You will need
- - material "Atlas";
- - sharp scissors;
- soap or chalk;
- - sewing machine with a sharp and thin needle.
Pick a good pattern for satin dress. It is very important to choose the right model, because the stitching bodycon dress from this material is difficult, and spacious, the dress can be like a nightgown. If the pattern is from a magazine or the Internet, place it on the paper and cut out.
Find fabric for the dress. Shop carefully inspect any fabric. Pull it in the transverse direction, as if trying to push the equity of the fiber. If you start to form a clearance dress from this fabric will begin to unravel at the seams. In any case, do not take the Atlas if it's already in the store began to emerge of the tightening – you don't carry it and two days (this is especially true for stretch-satin).
Put it on the table thick flannelette quilt or blanket. Very carefully lay the satin and pin to pin, keep in mind that you cannot navigate through the cut made in the store. See the only common thread and the fabric edge. Put pins in the pattern, trace with colored chalk or soap (with certain tissues is difficult to remove the pencil marks). Cut out details are very sharp scissors.
The edges when sewing did not disperse and did not warp, stick to the seams, adhesive, woven webs, knitted or better interlining (practically without going beyond the seam allowance.)
Set the sewing machine is very sharp thin needle, the Atlas is very easy to formed tightening. When stapling, ensure that the seam was not pulled even a little bit, because it's immediately noticeable, and do not even hope to smooth out the seam. At the same time, if the cut is on the bias, you can drag the seam, and it will also look awful. So before stitching, baste all the details on the bias, it will help you to control the seam.
When Ironing satin dresses keep in mind that the seams can be stamped on the front side, so resaturate should be very careful. Do not use steam and water when Ironing, some types of satin from the water lose their luster, you can even be stained.
Advice 2: How to sew stretch
Fabric stretch firmly established in casual clothes and outfits for special occasions. Such products conveniently fit body and easy to care for. The clothes from this fabric pleases you, you need to know about some of the intricacies of her sewing.
You will need
- Serger, sewing machine, needles, feet, thread.
Pay attention to the direction of pull of the fabric, buying fabric stretch. It can stretch in all directions and can be elastic only in the longitudinal or transverse direction. Stretch fabric distinguished by the presence of lycra yarn. After stretching this material, quickly recovers its shape. Fabric stretch can be based on velvet, crepe, denim. Of such materials it is possible to sew any clothes that will beautifully fitting shape, allowing smooth and easy to move.
Treat the fabric with an iron before sewing. Heating temperature is determined by the properties of the fibers of the material. For example, viscose, silk and lycra is not very hot. But cotton or wool with lycra to iron even using a damp cloth. Will definitely appreciate how after the treatment the iron is retained with elasticity and structure. Outwrite all the material, because it can shrink, lose shape. Otherwise when cutting you will have plenty of details that sewing will pull, in tension will be uneven and not "sit" on the figure.
Carefully copy the lines of the seams. Use ended rod of a ballpoint pen or the blunt side of the knife blade, since a wheel with sharp teeth may ruin the fabric.
Pay attention to the direction of pull of the fabric when cutting. For example, if you sew pants with a cutout heel, the fabric must stretch in the longitudinal direction. For sewing normal pants is better to use a material which stretches in two directions. But the fabric is stretch with a transverse thread is perfect for sewing narrow skirts and trousers, as well as for the surrounding jackets.
Use the needle for sewing Jersey or elastic. The tip of these needles are rounded, which ensures a soft penetration of the needle into the fabric and it eliminates the gap. Consider the thickness of the fabric when choosing foot, needle size and thread. Remember the most important thing – don't pull the fabric when you sew!
Use elastic seams. It is best to use a serger, in accordance with the attached instructions. On a conventional sewing machine often use a zigzag stitch. It is necessary to install a very tight needle thread tension. Now available sewing machine with special stitches for stretch fabrics stretch. Keep in mind that the seams are made by double needle, will also retain flexibility if you prostrochite them on the front of the unit.