Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How to Stitch Gown

Gown: Stitching gown is easy even if you are new to sewing, you can easily stitch a gown for yourself. For full length gown of the given measurements for this example you need only 2 metres of cloth and 1 strip of additional cloth approx 3" wide as I have use black strip in this gown as shown in the Pic.
Instructions for cutting:

Take full length of cloth, Place a mark at 9" and cut it. This 9" strip will be used for front and back yoke and sleeves. Before proceeding further let's take a look at the measurements which I have used for stitching this gown, you have to change according to your's.(you may also need extra cloth depending upon the measurements)
Shoulder width-13 and 1/2" (all these measurements are after stitching you have to add 1/2" extra for cutting.
yoke lenght-7 and 1/2"
yoke width- 15"
sleevees length- 6"
sleeves width- 18"
gown width(ghera)- 31"
gown length- 52"
gown length after yoke- 44 and 1/2" ( 44 and 1/2" + 7 and 1/2" = 52")

For sleeves cutting method please refer to my earilier post how to stitch kurta ( salwar top)
Stitching Instructions:
First join the shoulder parts
prepare neck and front button area with the help of picture.
Add aditional stripe to the front and back part of the yoke.
Add the bottom part of gown adjust the pleats.
Finally add sleeves adjusting the pleats.
Make the border of the sleeves
stitch bottom part of the gown from both sides that's it.
Last complete the sleeves  this is important as shown in drafting we have to make cutting of sleeve in the bottom part of the gown (sleeves cutting falls after the yoke, if you don.t add yoke and bottom part together you will not be able to attach sleeves)

Any queries or suggestions please feel free to ask via comment section.

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