Dress modeling, design principle


Tailoring is a very interesting and exciting business, although it requires some skills and knowledge. For example, an uninitiated person never thought that all the dresses that can be found are made according to one basic pattern. In individual tailoring, such is built for each client separately, and for production they take generally accepted standard measures, which are used to build patterns

Tailoring is a very interesting and exciting business, although it requires some skills and knowledge. For example, an uninitiated person never thought that all the dresses that can be found are made according to one basic pattern. In individual tailoring, such is built for each client separately, and for production they take generally accepted standard measures, which are used to build patterns. And here begins the most interesting process - modeling the basis of the dress. What exactly happens with the pattern at this stage, and how to learn how to independently create parts for sewing the model you like?

Everything is quite simple. In fact, it is the transfer of darts to the shaped lines, and drapes and folds are made on the dress as additions and decorative elements. Knowing the basics of design and having very few practical skills, you can cope with even the most complex style.

So, dress modeling assumes the presence of a basic pattern, which can be of three types: a fitted, semi-fitted and free silhouette. The constructed basis must be adjusted to fit its particular shape. To do this, the parts are cut out of unnecessary fabric and they make a fitting, on which shortcomings will be immediately visible, so they should be corrected. When the base is adjusted, you can start modeling the dress.

After careful consideration of a particular model, all seams, folds and variations of cuts on the main blank are drawn. These lines should run through the tops of existing darts. After this easy step, proceed to cutting and closing the unnecessary model line. If modeling the dress involves dividing the base into a large number of horizontal and vertical elements, then before cutting it onto each of the details, you should apply the direction of the equity thread and mark the waistline. After cutting, parts with folds are laid on a large sheet of paper or ordinary building oilcloth and, taking into account allowances and laying, draperies are cut as a single element. The remaining components are ready for transfer to the fabric.

The dress can be modeled directly on the fabric, however, this applies to small changes, such as reducing or increasing the neckline, transferring the darts from the armhole to the side cut and vice versa.

To make the stitched dress as close as possible to the original, you need to take into account the proportions of the shaped lines, this applies to the height of the waist, all kinds of color inserts, the length of the skirt and sleeve. After all, if it is wrong to calculate the ratio of growth and, for example, a contrasting strip under the breast, a completely different silhouette will come out and the visual perception of the finished product will change.

Modeling women's dresses can be of varying complexity, and a beginner in this business is better to start with the most simple styles, with a minimum number of deviations from the basic pattern. But having mastered the principle of design, it will be possible to create unique outfits, because you can make changes not only on the dress pattern, you can come up with interesting variations of jackets, skirts, sarafans, trousers and even outerwear in the same way.