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How to Make a Petticoat. So a few days turned into over a week.

How to Make a Petticoat

Sorry. Last week was my last chance to be lazy until Thanksgiving break in November, so I watched a couple movies, read Watchmen, and took a few naps. So for those of you who have a sewing machine, some time, and a little patience here is the tutorial, finally: Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands. I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven.

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands

I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. A nice and easy project to give my bad-hair-day head some love. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . 1-Hour Dress. May 31st, 2013 Email 287 users recommend This dress is so quick to sew, you’ll find yourself making more than one.

1-Hour Dress

It would also look great in a metallic knit for a special occasion. Jack Deustch Inspiration by Oscar de la Renta. The Boxy Cosmetic Bag Tutorial. Jaime from Prudent Baby has the perfect gift for a man —the boxy man bag!

The Boxy Cosmetic Bag Tutorial

It would make a perfect dopp kit! Shhhh….but I am going to make these for my boys! There are tons more projects over at Prudent Baby, so many ideas that would make wonderful handmade gifts. Jaime writes… Inspiration Anthro : Catch and Release Scarf. So here is my tutorial for the Catch and Release Scarf from Anthro.

Inspiration Anthro : Catch and Release Scarf

Better late than never right? Materials: - 1 piece of fabric about 90 inches long- elastic thread- matching thread (all purpose)- rit dye (optional)- tailors chalk- sewing needle * Your fabric needs to be light weight, breezy, and somewhat see thru. I think a cotton voile, cotton lawn, or cotton gauze would work really well. 1 - Cut your fabric so that you have one long piece that is about 90" x 17" 2 - To finish the two long edges fold in 1/4", press, fold another 1/4", and press again. 3 - Leave the top thread of your machine with your normal all purpose thread. I am the princess of this dormroom! Alright!

I am the princess of this dormroom!

I'm going to try my hand at at Tut for this project. This is my first time doing something like this so please bear with me. No big dill. Tutorial Tuesday - How to make personlised Buttons from shrinkback plastic. Free Pattern Month Day 10 - Adventures in Dressmaking: Paperbag Skirt Pattern. I've been following Adventures in Dressmaking so long I can't remember exactly when or how I stumbled across her blog.

Free Pattern Month Day 10 - Adventures in Dressmaking: Paperbag Skirt Pattern

But what I do remember is that I was instantly caught by her cute Anthropologie replicated designs. The nice part about Suzannah's blog is that she shows you exactly what patterns she used to make the dress and other examples of similar dresses that inspired it so that you can create the exact same look! Like the one we're seeing today! It's no wonder that Suzannah became such a fabulous sewing blogger. Her mother is in the business of making historic clothing for historic sites, museums, and reenactors.

Say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Ruffle Headband. Bow Belt. We're always looking for fun ways to add embellishments and touches of color to our outfits especially in the winter when we tend to get bored with everything and anything.

Bow Belt

With bows being fiercely back in style, what better way than with a bright bow belt! You can pick any color for this but we'd recommend something solid and cotton. You'll need a simple snap as well to hand stitch on. The measurements for the three pieces you'll need to make are in the directions below. Measure your waist (over a thin shirt) and add 2 inches to that length. Making the belt: Fold in half the long way and sew along the long side.

Fold over one open end and hand stitch one side of the snap into the inside. Flip right side out now. Once it's right side out, measure it around your waist. Now sew the second snap on through both pieces. Making the bow: For the bow cut a piece of fabric 6'' x 10''. Turn it inside out and move the seam to the middle. Sew the ends together as shown. Straighten and fluff your bow! Free Pattern Month Day 18 - Vivat Veritas: Scallop Waist Skirt. (Today's featured pattern after intro.)

Free Pattern Month Day 18 - Vivat Veritas: Scallop Waist Skirt

I found Chie's blog through her posting her lovely pieces on Grosgrain's flickr boards or through her features on Burdastyle. I'm not quite sure which one it was. But either way, I was hooked. I love how her clothes look amazing from the front AND back. She always on the front pages of Burdastyle and for very good reason! Chie is a japanese seamstress based in Tokyo. As she sewed more she began documenting her progress and blogging about various aspects of her sewing life.


Clown Costume. Winter Cape. Flower Fabric.