When your piece of fabric is just the right size for sewing two samples. I had to play around with the digital patterns first and squeeze them all into the shape of rectangular (the same size as my piece of fabric) to make sure I have enough fabric for both garments. I wish tracing the pattern pieces on the huge piece of fabric was as easy as placing them on my computer. 🤔
The new sewing pattern, the process of sample making: 3 pattern revisions, 4 samples, 15 meters of fabric, and finally the perfect flounce shape for the open shoulder dress👌. Stay tuned for more details. 👗✂️ #sewingpattern#comingsoon
It's always a challenge to say bye to the hand made items. Non of them was an impulse purchase or the result of being in a mood of buying something. But giving away all those pieces lets so many new sewing ideas in. I should probably organise my wardrobe more often than once in 3 years while moving to another apartment. 😄
Do you set the sewing goals each year? I normally write a really long list of them, but this year I decided to focus on just 3 main goals:
1 - use fabrics from my fabric stash because I used to buy more than I really needed for sewing.
2 - release new patterns (and some of the amazing spring patterns are already in progress like the dress you’ve seen on the previous photo).
3 - improve my fashion illustration skills. I do all the illustrations straight on the computer because it’s faster for me, but this year I really want to master my hand drawing skills. What’s your sewing related plans for 2018?
So happy to see the Dressy Talk patterns and my interview in the latest issue of The Pattern Pages! ✂️Page 37: the interview
✂️Page 15: the latest ruffled sweatshirt pattern among other winter essentials
✂️Page 33: the perfect party midi dress
The free digital issue is available through the link in profile (all references in the magazine are clickable or visit shop.dressytalk.com to find the patterns mentioned in the issue).
This October Pink&Grey capsule has proved something simple but very important for me - never be afraid of trying new colors. This pink color, especially in combinations with white and light grey, is so unusual for me. I knew I would be modeling for this photo shoot and I was going to buy fabrics, which look nice with my hair and skin color. But I chose these fabrics for the final samples with no doubt as soon as I noticed them in the store and never regret it.
Meet the new pattern🖤! High waisted pencil skirt with a self-tied belt on the front (or back if you'd like😜). As always don't miss the special offer - 10% off only till the end of the weekend (link in profile), happy sewing! 👗✂️
During the process of samples making, I tried to sew this skirt from different types of knits. Medium weight ponte knit (a double knit material) turned out to be the perfect one for this skirt (I've bought it in the local fabric shop, but you can find it almost in every online store)! If you decide to go for this type of fabric, make sure it has at least 30% of rayon or viscose, which makes the fabric softer and your garment last longer and more comfortable to wear!
Are you ready for a new design? Here is the upcoming sewing pattern 👗✂️, the last one from the October capsule. High waisted pencil skirt with a central front split and self-tie belt. This feminine skirt Involves NO zipper but still can flatter every figure! 🖤
It's been a while since the last time I introduced myself. For those of you, who have joined us lately, here is a short story of how Dressy Talk happened to me and what brought me to the fashion industry and sewing. And I'll be glad to read your story in the comments below!
My name is Tatiana, I'm a 31 years old mom. Originally I'm from Russia but live in Germany for several years already with husband and our 10 months old son. I've got my first degree in fashion product development and worked in the industry since I was about 20 (I started working when I was still studying). The experience was quite broad: from sewing collections for independent designers to sourcing the production of mass market collections for big brands and being in charge of the r&d team. After 7 years working in the industry I quit my job and moved to Germany to do the Master program in Fashion Management. Two years ago, just after I graduated, I started Dressy Talk Patterns with an intention to design modern sewing patterns. I created the first collection almost all by myself (including this dress, one of the bestselling patterns in Dressy Talk store): from designing the garments and drafting the patterns to sewing, fitting, and grading. It was challenging but such an interesting and rewarding experience though. Since then Dressy Talk has grown and now I have a wonderful team helping me through the whole process. As for sewing, it was always my biggest passion. Even when I worked in the industry, traveled the world for about 100 days a year for business trips, was learning two languages at the same time, and didn't have much time for sewing, I knew I would come back to my biggest passion and make it the best work I could dream about.
Feel free to share how you started sewing! #dressytalk_behindtheseams
I've recently posted a tip on how to use just one bobbin for a serger (so you don’t have to buy 3 or 4 of them) and got a reasonable question - what if the thread on the small spool runs out too quickly? I just want the answer to be here in case someone is also wondering or wants to save this tip for later (tap the flag under the photo). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you rip a serger stitching, you’ll see that the loopers’ threads are way longer than the needles’ threads. So follow this simple rule: big bobbin for a looper, small spool for a needle. Then the spools threads won’t run out too quickly (should be enough for sewing one not too complicated garment, like a sweatshirt). If your serger has more than one looper, and you thread it with a small spool, then you’ll probably need to replace it once while sewing a garment (just one thread, not all of them!). It might sound a bit complicated but once you try it, you’ll see what I mean. 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm wearing an A-line gathered skirt shirt dress, you can find this pattern through the link in profile 👗✂️