How to draft and make Pattern Frill/Ruffle Dress

How to draft and make Pattern Frill/Ruffle Dress


Asalam u alaikum( peace be upon you) beautiful
people. In this video I’m drafting a dress that has
a lot of frills. It is a little bit complicated but don’t worry I am sharing a guide on a
piece of paper first so that some of you will get the idea of how I set the fabric and cut
out the pieces. I’m not a professional, this is how I learn. So let us get into the video. This is how I set the fabric to get started. After getting my desired length I fold it
in half lengthwise, with the wrong sides facing together. Then I fold it again like so, it
now has four pieces of fabric in layers. To cut the top of the dress it is like a Kaftan
Abaya which I made. You can watch my previous video by clicking on the right corner or the
link in the description below. To cut the bodice I only need to cut the neckline,
mark the length and the fitting measurements. Firstly, I am marking the length of the sleeves. On the top closed side of the fabric, I mark
the wrist to wrist length, by taking the tape measure from one wrist through the back shoulder
to the other wrist of the arm. So, I mark the wrist to wrist length plus seam allowance,
then I mark the necklines, like so. Over here I marked the length of the bodice,
the waist point and the seam allowances. In this dress, there is also no armhole cuttings.
So to close up the sides of the sleeves, I need to leave an opening for my arms. First I roughly mark the space of my shoulder
that is between my neck and the arm area. Then from the shoulder point to the chest
I leave a space by marking my armhole size. This is just to get the idea so I can mark
the fitting measurements for the bust and waist. Now one thing I must mention here that you
keep the armhole fitting loose. The loose armholes are more nicely set on when you are
not cutting them. So beneath the armholes I make sure to give a curved shape whilst
cutting and stitching the fabric. Here I’m making a notch to get the mid point
of the bodice and waist. I cut together the front and back neckline
in a round shape however, you will see me cutting a v-shape on the front neckline. On the front side of the bodice I made a slit
starting from the neckline to the waist. I wanted to add a ribbon trim look. I will share
this with you in my upcoming stitching video of the dress. I’m moving on to the bottom pieces of the
dress. The more width of the fabric the more flare at the bottom of the dress. First I fold the fabric in half lengthwise,
with the wrong sides facing together. Then I fold it again like so, it now has four pieces
of fabric in layers. A full circle skirt is made up of one entire
piece of fabric or it can be cut as multiple pieces. There are two key measurements. One, your waist measurement. This is where
you want the skirt waist to sit on your body. Two, your desired finished length. This is
the point where you want the skirt to fall onto your leg. Well I now have to do math in order to create
a pattern for my full circle skirt. remember pi,
I need to use the ‘number’ to work out the radius of my waist. First off, lets start with the diameter. The diameter is the measurement from one side
of a circle to the other, as a straight line, crossing through the centre. The radius then,
is half the length of the diameter. The example is on the screen. So I mark the radius of the waistline and
then the length of the skirt like so. I am not making a skirt I am making a dress
so the bottom needs to be attached with the bodice and thats how I will sew them together
but I want a slit on the front side of the dress so to do that I curve out the shape
like so, starting from the left side of the waist to the bottom right of the dress. After cutting the slit I have a little bit
of this fabric hanging down. Since I have a lot of width at the bottom of this dress
I decided to cut off a bit of fabric by making sure that the waist of the skirt is the same
as my bodice or my actual waistline. Also making sure that there is a one-inch
seam allowance for the frill to sew later on. On How to make a frill I will share this
with you in my upcoming stitching video. Before Stitching, I go ahead and check by
placing the skirt length on myself and that’s all for now in this video. I am trying my
best to upload stitching videos soon. If you see or hear any mistakes, comment down below
I will learn from it. Thank you so much for watching. Bye.

2 Replies to “How to draft and make Pattern Frill/Ruffle Dress”

  1. Asalam u alaiqum (peace be upon you) Beautiful people โ™ก

    How are you doing! I hope you are doing well. In this video I'm drafting a dress that has a lot of frills ((: It is a little bit complicated but don't worry I shared a step by step guide on a piece of paper first so that some of you will get the idea of how I set the fabric and cut out the pieces. I am trying my best to upload stitching videos soon. Thank you so much for watching beautiful ((: Don't forget to hashtag me #madewithannieomar Watch A day in my life video (Click the link) – https://youtu.be/hXX0l4ZZZlk

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