Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Final Project : StoryBoard Draft

Here's a rough draft of how the Video tutorial will pan out. Of course I will update it with the actual photos, than the finished project.
During the making of this, everything that could go wrong, DID go wrong: my sewing machine went crazy, Ivan lost the manual during the move to the new place, the tutorial online was not clear enough so I ended up making the first pair of leggings wrong.
In the end, I did overcome these barriers, but this project turned out to be longer than I expected. I also ended up going to my Aunts house to use her sewing machine (which I got a free meal out of- so that wasn't so bad). Now all that there is left to do is to make the video, create some voice clips and I'll be done. I was hoping to include a couple of other little DIY- eco-friendly idea's for old clothing, to go with my theme of DIY, but only if I have time.

Video Introduction
"Hi I'm Alejandra and today I'm going to show you how to make your very own pair of DIY leggings. All you'll need for this project is a sewing machine, some measuring tape, a meter or so of stretchy fabric, I used some spandex, with matching thread, an elastic for the waist - if you want to save cash you can use one from an old artice of clothing, some chalk, pins, and scissors.
Let's get started!"

Picture: Fabric laid out on table
Audio- "First, lay out your fabric on the table, folded in half."

Audio- "Start off by finding out your personal measurements.Use your measuring tape to determine the length from..."

Picture- Audio- "your waist to your ankle"

Picture- Audio- "then your inseam ( which is your crotch) to your ankle"

Picture- Audio- "then your waist to your inseam, front and back."

Audio- "Then you need to measure the width of your..."

Picture- Audio- "waist..."
Picture- Audio- "thigh..."
Picture- Audio- "calf and..."
Picture- Audio- "...ankle."

Audio- "Once you have the measurments, be sure to write them down. We need to do a bit of math now.
Divide all your width measurements by 4;the length measurements are fine."

Picture- Audio- "Make marks with your chalk on the fabric to layout the length."

Picture- Audio- "Waist to ankle - allow for three inches for seam allowance for sewing."
Picture- Audio- "Inseam to ankle - add a half an inch of seam allowance"
Picture- Audio- "Make marks for your waist measurements..."
Picture- Audio- "thigh measurements..."
Picture- Audio- "calf..."
Picture- Audio- "...and ankle. This is what your pattern should look like."

Picture: Diagram

"Now it's time to cut. Take your scissors and cut out the pattern. Don't cut along the fold.
This is what it will look like after. It may look different depending on your measurements."

Pictures: Cut out pattern

"Now it's time to sew. Once you have your sewing machine threaded, fold your pattern in half and sew up the inside of the leg from..."

Picture- Audio- "...ankle to crotch."

Video clip: sewing
Pictures: finished leg

Picture- Audio- "Once you have both legs completed, turn them inside out and stuff one leg inside the other. Make sure the inseams match.
Now sew the legs together"

Video clip: sewing

Picture- Audio- "They should now look like this."

Picture- Audio- "Now turn your leggings inside out and fold the top down 2.5 inches. Use a zigzag stich to sew it, leaving a two inch hole for the elastic to go in."

Video clip: sewing

Picture- Audio- "Feed your elastic through, zigzag stitch, and back stitch, than sew opening hole for elastic, and Voila!"

Pictures: finished product.

Video clip: "Now you can go out and party in your new pair of leggings."


  1. Sounds like you've got a great start on your final project! I can't wait to see the final product :D

  2. Right on Alex! I can't wait to see the final product!