How to be fashionable: dresses with a distorted cut
Today on the shelves in the shops you can find almost any style and type of clothing. But what to do if you are a happy owner of a non-standard figure, or you simply do not like everything that you managed to see in the store. For you, we wrote this article.
And today we will meet with one of the ways to cut dresses and knit blouses – skewed cut. First of all, it should be said that this type of hand-made clothing is perfect for those who like to do everything quickly and beautifully.
Here you do not need long and tedious to count everything to the last tuck. Such models are sewn very simply and quickly, the only thing with which problems may arise is the calculation of the size.
But if even the simplest mathematical services make you terrified, then you should look into the vast depths of the global information network for sites where, thanks to special services, you can automatically calculate all the parameters of the future pattern. To do this, you only need to enter in the special table all the necessary parameters of your figure.
Practice shows that it is best to use knitwear for such dresses, since such a fabric can lie gently on your figure. Yes, and to the body such a fabric is very pleasant.
Attention! If you are new to sewing and hope that the finished pattern from the magazine will suit you, then this is in vain! Many people think: “ What is there to recount, if something is wrong – the fabric will stretch a bit and everything will be fine! “But not everything is so simple!
Your appearance will depend on the correctness of the simulation. And if you and I love ourselves, then we should have all the best. So do not hope that the specificity of the fabric will correct all your errors, better try and correct the pattern for yourself.
And one more thing: before you begin to model the pattern, be sure to measure your thighs thoroughly. Here the snag is that knitwear, as we have said, tends to stretch. And if you make the bottom of the dress too narrow or wide, then your appearance will leave much to be desired.
Measure to the following way: take a piece of knitted fabric and just wrap it around the hips. The fabric should not be stretched, but it should not be allowed to slip into an improvised skirt either.
The main thing that you were comfortable. Well and, of course, do not forget that every woman should be beautiful, so no hoodie!
Before we begin to create, let’s see what is the key feature of this type of cut. The first thing to say is that with the usual way of cutting, you will place the fabric for the pattern perpendicularly. But skewed cut is another matter.
Here you need to start to cut, placing the fabric on the pattern horizontally. Using such a pattern with a distorted cut, you get a very original thing with draping elements that will allow you to hide some figure flaws, if any.
And today we are going to study one of the patterns of dress patterns with a twisted cut. It is also worth noting that the well-known designer and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is a recognized fan of this type of dress. And believe me, a dress with a twisted cut from Vivienne Westwood is the standard of fashion in the world.
Now we will present you a pattern with which you can sew a dress, if your size falls into the gap between the fortieth and fiftieth. If you are a bit fuller or thinner, then you will need to recalculate all the designations, taking into account their size.
Please note: both the front and the back of our dress are exactly the same. That is why you can simulate the pattern directly on the fabric, which must be folded in half. The width of the fabric should be 150 centimeters.
So let’s get started:
- In the upper right-hand corner of the fabric we put point A and set aside 115 centimeters from it. Remember that all lines must be even and perpendicular to each other. At the bottom we put point B. From this point, we postpone another 75 centimeters to the right and get point B1. The distance from B1 to A1 is 115 centimeters, that is, it is equal to the distance between points A and B;
- From point B towards point A, we measure 93 centimeters and get point C. From the obtained point C, we measure to the right a distance which is equal to half of your volume of hips, and we get point C1. Now from the point B1 we measure to the left 3 centimeters and we get point B2. Up from point B2, you need to measure 70 centimeters. Thus, we will have a point D. The distance from B1 to B2 is an seam allowance, so do not forget about it, otherwise our dress will be a little conceived. Now we need to connect the points C1 and D to each other. But this must be done not smoothly, as under a ticker, but by a smooth line. So we got the neck of our dress;
- Then we will determine the length of the sleeve. To do this, measure 40 centimeters from point D down. We got a point D2. From it to the right we measure another 3 centimeters and we get a point D1. Now from C1 we draw a straight line perpendicular to the segment BB1 and we get the point C2;
- In order for our sleeve to be complete, you need to postpone a small segment from the point C2 to the left, the length of which should not be more than 3 centimeters. So we got point B3. Point C3 you should place arbitrarily, since the degree of fitting of the sleeve depends on its height. So think carefully! Now we need to connect the points B3, C3 and D2 with a smooth line. Do this as shown. If you can’t draw a straight line, you can use special patterns for drawing.
Go back to the top of the pattern. From point A we measure 10 centimeters to the right and put the point A2. Then we connect it with C1. This line should also be smooth, but not as curved as when creating the sleeve pattern element. Here we have turned out the pattern. But where, you ask, do seams and bends? Now we will tell you!
The AB segment is the straight fold of the fabric; C1 D – the neck; A2S1, DD2, D2B3S3 – seams; BB3 is the bottom of the dress, it only needs to be sheathed so that the thread does not fringe.
Looking at our pattern and finished dress, you can see that we have missed a small detail, namely the cuff. Making them is very simple: you only need to cut two small rectangular pieces of fabric with sides of 25 and 20 centimeters. And our cuffs are ready!
And one more thing: remember that in such models the waist is a little lowered, so if you are principled in such matters and think that everything should be clearly in place, you can carefully sew a thin rubber band from the inside of the dress. It will help hold the fabric on the hips, without spoiling the overall picture.
As you can see, sewing dresses according to a similar pattern is easy. And could you think that the beautiful dress on the first picture can be sewn with your own hands? And most importantly, you can change only the color and density of the fabric – and you will have dresses that are fashionable in any season! Good luck!