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DIY FRIDAY: COLOR BLOCKED LACE FIT AND FLARE DRESS. OUTFIT DETAILS: dress made by me (similar here, tutorial below) | similar heels | stella dot spike bracelet | brandy pham needle bracelet, c/o | wrenn jewelry bracelets | bauble bar earrings (sold out, similar here) I made this pretty color blocked lace dress a few weeks ago for Valentine's Day after seeing this gorgeous Betsey Johnson dress at Nordstrom.


It was the perfect unique and feminine dress for Valentine's date night, but with Easter only a month away, it would make an amazing Easter dress too, don't you think?? You could make it in shades of pink and blush, like I did, or in greens, blues, purples, or yellows for a more festive Easter look. Click through to find the full sewing tutorial! Materials: 2 yards lace, total (1/2 yard each color) 2 yards lining, total (1/2 yard each color) matching thread 20-22" invisible zipper Before you start, use this tutorial to create 2 yards of color blocked fabric. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 11. 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial. I just love fast and easy sewing projects – and when those quick projects are also cute additions to my wardrobe – even better!

15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial

This Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt is so super fast to sew together – and so easy to make up in your favorite fabric! You could whip this up in a cute cotton or a comfy knit – either would work and look so sweet. I had this sweet Robert Kaufman fabric in their London Calling line that I’ve been dying to use it. This quick little skirt was the perfect project! Free pattern! Make a (fake) Fur Collar. Surprise!

Free pattern! Make a (fake) Fur Collar

A little gift for you to say thank you for reading and for helping to make this a wonderful year - a free pattern and instructions to make a (fake) Fur Collar. This is a one-size detachable collar to add a touch of Winter glamour to your coats and cardis. It'd make a gorgeous last-minute Christmas gift too! It can be sewn either by hand or on a sewing machine.

The pattern is available below for instant download and prints on two sheets of A4 or Letter size paper. I made mine using a deliciously silky soft snow leopard print fake fur that I found in the remnant bin at Simply Fabrics in Brixton. You will need: Fake fur for the collar - 30cm / 12" length x 40cm / 16" width Satin or lining fabric for the under-collar - 30cm / 12" length x 40cm / 16" width Matching thread Hook and eye. Merrick's Art // Style + Sewing for the Everyday Girl: 5 TIPS FOR THROWING A VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY + A FLORAL MIDI SKIRT TUTORIAL. It's hard to believe, but Valentine's Day is right around the corner!

Merrick's Art // Style + Sewing for the Everyday Girl: 5 TIPS FOR THROWING A VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY + A FLORAL MIDI SKIRT TUTORIAL

And you know what that means, it's time for a party! I teamed with Glade today to share 5 tips for throwing a Valentine's Day party, and a fun tutorial for my festive skirt at the end! 1. Make your house smell good. There is nothing more inviting than a good smelling home, am I right? Merrick's Art // Style + Sewing for the Everyday Girl: HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: DOUBLE SIDED INFINITY SCARF (+ A GIVEAWAY!) Boden tee (unavailable, similar here and here) gap jeans, sold out, similar here.

Merrick's Art // Style + Sewing for the Everyday Girl: HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: DOUBLE SIDED INFINITY SCARF (+ A GIVEAWAY!)

15-Minute Turtleneck Cape DIY Tutorial. This tutorial is perfect for beginner sew-ists.

15-Minute Turtleneck Cape DIY Tutorial

It consists of 2 simple shapes sewn together with 2 seams. 15-Minute Turtleneck Cape DIY Tutorial Difficulty: Very Easy. How to make a corset (quick + easy) Free Skirt Sewing Patterns - over 100. Introducing an EPIC list of free skirt sewing patterns.

Free Skirt Sewing Patterns - over 100

I KNOW you all love free patterns – its the most searched for area of my site. And you LOVE the Pinterest Group Board where you all share your favorite free sewing patterns. And the Free Dress Patterns List was the biggest traffic generator on the site for weeks after it was published. So, here you have it. Making a pencil skirt sloper and the resulting skirt. Why design your own pencil skirt sloper pattern?

Making a pencil skirt sloper and the resulting skirt

Have you EVER owned a pencil skirt that fit you properly? I find the ready to wear either gape in the waist, or are too tight across the hip or thigh or the darts aren’t right. I guess perhaps my waist to hip ratio does not match the ideal hourglass figure. Neither is my widest point in the regular hip – I am a true pear with my thighs wider than my hips but with a very square waist to hips too. Merrick's Art // Style + Sewing for the Everyday Girl: DIY FRIDAY: PUFFED HALF SLEEVE TUTORIAL. Welcome back to another round of DIY Friday!

Merrick's Art // Style + Sewing for the Everyday Girl: DIY FRIDAY: PUFFED HALF SLEEVE TUTORIAL

I'm excited to share an easy sleeve tutorial with you today! As much as I love short sleeves, and even long sleeves, I think I like a half sleeve the very most. They're super flattering on everyone, and add a little feminine element to a shirt or dress. I've made a couple of pieces with these half sleeves (like this cobalt one I shared on instagram), so today for DIY Friday I want to show you how to make them. Merrick's Art // Style + Sewing for the Everyday Girl: DIY FRIDAY: PLEATED MIDI SKIRT.

Skirt made by me, tutorial below (shop for a similar skirt here) It's time for another DIY Friday today, and you guys, I've been dying to share this tutorial with you for months!

Merrick's Art // Style + Sewing for the Everyday Girl: DIY FRIDAY: PLEATED MIDI SKIRT

I'm part of Janome's on-loan blogger program and in exchange for the Janome 4120QDC sewing machine that they loan to me, I do a project for their blog each quarter. For last quarter's project, I made this gingham midi skirt and after having to wait for them to post it on their end, I'm finally able to share it over here. LACE SHIFT DRESS TUTORIAL. A couple of weeks ago I share my blush lace dress that I made myself for my birthday. Today I'm back with the tutorial!

This my first time making a dress with full lining, so there was a little trial and error, and a fair amount of unpicking and resewing, but I'm thrilled with how it turned out. You can see the original post and all the photos of the dress here! On the Cutting Floor - Pam dress pattern and tutorial. On the Cutting Floor - Tricia dress, pattern and tutorial. On the Cutting Floor - Free sewing pattern for women skirt: sofia skirt for women.

On the Cutting Floor - Maria dress peplum top and skirt: free sewing pattern and tutorial maria dress set 3 in 1. TARTAN MIDI {TUTORIAL} Tartan is one of my favorite prints this season. I feel like it is a sophisticated way to incorporate Christmas colors into your wardrobe. When I found this gorgeous fabric at Michael Levine I had to have it. I wasn't quite sure what it would become, but the print was too perfect to pass up. FALLING FOR FLORALS- TUTORIAL (ALT SUMMIT LOOK 3) I have been seriously swooning over all things floral lately. When I saw this amazing poly charmeuse while exploring the warehouse wonderland at Michael Levine, I immediately thought of Rachel's skirt from this post. I have had a floral midi on my to sew list for a while, so I snatched this fabric right up. I created a quick tool skirt to slip on underneath to give it a little extra volume as well.

It was perfect to wear at the last night at Alt Summit for the mini parties (more from my Alt experience to come!) HEARTS A FLUTTER // TUTORIAL. I picked up this lace at Michael Levine and have been on the hunt for the perfect piece to compliment it. I'm not sure if the photos depict quite how intricate and delicate it is, and I feel the need to explain the bond this lace and I share. The day I went home with it, my mom and I stopped by Rodeo Drive to window shop. THE TEE DRESS (TUTORIAL) Everyone needs a go-to summer dress. This is mine. A simple t-shirt dress is easy, comfy, and perfect for dressing up or dressing down. We're on vacation this week, so I brought it along and plan to wear it with my j.crew chambray baseball cap and sandals, but it's also so easy to dress up with a pair of booties, a statement necklace, and a jacket like I did here (and wore to church last week).

The best part about it is that they're so easy to make. A few cuts, a couple of seams, and you have a new dress. Simple Bow Tie Top : a tutorial. Pencil Skirt w/ Removable Peplum DIY Tutorial. Note that some skirts may have slightly different measurements for the front and back so make sure any discrepancies are recorded too. Starting with the front of the skirt, take your measurements and divide them by 2. Mark these numbers on your newspaper. Note: If you wish, add about 1/2" to your measurements for your seam allowance and 2" to the skirt length for hemming. Easy Ruffled Collar Top DIY Tutorial. Handkerchief Peplum Dress DIY + Mini Tutorial. Have you seen Jean in her white dress? If you have, you can guess why I all of a sudden wanted one too :) Shopping for a white sheath can be a bit of a nightmare because I need a dress with the following qualities: must not be see-through, must fit proportions well, must hide tummy, and must be a "deal" of some sort.

That's a tall order, and one unlikely to be filled without a good deal of shopping around, so I went to the fabric store instead. While searching for a white ponte knit (and getting disappointed by the $13/yd price tag), I found a heavy white knit instead (on crazy sale for $2.50/yd). Bow-neck Top from Scrap Fabric DIY Tutorial. Kate Spade Carolyn Inspired Dress DIY. A General Guide of When to DIY vs. Buy. Sweet Bow Dress DIY. A couple of weeks ago, I started on this dress with Baby E (instagram pic here) and decided to modify my go-to dress pattern with a contrast waist and a detachable bow.

I considered sewing the bow on, but was a little afraid of how that would fare in the washer. At the moment, it's attached with a sewn-on pin backing, but depending on the angle, sometimes you can see the pin :/ I'm trying to figure out the best way to fix this. Pattern: My favorite bodice pattern McCall's M5972 (adjusted width this way, shortened torso to add the contrasting waist band), self-drafted skirt / bow Fabric: Joann's, 100% cotton, 45" home decor fabric, 1.5 yards (this was originally slated for a skirt, but I thankfully had just enough to squeak by with this dress) Handkerchief Peplum Dress DIY + Mini Tutorial.

J. Crew Inspired Skirt DIY Tutorial. Inspired by J. Sewing 101: Invisible Zipper Tutorial. I'm not an expert by any means and there are MANY great zipper tutorials (2 of my favorites here and here), but I wanted to share this from the perspective of someone who has never been a "natural" at anything. Petite Fashion, Style Tips and DIY.

Tulle skirt tutorial. DIY This Pretty Kimono in Less Than 30 Minutes! DIY peasant maxi wrap dress. 1 hour diy loose peplum top. CONTRAST BACK DRESS TUTORIAL. EASY CIRCLE SKIRT TUTORIAL. Kate Spade Nautical Tote Knockoff. DIY Printed Victorian Shorts. Oversized tee shirt dress, aka the go-to summer dress. Fly Through My Window: Let Me Help a Sista' Out. Very Simple neckline facing tutorial. Fringetote. Easy gathered girly top tutorial. Dolman Sleeve Top. Jersey Pencil Skirt. The Easiest Pencil Skirt You'll Ever Make. BOX PLEATED SKIRT TUTORIAL. Free Skirt Tutorial - The High Waist Lace Over Thick Elastic Band Skirt is quick and easy to sew. CHIFFON HEM REFASHION TUTORIAL. THE PERFECT SUMMER SWING DRESS (TUTORIAL) MADE EVERYDAY episode 3: a Simple Skirt, with a single AND double layer.

DIY wide pleat wrap skirt. DIY circle skirt from a thrifted sheet. I made evening dress, and here is tutorial.

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Easy, Draped Maxi Dress DIY Tutorial. Ponchos For Chickens: Move Over, Prada... Cheap&chic pet bed. Womens Fit and Flare Dress with Free Pattern. Sexy Knit Pencil Skirt with Free Pattern.