Making your own clothes?

Discussion in 'Workshop - DIY - Do It Yourself' started by Whitelinen, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. fourboltmain

    fourboltmain More Old Skool Than You

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    Get one with an automatic button holer. And don't settle for less than a 25 year warranty. It should be built like a tank.
     
  2. Afanasi

    Afanasi New Member

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    has anyone made a peacoat? :o


    I designed one, and I kinda want to make it.
     
  3. gius

    gius Active Member

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    how will you make it into a pattern? ^
     
  4. fashionmuse

    fashionmuse Active Member

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    Never made a coat before, sounds tempting though
     
  5. Afanasi

    Afanasi New Member

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    I suppose I'll have to learn how.


    Although, it's not far off from a regular peacoat -- I could likely modify a pre-existing peacoat pattern. Most of my changes are mere colors added in, not requiring more complex pattern making.
     
  6. gius

    gius Active Member

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    oh hey you can definitely do that
    i've been finding a lot of books on that lately actually, it's called "flat pattern design"

    you buy a basic bodice pattern, basic sleeve, basic anything
    I read almost all companies will have one.
    and you alter it till it fits you the way you want it to.
    after you can use this basic pattern as a foundation to create other designs

    So you could do this, so it would be of use to you later on :smile:
    Or you can just go ahead and make the pea coat... which I searched for on burdastyle.com. I found a couple of links but it directed me to google or some other page really fast... not sure what that was about.
    I wasn't able to click the links
     
  7. jezenya

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    Try a Huskystar-not expensive, with an informative guidebook and a fantastic buttonhole gadget that automatically sets the size of the buttonhole.
     
  8. fashionmuse

    fashionmuse Active Member

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    i bought my sewing machine yesturday. its a singer inspiration and i really like it. I still wished that I could take home the Bernina 1008 that I use at school though
     
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    from: sophia Not Thinking About Time

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    I just made this dress it has an open back and it is just a printed jersey top that I draped and a jersey skirt part. I dont know if I will wear it out but it was a fun project
     

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