Thursday, 6 December 2012

How to create a Princess Seam - Free Hand

Here's a quick and easy way to make a princess seam without using a pattern. This post came as a result of an email i got from a reader who wanted to know how to create one, while making a nicely fitted dress.This is a 'rush - post' so stay tuned for a more detailed post on the cut, sewing, and a completed dress with prominent princess seams, as well as definitions of the term 'princess seams'.

more on the other side...

 Measurements used are: bust 34, empire 12 x 28, Waistline 28, Bodice 18 x 29

 first marking - apex (at the nipples: highest point on the bust)
second marking - empire cut (under the bust)
third marking - bodice cut (at the belly button, i like to take it up an inch or two for a better fit)

 on the folded fabric, measure out 3'' from the center fold (lol at center fold!)at the bodice cut. 

At the apex, mark out 4.5'' from the center fold, connect the dots

At the bodice, mark out 2'' from your first marking

Connect the dots up to the apex...

Cut out

the center would look like this

 place your pins on the marking to sew along from bottom upwards

 sew both sides to the center...

see a more detailed princess post here 
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Anonymous said...

Thanks so much ! Glad I saw your blog! I am a newbie at sewing. I have been trying to understand how to make princess seam

Anonymous said...

This is soooooo cool! Those patterns are kinda confusing!

Onnari Osemene said...

you're welcome! there is also a recent and more detailed post on princess seams so look it up.

Anonymous said...

My Name is Ronke, God bless you for showing us this pls, is it the same procedure we are going to apply on short gown. Thnk you. Ronke

Onnari Osemene said...

Yes it is @ ronke