How To Copy A Store Brought Garment – A Dress (Part 2 of 2)

How To Copy A Store Brought Garment – A Dress (Part 2 of 2)



hey peeps this la vida' Monroe from what can't la veta do this is part two of a two-part video or how to copy a store Port garment and in particular address so in the first video I made a pattern from an existing dress that I have and in this video I will actually sell those pieces together to make the actual dress so I hope you watch the first one I hope you liked it I hope you got your pattern ready because now we're gonna put the dress together but what I didn't mention in the first video which I should really emphasize is that make sure that the garment you have coffee in fits if it doesn't fit the pattern that you make for the dress that you want to make is not gonna fit so make sure it fits to your liking if not you can probably customize it in a new pattern that you're making and make it your own so enough talking let's start sewing and thanks for watching okay so I'm assuming that you have all your pattern pieces ready so now what I did off camera was I laid my fabric out right sides together and when I say right side I mean the side that people will see this is the right side and it's an obvious difference between the right side and the wrong side the right side is brighter more vibrant and the wrong side has faded out now there's some fabrics you won't be able to tell at all what the right side and the wrong side is so just use your best judgement pick the best of the sides and just go with it so now I guess the fabric is folded hot dog style meaning that the width of the fabric is folded and a hot dog so it's long and narrow and the rest of the fabric is flowing off the tape edge to the cutting table so now get our part and it doesn't matter which one you start with so this is actually I can fold this fabric [Applause] now we can actually have our parrot in pieces like this with one with the one pattern piece on the fold meaning that it won't have a center seam and then the other piece alongside of it but if you do it this way there will be a scene going down the back of your dress and because this this fabric has a pattern the pattern will be interrupted so what I'm going to do I'm gonna refold this fabric so that I can possibly take advantage of the witness of the fabric I don't even know if that's a word but this fabric is pretty wide and as you can see I can put both pattern pieces alongside one another but um you're folding in such a way that both pattern pieces will be on a code and it won't have a visible seam down the front or the back so hold on and let me refer this fabric okay so what I've done is I folded it fabric in such a way that I'm not wasting a bunch of fabric on that side so what I'm going to do what I did was folded one side of the fabric enough to accommodate the width of this pattern so right now it's on the fold meaning that once I cut it out and open it out there's one continuous piece and it doesn't have a seam like one down the center of the front so this side is good so let me fold that side so I can get the back pattern piece right next to it okay everything feels good so let's see if we have enough width to accommodate that second pattern and we do yes Lord okay so now the center-back is along this fold so once I open a fabric it would be one continuous piece so now let's pin everything down okay everything's pinned so now we're gonna cut out so first I'm just gonna cut straight across to get rid of this weight other fabric that's hanging over the edge and I'm using a rotary cutter okay now so we're gonna cut on the outside the armhole the shoulder seam and the neckline you do not cut this edge over here on the fold so this is the neckline and take your time if you're using a rotary cutter and save these pieces because you can always piece stuff together to make another garment or to enhance some other garments that you have or like myself make some Barbie doll clothes but pieces are too small just throw them away and that piece is done now fold up a about the wedding now skip this piece and try not to move it just cut it exactly where it is or else everything will just get distorted right in the back piece I cut and the fold that you'll get out the way so now let's refold the fabric so we've been cut out the sleeve so this is such a beautiful fabric and I still have plenty left to make something else maybe I'll make a little jumpsuit once I get rid of my belly so see it doesn't matter which way we lay this fabric because the pattern isn't going in any one particular direction you know this is make the focus out take a look just to make sure so the direction with the prints which are roses we have this set of roses is pointing up this way this set of roses is pointing boy both north and south this is pointing north south east west so there's no particular direction in this plant so to save fabric let me see and because this is a full way stretch meaning it stretches this way and it stretches this way I can lay the pattern any direction I guess either way I lay the fabric I'm gonna I'm not gonna save any fabric so I'll just stay with mrs. yeah let's just go with this make sure everything is smooth oh and I definitely want to mark the center seam so let me get my sharpening I'm at the center of the sleeve because you want the center of the sleeve to align with your shoulder same and I'll show you that as we're sewing so I'm just gonna make a mark there and I'm a cut of be out in a fabric so that I know that's the center of the sleeve so should we have enough fabric all the way around go ahead and pin so we'll be cutting two sleeves the other front and back piece we only cut one sleeve but it's on a fold so once you unfold it it'll be one whole front and one whole bag so with the sleeves you actually have to cut two pieces why because you have two arms it spins and it's nice it flat so let's go ahead and cut it out see I think I may use shears for this one make sure your fabric is in place so once I get to the center of the scene i'ma cut the v-shape so that it's clearly visible excuse me and now she's again I'll show you that when I begin sewing I hope it stays in focus on them over here there's the sleeve and there's the V okay let me clear this table off and and put this dress together stay tuned okay stop folded up my fabric nice and neat and so now what am I doing here and I remove all the pins to remove the pattern from the fabric again there's only three piece of students dress front and the back and a sleeve so let me remove the pins and I'll show you how to store my pattern pieces after the video or after we make the dress okay all the pigs have been removed and what I want to do now well let me unfold the batteries so this is your back this is your back piece and how do I know it's my back piece because the neckline is high you got a high neckline there remember how I told you that before once you fold this fabric out and you folded on the fold there's no visible seam down the back there's just one continuous pattern which is so much flatter and when you have a busy pattern like this I always cut patterns on the fold here these are sleeves and this is the front and how do I know this is the front because it has a scoop neckline so jersey fabric doesn't Ravel meaning that you won't see threads coming out but I always like to finish my edges on all of my garments I like to finish my edges on all of my garments so what I'm gonna do is I'm a surge all of the edges on the back piece the front piece and I'm a surge along the hemline and the side seams but my sleeves but I'm a/c surging the sleeve cap until I've inserted the sleeve into the dress because I don't want to lose my B which marks the center of a sleeve which coincides to the center of the shoulder seam so sit tight and let me move you over to my machines okay thank you so then like I said my finish off all these things of all of the pieces so as you can see it's just a raw edge right now now show you what it looks like afterwards so I'm not gonna talk so just enjoy the music okay so I've searched all of the raw edges so as you can see if you can see that give it a time give it some time to focus there we go so this prevents the raw edges from shredding and it extended into the garment if you do not have a serger what you can use a pair of pinking shears which has a zigzag edge and what it does is get a piece of fabric it creates these on the seam line so that the fabric won't gravelly and this is just as good as a serger it doesn't look professional but it does the job and if you start now get a pair of pinking shears if you can't afford a serger let me do it this way give it time to focus maybe I won't but anyway there's a zigzag edge right there if you if you can see if I hold it up to my shirt you see the zigzag edge okay so I have the back piece to do in the two sleeves so I'm gonna cut the camera off and do that off camera and then I'll come back okay so I have all my pattern pieces the raw edges surged and so now what I'm do and I've also pressed a flat because when you surgery edges they crinkle up will they'll curl up so now what I'm going to do is I map in the front to the back and you put the fabric right sides together and I'm a pen the shoulder seams the two shoulder seams and the two side seams okay so now as you can see besides seems a pen besides famous pen besides seamless palm and both showed the scenes I pinned together so starting to look like addresses yeah okay let's move on to my sewing machine and we'll be here at my sewing machine so now like I said over at the cutting table I'm a soda soda she solder she I'm gonna sew the shoulder seams you have to and I must sew the two side seams together and when you're sewing or working with stretch Jersey take your time some people still with the short zig-zag stitch I'm gonna use a straight stitch but I'm gonna pull the fabric slightly so that if there's some stretch on the scene the scene won't pop so the stitch has to be as stretchy as the fabric otherwise the seam look pop and people gonna see all your goodies so either use a short zig-zag stitch will pull the fabric slightly to elongate the stitches and again I'm using a 5/8 inch seam allowance because that's what I add it when when I made the pattern so enjoy the music while I sew okay so we have our two shoulder seams sewn together and we have both of our side seams sewn together so now I'm gonna go to my ironing board and press these seams open so that on the outside it looks professional it won't be a bumpy scene so I will see you oh let me think so while I'm at the Sun well I'm at the ironing board and I press these seams open and then I'm also going to him.the the edge some adieu maybe a half French seam and then I'm also going to do a half inch seam along the neckline so I'm a Presta at the ironing board and then I'm gonna come back and stitch it in place so see you when I get back okay so I'm at my ironing board and I just wanted to show you the inside of the dress so this is what I meant when I said that I'm pressing the seams open so when you sew them their sandwich together like that you press them open like this and flat it gives it a more professional look both inside and outside of the garment and this is my half inch hem that i press then so you see how good the inside looks you want your inside of any garment that you sew to look just as good on the inside as it does on the outside you know take your time with it it's like okay I'll focus in a second it's like wearing lingerie underneath your work suit or your or your sweat suit nobody knows is there but you feel sexy as hell you know and when you're inside of your garment looks good you're gonna feel good you're gonna feel proud that you made this garment so take your time with it hey we back at my sewing machine so what I'm gonna do first is sew down the neckline that I pressed over and myself at the what you call that thing the ironing board i press down my seam allowance which is about a half inch seam allowance and then I'm gonna stitch it down flat so this would be the edge of my neckline then I'm finishing the dress is almost done y'all I tell you it doesn't take long at all to make a cute little maxi dress so listen to the music as I sew this neckline you okay so the hemline is done so I'm gonna go to my ironing station and press down the hem so they're nice and neat and flat so when I come back we're gonna insert the sleeves well first we're gonna hem the sleeves so while I'm over there at the let me bend down so I'm while I'm over there my Preston station I'm gonna press down the hem and the neckline of the dress and I'm also going to press them ahem of the sleeves so once we get back to the this thing here this old machine we're going to pin the sleeve in we're gonna sew the sleeve in we're gonna Serge the edges on the inside give it a final press and adjust is done okay I'll see you in a second ok so I press my dress which is laying on my cutting table and then I press the hem of my sleeve so that's about a half inch hem as well so my go ahead and Stitch this him down and then once the hem is stitched down then I'm going to sew the two side seams together gonna be just like that so enjoy the music there's a sleeve there's one sleeve rather so now I'm gonna repeat the same thing for the other sleeve okay so now I'm gonna go to my pressing station and press this seam open and I'm also impressed down to him and when I get back we're going to attach this lady to the dress okay see in a bit okay peeps I'm back the hemline is crust so now we're going to insert the sleeves into our dress so turn our sleeves outside what's to the right side so that the right side is showing let me get the dress and now here for you experience sores we don't need to be concerned about which side of the sleeve is the front of our back we just want to ease it in so right now this is the shoulder seam we're gonna find that V that I cut at the top of the sleeve which indicates the center of the sleeve and there it is look at this way there it is right there so I'm gonna pin right sides together meaning that's the right side then imma stick the sleeve in there so I'm on the line this V at the top of the sleeve directly on the center of the shoulder seam and imma pin and that in place so when you're working with sleeves you want to pin on to you want to make sure that the garment is facing you and the sleeve is down against the sewing machine that way the sewing machine but the feed dogs with ease that sleeve into the sleeve hold because normally the sleeve is larger than the armhole and you have to ease it in with rows of stitches and with this we don't need those easing stitches we just want to put it right in so I have the shoulder seam pin to the center of the water top of the sleeve so now I'm gonna pin the side seam underarm I'm gonna pin the side seam of the dress to the side seam of the sleeve you want to make sure those same lines are right on top of each other so now the key points are pinned together the top of the shoulder and underneath the underarm so now you just take your time and fill in the gaps so you want to pin the rest of the sleeve to the government so listen to some music why I take my time and pin okay so we have the sleeve all penned in and use as many pins as you need to because you don't want it to shift as you sew so I cut the camera off while I pinned the other sleeve on the other side and then we'll come back it's time to sew okay peeps so I have both of my sleeves pinned in so now the self amoun so once I get started let you guys do what listen to some music so let me take this off so that I could get my sleeve up in there nice and neat okay again the sleeve is it gets the soul machine so that whatever extra fullness is there the soul machine will ease it on in for a smooth finish okay so listen to the music well so these sleeves in okay so I'm going to insert the other sleeve off-camera and when I'm done with Serge the inside seam give it a final prance give it a final press so in my label and then the dress is done okay so my label I think that's about the center what are you guys order your labels from I want some really professional-looking labels made at a reasonable price of course so put in the comments where you have your labels made put the sister up some ago give it a final press put it on a dress form and maybe I'll put it on I don't have any place to go but I'll put it on take some pictures and put it in the video see in a little bit okay this is how I store my paper patterns either the PDF patterns that are download or the patterns that I draft myself so with the hole puncher I punch a hole at the top of the pattern pieces of all the pattern pieces then I use a d-ring to secure them all together and I got these boxes this box of rings from Amazon and then I hang them on a hanger that way the pattern stays nice and flat you don't have to concern yourself about ironing them each time you need to use them so I have about three or four sets of patterns on this one hanger I want to buy some hooks but the hooks are so expensive so I'm I think I'm out of focus so I just use the the hangers that I already have and these back here actually paper clips those are paper clips right there so and then the patterns are hanging on my gamma rack right there so that's how I store my patterns

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