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The Elle Tie-On Slippers. Fun and Flirty Halloween-Ahoy Matey. Ahoy Matey!!

Fun and Flirty Halloween-Ahoy Matey

Fun and Flirty Halloween by DIYStyle and VELCRO Featured Project Fun and Flirty Halloween-Ahoy Matey presented by DIYStyle and VELCRO Ahoy Matey!! Supplies:White broadcloth for top bodice and sleeves, ½ yardBlack broadcloth for top midriff, ½ yardsRed broadcloth for skirt, 1 ½ yardsBlack tulle netting for underskirt, yardsBlack broadcloth for underskirt, ½ yardGrommets and grommet tool 3/4" non-roll elastic, 2 yardsGold cord for laceVELCRO ® Fabric Fusion brand hook and loop fastener, 5/8 yard white1 sheet white fun foam1 sheet black fun foamVELCRO ® brand mask kit-base, or craft store mask baseVELCRO® brand hook and loop fasteners, Sticky BackTM squares, whiteSequins by the yard, 2 yards blackGlitter, black, red, silver, whiteCraft glue Pirate Top:Cutting: · Cut upper bodice piece from white broadcloth, lower bodice pieces from black broadcloth. · Cut 2, 4" x 6" pieces from black fabric · Fold each piece in half lengthwise and stitch ½" seam at each end.

Pirate SleevesCutting: T-Shirt Underwear. I know you've got them, lurking in drawers, the back of the closet, in the "giveaway" pile: those T-shirts that are, for various reasons, both unwearable and indispensable.

T-Shirt Underwear

They are too small, too big, too short, have a stain, a hole, or some other flaw, and yet you cannot bear to part with them. I took my old t-shirts and gave them new life. They were reincarnated as underwear. The Concept My first pair came about because of an ill-shapen tee with a great air-brushed-style kitty face on the front. Late one night I was folding laundry. It's true that, as an undergarment, not many people will ever see this creation. Check out the pattern PDF. Select a shirt Find a clean (if you care) shirt that strikes your fancy. Sew the major seams SEW THE MAJOR SEAMS First take your crotch piece, and hem the wider end, folding the edge over either once or twice. Fold crotch piece around to the front, so that it lines up nicely with the front section, and pin it in place. Try it on prep the edges. How to: Make Your Own Kaftan! I love kaftans – there’s something so effortlessly glamorous about them.

How to: Make Your Own Kaftan!

They’re also one of the most comfortable garments a girl can wear. Even on your laziest day, lounging in a kaftan makes you feel fabulous! Whether you’re in your living room, by the pool, or entertaining guests, there’s a kaftan for every occasion. So why not customize yours by sewing them yourself? It’s actually pretty simple: on the scale of difficulty, if hemming a pair of jeans is a “one” and sewing a couture dress is a “ten,” making your own kaftan is about a two or three. So, here’s how to get started! How to Make A Basic Kaftan What You’ll Need 2-3 yards of fabric (cotton or satin are good choices)Measuring tapeScissorsStraight pinsSewing machine (you can hand-sew if you prefer)Sequins, a belt, or embellishments of your choice What To Do Now, try on your new kaftan!

Where would you show off your handmade kaftan? Sewing tutorial: Sew a 90 minute beach cover up. (Warning: Lengthy post with many photos follows) Ditch the t-shirt this summer in favor of a bit of glamour with this oversized beach cover-up.

Sewing tutorial: Sew a 90 minute beach cover up

The inspiration for this cover up came from a Neiman Marcus mailing. When I saw this black polyester caftan my first thought was “oh, how cute” followed by “I can sew that for a lot less than $120!” You can too. Why spend big bucks when you can sew one that's unique to you in 90 minutes or less? Sizing: One size fits most.The length of the cover up is approximately 36".The width of the cover up is approximately 78" at the bust and 58" at the hem.Pattern can easily be made larger or smaller.Materials:2 yards fabric. If you draw directly onto the fabric, make sure your fabric is folded in half before you begin.