Dressmaking is an amazing and somewhat forgotten skill that allows people to showcase their individuality and their personality. If you have this skill - it can be an excellent money saving option too - when you spot a designer item on a catwalk - you can make a version fitted for yourself!
As a consumer - why not avoid the highstreet shops for once - and try a local dressmaker - you will be surprised at what is available and what you can get for your money. Movie stars and famous people lead the trend of employing dressmakers to make they look special on the red carpet. They apprecaite the impact of having a unique and individually designed outfit compared to shop bought outfits.
How about your current wardrobe - is it full of clothes you no longer wear? Not as stylish as they once wear? No longer fit? Lightly worn? Think about recycling! Bring your favourite items to a dress maker and discuss what you would like - soon you could be wearing an amazingly unique creation and save some money too!
You can have fun too - delight your children with something special, unique and fun - how about these one off costumes. As a parent - we are always challenged to ensure our children's imaginations are feed - a fancy dress costume is an excellent way to do this and have great fun too! Talk to a dress maker about some options - just remember the outfit must be comfortable and easy to move in. No pins or sharp objects should be used - and ideally the outfit is lightweight, so not too heavy or warm. Do you know someone would would love one of these?
Above is an amazing "Twirl" dress - as much fun as it is fashion. No need to dress in boring colours or styles when you use a dressmaker to create wonderful clothes for you and your family.
What you will need to try dressmaking -
Sewing Tools - Sewing Machine, Tape Measure, Scissors, Pencil and Ruler are a good start.
Patterns - which vary in level from beginner to expert
Fabric - depending on what you want - there are animal fibres (wool and silk), plant fibres (cotton and linen) or man made fibres (nylon). Depending on what your concept is - different material will be needed for each pattern.
A Eye for Style - what is best for you - patterns, or plain colours? Lightweight or medium fabric? A good fabric shop can help and advice you here.
We already have some amazing skilled dressmakers listed on ProfileTree. Are you listed - do you know someone who is an amazing dressmaker? Tell me about us so they can add their skills! A special thanks to the wonderful website's ModernKiddo and IMakeIt.YouWearIt where we were lucky enough to borrow these photographs from.