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Monday, 18 June 2018

Scuba off the shoulder peplum top | flair off shoulder blouse

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So this cone scuba peplum top has been a regular subject of discussion, everybody wants to know the easiest way to get the waves without putting crinoline, hard net or gum stay. This is my own version and yes it's so easy to make. 

Material used: 1.5 yards of scuba.

The cone i'm referring to is that below the half lenght.... 
Let's keep going ☺ 

I deducted 4" since its an off shoulder, for the dart, I removed 1.5 at the under bust, 1" at the waist and 1" at the upper part.

This is the back pattern with zipper allowance. Learn how to draft and cut off shoulder blouse by clicking HERE!!!

Divide your waist by the number of cones you want.
For example; your waist measurement is 36" ( I want 12 cones). Then divide 36 by 12 = 3" .

Now to the cone, make a triangular fold and measure what you have at the waist line, then shape out your cone, as wide as you want it.

This is 3 cones places together, I made 12 of this.
Then join together and attach to the upper part.

For the cape, I cut a long fabric looking like bias, using my round shoulder measurement and any length of your choice.

Then sew.
Thanks for reading. You can also check out some related posts below.

Related post :
  1. How to mark, cut and sew off shoulder padded peplum blouse
  2. How to mark and cut cone or flair (flay)

Monday, 4 June 2018


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Balloon sleeves are always trending in fashion. To make a balloon sleeves, you'll need more fabrics as compared to the making of normal sleeve.
As in balloon sleeve, pleats are added at both sides i.e the shoulder joining region and also the wrist region.

Balloon sleeves Drafting:

1. Firstly, you measure your arm length, then measure half of your round sleeve. After that has been done, place your fabrics in four layers.

2. On the fabrics, you mark your arm length, with additional +1 inches for your sewing or seam allowance. Cut any extra out. For the width use more inches ranging from 3 inches to 6 inches (Depending on the person's arm or pleats choice).

3. At the bottom, we don't cut in slant manner like the normal drafting of sleeve, because pleats are inserted here. Mark half inch (0.5 inch)  for the joining of the sleeve only.

4. From top open side, mark 3 inches (ranging from 2 and half inches — 4 inches) and curve the arm till shoulder length +1 inch.
Leave the remaining fabrics in a straight manner (pleats will be added there)

5. In balloon sleeves, front sleeve deep drafting and cutting is not needed.

Balloon Sleeves Cutting :

1. Cut the armhole curve and slant line. After that, mark its center so that insertion of pleats can be done equally on both sides.

2. Now cut 2 inch wide stripes for arm round also.

Sewing/Stitching Of Balloon Sleeves :

1. Now, in sewing separate both sleeves and do temporary stitching on the top and bottom of both the sleeves width wise. (Temporary sewing must be in continuous manner)

2. After that stretch thread and insert pleats/bulges from both side equal to arm round + 1 inch.

3. Also at top, insert pleats by stretching thread from both side equal to shoulder length + 1 inch.

4. Match right of the strip and wrong of the sleeve and do permanent sewing at arm round. And after that flip it to the right side and double fold it and sew it on recent sewing line in straight manner.

5. Now match sleeves and top’s OR kurti’s arm-round right to right and also center to center for sewing alongside the armhole.

6. After that do fitting stitching and your balloon sleeves top OR kurti is ready to wear.

Comment your challenges... I'm here to help ♥ 

Thursday, 28 December 2017

How to cut circle skirt | How to sew circle skirt | How to cut and sew flay skirt

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Sewing a circle skirt is one of the simplest skirts in dress making...  If you want to achieve a sweet circle skirt keep reading this post.... 

You only need :
  • Fabrics 
  • Sewing machine 
  • Zip
  • Thread... 
Measurements: You only need the measurements of the WAIST and the FULL LENGHT....


Method one:::
  1. Fold your material into two, make sure it's only one side that is open. 
  2. In the closed part, mark the waist length divided by two.... 
  3. Mark the divided in the centre of the folded fabrics, from the 0 inch length draw a round arc to the point of the full lenght.. 
  4. From the arc, get the full length and draw a bigger arc
Method two:::

Fold the fabrics into eight piece

After folding your fabrics in a right angled triangle shape, then you mark the waist divided by 8 inches because the fabrics was folded into eight piece.... 

 Get the length, then mark it exactly like that Image above, mark it round then cut..
  You will get a result like this:

  If you open it, it will look like this:
Then, cut one closed part of the fabrics with a pair of scissors and cut the skirt band (4 inches width and the length of the waist as the length of the band)..
Check the image below :

This is how to cut a circle skirt...

 How To Sew Circle Skirt:

  • Use the band to turn the waist of the skirt.  Using a sewing machine to seam in together.. Sew one part at the front first, then turn it and sewthe back part side.... 
  • From that part you cut using a scissors, leave seven inches up... And stitch the remaining part down... 
  • Use a desired legth of zip... And sew the zip in the seven inches you left initially... 
  • Use a bias or trimming lace of the same colour with the fabrics and use it to turn in the tip of the skirt using a sewing machine... 
  • Use a steam iron to straighten the newly made circle skirt 
  • You can use a crop top to rock the skirt or a body hug top to rock the skirt.... 🎊 
Thanks for reading this post.. 
Please if it helped you please tell us in the COMMENT  BOX below and if you have any PROBLEMS please do well to ask me... I'm here to REPLY all your QUESTIONS... 

How to make bag

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How to make bag
If you like fancy looking bags with embroidered designs and beautiful looks, here is a step by step processes you need to achieve it!

 Embroidery how to: How to embroider a bag

how to make a bag:

  • 40x50 cm of heavyweight woven interlining for bags 
  • 40x50 cm of rich red wool fabrics for bags.
  •  34x40 cm of chocolate brown velvet for top and facing
  • 35x12 cm of rich red wool fabrics for handles.
  • 35x12 cm of medium weight, sew in interfacing for handles.
  • 34x40 cm of heavyweight, sew interfacing for facing.
  • 40x50 cm of chocolate brown satin lining.
  •  Strong sewing thread in deep red.
  • Sewing threads to match the rich red wool fabrics, chocolate brown velvet and lining fabrics.
  • magnetic clasp
  • Over sized button in corn yellow.


  • Fabric scissors.
  • Long dressmakers pins.
  • Pencil
  • Fine sewing needle
  • ruler
  • iron
  • sewing machine.
click below to view some equipment uses....
  images of the above equipment.

 Steps on how to make a bag: 

  1. Print out a bag template and then, if necessary, enlarge on a photocopier until it is the correct size 
  2. Draw a 2cm seam allowance all round each template and cut out to make the patterns. pin the main bag pattern on the red fabric and cut out for bag front. remove the pattern and cut out bag back.
  3. Using the same pattern, cut out two pieces from interlining and two from Lining fabrics.
  4.  Use bag top pattern to cut four pieces from velvet fabric (two are for the facing) and two pieces from interfacing. With wrong sides facing,tack interfacing to two velvet strips.
  5.  With the wrong sides together and matching the side edges, pin the bag front to a velvet top piece. the bag front will be wider than the top piece. So pin then together.
  6. on the back, pin the embroidered fabrics at the marks in step two and make small pleats. Make sure the back pleats are facing the centre of the bag and the bag front is lying flat against the top. pin the folds. then top edge allowance.
  7. with right sides together, sew the pleats in place as you do so. press seam on both pieces top stitch towards the velvet top, catching the seam allowance.
  8. With the right sides facing, pin the front and back pieces together sew the edges and base. Turn bag right side out.

How to sew bag handles:

  1.  Mark the handle positions with  pencil.
  2. pin the handles in the appropriate marked positions.
  3. sew the handles using a sewing machine.

Bag lining:

  1. With right sides facing, join the bag lining and top facing together as for step 4 and 7 above.
  2.  Referring to the template, mark then position of the magnetic clasp on the right side of one facing. Insert clasp. follow the manufacturing instruction.
  3. Slip lining inside the bag, with wrong sides facing the matching top edges. Top stitch in place along the top edge catching in bag handles.
  4. To finish, sew the over sized corn-coloured button to the top centre of the bag front, using red sewing thread.

This is all I have for you today.
Make sure you comment your opinions below.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017


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Hellow guys. Welcome to my Blog. Today I'll be teaching how to cut padded blouse. I won't talk much today, I'll just go straight to the point 👉.
  Sewing of padded blouse has been made easy by this following steps I am about to share with you guys.
Here are some patterns or steps below:

First step:

  You take down your measurements, refer to my post on how to take full body measurement
The measurement needed are the measurements of :
  • Shoulder to Nipple
  • Shoulder to Under-bust
  • Shoulder to Half length 
  • Shoulder to Waist
  • Shoulder to Hip
 All these measurements are the length measurements to be taken before marking and cutting a blouse

Second step:

Now you get the width of your measurements How To Get Width Measurement. which are:
  • Round Bust
  • Nipple to nipple
  • Round Under-bust
  • Round Waist (being the half lenght) 
  • Round hip 
  • And shoulder 

Third step:

In this step, you will divide all your width measurements by 4 except your shoulder. Shoulder measurement is always divided by 2. 
After dividing all your measurements by four (4), add additional 4inches for seam allowance and breast cut. 

Fourth step:

Mark all your length on your fabrics and your divided width also...
Don't forget to curve the blouse hip.

Fifth step:

Join all your marked lengths together using a chalk or any marking instrument you can check house equipment used in sewing, then cut.

Sixth Step:

Separate the back from the front
Then this next step below will only and only happen to the front of the blouse.



The breast cut or cup happens in the breast region, i know you all know that.....
Remember the second step says we should measure the nipple to nipple, that is; use your measuring tape, place the 0 inch at the tip of one breast (nipple) and elongate the tape to the tip of the other breast (nipple). Then record the length.

       I will be using 9 Inch for this breast cut  or cup tutorial.

Step One:

Get the length of your nipple to nipple , if you do not know how to do that please check my explanation above. For example; if the recorded nipple to nipple length is 9 Inches. 

Step Two:

Divide the recorded length by 2.... i.e
       9 inches ➗ by 2 = 4 1/2 Inches. 
So that means your bust line is 4 1/2.

Step Three:

Then to the front of the blouse, from your zip allowance; mark in that 4 1/2 inches (bust line). 
From the zip allowance, keep the tape towards the arm hole (keep the tape horizontally) and mark the 4 1/2 inches.

Step Four:

use a ruler, check Suitable Rulers for sewing to draw down the 4 1/2 inches you marked initially. 

Step Five: 

On your cloth you mark your Shoulder to Nipple length.
On the under-bust, From the 4 1/2 Inches line you marked, you mark IN 1 1/2 Inches (towards the zip allowance)and mark OUT another 2 Inches (towards the end part of the blouse)

Step Six:

In the waist region, mark IN 1 inch and mark OUT 1 1/2 Inches.
   And in the hip region; mark IN 1/2 inch and mark OUT 1/2 inch too.

Step Seven:

From the shoulder to nipple length, you curve it to meet the marked 2 inches in the under-bust line and do the same thing to the other 1 1/2 inches in the other part of the blouse (towards the zip allowance). After curving it, join all the marked inches together. Check the image above.

Step Eight:

In the shoulder region, mark IN 1 1/2 inches and mark OUT 1 1/2 inches. Then you curve it to meet the shoulder to nipple length.

     WARNING: In the process of curving the bust or breast, make sure you begin the curve from the shoulder down to the under-bust and it MUST touch the tip of the 4 1/2 inches line in the nipple region (BUST REGION).

Step Nine:

After curving and joining all the marked length together, then use your scissors to cut  the marked fabrics.......

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Friday, 3 November 2017


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Hello guys, welcome to fashionsglaze .

I will be teaching you the 15 simple tools one needs to start sewing as a beginner

Some of the sewing tools I will show you might not me sewing related, but if you think outside the box, this tools could really be helpful and helps you save a lot of money. 

If you know other tools that are not listed here, you can teach us in the comment box.  

List of sewing tools.

I will list them from the other of importance :
  • Sewing machine 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape rule
  • Pins and pins cushion 
  • Chalk
  • Thread
  • Needles 
  • Iron and water spray
  • Tumble and threader 
  • Rulers
  • Seam ripper and tweezer
  • Lint roller
  • Frixion erasable pen
  • Glue stick and ponytail holders
  • Chopstick 

Sewing tools and their uses

1. Sewing Machine


It is a device that is used in a fashion home. It's literally used for sewing fabrics together (joining). i should not talk much about sewing machine because everyone already knows about it.

2. Scissors 

A pair of scissors is essential in dress making because if you can not cut, you can not sew. A metal scissors with plastic handle is preferable, you can also grease your scissors to avoid it from getting rust or hard to use. scissors is also helpful in cutting patterns and also in remaking old clothes..... yeah.

NOTE: Any scissors used to cut clothes or thread should NEVER EVER be used to cut PAPER. BE WARNED.

3. Tape Rule 


A tape rule has two measurement sides which are the centimeters and inches. A tape rule, as we all know, is used for measuring both straight and curved places (circumference and length body measurement). 

4. Pins and pins cushion(s) 


Pins are among the necessary items In sewing. They are used to hold fabrics together while cutting or sewing. Pins comes in different lengths and sizes. As a starter just go for the regular ones.
You can keep your pins in a box/jar/ better still,  you can create a pin cushion .

5. Chalks


Chalks are used to mark or draw on fabrics before sewing. There is tailor chalk, but I make use of black board chalks because it comes in different colors and it can help in different situations. Using of black board chalk has a disadvantage : It cleans easily. So make use of it when you are sure you will finish sewing that cloth that same day.

6. Thread


Thread is one of the most important tools one needs in sewing or remaking an old cloth. You can also use it in your sewing machine or while using a hand Needle. it comes in different colors for different kind of materials

7. Needles 


A sewing needle can either be machine needle or hand needle. To know the difference between a machine needle and a sewing needle is very simple, i.e The machine needle has its eye close to the sharp side, while the hand Needle has its eye in the blunt part.  

8. Iron and water spray 


A steam iron helps the sewn fabrics to have a good finishing. Using a water spray and steam iron helps in straitening the cloth and it helps any seamed part to look neat. So I advice everyone to have iron and water spray around, because it helps alot.  

9. Thimble and Threader 


They are both designed for sewing by hand. But they can also be used while sewing with machine too!! yes. All you have to do is to Put the thimble in your middle fingertip to prevent the needle from injuring your fingertip. I use the threader for threading my needles both machine and hand Needles, it is actually great. But tweezers are better for seger machine.

10. Rulers

Rulers are used for straight measurements. It comes in different specs, either it is transparent or opaque. Transparent rulers are the best because you can easily see the fabrics through it. An example of a transparent ruler is that above image. Rulers could be very helpful.

11. Seam ripper and tweezer


Rippers are used to loose any seamed part in your fabrics. You can also use ripper to remake your old clothes. Tweezer ( lots of people calls it PICKER) is used in passing thread through a Needle. Its really helpful while using a weaving machine and an electrical machine.

12. Lint Roller


It is helpful in removing threads that sticks to your fabrics. After using your rippers and some bits of thread got stuck to your fabrics, if you don't have a thread catch, you can make use of a link roller that has a high adhesive power to threads.

13. Frixion erasable pen


This is one good tool. You can find this ball pen gel in any of your children pencil case.  It is good for markings on fabrics. A feature of this pen is that it disappears when heat is applied (stream iron).

Tips: Test or check the pen on a scrap of fabric first before using on your actual fabrics. 

14. Glue gum and Ponytail holders 


Use a stick gum on your fabrics to hold it together before you sew it or embroid a fabrics. A stick glue can also used in sticking zipper to the fabrics.

Ponytails is and elastic material and it comes in different colors. If your project needs an elastic to make it look beautiful, ponytails can come in handy. 

15. Chopstick 


It sounds funny, but chopsticks comes in handy while sewing too!! 
It's used for turning inside-out corners of your sewn fabrics. It can also help in holding long hair together to avoid it from disturbing your sewing


How to take full body measurements

Steps on how to cut beautiful neck pattern

How to cut kaftan gown with ease

Any idea on how to use a tracing wheel?? 😔 I have no idea ??

This is all i have for you today. 
I love you all 😊.
Drop the list of your own sewing tools below.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Cutting 5 Simple neck in 5 steps

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After reading this post, you will be able to identify and cut any neck pattern. Just go through this post, its not too lengthy but after reading it, you can easily cut any neck pattern.
   I will be teaching the 5 common neck patterns which are Scoop neck, V neck, Split neck, Scallop neck and Sweetheart neck.

How to cut scoop neck pattern :

  1. Fold your material and mark all the desired length and width. 
  2. Get the width and depth of your neck and join it to make a BOX. 
Check the diagram 
                  Round neck

3. Use a round object like the one in the image, but to your desired size. Use the round object to get a marvellous round or scoop neck. 
4. The gap should be 2 inches apart or 1 and half inches apart. 
5. Then you cut. 

How to cut V neck pattern :

Follow the same step one and step two of the scoop neck.
  3. Use a straight thing (example; A Measuring rule) to get a good V neck. Like the diagram above. 
   4. The gap should be equal i.e dividing the box into two with a diagonal line
    5. Then you cut. 

How to cut split neck pattern :

Use the same step one and step two of the scoop neck pattern. 
Split neckline
3. In the case of cutting a split neck, you will use both a round object and a straight object to get a good split. If possible, you could use a compass to get a good round or curve. 
4. The gap should be to your own desire. 
5. Then cut

How to cut Scallop neck pattern:

Use the same step one and step two of the scoop neck.
Scallap neck
3. A scallop neck pattern is a free hand drawing. The slope drawing is to your desire. But i prefer small scallop at the shoulder side and a big scallop at the end part.
4. The gap should be equal like the V neck diagram. 
5. Then cut. 

How to cut sweetheart neck pattern:

The same step one and step two of the scoop neck will be applied here. 
Sharp sweetheart neck

3. There are two types of sweetheart neck pattern, and they are;
  • Sharp sweetheart neck. 
  • Smooth sweetheart neck.
The diagram above is the smooth sweetheart neck pattern. The smooth sweetheart neck is looking like the split neck pattern except that the straight side is curved. The sharp sweetheart neck pattern is in the first picture, so SCROLL UP NOW. 
4. The gap is to your desire. 
5. Then you cut. 

     With this simple explanation, I know that cutting of neck will be simple for you. Don't forget to COMMENT BELOW AND TELL YOUR DESIGNERS AND FRIENDS ABOUT THIS WEBSITE. Follow me up on my social medias. 
Thanks for your time. 

    Comment your suggestions and ideas in the comment box below