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How to Stitch a Designer Long Frock for Your Child: Pattern-Cutting

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How to Stitch a Long Frock: An Introduction

In this Hub, I'll explain how I stitched a long frock for my daughter Anna. This frock has many flairs, and is also very easy to make.

I often create new patterns of frocks for Anna. I'll start by researching on the Internet, start with a pattern in mind, but then will often end up with something completely different. This one turned out beautifully -- impressing friends and family members. I'll now share with you below in this article.

Anna in her Long Frock

Anna in her long frock.

Anna in her long frock.

Materials Needed

Anna, who was three at that time, didn't require much for her long frock. I bought:

  • Pink net material with a white print -- 3.5 meters
  • Pink satin material for the lining -- 1.5 meters
  • Dark pink lace to decorate the frock and also to create the headband -- 1 meter

There was not a piece of material wasted, once the frock was completed.


More Shots of Anna in Her Long Frock

Anna in her long frock

Anna in her long frock

Anna in her long frock (back portion)

Anna in her long frock (back portion)

Cutting the Pattern

For a hopefully better idea of how the pattern should be cut, please see the image sketches below. Please note however that these are not technical or professional explanations, just my personal ones.

For measuring, it is better to first use an already correctly fitted frock of your child.

  1. Place it along the net material, which should be folded into four as we do it for Churidars. Note: Be sure that you take a portion towards the end of the whole net material, so that there will be no waste.
  2. Now, cut the top portion and split the front and back ends. Cut the back portion along the middle so that it will be open on the back of the frock.
  3. Then, take just enough cloth for tying the frock and make an equal portion of the rest of the material to stitch the bottom portion.
  4. For the top, do take same measurement of lining material and leave the rest for the bottom. Also, make sure you cut enough cloth for tying the top to the neck.

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Sketches of How Your Patterns are Cut and Stitched

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Cutting the top portion

Cutting the top portion

Front portion after cutting

Front portion after cutting

Back portion after cutting and cut along the line to cut it right

Back portion after cutting and cut along the line to cut it right

Rest of the portion for the bottom

Rest of the portion for the bottom

Final Outcome (stitching together)

Final Outcome (stitching together)

Making the top to tie the frock towards the neck

Making the top to tie the frock towards the neck

How to prepare the tie at the neck portion

How to prepare the tie at the neck portion

Stitching the Frock

  • Top: Join the lining with the front net material, with the good side of the net cloth inside. Then, revert the same. Likewise, do this for back portion also.
  • Bottom: Now, stitch the bottom portion along with the lining to the top portion -- this is for both the front and back side. Stitch the cloth to tie the frock separately and join to the top, front portion and then stitch together the front and back portion.
  • Neck: Then, stitch the cloth to tie the frock to the neck. Note: To create a special look, stitch the lace towards the neck and also to the waist of the frock. With rest of the lace, a head band also can be created.

Hope this Hub was informative -- do contact me if you have any further doubts or comments.

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Check Out My Other Hub: How I Made a Princess Costume for My Daughter

© 2013 DEEPA JOHN

Comments

Srilakshmi on August 24, 2018:

Nice frock

Roshni raghuvanshi on April 12, 2018:

Please translate to cutting & stitching information in hindi

mohsin azmati on September 06, 2017:

Superb

manisha basu on August 22, 2017:

Very nice thanks for drress

saroj on July 11, 2017:

Very nice drress

Aditi Naik on February 21, 2017:

It's beautiful frock and easy to stitch. Mam in the back side pic of frock, it shows that there is another tie belts at wast. Is it so?

DEEPA JOHN (author) from Trivandrum, Kerala,India on October 31, 2016:

no I haven't put anything other than satin for line... if we use cotton lining under the satin, kids will be more comfortable if the atmosphere is hotter...

Madhuri on September 23, 2016:

Is there any other lining material back of the satin cloth

Alekhya on June 08, 2016:

So pretty frock....easy to learn...thanq......

Harpreet samra on December 17, 2015:

Very nice dress & the sewing pattern is so easy

nithyashrinath on October 15, 2015:

Great job friend. Anna is cute in both.

shenaz poonawala on August 15, 2015:

learning to stich

salma on August 15, 2015:

Nice frock yaaa

Bhuvana on August 03, 2015:

Can you upload simple frock pattern for girls of age 11

hasna faisal on July 22, 2015:

Nice frock and very good explanation.

Expecting more from u......

shivani Rahul singh on July 21, 2015:

Wow nice frock....!!!!

thanvi on May 31, 2015:

Very nice dress

puja on May 19, 2015:

Very nice anna nd ur description too..can u suggest wats da bottom length for a three months baby

Preet on May 17, 2015:

Nice dress

Neetu on May 04, 2015:

Very cutye baby n nice frock.....

sheeja on April 30, 2015:

Its very useful my daughter same this age

uzma on April 27, 2015:

good way to elaborate

i will make it for my daughter.

aarju on April 11, 2015:

Hello mam

I like ur pinky frocks.

I am fashion student.

I like it

Afsiya S on March 19, 2015:

Anna is super cute

fathima on March 19, 2015:

Very easy when you describe

jeniffer on February 27, 2015:

I want thz video.

era on February 24, 2015:

Very nice

Gayathri on January 10, 2015:

Anna is beautiful, the sewing pattern is also easy

Prasanna on January 02, 2015:

Excellent

Naga laksmi on December 01, 2014:

Very nice dress I like you

ik on November 05, 2014:

i see u

noori on September 07, 2014:

Good morning mam I like ur style.. & pattern but I don't understand back half ..

rasela Jalaludeen on September 04, 2014:

Thank you. Ilike anna's frock and I will stich this frock

DEEPA JOHN (author) from Trivandrum, Kerala,India on April 19, 2013:

Thanks My Cook Book :)

Dil Vil from India on April 19, 2013:

Anna is looking so cute in the pinky frock. Pink always looks great on small kids, the pics are good. Your hub is great deepa. It is Useful and informative with good pics. Great work!

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