How to Pin Up a Polka Dot Blouse
If you’ve ever seen a polka-dot blouse, you’ll know that it is extremely versatile. It can go from the office to the party and it can even make a great everyday wear. You just need to know how to style it right.
Polka dots are small, dazzling patterns of tiny dots of color. These dashes of color are found in stripes, grids, and curves. Although they are somewhat obvious, polka dots can be difficult to pin up on certain styles of clothing, such as the polka-dot blouse. As such, they look even better pinned up.
First of all, you will want to decide what type of pinning technique you will use. There are different ways to do this including sewing, gluing, heat ironing, and more. If you plan on sewing, sew the pinning together using embroidery floss. The floss will be stitched through the holes in the design and will be threaded through the machine.
If you choose to use the heat iron, find a pattern that you like that you would like to have the same design on the polka-dot blouse. Also, keep in mind the fabric and the thread you are using. If you choose a lightweight fabric like cotton, you can simply thread the yarn through the holes in the design and then carefully fold and pin it. This will give the polka-dot blouse that sparkly eye-catching look.
However, if you wear your blouse over a thick, dark-colored jacket, you may need to add a pinstriping design onto the blouse to make it more interesting. For example, try pinning a few designs on the front of the polka polka-dot blouse at different levels of contrast. A drop-pin design could work well for this. It can be worn to the office or to a party and then took off to reveal the unique design.
If you choose to go with the sewing method, you will first need to purchase a pattern for the one you want to make. Once you have this, you will want to follow the instructions. First, sew the patterns across the front of the blouse, starting with the bottom part of the blouse. Next, use the pins to sew down the two sides of the pattern. Finish with a pinstriping design onto the top of the blouse.
If you choose to use the heat iron, put the pin-striping pattern onto the shirt, going across the front in a straight line. Then, apply the heat to the area, making sure that the pinstriping is evenly worn across the blouse. Be sure to let the shirt to rest on a flat surface so that the pins do not rub each other in.
Using the heat iron can be challenging, especially if you are sewing with high tension. But, with a little practice, you will be able to get the look you want. Take the time to practice and experiment until you find the method that is best for you. Once you have mastered the technique, you will have your own personal polka dot blouse.