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How to Easily Gather Fabric. How to Easily Gather Fabric: A Sewing Tutorial Years ago I learned a really easy way to gather fabric and I wanted to share it with you.

How to Easily Gather Fabric

For those of you who have sewn for years I know this will be nothing new, but for other this may be a great time saver for you. Gathering fabric is a pretty common task in many, many patterns. The traditional method of gathering fabric has you sew a large strait basting stitch across the fabric and then pull the bobbin side to gather in the fabric. What would always happen to me is the bobbin threads would break or the task was just painfully time consuming. Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing. Sewing Tutorial: Dirndl style skirt. Tutorial: How I added a midriff band to my T-shirt. Greetings Crab-eating Macaque with those super long tails, I can totally see why you prefer skirts instead of trousers.

Tutorial: How I added a midriff band to my T-shirt.

I always wished I had a tail. They seem so expressive. Down to business. Knot Tote. Circle skirt calculator – for the drafting of full, half and 3/4 skirts. With bonus grading worksheet! PR&P Tutorials, Week 5 - Fishtail Circle Skirt. I really hope you aren’t going to kill me…but this is probably the one week out of the whole competition where I do not have a complete tutorial.

PR&P Tutorials, Week 5 - Fishtail Circle Skirt

The dress was just so tailored to fit my daughter exactly, that in the time allotted to create the design, I just couldn’t do it all. DIY Side Split Wrapped Bodice Dress - The Tutorial. 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. Winter Shirt Dress. Lavender love. I stepped even further out of my comfort zone with this one.

lavender love

This is the first time I have made an actual dress, without taking the top from an existing shirt. (unless you count my Laurel project when I was 16. But lets be honest, my mom did all the work.) The Pinwheel Skirt. Many of you have probably already seen this tutorial on Ucreate, but for those of you who haven't seen it, here is a tutorial for my Pinwheel Skirt.

The Pinwheel Skirt

Enjoy! The Pinwheel Skirt Lets get started…. The Socialite Skirt. I promise this will be my last time using blue and white striped fabric for a while.

The Socialite Skirt

I just had enough left over from my Nautical Dress to whip this baby out. I decided to make the waistband on this skirt stretchy. It is just nice to be able to pull it on with a shirt and go. It's a lot more casual, which is nice for lounging around, soaking up the last few days of the summer sun. Summer of Skirts - The Cupcake Skirt.

This skirt didn't turn out quite as planned.

Summer of Skirts - The Cupcake Skirt

I didn't intend for it to be so... cupcake-y. And I guess by that I mean poofy. Part of the reason why the top is so puffy is because I used muslin for the whole thing. If you want to avoid that, get some cotton gauze for the top part or an equivalent fabric. Summer of Skirts - Waistband Bow Skirt tutorial. Here it is - finally!

Summer of Skirts - Waistband Bow Skirt tutorial

A swingy red skirt just in time for the 4th of July. Sorry it took so long to get this tutorial up - moving and internet problems delayed me. Tutorials. Various skirt tutorials. Flutterbydaisy Gallery - Handmade Dresses for broken dolls and ballerina butterflies. Honestly WTF. DIY Turban. We’ve recently received several requests for a turban DIY and so, your wish is our command . . .

DIY Turban

Before you start, tie your hair in a bun or ponytail. OutsaPop Trashion recycled style DIY fashion eco sustainable refashion blog. Maegan: Old Hollywood Glamour ~ Lace Halter Bustier DIY Fashion+Home+Lifestyle. * Black Bustier* Black Lace* Black Satin Ribbon * Needle/Thread/Scissors * Line your lace up with your bustier cups… make sure the pretty edge of the lace in on the outside closest to your arms.

Decide how much lace you need by measuring or just eyeballing it and make sure to leave a little extra so the panels can overlap in the center. * Cut two pieces of lace at least 12″ long to be safe. DIY Fendi Frill. It was love at first sight when we laid eyes on the amazing oversized, billowy, ruffled frills adorning the Fall 2010 runway looks at Fendi. We immediately wanted one and just couldn’t imagine having to wait another several months to actually see these frills materialize. With some research, persistence, and umpteen botched attempts, we finally figured out a fail-proof pattern. And obviously, we’re sharing it with you! You’ll need:2 pieces of wool felt2 pin backsa few buttonsa few pinsa hot glue guna sewing machinea pair of fabric shearsan ironour frill pattern For a fuller and longer frill, print the pattern as it is on 11″ x 17″ paper at 100%. Sew the felt together along the straight side, with a 1/4″ inseam, down to the end. Run a zig zag stitch down the center of the front side of the frill.

Scarf Vest. One step DIY's are the best. Boho Maxi Dress: a tutorial. Here's looking at me kid. Simple is pretty, and I dig it most of the time. DIY Lace Shorts. A few weeks ago, our friend Katie showed up wearing the cutest lace trimmed shorts. CNC-Routed Belt Loom. Folk and Fairy: Over Hill and Under Hill. Make Your Own Sewing Pattern. Make a One-Piece Swimsuit.