Dressmaking Info

So many folks are wanting to make ID dresses. Great. I love it and feel all should join in the fun. But, let’s be realistic. Sewing the seams is not the hard part…it is the easiest and the quickest part. ID dressmakers spend hours and hours on the prep work so that the dress looks perfect once those seams are sewn. This spells it out: 100 hours…or so

Here are a list of dressmaking links for those really wanting to know what they are getting themselves into.

Part 1: Diary of a Daft Dressmaker
Part 2: Diary of a Daft Dressmaker
Part 3: Diary of a Daft Dressmaker

Making an Irish dance dress

Understanding the flat front skirt

About the Feisdress pattern
Taking Measurements
Wearing Ease
Measuring the Upper Chest & Troubleshooting Sleeve Issues
Skirt pattern
K. Fasanella’s zipper tutorial
Serging pieces together
I hate setting sleeves…
Stiffener placement & seams
Feisdress FSP: Stiffener, boning & wrapping the seam
Soft Capes
Panel dress
Corset-style Bodice
Swoop dress center front panel

Bodice/Jacket for 2 piece
Altering the Feisdress bodice
Kite Shawl Construction

Embroidering and Digitizing:
Pursuing the Perfect Embroidery Stitch-out!
Making Embroidery Patches
Digitizing & Embroidering
Splitting a digitized design
Embroidering in the Hoop-it-all
Basting Boxes
Putting my money where my mouth is
Caroline’ straight satin-stitching

Creating new ID School dresses:
ID School Dress Design: Chapter 1
ID School Dress Design: Chapter 2
New ID School Dresses: Design, Digitizing, & Finding Fabric

Triangle Method for jutting skirts
The physics of the skirt hang!
Fitting issues: Dancer mis-alignment
“Brainstorm alert – The Unified Quantum Theory of the Skirt Hang”

Caroline’s shaped sleeves with French seams
Caroline’ straight satin-stitching

Per use fees for patterns
Copyright Law: Substantial Similarity

Info from IDD:
Edge Binding Instead of Satin Stitching

Rants and other thoughts:
Construction issues
Criticism II
Criticism III

Reality Check!
Client from Hell
Dress Observations
Irish Dance Dresses: Beginning of a Revolution?
Embroidery…and a rant
Alterations Price List
Irked, Irritated, Steamed…
Brain Warp

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. margaret .a
    Jun 01, 2009 @ 13:49:34

    i love dresses how much are they in sterling my daughter is in intermediate and needs a dress so please tell me thwe prize

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