So You Want To Sew Your Own Dress?

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You may have seen dressmaking patterns on the internet and you may have also seen that they come with instructions on how you can create your own dress as well. The main problem that people have is that they don’t feel as though they have the skills required to sew their own dress and even if they do have basic sewing skills, the dress may not turn out how it is supposed to when the job has been done.

The main thing you need to remember is that sewing your own dress can be difficult and this is especially the case if you have a difficult material to work with. If you want to avoid all of this then your best option would be to choose a simple design that comes with plenty of workable material. This is a great way for you to get started and you would be surprised at how easy the whole thing is when you have a set of instructions to follow.

When you sew with material such as silk and other delicate fabrics you may find that the material warps under the needle and you may also find that it doesn’t handle itself very well when it is stitched either. The main reason for this is because it requires a very certain stitch and if you don’t use this stitch then you can’t expect to get the best result.

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Could You Make Money By Sewing Your Own Dresses?

If you are looking for dress patterns then there is a high chance that you will want to make them for yourself. Of course, it is important to understand that when you do make your own dresses, that you have a lot of sales potential because you can then sell them to other people and this is a great way for you to make money. So how do you start making money by selling your own dresses? Take a look below to find out more.

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Lessons

The first thing you need to do is make sure that you go for sewing lessons. This will help you to perfect your own skills and it will also help you to understand the art of sewing a bit more as well. Of course, when you do go for sewing lessons, you’ll find that they can teach you everything you need to know and they can also show you how to improve on the things you aren’t so sure about as well.

Material

The next thing you need to do is make sure that you choose the right material. If you don’t then your dress may not turn out as you want it and this is something that you really do want to avoid. Most of the time, your dress pattern will tell you what fabric to use but it never hurts to try and create your own designs. It is helpful to source a supplier who can sell you fabric at a wholesale price, because this way you can unleash your learning potential as well as making sure that you can always save money when the time comes for you to start your own business.

Get Inspired

Once you have learnt the ropes on how to sew, start pulling together mood boards, magazine tears and Pinterest boards of the styles you like, and the styles which are currently on trend. For example, I am currently loving midi dresses at the moment, and I would love to know how to create a casual version, like the Miss Selfridge one in my below photo.

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Good luck!

 

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