Don’t have anything to wear? Want to have something to impress those around you? Need to follow the latest trends and be stylish? Not a problem – make a dress by yourself! Don’t worry, you will be able to make this six pieces gown even if you’ve never had any previous experience in sewing with this guide on how to cut and sew a dress for beginners.
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1. Materials you’ll need
The first thing you need in order to learn, how to cut and sew six-pieces gown, is to find out what exactly you need to have to make it work. Here are the materials you’re going to need to make the 6-piece gown:
- Paper or cardboard for patterns
- Chalk or pencil
- Fabric you want to make the dress out of
- Sewing machine or thread and needles
2. Measurements you’ll need to take
Of course, if you want your gown to fit, you will need to take proper measurements of your body. The things you will need to measure to create a proper pattern are:
- Waist circumference
- Hip circumference
- Waist to hip length
- Waist to floor length
3. How to make the gown
Now for the most important part – actual making of the dress. If you have all the information and instruments needed, you should get to know, how to cut and sew six pieces gown. First of all, you need to follow the patterns and cut the fabric according to them.
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3.1. How to cut six pieces gown
First of all, you need to measure the amount of fabric you’ll need to make the skirt. You should multiply the hip circumference by 3, and the piece of fabric with this width and with the length from hip to waist plus 6 centimeters.
These are the patterns, which will show you, how to cut a gown before sewing. First of all, you should cut these patterns on paper or cardboard. Add a few centimeters for unpredictable situations. After this, lead out the pattern with the help of a chalk or a pencil.
Firstly, heat the fabric with an iron or any hot surface before cutting to prevent shrinkage. There are a few methods for an actual cutting part, one of them is a flat cutting. You need to lay your fabric perfectly flat on the surface – this way your cut will be much less wasteful and you will be able to fit it perfectly to the pattern.
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3.2. How to sew a gown step by step
To make the dress, you should sew together all the pieces. It would be better for you to start from the front of the dress, as the back part will contain a zip, which should be the last thing for you to do. You should hide the front seam line as much as possible – use bias tape and iron it very well. Try to hide the zip line too by making it as a secret zipper.
Now your gown is ready! If you really want to kill it this summer, make an Ankara six pieces gown, you will definitely shock all your friends and will have a lot of men looking at you.
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