to lay out the pattern on a piece of fabric. To do this, find the fabric, check its width. Draw such a rectangle in proportion. On it lay a dressthat was folded in half along a symmetry axis on the center. Most likely, you'll need to purchase two lengths of the dress. That is, measure the desired length and buy fabric twice – for example, you want dress length 1.35 m, buy at least 2.7 m. If you want to dress it turned out not just to the floor, and with a small train, then increase the length of the product is still 10-20 centimeters.
After purchasing the fabric, fold it in half. Lay all parts on a piece of fabric, draw around them with chalk, not forgetting the seam. Be aware that some items of clothing are repeated, and some enough to fold in half (along the axis of symmetry). Then the detail must be put on the fabric so that the fold line of the pattern fell on the fold line of the fabric. When you cut an element, expand the fabric.
After cutting out parts and remove them and try. Often, these dresses are sewn with lace, but it is quite difficult, as the sides will have to increase so as to sew and loops for lacing. So the best buy hidden zip and insert it into the side seam. The lock is inserted in the most formfitting of the product – along the trunk to the leg approximately to the flared part of the skirt.
Making sure the dress is sitting properly, can astrocyte details. First, perform side seams, sew sleeves, then vystragivaetsja armhole.
The finished product need to decorate. With this purpose, sew the lace along neckline, hem, sleeves. The braid can be held in the centre of the dress to the bottom of the skirt. Styling will contribute to the lacing on the sleeve. Such better tie separately, and the lace can be sewn to the sleeve just below the shoulder. Wearing a dress, wrap the arm up to the elbow and tie a string or ribbon. Medieval outfit ready!
Do not buy fabric before will present the layout of the parts on a piece of cloth. Two lengths of the product is the minimum amount of fabric, but depending on your size and the desired width of the sleeves you may need a decent piece.
Useful advice
Wedges in the skirt can be inserted separately, which makes it possible to make the skirt smooth on the bottom edge, since the cutting out of whole cloth there is a danger that the dress will SAG and will have hem in addition to level. Accordingly, if you decide to insert the wedges in the pattern separate a few triangles on the sides.

Advice 2 : How to sew a Gothic dress

The Gothic style originated in Medieval France and covered almost all works of art. The main feature of Gothic clothing is considered to be the predominance of vertical lines. Dress in the Gothic style can be long to the floor, widening towards the bottom, or it may consist of a corset and fluffy skirt. The corset is a construction of several layers of bad stretch fabrics and special seeds. Sew a Gothic dress is not difficult, provided certain experiences and desires, of course.
How to sew a Gothic dress
You will need
  • Fabric, accessories, sewing supplies.
For a start, consider the model of your dress. What will it be: long or short, narrow or wide. After that pick the suitable patterns for the intended model, and remove all the necessary measurements.
Select the fabric. Gothic clothing, the most popular are silk, smooth leather, chiffon, patent fabric and satin. About the color we say that it does not necessarily have to be black and be dark blue, dark purple, Magenta and even white. Although, of course, black clear predominance.
Carefully cutting the details of the dress. Then proceed directly to the sewing. Be sure to treat all the edges of the parts with overlock. Following the instructions that came with the pattern, sostrochite together. Don't forget about the fittings in the process. Good smooth finished product.
Now for the trim of the dress. In the Gothic outfit she is almost the most important place. Thanks to a kind of finishing can be not simply elegant black dress, and dress in the Gothic style. Clothing ready be sure there is a mesh on the sleeves, for example. In addition, use in the finishing of various lace dress, not necessarily black. With their help, you will be able to achieve the effect of sensuality and eroticism. By the way, you can use tattered lace. If you are inspired by lace, use a ruffle at the cuffs and hem of the dress. Or try to decorate it with satin ribbons at the waist and neckline. Will look great blood-red or white ribbon – you will be able to play on the contrast.Here's a dress and you're done! It confirms the mystery of the woman in Gothic. Perhaps this is what inspires designers from around the world to use Gothic motifs to create their collections.
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