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Tailoring Basics: Teach Yourself Dress Design, Cutting, and Sewing
     

Tailoring Basics: Teach Yourself Dress Design, Cutting, and Sewing

by Nadia Fahim El-Hewie
 

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This book is written for the purpose of self-teaching the basics of planning, designing, cutting, and sewing of cloth fabrics at home. The author presents her experience in mastering the art of tailoring for 45 years and hopes to transfer her skills to the new generation of students of professional tailoring,

TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION TO

Overview

This book is written for the purpose of self-teaching the basics of planning, designing, cutting, and sewing of cloth fabrics at home. The author presents her experience in mastering the art of tailoring for 45 years and hopes to transfer her skills to the new generation of students of professional tailoring,

TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION TO TAILORING

Types of Tailoring
Prerequisites of Learning Tailoring
Sewing Tools
The Basics of Stitching
1. Normal Harness
2. Alternate Stitch
3. Overcast Stitch
Catch stitch
Cross-stitch tack
Whipstitch (Overhand)
Needle Threading

CHAPTER 2. SEWING WARES

Types of Fabrics Used in Garments
Sewing Machine
o Finishing or Over Machine
o Description of the Sewing Machine
o Making Stitches in Sewing Machine
o The Two Sources Yarn in Sewing Machine
o Fitting the Sewing Machine to the Type of Stitching
o Filling and Changing Bobbin
o Changing Presser Foot and Needle
o Changing Machine Needle
o Use of Sewing Machine
o Placing Fabric on the Sewing Machine
o Sewing Fabric with Sewing Machine
o Sewing straight lines and curved lines
o The Preparation of Cloth
o How to Buy an Embroidery Machine That Will Fit Your Sewing Needs

Description of Sewing Tools
o Scissors
o Machine Needle
o Stitch Remover
o Pins and Pin Holders
o Thimble

CHAPTER 3. CUSTOM-FITTING TAILORING

Method of Taking Measurements
Stages of Making Patterns
Transferring Patterns To Fabric
Marking Tools
Trimming the Pattern
Transferring Marking onto Satin Fabric
I. Marking by Chalk on Fabric
II. Marking by Pinning Fabric Layers
III. Marking by Temporary Stitching of Fabrics
IV. Transfer of Marks by Carbon Paper and Roulette

Pinning Dantelle fabric to Satin Fabric
Cutting Two-Layered Fabrics
Initial Hand Stitching of Marked Fabric

CHAPTER 4. PATTERN TAILORING

KEY TO SYMBOLS USED ON PATTERNS

STEPS OF PATTERN TAILORING
(1) Taking measurements for female garments
(2) Choose your pattern
(3) The sketch of the style
(4) Fabric
(5) Pattern pieces
(6) Finding the right pieces on the pattern sheet
(7) Preparing to trace the pattern pieces
(8) Tracing
(9) Pattern layout

1. TAILORING OF WEDDING DRESS I
2. TAILORING OF WEDDING DRESS II
3. TAILORING OF WEDDING DRESS III
4. TAILORING OF WEDDING DRESS IV
5. TAILORING OF PARTY DRESS V
6. TAILORING OF WEDDING DRESS VI
7. TAILORING OF WEDDING DRESS VII
8. TAILORING OF PARTY DRESS
9. TAILORING OF WORK DRESS
10. TAILORING OF PARTY DRESS II

Cost of Tailoring Single Dress and Ten Dresses



Cost of Tailoring Single Dress and Ten Dresses



(A) The cost of a single dress for one person with an experienced tailor is calculated based on time taken to cut and mark as 90 minutes and the time to sew and finish as 2 to 2.5 hours.



Fabric cost (width 140 cm x length 2 meter, $3 to $ 4 per meter length) = 4 x 2 = $8

Zipper (50 cm) = $1

Thread = $1

Cost of electricity = $2

Net cost = $8 + $1 + $1 + $2 = $12

Sale Price = $100



(B) The cost of cutting 10 dresses is based on 4 to 5 hours using 17 meters of fabric

Fabric (17 meters x $2) = $34

Zippers 10 x $2 = $20

Thread = $5

Electricity = $15

Net cost = (34 + 20+ 5+ 15) /10 = $7.4

Sale Price = $50 per dress.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013730267
Publisher:
Mohamed F. El-Hewie
Publication date:
01/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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