A Guide to Making A Dress

June 25, 2021

We all have moments where we swoon over a dress that is way too expensive—it’s a common occurrence while walking past big fashion brand stores. But don’t worry if you’re one of the many who can’t afford that exquisitely designed dress.

Have you ever thought of making your own dresses? If not, this is the right time to do so.

Amid the COVID-induced lockdowns, many people are trying their hands on different DIY activities—dress making being one of them.

What can be better than tailoring and creating our own designs?  You’d be able to make dresses that catches everyone's attention!

Here are few steps you can follow to make your own dresses:

As a First Step, Select A Pattern

The first step to being able to make your own dress, requires choosing a clothing pattern. If you’ve conceptualized your design well, you’ll be easily able to make that choice. But if it is your first time, buy a pattern online or from a nearby retail store.

The good part is, most of the patterns available in the market come with sewing instructions and standard measurements.

Take Accurate Measurements

Despite buying a pattern with standard measurements, it’s a good idea to match your measurements with those given on the product. It helps ensure that your dress would fit well once it is finished.

If you are having trouble taking your own measurements, have someone take them for you.

Decide on What Fabric to Use

Silk, cotton, polyester—there are many fabric types to get your hands on. However, choosing one depends entirely on when you’re going to wear the dress. If you plan to wear it casually, you should definitely opt for cotton as it’s comfy. Conversely, silk is an excellent choice if you want to design more formal wear.

Consider comfort and the rules for washing and caring for different fabrics before making a final decision

A woman sewing a clothing piece.

Cut And Sew

Now that you have all the essential materials ready, it is finally time to breathe life into your desired dress. Carefully go through the cutting and sewing instructions given on the pattern. Be very meticulous about adding some final touches to its design, as it can greatly affect the look of the final product.

While designing and sewing can be a one-day fun activity for some, some individuals pursue it as a full-time job while also making money out of it. If you are looking for fabric design consultation in Los Angeles, we can help you with that.

At Lefty Production Co., we help companies, as well as individuals, establish their own clothing brands. Connect with us if you find designing clothes exciting!

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