Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Frock from A line frock.

Once you learn drafting” A “line frock it is very easy to prepare drafts for many other types of frocks. The garment that I am teaching can be used as baby’s dress, kid’s frock or kurthi which is or on jeans. Age is no bar!!


Prepare the draft of A line frock. Make the necessary changes as explained in Figure 1

Figure 1

Front
 
Divide the neck curve H-F in to 4 equal parts by marking points 1, 2 and 3
Divide the bottom curve line into two equal parts by marking point 4
Join points 1&4, 2 and E
From the point E draw a line perpendicular to the line 2-E
Produce shoulder line F-L. It meets the perpendicular line from E at a point M.F-M is the new shoulder line. E-M is the new sleeve bottom
Mark point N which is the midpoint of the line E-M. Join the points 3 &; N.
Figure 2



Starting  from the point H cut the draft along the neck line  H-F, then along shoulder line F-M, sleeve  bottom, side E-I and finally skirt bottom I-B.
Cut along the line 2-E and separate sleeve from the skirt portion. There will be 2 layers in the sleeve portion .Keep one and discard the other. (Figure 2)


Figure 3

 Arrange and spread the pieces on a separate sheet of paper as shown in the figure 4. Keep the pieces 3” apart and keep 6” apart near the bottom.½” seam allowance along the line 2-E, for both front and back skirt draft.[i] Cut all-around the pieces as shown by green dotted line. This gives the draft of the skirt portion. If you want more gathers you can keep the pieces still away from each other.


Figure 4


Back

Follow the same procedure as that of front


Sleeves 
Cut along the dotted line from point 3 till Point N. Do not separate them at the point N as in Step1 in Figure5


. Arrange them on a different sheet of paper as shown in step 2 in Figure 5.Fix the pieces with pins so that they will not move when you cut the new draft. Add ½” seam allowance along the line 2-E on either side of the sleeve draft. Cut along the green dotted line as shown instep 3 of Figure 5
Thus pattern pieces for new style of dress is got. (Figure 6)


Placing the draft pieces on the fabric of your choice cut the pattern pieces

Stitching


Finish the sleeve the sleeve edge with simple hem or piping or by attaching a lace.
 Keeping right sides together join sleeves to the to skirt as shown in the figure 7



Make a slash of 3” for opening at the front or back of the skirt in the middle of the neck curve. Finish it with continuous bound placket .Finish the neck by bias flat facing to pass draw string. This is suitable for baby's dress
Or you can gather neck curve by running two rows of long machine stitch and finish with piping..

Keeping right sides together join the sides.
Stitch the hem of the skirt.




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12 comments:

Sheela said...

Vani, am an American married to an Indian. Can you please post a tutorial for making standard Indian belt salwars, in particular for overweight people. When I get them made, the crotch is way, way too short and the leg length is too long. I need to be able to make them myself, but there isn't much info about it on the Web. Thanks - I'd appreciate it.

Sheela said...

Vani, Can you please post a tutorial for making standard Indian belt salwars, in particular for overweight people. When I get them made, the crotch is way, way too short and the leg length is too long. I need to be able to make them myself, but there isn't much info about it on the Web. Thanks - I'd appreciate it.

padma raju said...

i want to know how a A LINE frock to be stiched

padma raju said...

i just want to know how to stich a aline frock..

vani said...

Please see my previous posts

vani said...

Hi Padmaraju
Do you want to know STITCHING specifically.I have given tutorial of drafting.Let me know

padma raju said...

Namaste vani madam,
wishing you and
your family members happy and a
prosperous Dussehra.
Mam I tried to do the drafting of
your A Line frock but I failed in
doing so I here by request you to
give approximate measurement for
that pink frock like(CH,SH,BL,ARM hole,and frock full length}so that
I can practice with diff measurements.It will be a great help for me from you.
This is Padma
from hyd.By thanking you mam.



helenkosings said...

Dear Vani,

I am so happy to find your blog! There is so much wonderful information here. Thank you, thank you thank you so much!

vani said...

Hi padma Raju

please see the post
http://artvani-vani.blogspot.in/search/label/Body%20measurements

you can select any one and practice

sreemathy srinivasan said...

do u take sewing classes

vani said...

sorry I do not take classes

Hobby Sewer said...

Vani Mam,

Please can you post the tutorial for a simple salwar. I am eagerly awaiting.Thanks.