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The Shirt Skirt. July 28, 2010 I’m so excited to post about this!

The Shirt Skirt

When I met Dana, I fell in love with the skirt she was wearing. She made it herself (obviously) and she showed us how simply she’d shirred the waistband. The next day, during the mystery workshop at Whipstitch, we were encouraged to use thrifted tees. Tiered-skirts. Tsumami Kanzashi Flower Hair Clip. I have recently discovered these beautiful folded flowers, and I absolutely cannot stop making them.

Tsumami Kanzashi Flower Hair Clip

Tsumami Kanzashi are traditional Japanese folded flowers, made from small squares of silk, that are typically worn by women as hair ornaments in traditional hairstyles. They seem really complicated and intricate, and they can certainly be that if you really want; but it completely doesn't need to be! I love to make them out of cotton prints that are fun and bright, in addition to scraps of silk and other light fabrics. These can be used in countless applications. In this tutorial, I'm making one attached to a hair clip, but you could add them onto headbands, combs, brooches, necklaces... the list could go on. There are a few tutorials out there on the internet, but to find a good variety in petal shapes can certainly be difficult, you just have to keep looking, and just grab a square of fabric and just test stuff out.

Make This Look. When the Night Comes Dress. Ivy Designs Dress Pattern Guest Giveaway. Do you have little girls in your life?

Ivy Designs Dress Pattern Guest Giveaway

Don't you just love little girl dress patterns? Yes. Summer Dress. Made this little dress yesterday for my five-year-old, just in time for the first day of summer.

Summer Dress

I based the design on a Liberty of London for Target dress that we bought in the spring — a very simple pattern with elastic at the top and simple straps (without elastic). I used just a 1/2 yard of fabric so added the gingham bit at the bottom for length. This style could be shortened to make a quick and easy shirt as well. Girl's Gone Child: Gone Style: Fable's Homemade Dresses. *updated with winner, below* Several months ago, my mom happened upon a local fabric store she hadn't any idea existed a few mere miles from her house.

Girl's Gone Child: Gone Style: Fable's Homemade Dresses

How to sew a circular skirt. My apple green bedsheet dress had a circular bottom.

how to sew a circular skirt

This is how you make one. 1. Measure your waistline, or where you want the waistline of your dress to fall. Divide by four. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. How to sew a perfect baby hem. Paperbag Ensemble Dress - Patterns Archive. Please consult our size comparison table, our table of body measurements and the "Patterns" section of our FAQs before you download and print a pattern.

Paperbag Ensemble Dress - Patterns Archive

Paperbag Ensemble Dress Design by jens / Pattern by Your Style Rocks! Finally, here is the pattern for the design that jens submitted as her winning entry in our "Sunday, lovely sunday" contest - we think it turned out great! The fabric we chose for the dress is rather stiff - if you want the paperbag effect to be more prominent you should look for a smoother, flowing type of fabric. Following jens' design, we combined top and skirt to make this a dress, but if you are an experienced sewer you could always modify the pattern to have separate pieces. Detailed sewing instructions for this pattern are available here. Free Clothes Patterns - StumbleUpon. Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size.

Free Clothes Patterns - StumbleUpon

Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types. One type requires you to take your measurements and draw up the pattern yourself. All Free Sewing - Free Sewing Patterns, Sewing Projects, Tips, Video, How-To Sew and More. Children's sizes. Retro Fun: Toddler's Laminated Project Apron. Keep your tots tidy with this adorable apron for art projects and more.

Retro Fun: Toddler's Laminated Project Apron

We used laminated cotton for a easy, wipe-clean finish. Everyone who's anyone is adding this wonderful substrate choice to their new fabric collections. Modkid boutique. Asian-inspired shirt and dress sewing pattern Sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6 and 7 Chic and sophisticated with an Asian-flair, Kyoko will soon become a favorite in your child’s wardrobe.

modkid boutique

It features a criss-cross bodice with two sleeve length options and a very full attached stripwork skirt in two lengths. Kyoko has a loose-fitting style so there’s no need for buttons, zippers or snaps. A sweet obi-style sash pulls everything together and finishes the look. Cook Clean Craft: Men's Jeans to Toddler Pants Tutorial. I’ve seen a few blog posts for converting men’s pants or jeans to toddler-sized jeans, but they all seem to involve a lot of seam-ripping, deconstructing and lots of sewing. I was after a quicker and easier way – I get limited time at the sewing machine each week, and I want to see results!

Also, the pants I had picked up cheaply at the thrift store had an unfortunate blow-out, so I needed to work around this: I prefer flat-front pants (where there is only elastic in the back) as I think they look a bit snazzier, but you could erasily do this with a full elastic waist. Here’s my quick and easy method to convert thrifted mens pants into toddler/boy pants: Materials RequiredMen’s jeans or pantsElastic to fit in waist-band (I about 9 inches of 1/2 inch wide elastic)ThreadSewing MachineSerger/Overlocker (optional)ScissorsSeam ripper ProcedureStep 1. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Free Patterns and Projects for Children's Clothes. Baby Booties. Everything Your Mama Made & More. As a single mom of 3 under the age of 3 I was always looking to save money by figuring out how to make those neat pricey things that everyone has gotta have!