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Sparklemiss Tips. Make Clothes and Accessories. When you make your own clothing and accessories, your style is truly like no other.

Make Clothes and Accessories

DIY fashion is often quite easy to accomplish, and the satisfaction of saying 'I made it! ' is priceless. Start with some easy projects and advice. DIY style can happen in a matter of minutes. Shirts and Tops Create these cute tops and shirts with a little DIY know-how. Bags and Purses Carry something that makes a statement or simply holds all that stuff. Skirts Tailor your prom dress or just make a skirt shorter. Dresses You can create simple dresses or alter your dress to the perfect fit. Pants and Shorts DIY Pants. Hair Accessories From headbands to hair sticks, you can make all sorts of hair accessories at home. Belts. Large T-Shirt to Fitted Tee Tutorial.

I have these two t-shirts that I love.

Large T-Shirt to Fitted Tee Tutorial

They're soft, comfortable, and have good worn (and sentimental) designs on them. But, I never wear them for anything other than around the house because they are large men's t-shirts and look completely shapeless on me. Then I found this great tutorial on YouTube for how to make a big t-shirt a fitted shirt! - T-Shirt Surgery: How to Make a Shirt Fit So, while I was staying with my mom at her camper this summer (she lives & travels in an RV), I asked her to help me try it out. First, a before & after look at the t-shirt we did. So, here's how it's done. Start with a t-shirt you love that's just too big Turn the shirt inside out and lay a shirt that DOES fit you on top of it, lining up the collars so that you can be sure it is centered over your large t-shirt. Thanks to brianagayle for the video tutorial & tips!

3 Ways to Design Your Own Clothes Online. Dave Sloan is CEO of Treehouse Logic, which offers a hosted design tool solution that enables customer co-creation.

3 Ways to Design Your Own Clothes Online

You can reach Dave at and follow him on Twitter. Do you have good taste? Feeling inspired? Lots of new fashion startups want to tap into your creativity. These new fashion sites are not your grandfather’s fashion brands. Here are three ways to get started in fashion design from the comfort of your own computer. 1. Garmz’s goal is to activate fashion talent. Fabricly has set out to help you, the designer, launch your own clothing line. Both Garmz and Fabricly are in the business of democratizing the fashion world by giving creative, up-and-coming designers access to the fashion industry. 2. Instead of asking designers to sketch out free-form designs, Polyvore provides a web-based scrapbooking tool that accesses a broad library of fashion pieces. Fashiolista takes on the difficulty of finding fashion across a crowded Internet, i.e. Make your own 50s circle skirt! As requested, here are the instructions from the 1954 booklet I used to make my circle skirt a couple weeks ago.

make your own 50s circle skirt!

What I really like about this particular set of instructions, besides the construction details being quite polished and result in a lovely finished piece, is that the waist opening differs from most circle skirts. The cut-out for the waist isn’t a perfect circle–more like an oval, resulting in the skirt hanging from the waist a bit differently (and in my opinion, somewhat more flattering). I hope you all will enjoy this set of instructions and ideas–circle skirts are super easy and great for the beginner sewist to tackle! I could see these being perfect for the upcoming autumn too in a a cozy corduroy or wool flannel… Plus the embellishment possibilities are endless!

(Be sure to scroll to the end of this post for a smattering of ideas. . ) [ click any of the images for a larger view. ] Below is some inspiration for embellishing circle skirts. . [ images courtesy My Vintage Vogue ] DIY Dress-Up Ideas: 5 Sexy Ways to Upcycle Old Clothing. Upcycled designs often emphasize radical do-it-yourself transformations, but some of the most simple ideas can have dramatic impacts.

DIY Dress-Up Ideas: 5 Sexy Ways to Upcycle Old Clothing

These clothing conversions illustrate the ease with which people can upcycle ordinary objects and make them extraordinary, turning formless junk shirts clothes into elegant tops, bottoms and sexy dresses. Mari Santos does more than just recycle small-scale clothing extras into new, well-fitting and sufficiently stylish upcycled outfits – she shows how much potential exists in upcycling extremely plain everyday objects, things we would normally trash without a second look. Free Multi-size pattern to make your own undies So Sew Easy. Undies, underwear, unmentionables, pants, panties, knickers, bloomers, drawers, briefs, etc.

Free Multi-size pattern to make your own undies So Sew Easy

Whatever you call them, we all need them and wear them – but not many of us have ever tried to sew our own – until NOW ! And I’ve made a free pattern so you can all make your own to show off. Spurred on by my success with the Sewing with Knits course, I’ve been itching to try some new stretch fabrics. You know me, always trying to run before I can walk.