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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: 1. 3. 4. Pin and cut out a pair. 5. 6. 7. 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. 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. The diagram to the left shows you what I mean. Diy Couture Tshirt Dress. Mark the middle point of this elastic by folding it in half and putting in a pin at the fold. Position your elastic over the line you marked on your T-shirt. Put the sewing machine foot - and needle - down on top of them.

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! Now we are going to make the pattern for the front and back of the bag. (Figure 5) Now mark a dot at the inside points between the ties.

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