August is meant for relaxing and hanging out on the porch. At least, that’s what we had in mind for this skirt. It’s about as easy to sew as a skirt can be, since it’s made from a single width of fabric. Welcome to oliver + s > lazy days skirt free pattern
A Traditional Chinese Pants Pattern! This pattern really attracted me right away - not so much because of the final shape of the pants, but because of the simplicity of the pattern.
Corvus tristis: Science, Craft and an Odd Bird I finished my part of this ensemble yesterday morning, wore it to a party that night, and got generally good feedback.
Now, the next part is not really an exact science.
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.
I love me some lace! I wanted to make myself a little something pretty while I'm in the middle of making a bagillion gifts and things for an upcoming craft fair. In its former life it was an old frilly lace grandma curtain -- ruffles, big bow tie backs, the whole gaudy shebang. Lace Top Tutorial
First of all, I was quite overwhelmed by all the lovely comments I got on the yellow hoodie! Thank you so much! How it's made
Difficulty: Intermediate. It's based on the Drapedrape dress no 7, and it has the same 'what am I looking at here' feel to it.
I did not plan to do another tute so quickly, it just sort of happened....and this idea came to me. I used to lose my embroidery needles all the time, I'd put one down to re-thread it, and then get side tracked. Ladybird Needle Keeper Project and Tutorial
Lush & Plush Trends from Fabric.com: Trendy Faux Leather Handbag Read that out loud three times fast. (Go ahead...
Rosie’s birthday top This top was my birthday present to Rosalie. It’s a bit summery for our current weather, but she was nice enough to model it for me outdoors anyway. To make this top I used 1 yard of the dotted fabric, about half a yard of lining fabric, a 9″ zipper, and 33 inches of ribbon (an inch more than enough to go around her ribcage). The pieces of the pattern are: Cut the straps of the front longer than you need to leave room for tying.
Sweater vest makeover--with faux fur! Tutorial I am SO excited about this project and tutorial. I planned and schemed about it for like weeks before I bought the fur and sweater vest. It's so cool! Fur is in this year, obvs, but I'm not sure I'm ready to do a full-fur thing, so I started with a sweater vest that gets the look. Check out these inspirations.
Tutorial: Lace Keyhole Top from Polo This tutorial's pretty short, but I know I always appreciate even the quickest of how-tos!
As promised, here is a tutorial for making a cowl collar that has been "Spiraled" so that it drapes in lovely gentle folds that hide the neckline seam, rather than just "flopping down" in the front. Tutorial- The "Spiral" Cowl Collar