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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....

HOW TO CUT A CIRCLE SKIRT :

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.. 
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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.

Equipment:

  • 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.
     THANKS.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

HOW TO CUT PADDED OFF SHOULDER BLOUSE

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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.

HOW TO MARK AND CUT BREAST CUT (BREAST CUP)

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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

SEWING KITS FOR BEGINNERS

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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

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 

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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+measuring+tape

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) 

Pin+and+pin+cushion

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

chalk+for+sewing

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

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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

Seam+ripper+and+tweezers

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

lint+roller+for+removing+thread+on+cloth

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

 
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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 

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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 

chopstick+for+sewing

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

SUGGESTED LINKS BELOW:

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.
V-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. 

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Saturday, 23 September 2017

HOW TO CUT AND SEW KAFTAN GOWN

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How to cut caftan
jeans gown with patches.

Have u ever wondered how some designers do make some marvellous and extraordinary unique styles on gown especially Jeans materials.

Example is this
Jeans decorated with ankara

I will be teaching how to know a good Jeans materials, how to get a good Ankara design on the jeans, the kind of neck cut that suits jeans gown, and how to cut kaftan's gown.

Before the teaching
do not forget that the design is gotten from an Ankara material (a very fabulous and colourful Ankara material) that has a good design pattern to your taste. If its left for me, i love going for flowers pattern,  because flowers are beautiful and colourful. Flower materials has good pattern for STONE WORK.

HOW TO CUT CAFTAN OR KAFTAN'S GOWN :

How to know a good Jeans materials for caftan/ kaftan's gown

Jeans materials are gotten from a material called DENIM. Let me not go into the history of jeans. But it all depends on the TEXTURE OF THE JEANS, it can either be a STRETCHY JEANS MATERIAL or A NON-STRETCHY JEANS MATERIAL.

A stretchy jeans material is the best for caftan gown because the stretch in the material makes the cloth to be fitted on the model / customer's body.  So i advise all designers to choose a stretchy jeans material because its perfect.

The perfect neck cut for jeans gown:
      There are lots to neck patterns; but the best for jeans gown is the sweetheart neck. It both the combination of both round neck and V-neck

CUTTING OF CAFTAN OR CAFTAN GOWN:


Kaftan's gown is a free gown that can be used for any occasion or event, kaftan's gown can also be used as a maternity gown for pregnant women, sleeping gown for anybody and it can also be used as a Garment
 Kaftan's gown varies in different length, it can either be a short kaftan's gown or a long kaftan's gown. 
Kaftan's or caftan gown is not a gown that is tight on the woman's body but its a free gown.

How to measure caftan gown


Take the measurement of the woman. 

  1. Measure the shoulder 
  2. Take the measurement of the shoulder to the nipple. 
  3. Take the measurement of the shoulder to the under bust.
  4. Take the measurement of the shoulder to the waist (where the curve of a woman is or the narrowest part of a woman).
  5. Take the full lenght of the gown (it can be either be long or short, depending on the woman's choice or the choice of the designer) 
  6. Take the circumference of the bust (i.e taking the tape round the woman breast) 
  7. Take the circumference of the under bust (exactly under the breast).
  8. Take the circumference of the waist ( it is the narrowest part in a woman, if you still can not find it, then, Just check on top of the navel).
For a complete and well explained body measurement go to this  Simple body measurement for sewing. 

Sewing Formula and Secret :

Everything has a trick or secret so as fashion. Before I teach how to mark and cut caftan, I  will be telling you the secrets or formula in dress making .

The universal length for Armhole is : 8 Inches or 20.3 centimetres. Once you are 8 years old and above, 8 inches is the required armhole lenght.

The universal neckline measurement: The best neckline measurement is WIDTH : 3 INCHES or 8.6 CENTIMETRES.
DEPTH : 3 INCHES  OR 8.6 CENTIMETRES


The universal bust line measurement (i.e nipple to nipple) : is 4 and half inches or 5 Inches 

How to mark and cut caftan or caftan gown:

I will be teaching the simplest way of cutting caftan gown .




How to fold the cloth for cutting kaftan's gown

How to make kaftan gown



After folding your material into four places, you then place it on a smooth surface (example A TABLE). Then you get your chalk or your drawing pen.

Mark all the length of the woman on the material :



Keep the tape vertically on the cloth, and mark from the shoulder to the full length.
0 - 1= FULL LENGTH OF CAFTAN GOWN.
    This is the length of the gown starting from to shoulder to the shoe of floor of the lady. 

0 - 1 - 2 - 3 =THE FOLDING OF THE CLOTH.
     As I said earlier, the cloth will be folded into four (4). That is; two (2) for the front and two (2) for the back also 
        Make sure the cloth folded is equal, and also add extra 2 inches or 1 1/2 (one and half)  inches to the original full length for SEWING ALLOWANCE


0 - 4 = LENGTH OF THE SHOULDER TO THE ARM HOLE (which is usually 8 inches)
      length of the shoulder to the arm hole is always 8 inches or 20.3 centimetres. Some people uses 9 inches or 23.9 centimetres, that's if the arm of that person is very big. 


0 - 6 = LENGHT OF THE SHOULDER TO THE HALF LENGHT (which is the narrowest part of the woman [it is also called the waist])
       The half lenght also called the waist in a woman is where the shape or the curve of a woman lies.  

8 - 9 = BACK NECK (both depth and width) 
The back neck should be higher than the front neck. (i.e the back neck should not be deep.)


8 - 10 = FRONT NECK (depth and width)
      The front neck should be lower than the back neck. (i.e the depth of the front neck should be higher than the depth of the back neck.) 

0 - 8 =  THE WIDTH OF BOTH THE BACK NECK AND THE FRONT NECK.
     
The width of both the back and the front neck should be the same. (For example; if the width if the back neck is 3 inches, then the width if the front neck will be the same 3inches.

    CHECK THE DRAWING BELOW

How to cut kaftan gown

Mark the width of the woman on the material or cloth :

      Keep the tape horizontally and mark all the width of the measurement on the cloth, which are :

8 - 2 = DESIRED LENGHT OF THE SHOULDER
          Here you mark the lenght of the shoulder to shoulder, divided by 2.

4 - 5 = THE WIDTH OF THE BUST.
      The width of the woman bust divided by 4 and add extra 2 inches for sewing allowance. (for example if the bust is 40 inches,  then 40 ➗ 4  = 10, 10 ➕ 2 = 12.
Then the width of the bust is = 12 inches.
Then you mark it.


6 - 7 = THE WIDTH OF THE HALF LENGHT.
          The half lenght is also divided by  4 and extra 2 inches is added for sewing allowance.

style="display:block" data-ad-client="ca-pub-7881203094244796" data-ad-slot="1093260526" data-ad-format="link"> 1 - 3 = THE DESIRED SHAPE YOU WANT TO GIVE THE GOWN.
      The shape in that diagram is the best for caftan gowns. Its called A-shape gown.

Then draw all the marked width together, like the purple line up n that diagram. THEN YOU CUT.

Sewing of caftan gown :


       Kaftan's gown is the easiest gown to sew. I will be telling you where and where to sew.


First step:
              JOINING THE SHOULDERS.
     Join the shoulder of both back and the front to make it one.

Second step :
                    JOINING THE TWO SIDES OF THE CLOTH.
        Sew from the armhole down to the full lenght of the both sides.


Third step:
                 Use a trimming lace / bias to sew in the neck and armhole.

Fourth step :
                  At the full lenght of the cloth; sew it the extra 2 inches you added.

And voila, YOUR CAFTAN IS READY.

EXTRA ADDITION :
          you can add belt or elastic at the waist area.

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Thanks.
 

Sunday, 17 September 2017

HOW TO TAKE BODY MEASUREMENT FOR SEWING AND MEASUREMENT BASICS

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How to take body measurements

How to take the body measurement using tape. 

How to take body measurement

The inch tape can be used to take measurements, the inch tape range from 0 to 60.

Firstly,
  Keep the 0 inch line in between the shoulder and the neck, and keep the tape vertically; to get all the length of the woman or body. (Don't forget to jot it down).


Second step,
  Still keep the tape at that juncture and get the measurement of the BUST and write it down (i.e from shoulder to nipple). To get the bust in any measurement, just locate the NIPPLE  of the lady and that's the measurement for the BUST.


Third step,
  The tape still at that juncture, get the measurement of the under-bust. (i.e from shoulder to under-bust) To get a correct BODY MEASUREMENT, make sure the tape goes under the lady's bust very well and it will be accurate and write it down.


Fourth step ,

  The tape still in between the shoulder and neck, stretch the tape down as if you want it to touch the floor. Then take the measurement of the WAIST.
HOW TO GET THE PERFECT WAIST FOR BODY MEASUREMENT: 
Every lady or girl must have a place where her CURVE lies. To get where the curve of a lady is; check by the side of the lady between the UNDER BUST and the WAIST.
Waist in DRESS MAKING  is actually were the curve of a lady is and not the actual waist that everyone knows

Fifth step,
 The tape still at that point and stretched down, the get the HALF LENGTH  of either the blouse or the gown. TO GET THE HALF LENGTH OF A WOMAN: 
Just locate the NAVEL / BELLY BUTTON of the woman. If it is difficult to find, Then check right after the WOMAN'S CURVE and voila the NAVEL / BELLY BUTTON is found. The half length of a lady is mostly needed in dress making especially for a lady. The half length of a lady is mostly needed in gown because a gown has a longer length and the length of gown do varies, either from 40 (for a short gown or for a short woman) to 65 (for a long gown or for a tall woman), while a BLOUSE has a particular length (not always). The half length is exactly where the navel is or where the curve stops.


Sixth step,
 To get the hips of a lady (i.e from shoulder to half length of the lady) while marking and cutting the cloth just add up 7 or 8 inches to the length of the half length (i.e lenght of the shoulder to the half length) Or minus 7 or 8 inches for the length of the SHOULDER TO THE KNEE. (not always correct) Example, if the length of the shoulder to the half length  is 28 then the length of the shoulder to the hips is automatically (28 + 7 = 35) or  (28 + 8 =36)
To get the length of the shoulder to the knee, the tape still in between the shoulder and the neck; stretch it down to the knee of the lady and jot it down.


NOTE:

But mind you, when marking and cutting a SKIRT; if the length of the waist to the knee is 25 while marking the knee on your cloth do not mark that exact 25 remove or minus 2 inches. That 2 inches removed enables the lady to walk well. If the 2 inches is not removed from a skirt, then such lady will be having difficulty in walking. And no designer will want that.

Seventh step,
  To get the full length of the gown or skirt. If it is a short skirt or the length of the skirt is above the knee; then the step 6 above is not necessary but if its a long skirt or the length of the skirt is touching the ground, then the step 6 is very very important.

TAKING  BODY MEASUREMENTS FOR SEWING 

                      Taking body measurement for sewing

0-1= length of the dress

0-2= waist length

3-4= shoulder

4-5= sleeve length
5-6= round arm
0-a line= front neck depth (similarly for back)

a- Chest
b- Waist                 Around the body
c- Hip
d- Round neck



Eighth step,
  To get the shoulder, from the above description (i.e 3-4). Keep the tape horizontally and measure from the joint of the right hand (shoulder) to the joint of the left hand (shoulder). And record it down.

Last step,
  Get the sleeve length, it can either be long sleeve, short sleeve or three quarters sleeves. Check the above diagram for illustration

ROUND MEASUREMENT IN DRESS MAKING. 

How to take body measurement

To get the bust :

Take the tape round the woman breast especially at the point of the nipple to get the exact measurement of the bust.
NOTE:
  When the tape has been taken round the woman's Breast, make sure that the tape at the back is raised Up to the two bones at the back, to make it balanced and accurate. 

To get the under bust:
  Take the tape round the body exactly Under the breast of the woman. Take the tape as high as possible to get the accurate under bust measurement.

To get the waist:
  Take the tape round the narrowest point in the body(check out the fourth step on how to locate the curve or waist of a lady or wonan). It's usually just above the navel.
NOTE :
 while taking any round measurement, make sure you use only two (2) fingers i.e the Thumb and index finger; to hold the tape while taking measurements so as to get the exact measurement. But if all the fingers are included in the measurement, then it will be incorrect.

To get the half lenght measurement:
  Take the tape round the navel. If necessary

To get hips:
  Take the tape round the largest or widest pare (i.e the hipbone). And record it down.

To get round sleeve:
  Check the above diagram (i.e 5 - 6). Make the tape go round the arm of the woman. If the sleeve lenght is 10 then the round sleeve measurement will be taken at that exact sleeve lenght mark.

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