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I think every mother, whether she is a seamstress or not, feels the urge to make something for her children, especially when you are a mother of a girl. It was like that with my mother, who started the company together with my father, making clothes for me when I was a baby! I think motherhood awakens these manual activities in us.

As I work with the draping, every now and then I look at a little model and I think how cool it would be to make for Eugênia, even because children's pattern is very simple to do, the dresses are basically with the same shapes, after all a child needs to be comfortable, isn't it?

Thinking about it and also adding the fact that many people ask if it is possible to make clothes directly on the body, or even, if it is possible to make children's molds in draping, I decided to gather these doubts in a video that coincidentally aired on the eve of Children's Day .

Here in this video I teach how to make the marking or ribbon directly on a child's body, and for that I use a styling ribbon, which is easier to work with than the regular ribbon, as well as being faster.

But if the child is older and comfortable, the marking can be done with the ribbon. As you can see in the video, Eugênia was impatient, it was Sunday and she wanted to enjoy the day! Hehehe

Although I demonstrate the technique directly on the body, I confess that it is not my preferred way of making the mold, I like the contact with the mannequin and all that draping ritual. It is my moment of "flow" and when we are doing it in the body, we have many concerns, such as the comfort of the person who is standing and also the care not to sting.

Well, I'll leave here some tips to help you prepare her or your little model. Know that you can do the same process on boys and model the piece you want: coats, blouses, shorts, pants...

  • Put a tight-fitting outfit on the child, preferably a dark-colored second skin;

  • Pin your hair so it doesn't get in the way while you work;

  • If the child is small, you can choose to place him on a chair or bench or you will have to work kneeling, in this case you decide.

If you're just testing and experimenting, you don't need to use cotton canvas, you can do these experiments in non woven, which in addition to being super cheap, is light to handle. And if you choose non woven, you can glue it with adhesive tape, avoiding the use of pins. I've already talked about using non woven here on the blog, and I also have free classes teaching how to use it.

Ah, here's the link to the full class so you can see that it is possible to do children's pattern easily, simply and quickly:


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