INSIDE OUT DRESS, Cut with me pleated dress || Annie Omar

INSIDE OUT DRESS, Cut with me pleated dress || Annie Omar


Asalam u alaiQum (peace be upon you) Beautiful
people. In today’s video I’m gonna be cutting a
dress that can be wearing from both sides. I am so excited to share this with you. I have
been meaning to make this kind of a dress for quite some time. I am going to share the
detail process of how I start. The fabrics I am using for one side of the dress in black
Linen and Viscose stretch jersey burn patterned… and other side of the dress I use the same
Linen material but in different colour. The colour is navy greyish. Over here, I fold
the fabric in half lengthwise, with the good sides facing inwards. Then I straighten and
flatten my fabric out with iron. You see one side of the fabric is open and I made a crease
on the other side of the fabric that is closed. This crease will help to cut the fabric straight.
Now I have two pieces of equal length for bodice. Almost on every fabric there is this
sealed edge so I always try to use this either on bottom of my dress or on sleeves but over
here I am also going to use on the bottom of my bodice. I am repeating the process once
again with all the pieces by folding the fabric in half lengthwise and the good sides facing
inwards. Moreover, I am cutting off the faulty fabric. Now I have four pieces of the bodice
two are in black linen and two in navy. First, I lay down all the pieces together, making
sure they are place with selvedge edges aligned perfectly. This side is going to be the bottom
of my bodice. Then I pin them together so the fabric do not move around. Once all the
pieces are iron, cut and put together easy to mark. I am using my basic bodice pattern.
Because I like to work straight on fabric I do not always draft and make pattern for
cutting. I only like to take basic measurement and make a bodice pattern that can be use
for any dress style. You see me using this piece of paper in almost every video. Honestly,
it saves a lot of time. I am not saying that I am a professional but this is how I started
making my own clothes. You can see that the navy fabric is less then my actual bodice
length. This happened because this fabric was quite faulty. I could have shortened the
length of bodice but I wanted the seam to be set on below my waist and not on my waist.
So I decided to add 1-inch extra fabric on shoulders. It does not give clean look but
it turns out to be all right. Once the pieces cut out, I join mark with the help of ruler.
I have this measure ruler but if you don’t have simple ruler do the same job. Just make
sure give a curve shape towards the bust area for better fitting. This is just one of my
ways to put marks onto other pieces but you can go ahead repeat the process by putting
basic pattern on each piece of the bodice. I am marking the front and back piece of the
bodice by writing F and B. Here I am taking one of each piece and putting them on side.
These pieces are going to be the back of the bodice. Then I am cutting more depth in back
necklines. You can see I need to add extra fabric on shoulders. Moving on to the bottom
pieces of the dress. I am repeating the process once again. Ironing and straightening the
fabric out and cutting off the faulty fabric. I had almost three-metre fabric in width.
The more flare you would like on a dress the more width is going to be. Because I am making
pleats on skirt so, it is ok to add more width. Firstly, I am marking the wrong side of the
fabric on both pieces. Then I am putting them together in lengthwise and pin it along as
I go. This will help to cut the equal length and width of the skirt. Placing it on a flat
surface and cut out my desire length plus width. Then I marked the mid point of the
skirt also mark where I want my pleats to start. Here I am showing how I marked the
pleats. Over here on each side, it is 5-inches away from the midpoint. To make the pleat
I am folding two inches fabric and pin it to keep in place. You can have the pleat facing
towards front or backside of the dress just make sure that all pleats facing same direction.
Because this dress is 2 in 1, which means that can be wear from both sides. Therefore,
I need to make pleats on both skirts then join them together before stitching. I follow
the same process on right side of the skirts. I find it easy to make pleat on each side
of the skirt as I go. I wanted my pleats facing away from front side of the dress so you can
see here I am placing it down to the opposite side. Now these pleats are guideline to follow.
Then I mark 3-inches away from the guideline pleat on each side of the skirt but this time
I am also folding 3-inches fabric to make a pleat then pin it to keep in place. Before
finalising, I go ahead and check by placing the skirt around my waist. Once I am happy
with the pleats, I take the midpoint of both skirts and join them together with good sides
facing outwards as shown. Then carefully one by one I hold the pleats and pin them together.
Before stitching, I iron them to give neat look and that is how it looks from each side.
And that is it for this video. I am trying my best to upload stitching video soon. If
you see or hear any mistakes comment down below I will learn from it. Thank you so much
for watching. Byeeeeeee.

2 Replies to “INSIDE OUT DRESS, Cut with me pleated dress || Annie Omar”

  1. Asalam u alaiqum (peace be upon you) Beautiful people ♡
    In todays video, I am going to be cutting a dress that can wear from both sides. I am so excited to share this with you. I have been meaning to make this kind of a dress for quite some time. I shared the detail process of how I start. Excuse me for there are some clips very bright set the brightness before watching. Moreover, I said when making pleats in the video, it is not five-inches but six-inches away from the mid point on skirt. Not that it will matter but want to point out. Let me know if you find this helpful (: Please read description above to get more information.

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