Use Tin Foil to Make Your Own Dress Patterns from an Existing Garment!

August 14, 2013

I'd love to try this sometime to make an entire dress. Use tin foil to make a pattern from an existing garment! Just lay your garment on a large flat table and place your tin foil over one piece of the garment. Take a soft cloth and rub over the foil so that you can see the seams in the foil. Cut along the seams of the tin foil and trace onto paper adding seam allowances. Repeat for each piece of the garment.
Step 1: Just lay your garment on a large flat table .
 Step 2: place your tin foil over one piece of the garment.
 Step 3: Take a soft cloth and rub over the foil so that you can see the seams in the foil.
See the seams!
Step 4: Cut along the seams of the tin foil and trace onto paper adding seam allowances. Repeat for each piece of the garment.
Extra Notes! Pieces that have darts are somewhat trickier. I recommend pinning the foil to the garment. To get a more accurate cut it can't lay flat so you'll have to lift it a bit. If you have a dress form it would work even better to drape the dress over the form and rub that way! Perhaps I'll do a tutorial on that later if this post gets a good response.



5 {comments}:

Jamie Bourgeois said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea! I have a summer maxi dress I'd like to make from a similar ready to wear dress and wasn't sure how I was going to start! This answers my questions.

365 Dresses said... Best Blogger Tips

Downright brilliant!

Patrizia said... Best Blogger Tips

Neat! This solves so many problems for me :) Thank you!

Liz said... Best Blogger Tips

That is brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

MONICA A.FERNANDEZ said... Best Blogger Tips

Very great idea...thank you..!!!

 
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