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How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again.

How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic…

Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. The buttons. Single hole, hole punch (like this one here). XOX SKIRT. How to Make a Gathered Skirt with Knit Waistband. Knee-length skirt with 4" (10 cm) knit waistband (shown folded over) and gathered cotton voile skirt body.

How to Make a Gathered Skirt with Knit Waistband

The circumference of the finished skirt body (ungathered) is twice the hip circumference, and the length of the finished skirt body is 18" (46 cm). Knit fabric with at least 40% stretch for waistband Lightweight woven fabric, like cotton lawn or voile, for skirt body Optional lightweight woven fabric for lining Waistband: Cut 1 rectangle from your knit fabric as shown in Diagram 1. Note for the Length (L): The waistband length of 9" (23 cm) used in Diagram 1 creates a finished waistband that is 4" (10 cm) thick. For a different waistband thickness, multiply the desired thickness by 2 and add 1" (25 mm) for seam allowances. Proj76-project-tiered_peasant_skirt.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Dragon dress: Garden Part 3 PLUS TUTE! Finally. My Dragon dress!!!!

Dragon dress: Garden Part 3 PLUS TUTE! Finally.

I can't say how much I love this dress. I saw the fabric at the fabric store and knew I had to make a dress. I love the shape of the skirt I wore it to a friends memorial because it reminded me of him and it was a huge hit. It's one of those thing you have in your closet that just makes you feel good when you wear it. <3Edit: Anyone interested the fabric is "Shibuki Dragon" The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection 2007This rocks! Golden goddess gown - a side tie infinity dress that is smokin' hot. Measurement instructions edited 6/14/09 Four knit rectangles + elastic + thread + sewing machine + 2 hours = one fabulous knit tube dress.

Golden goddess gown - a side tie infinity dress that is smokin' hot

Front views Back views That’s right. You can sew a fabulous knit tube dress in two hours. ISLAND FLOUNCER. Courtesy: Vogue A flirty flouncer has that button-to-hem flippancy and shows lots of sun-kissed shoulder.


A very easy sundress draft to get you in that tantalizing “island-in-the-sun” attitude. You will need: Approx. 2 – 2 ¼ yds [1.8 - 2m] of fashion fabric, 45″ [114 cm] wide2.5 yds. [2.3 m] of pre-cut interfacing, 1″ [2.5 cm] wide1 pkg. of single fold bias tape, ½” [12.5 mm] wide1 yd of elastic, 3/8″ [10 mm] wide8 buttons, line 20; ½” [12.5 mm] diameterCoordinating threadKraft paper Bust = measure around the fullest part of chest just under the arms. Hip = measure around the fullest part of the seat about 9″ [23 cm] below the natural waist. Back waist length = distance from nape of neck to natural waistline. This pattern is drafted by height. Make a SQUARE template with length and width equal to your Back Waist Length. On the kraft paper, square lines from X at 90 degrees.

The line squared down from X is the length. Along the length line of the paper, set up A-B-C as shown. Make a Dress from a Button-Down Shirt. Easy Shirred Dress. Men's Shirt To Cute Summer Dress. The front of the bodice is more complicated, since unless you're extremely tiny (and using an XL or larger shirt], there won't be enough fabric to go around.

Men's Shirt To Cute Summer Dress

We're going to have to salvage fabric from other parts of the shirt and sew it into the bodice. First, wrap the bodice around your top, remembering that it needs to be slightly loose in order to get it on. If the two end of your shirt sleeves (i.e., the sleeve caps) can meet in the center with a 3/8" overlap for seam allowance, this is how we'll do it below: (If they don't meet, you'll have to calculate how much fabric you'll need to add and then cut out a piece from your shirt top to fill it in.) a) You'll need two pieces of fabric, roughly triangles.

First pin your sleeve caps together (right sides together) and b) trim your seam allowance straight so we know what we're working with. c) [Just to explain, if you open the sleeves flat (keeping pins in there), you'll see two big gaps at the top and bottom of your bodice. Profile for CalPatch. How to Cover Cording to Create Your Own Piping.

Recycle an old t-shirt into a sexy bikini - Uploaded by giannyl. 5 Min. Braided Headband Tutorial. These easy (and quick!) Braided headbands are perfect for summer! Great for girls and adults :) Use them to hold back bangs or spice up a simple do They are so fun and simple that you will be making them by the dozens in no time. How to make a Rockabilly Summer Swimsuit with Threadbanger. You wanted more summer lessons, you got em. This week learn how to take an old mens shirt and turn it into a rockin new rockabilly swim suit. Just follow along with the steps in this video and take your new stylish suit to the beach. Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashion DIY video creators. Search Threadbanger on WonderHowTo for more fashion tutorial videos.

From the Threadbanger site: "The ThreadBanger network is a landing point for people who want to create and discover their own style through alternative fashion: recycling, up-cycling and re-fashioning anything and everything with simple sewing tools and techniques. TB Projects - DIY Fashion and Style. Knots Alphabetical List. How to Make a Gathered Skirt with Knit Waistband. How to Restyle a T-Shirt With Pin Tucks. February 24th, 2009 Email 66 users recommend I love how this neckline looks, with its ruffly edge!

How to Restyle a T-Shirt With Pin Tucks

Cal Patch The "before" view of the oversized, unflattering T-shirt. This is how you'll fold the shirt so that you can cut the neckline the same on both sides. Photo: Cal Patch I've always been a fan of pin tucks, those tiny stitched pleats often seen on vintage blouses or dresses. 1. Next, cut, starting at the center front a few inches below the neckband and continuing in a smooth curve around to the center back, close to the band. Then cut the sleeves off, just inside the armhole seams.