Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fairies costume






Fairy’s costume is nothing but a skirt with plenty of gathers with wings .It can be mini, midi or maxi skirt. It can be with puff sleeves or sleeveless. It looks good if it is stitched with thin material with matching satin lining. Pastel colors are suitable. Bodice is stitched first .Then the skirt portion is attached. Gathers should be more .It will be nice if the width of the skirt is thrice the chest.
Wings are prepared separately.

Bodice front and back

Keep A-C on Fold. A-C = Waist length + ½”.
A-O =¼ chest-½”.
From the points A, O, and C draw perpendiculars.
A-B = ½ shoulder width + ¼”
A-N =1/12 th chest +¼” or to taste
A-I =1/12th chest +½” or to taste
A-H = 1½”. Shape back neck N-H and front neck N-I as shown in the figure
O-D =¼chest +1½” .O-D =C-E
M-E =1/2” .Join D-M.
B-G =½”. Join N-G
F-J =1”.Shape G-D back armhole and G-J-D front armhole as shown in the figure.
L is half of C-M.A dart of 1/2” is taken along the line K-L as shown in the figure.
Add 1"+ 3/4"extension along the line A-C at centre back of the bodice for button stands.Shown by shaded portion in the layout.

Sleeves

M-N= ¼ chest +1½”.N-P =sleeve length+2” for puff +½ for folding
N-P =M-O.
M-Q = 1/12 th chest+¾”.Join Q-N
O-T=¾”Join Q-T
S-T = ½”M-R = 1/12th chest. R-U =¾”.
Shape Back arm round Q-R-N, front arm round Q-U-N and P-S

Skirt .

Gathers should be more .It will be nice if the width of the skirt is thrice the chest. You can stitch full length skirt or knee length skirt.

Wings

Take two aluminum hangers. Cut and remove the hooked portion and straighten the wire. Cut a template of a wing with a card board. Keeping this as a model, shape the aluminum wire. Prepare two wing shapes with the wire. Cover the wire with thin gold ribbon with the help of glue. Cover the shapes with tissue material or netted material. Join the two wings in the middle. Two straps stitched with the material of the dress are attached to the wings as shown in the figure( purple one in this figure), distance between them being equal to shoulder width. After wearing the dress tie the wings at armholes. Take one end of the strap under the armhole and take the other end above the shoulder and tie in front it like a bow. Do the same thing for the other side also.


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15 comments:

Lakshmi said...

Hello Vani mam,
how r u..
u r doing a great job..
i wish i shud have learnt some basic tailoring atleast..
ur blog is quite gud..

vani said...

Hi lakshmi,
It is nice to hear from you.I am doing fine.I was also missing you and your posts.It is not difficult for you to learn sewing.Thank you very much for your appreciation.Hope you are also doing fine.

Priya Nanthakumar said...

Wonderful Vani.Are u a fashion designer?.Because normal tailoring school they are not teaching everything,thats why.

vani said...

I am not a fashion designer.Sewing is my hobby.If you are perfect with your basics you can sew any thing you want.

Esmeralda Monteiro said...

Hi vani, I like the way you explain the drafting as well as the notes. Thanks . Can you please help me I want to stitch a dress for my grand daughter with a sailors collar. With warm regards and God bless you. Esme

Esmeralda Monteiro said...

Hi Vani, how r u, pls let me know I want to make this dress low waist will it be OK with half umbrella skirt should I make any changes in the drafts. Regards Esme

Татьяна Хаперская said...

please explain to me. here you have written OD = ¼chest + 1 ½. This increase (1 ½) for the seam machining allowance?

vani said...

1" for loose and1/2" for seems.in my drafts 1/2" is for seems.if you want more you can increase 1/2"to the measurement of you choice.

Татьяна Хаперская said...

dear vani, thanks for the answer. About the chest, I realized. Please tell me where else included seam allowances?

Татьяна Хаперская said...

Please could you help me. How to carve out this style skirt?[URL=http://www.radikal.ru][IMG]http://s008.radikal.ru/i303/1409/ba/426b2a020e74.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

vani said...

No need to add seems It is included.I did not get the image.

Татьяна Хаперская said...

http://i6.pixs.ru/storage/0/3/5/12JPG_7131414_13987035.jpg

Татьяна Хаперская said...

Tell me please, where they are included? The fact that I want to build a templet excluding seam allowances. So I need to know exactly where you are included allowances seams)

vani said...

where it is + 1/2"means seams 1/2"If it is more than 1/2" it is for loose fitting

Татьяна Хаперская said...

thanks for the answer. Please check the link please tell me how to carve out a skirt .
http://i6.pixs.ru/storage/0/3/5/12JPG_7131414_13987035.jpg