You spent so much time creating your basic dress block and making it fit.
It wasn't much fun.
In fact, it can be pure drudgery. (I know - I've done it several times!)
But - it's a necessary step towards designing your own clothes.
Lots of things!!
Now, you get to have some fun with it!
You can add a lovely neckline detail - and fit the bodice - with radiating darts stitched at the neck.
Who needs collars or jewelry?
How about shifting those tucks to the center? This cute vintage look has a series of released tucks (or you can use gathers) at the bust.
I developed the "Beginner's Guide to Designing with Darts" to help you take your basic dress to the next level.
Creating your block and getting a good fit is the first step in designing clothing that looks great and reflects your unique personality (and if you haven't created your block yet, let's get started!).
But the block itself - well, it has NO personality.
Now it's time to add that personality and style. Pleats, tucks, shaped seams, Princess seams - all add style to your dress. And you don't need to sacrifice fit - because fit is just as important as style when it comes to looking your best.
And it's really easy! You - yes, you - can do this in no time. Really.
This in-depth tutorial includes:
No matter what your personal style, you can show it off when you design your own clothes. And the easiest way to get started is just by getting rid of those waist and bust darts - and replacing them with design details!
Purchase the Digital/Downloadable version of the tutorial.
You'll have instant access to the pdf files (which you can download and print) and to the online videos on a password-protected page on Vimeo. The videos in this version are not downloadable. Internet access is required to view the videos.
Purchase the DVD version of the tutorial.
You'll receive all of the same material as the digital version of the tutorial, but in DVD format. This is the best option if your internet access isn't reliable or if you want a permanent, physical product. The videos are included on the DVD (viewable on your computer, not a DVD player), so internet access is not necessary to view the videos.
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