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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! 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!

So let’s get started – here’s what you’ll need Fabric for skirt Elastic for waistband – 3/8″ wide Other usual sewing stuff: Sewing machine, thread, scissors, ruler Begin by taking your measurements. Place your fabrics right sides together and sew up the side seams. Hem your skirt by turning the bottom edge up twice. Do the same thing at the top of your skirt to make a casing for your elastic. Cut a piece of elastic the size of your waist. And that’s it!! I hope you give it a try! 30 Minute Apron DIY Fabric Shades. Free pattern! Make a (fake) Fur Collar. Surprise! 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 Tools: Fabric scissors or craft knife and cutting mat Pins Sewing machine (optional) Hand sewing needle Printer and 2 sheets of A4 or Letter size paper Paper scissors Glue or tape To prepare the pattern: Et voilà! 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! 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? Glade sent me one of their brand new candle scents, Blooming Peony and Cherry (available next month!)

, and, you guys, this scent is amazing. 2. 3. 4. 5. Materials: 1 1/2 yards fabric (mine is cotton, but you can use knit or a lightweight woven) matching thread 1" wide elastic Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Now go have a party!! This post was brought to you in partnership with Glade. 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 Today I'm excited to share with you a fun and super easy gift idea for another day of Handmade Holidays. An infinity scarf is a perfect gift for any of your friends or siblings, but this one has a little twist to it -- it's reversible! It's like two gifts in one! I teamed up with Girl Charlee, a cute little online fabric shop (I used their fabric for my green swing dress and my pattern mixed peter pan collar top), to make this top, and used two of the fabrics from my Girl Charlee Knit Fix Bag!

My Knit Fix came with six very fun fabrics, all of which you can see in the image below. And today Girl Charlee is giving away a free Knit Fix bag (with these exact same fabrics!) Now click through to get the double side scarf tutorial! Materials: 1 1/4 yards jersey knit fabric matching thread Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. 15-Minute Turtleneck Cape DIY Tutorial. This tutorial is perfect for beginner sew-ists. It consists of 2 simple shapes sewn together with 2 seams. 15-Minute Turtleneck Cape DIY Tutorial Difficulty: Very Easy Time: ~15 minutes Materials: 1.5 yards Fleece or heavy knit fabricBonus: Fleece does not fray so you may opt to leave the edges raw / unsewn Steps: 1.) 2.

You can see my blue chalk lines in the above photo from the arc markings. 3. 4. 5. If you're using the same type of fleece I am, you'll find that the selvedge edge does not stretch. 6. 7. If you're using fleece, you can leave your edges unsewn since it won't fray. (You can choose to sew the edges if you'd prefer though! You're finished! Alternately, feel free to vary the measurements to your preferences. Happy sewing! How to make a corset (quick + easy) Free Skirt Sewing Patterns - over 100. Introducing an EPIC list of free skirt sewing patterns. 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. The BIG List of free skirt sewing patterns for every type and style of skirt you can imagine. Over 100 at the time of publishing and growing as I find more great patterns to include. 30 minute skirt A free pattern to download plus instructions on how you can make your own custom fit pattern too. The perfect maxi skirt? How to draft an ideal full length maxi skirt based off your own measurements. Color block skirt Here’s a simple free skirt pattern for a skirt with shaped seams front and back, flattering side panels and a nice comfy fit. Gathered summer skirt Summer is here at last. Half-circle wrap skirt The Wear Everywhere Skirt.

Making a pencil skirt sloper and the resulting skirt. Why design your own pencil skirt sloper pattern? 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. Does your skirt fit like this? You need a custom pattern. Now that I can sew (a little) I thought it was about time I tried to rectify this with my own pencil skirt. I’m going to show you how you can make your own custom pattern too.

Want to make your own perfectly fitting skirt pattern – read on! How to make a pencil skirt sloper There are a number of tutorials online and I took inspiration from several to eventually come up with a system that worked for me and I drafted my pattern as follows: Testing your sloper pattern YAY – it works! Merrick's Art // Style + Sewing for the Everyday Girl: DIY FRIDAY: PUFFED HALF SLEEVE TUTORIAL.

Welcome back to another round of DIY Friday! 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.

They're super easy, and it's a great pattern to have up your sleeve (pun intended) for shirts and dresses, or if you want to add sleeves to a sleeveless top or dress. For this yellow dress, I used my Tee Dress as a base, and then change the sleeves to these puffed half sleeves and changed the shape of the dress to add a hint of swing. Dress: made by me (tutorial below -- similar here) Click through to see the tutorial! - shirt to use as a pattern (preferably one with loose-ish sleeves) - pattern paper (or parchment or medical paper) 1. 2. 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! 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. Midi skirts are the perfect Fall skirt, so now is the perfect time to whip one up! This type of skirt is super easy and it won't take you more than an hour or two to create one. Click through to see the full tutorial! Materials: 1 1/2 yards of 60" wide fabric (approximately)Matching Thread7-9" Invisible zipper 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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! Dress made by me (similar here and here) 1 1/4 yard lace (more or less depending on your height and your desired length)1 1/4 yard lining (more or less depending on your height and your desired length)Matching threadButton 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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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. I decided that a high-waisted midi pencil skirt would be perfect for the holiday season. But this fabric would work great on a button up collard shirt, or even a cute small detail on a sleeve. I am going to use the little extra that I had to make a pocket square for Garrett. Click through for the full skirt tutorial... Materials: 1 1/2 yards of fabric with no stretch (I used this fabric- fantastic cotton quality)7-9" zipper (I used a thick gold metal zipper like this one)Matching threadPencil skirt for patternPattern Paper (optional) 1: Using an existing pencil skirt that fits you well, create a pattern by tracing each section of the skirt onto your pattern paper, and use a 1/2" s.a. when tracing.

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!)

Click below for the full tutorial... Materials:2 yards of floral fabric (I used this gorgeous stretch poly charmeuse)matching threadinvisible zipperlarge hook and eyesmall strip of interfacing Step 1: Cut 2 rectangles for your skirt sections. Step 2: Place a pin in the center of the top width, and create 3 knife pleats on either side of the center that each point toward the center pin.

Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. 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.

We were in Michael Kors and the front mannequin was wearing a dress out of this exact fabric. I racked my brain on what to make with it and, like most luxurious fabrics, I decided it would be best as a pencil skirt. It wasn't until I came face to face with this flutter sleeved top that I got my buns in gear. Disable your ad blocking software to view this content. The lace is a bit pricey, but after seeing the same amount of it on a $500 dress, the fabric gives you the same look for far less.

Materials: Step 1: Lay a pencil skirt that you already own (made from woven fabric. Step 2: Place lace fabric right sides together and stitch up the sides with 1/2" seam allowance. 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. I love a basic bright color, like the red I chose, but a striped or polka dot or some other print would be amazing as well. The super easy tutorial is at the bottom of this post! Handmade dress Materials:1 1/2 to 2 yards (depending on your size) stretchy knit matching thread 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Simple Bow Tie Top : a tutorial. Pencil Skirt w/ Removable Peplum DIY Tutorial. Easy Ruffled Collar Top DIY Tutorial. Handkerchief Peplum Dress DIY + Mini Tutorial. 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. Handkerchief Peplum Dress DIY + Mini Tutorial. J. Crew Inspired Skirt DIY Tutorial. Sewing 101: Invisible Zipper Tutorial. Extra Petite | 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.

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