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DIY: Tank Dress with Pockets! : academichic. At long last, I present a tutorial for the tank dress I made a few weeks ago before the end of the semester blindsided me.

DIY: Tank Dress with Pockets! : academichic

I’ve been seeing these tank+patterned skirt all over the place lately, but frequently they were too short or too short-waisted for my particular proportions. After some googling, and studying the really excellent skirt tutorial and t-shirt dress tutorial at Ruffles and Stuff and the skirt with pockets tutorial at Freshly Picked, I decided that even my fairly rudimentary sewing skills could handle this project. And since I celebrated my height yesterday for Dress Your Best week, it seems appropriate to post a sewing project prompted by my need for a longer-than-in-stores dress.

Supplies: a tank top2 yards or so of patterned fabricscraps of a coordinating fabric for pocketsmatching threaddisappearing fabric pen or chalk Steps: Knitting pattern: monster chunks » whip up. Tank Top Dress. Then the skirt part.

Tank Top Dress

Use stretchy fabric like jersey or like I did, the bottom part of an extra large T shirt. It's important for the top part of the skirt to be a generously measured because the gathering takes up fabric as seen in the gathering step. If you use fabric then just measure how long you want the skirt and sew it together at the sides and then follow the Gathering step. If you use a T shirt like I did, then all you do is cut the shirt where the arms/sleeves start and cut it in half, from sleeve to sleeve and then you have the skirt ready for you! Very simple. Then onwards to next step: THE GATHERING. This is extremely simple, I'm just giving a very thorough explanation on how this is done if someone hasn't done gathering before. Slouchy Hobo Bag.

Every wanted to know how to make a hobo bag?

Slouchy Hobo Bag

You're in luck! We have got step by step instructions for making a slouchy hobo bag of your own! What you need Fabric Zipper Sewing Machine Pins Instructions (Figure 1) here’s the “pattern” i used. i tend to just cut…i really have no rhyme or reason to my shapes and patterns. this one happens to be 8″ high. you will cut 2 with the interior fabric and 2 with the exterior fabric (Figure 2) here are all the pieces. the ones on the far left are key…they will be attached to the zipper and you will start with those. you then have the body of the purse..interior and exterior…and then you have 2 pieces to create the strap for your shoulder at the bottom of the picture. (Figure 5) his is what it will look like once you finish both sides and both interior and exterior. this picture shows only the interior side. (Figure 7) do this to both interior body sides. Behind The Seams. Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Projects.

Now it's time to grab that other sock, provided it hasn't disappeared.

Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Projects

Don't laugh -- I have about a half dozen socks whose partners have mysteriously vanished. It can happen. Turn the sock inside out and flatten it the other way, so the heel is folded in half. This sock is much more picky as to what it turns into. Diy Couture Tshirt Dress. Satin Rosette. Neck tie School Bag. Got lots of neck ties lying around?

Neck tie School Bag

Use them to make this unique bag! What you need Okay, you'll need a bunch of ties. Mine are all paisleys. A lot of lining fabric - mine is black velveteen. Instructions Let’s start with the gusset/handle: you’ll need four ties: (Figure 1) Lay them out like this. Join each pair side by side with a super-wide triple zigzag stitch. (Figure 2) Just feed the ties through side by side, no “right sides together” or pinning or anything.

Stitch each pair together side by side halfway up. (Figure3 ) Now you have have two pairs of ties sewn together. Just do another triple zigzag over the center of each tie following the center seam on the wrong side. (Figure 4) Now place the fat ends of the ties right sides together and stitch across with a regular straight stitch. Your gusset/strap piece is now complete!