Before you start creating a pattern, you needdetermine the model of the dress. You can choose a simple cut-if you are a beginner, and if you already have experience, then the most difficult, for example with a lightning, will not cause problems. Attach lightning, in principle, is not so difficult, but for an inexperienced seamstress there is a possibility of getting a lot of trouble. It is better to press the edges of the fabric and sweep the lock. So of course, the time will be more, but the result will not upset you. If you want to sew a dress with shoulder straps, thenlightning should be sewn not on the back, but on the side, for the fit shapes it is naturally better to make a zipper on the back. If you try to sew a zipper on your side for such a dress, the seam will not be exactly equal, and you will have to redo everything. If you have chosen a neck with a cape, then after, in the corner itself, you need to make a small incision and iron it, so that the fabric falls flat. And if you do not, the cutout will look very rude. Round cut must be handled obtachnym material, otherwise the bend will bully. Secrets of creating patterns In order to begin the implementation of the pattern,it is necessary to take measurements. You need a centimeter, a sheet of paper and a pen to write them. It is necessary to measure the circumference of the chest - this is one of the most important measures. From this it is necessary to make calculations of the width of the back, armhole and chest. For this purpose, special formulas are attached: -CHC = 1 / 8G + 5,5cm; - ШПр = 1 / 8ОГ -1,5см; - ШГ = 1 / 4ОГ - 4см; -GPR = 1/10 OG + (10.5-12 cm). Explanation: -MS - back width; -WPR - the width of the armhole; -SHG - chest width; -GPR - depth of armhole; -OG - chest girth. If you do not know yet how tight your dress will be, you can use the table of increases. So you will understand with what size you will have towork. For verification, add the first three resulting results, they must coincide with the girth of the chest. The remaining measures, for example - the length of the sleeve or shoulder, are removed according to the style you have chosen. After you have correctly calculated everything, you can begin to build a pattern. What is useful for making a long dress? To create a pattern, you need a simple paper,you can take an unnecessary newspaper or magazine, in general, what you will find, also a pen or pencil. Do not forget to draw darts and leave room for the stock. Darts will make the dress more elegant, favorably emphasizing your figure. If they are not done, then on the chest and below the back, the fabric will lie unevenly, and even after ironing, the iron will still stick. Allowance should be made from 1 centimeter, you can more if you are afraid to sew a narrow dress. It is much easier to sew it than to embroider it. After you put on the paper the model you need, it must be cut carefully. Ready to lay out the patterns on the decomposedmaterial from which the dress itself will later be. Be sure to put the fabric so that the wrong side is on top, so it's better to apply a cut on it. The fabric should match the shape of the dress, since the material can be with or without a stretch. If you are a beginner, when buying it, consult witha person who understands this. Prepare a chalk or a dry remnant to draw a pattern, you do not need to use a handle, it can leave traces that do not wash and all work will go wrong. Check several times if you have applied everything on the material, whether the size of the drawn and cut out pattern corresponds to whether there are any excess edges. How to do the work on the fabric, you can cut - and on the estimate. When sweeping the parts, it is good to fix them with needles, and then they need to be removed. After preliminary fitting, if there are drawbacks, then remove them and then sit down at the sewing machine. Good luck in your endeavors!