Back in the day sewing books used to be the only learning tool for passionate hobbyists and crafters. But now there are many sewing bloggers and influencers to look up to. While these sewing blogs mainly focus on sewing techniques, many also discuss fabric hauls, reviews, designs, etc.
There are also sewing tutorials online that dive deep into the intricacies of complex sewing skills and fun, edgy designs. In short, there is a treasure of valuable information right at your fingertips. So, if you want to delve into your sewing passion, check out YouTubers and Bloggers in this niche for some extra knowledge.
Let’s introduce you to one of the best sewing YouTube channels we love!
Create With Crystal
Create With Crystal is a YouTube channel dedicated to all things sewing and crafting. Crystal created this YouTube channel to document her journey of learning how to sew modern-day fashion and takes inspiration from Pinterest.
She creates DIY tutorials for dresses, swimwear, loungewear sets, and many other fashionable clothing. Zmaker Crystal often uses Big Z Fabric products and gives a detailed review about fabric quality. You will also find fabric hauls, tips for beginner sewists, and much more!
If you are an aspiring sewist who is just getting started and your creative juices flowing for your next project, follow Crystal!
How To Create DIY Pinterest Gown
Don’t have the budget to buy a prom dress? Don’t worry, we have got you covered.
Let’s walk you through detailed steps on how to create the perfect Pinterest-inspired prom dress by following Crystal’s tutorial!
- Dress Form
- Draping Tape
- Fabric Scissors
- Marking pen
- Cutting/Sewing Mat
- Tracing Paper
- Sewing station
Want to learn how to make the perfect prom dress from scratch? Follow the guide mentioned below!
- For the front, take the draping tape and mark the middle of the dress form from the neckline down to the waist. It will help you trace the design and can be easily removed and re-adjusted. Now, using the draping tape, mark where you want the top of the dress to sit. Crystal marks it just above the cleavage on the dress form.
- Now, take the muslin and pin it on the dress form. Put a dart at the bust to shape the dress. Pin around the pattern of the draping tape. Cut the extra fabric once you have secured the muslin on the dress form with pins.
Tip: Make sure to iron the fabric to remove any wrinkles and creases as it will help the pattern come out neatly.
- Now take a marking pen and draw out the pattern on the fabric. Use a ruler to mark straight lines. Once done, unpin the piece of fabric for the front of the dress and put it aside.
- Now, take the draping tape and mark the back of the dress form where you want the back of the dress to sit. Repeat the remaining steps as mentioned above to cut out the back piece. Then cut out the fabric for the lower part of the dress.
- Place the cut-out fabric over paper on the cutting mat to add seam allowance. Use a marking pen and ruler to straighten out the marking. Make sure to leave around 1 inch of space from the edges.
Layout the tracing paper over the fabric and use tape to secure the tracing paper in place. Start tracing the muslin onto the tracing paper.
Note: Make sure you open any darts and lay the fabric flat before tracing.
- Once done, cut out the pattern on the tracing paper.
- Now, use the tracing paper patterns to cut out your fabric pieces on both the satin and the sequin mesh.
- After you have all the pieces cut out: the back of the dress, the front, and the lower portion, measure around 1 inch from all the seam allowances. Remove all the sequences that are within that 1 inch.
- Once you’ve got all the fabric pieces neatly cut out and the sequins removed from the seam allowances, it’s time to stitch it all together.
- Start off sewing the sequin fabric first and then the satin for the lining. First, stitch the top portion of the dress. For this, put the backside of the dress right side, facing each other, line the seam allowances up and then clip them
- Then place the stitched bodice (with the sequin inside out) on the dress form and hand sew the darts from the inside out. Finish stitching all along the top and the sides of the dress.
- Insert a zipper at the back of the dress.
That’s it! You have a sparkly sequin white prom dress with luxurious satin lining!
Making a prom dress from scratch is now as easy as pie. Follow Crystal Zmaker for DIY tutorials and make sure you buy quality fabrics from Big Z Fabric. Our products are durable and come in a wide variety of colors and textures!