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Anthro-Inspired Pillow. How to Copy Ready-to-Wear. How-To: Make a Pinup Bikini. Like many women of my generation, I love pinup bathing suits.

How-To: Make a Pinup Bikini

I admire the Coke bottle shape our grandmothers sported on the beach, and as an avid swimmer, Esther Williams—in all her sparkly-spangled swimsuit goodness—has long been one of my style icons. However, I’m also a fan of comfort and I doubt those old suits, made of sturdy cottons (or wools!) And boning, can compete on that front with my quick-drying Speedo. This month, I decided to try sewing burda style magazine’s Bustier Top (05/2011 #127) and Panties (01/2012 #127) patterns for a modest, pinup style bikini that’s also sporty.

The panties were a breeze to sew and fit, however I had to alter the bustier pattern for spandex (the pattern calls for batiste). If you plan to sew this suit, I’d recommend making a muslin out of spandex first. Note: I lined the front of my bustier in polyester swimsuit lining. Prepare and cut the pattern The original pattern calls for a hook closure in the back. Prepare the front piece Prepare cups. Foundations Revealed. The tutorial that enables every corsetmaker to create the most unique, beautifully fitting corsets you’ve ever hand-crafted Use it, enjoy it, tell us what you think in the comments below and ask questions at info@harmanhay.comThis email address is being protected from spambots.

Foundations Revealed

You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - no really.... How To Make A Bra 2 (free article) Written by Mark Garbarczyk In this second part of this bra pattern drafting and making series we will be drafting (drawing) the blocks/patterns for the cups, cradle and wings of a simple under wired “Darted Cup” Bra.

How To Make A Bra 2 (free article)

Think of this bra as your first test into the world of bra pattern drafting and making. It may not offer the best support for the fuller bust, but it will allow you to check your measurements and fit, particularly cup volume / shape and wing tension. In this part, I will be screaming, “ACCURACY” ... Make Your Own Damn Bras. DIY Tutorial - How to make your own knickers! (Printouts) - drummbellina. Corset Tutorial. Panty Tutorial: How to make your own drawers.

Well folks I think I have been talkin' about this tutorial for about a year, so I finally pulled it out.

Panty Tutorial: How to make your own drawers

There are millions( ok maybe not millions, but a whole heck of a lot) of variations and add ons but I was trying to do the simplest one first. Materialsthreadsewing machine1 yd stretch elastic or fold over elasticpaper for pattern(paper bag or newspaper)scissorsold t shirt or any knit materialpair of underwear to cut and make pattern from Make your knickers !! 1. Cut or fold your undies so you can make your pattern. 2. Lie the pieces as flat and symmetrical as possible on your pattern paper(I Try to use the manufactured straight edge of my paper as the center fold line, This way I know that line is straight) Trace around your fabric piece leaving about 1/8-1/4 " edge. Bra-makers Supply - Books, CDs and DVDs.

The Bra-makers Manual , QB-100 Finally!

Bra-makers Supply - Books, CDs and DVDs

Everything you have wanted to know about making bras, but couldn’t find the information! Finding Brassiere Underwires. Q.

Finding Brassiere Underwires

This will sound like an odd question but here it is: Is there someplace (or somehow) to get replacement under wires for brassieres? I am forced to wear under wire bras for necessary support but the under wires tend to break long before the rest of the bra (fabric, shoulder straps, etc.) wears out. I hate to discard an almost perfect (and rather expensive) piece of clothing and have tried unsuccessfully to locate and purchase replacement under wires to repair the bras with.

Homemade Sanitary Pads. In the article Food Storage Basics: Step 4 — Non-Food Items I explained the importance of storing non-food items as part of your emergency essentials.

Homemade Sanitary Pads

However the ultimate long-term solution is learning the skills to be self-reliant. That way you’re not dependent upon your supplies. For example, a very important part of many women’s monthly routine is the use sanitary pads. A Novice's Guide to Draping. Make It and Love It: Re-Purposing: Boy's Pants. Can you believe it? A boy project. One of the greatest men's shirt makeovers ever. Okay, I'm partial, but I think this is one of the greatest makeovers of a men's dress shirt into something else--a cute, springy skirt!

One of the greatest men's shirt makeovers ever

I had so much fun with this and just figured it out as I went along, but I do have the pics and instructions for you in a tutorial. Follow along if you ever want to do this to an old shirt! Smocking a honeycomb texture. How to smock – tutorial « The dress I made. How to Make a Smocked Tube Top. Jersey knit tube top smocked at the bust with multiple rows of elastic thread.

How to Make a Smocked Tube Top

The circumference of the top (unshirred) is 8-9" (20-23 cm) larger than the bust measurement. The finished top is 21" (53 cm) long, including 4.5" (11 cm) of smocking at the bust, and hits below the hip. Jersey knit or lightweight woven fabric Elastic sewing thread Cut 2 rectangles from your fabric as shown in Diagram 1. For the length, measure from above your bust down to your desired hemline, and add 1.5" (38 mm) for seam allowances. How to Create Elastic Shirring. November 27th, 2008 Email 87 users recommend By using elastic thread and a simple straight stitch, you can create professional-looking shirring such as on this neckline.

How to Create Elastic Shirring

Cal Patch This is the elastic thread that will allow you to do the shirring. Using tailor's chalk or a disappearing pen, mark dotted lines on your garment where you want to place the shirring. Princess seams, and other treacherous curves! How to create a hand rolled hem. Hand rolled hems are so lovely, and with a little practice and a few tricks, quite easy to do (if a bit time consuming). Begin by machine stitching 1/4″ from the edge along the entire edge. Press the stitching flat. Thread a hand sewing needle with matching thread. How to sew a perfect baby hem. How to Hem Pants - Hemming Pants Tutorial. Note: There are also video instructions for this tutorial.

When it comes to pants, it’s all about the fit. You may have a pair of pants that look great on the booty, but are too long or short for your legs. Hemming pants is so easy that leg length should never stand between you and a hot pair of pants. If you can hem pants, then you’ve got the advantage every time you hit the dressing room. Taking in Jeans at the Side Seam Tutorial. Jean-ius Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit. Class Description. Video tutorials on arts and crafts throughout history. How to Build a Coracle The coracle is an ancient boat (often used for fishing) dating back to at least the Roman invasion of Britain Like the currach (or curragh), the coracle is relatively simple in its construction. These small one person vessels are in essence, a large basket made of either a bent lath or round wood frame covered [...] Beltmaking 101. How to Shorten a Skirt - DIY Fashion.

How to sew a circular skirt. My apple green bedsheet dress had a circular bottom. Bohemian Infinity Dress… « Needles, Thread and Love. I saw this dress as a project in vol. 4 of the Quick Stuff To Sew magazine. How to Create Mitered Corners, by Sara Moskovitz. S4H's Top Tips & Techniques: #3 Attaching Metal Snaps. Out of Order: DIY Tutorial - Full Skirt - StumbleUpon. Panty Tutorial: How to make your own drawers. How to make a jumper pouffe. Girl's Gone Child: Gone Style: Fable's Homemade Dresses. Summer Dress. Ivy Designs Dress Pattern Guest Giveaway.