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Little Red Infinity Dress Tutorial. February 14, 2011 I’m always searching for a beautiful, well-fitting, versatile dress, and I finally found it.

Little Red Infinity Dress Tutorial

In fact, I MADE it. The infinity dress has got it all! Bedsheet to Ruffled Pillow Tutorial. Lace Up Your Shorts! I know it’s winter and wearing shorts is probably one of the last things on your mind. Here in Los Angeles, however, girls are still strutting their stuff in their short shorts, with degrees staying in the 60s during the day and dropping to the mid 40s at night. With lace shorts becoming the up-and-coming hot trend, I figured it’d be fun to post a few inspiration photos on what you can do with a little bit of time, some old jean shorts, and some lace. These shorts are by far my favorite. Cutting a dangerously high slit becomes elegant, not trashy, when adding some beautifully intricate lace. Tooth Fairy Bags. We thought we'd try to make the whole Tooth Fairy ritual a little more fun by making a colorful bag complete with a special tooth-shaped pocket for the baby tooth.

Tooth Fairy Bags

The Tooth Fairy can take away the tooth and leave the loot in the bag. This is a really quick project. So quick that you might want to whip up a few in different colors for the different kids (and teeth!) In your life. Materials To make 1 3-inch x 3-inch bag: 1 piece Wool Felt in a bright color of your choice1 piece Wool Felt in EcruEmbroidery Thread in IvoryEmbroidery Thread to match your bright colored feltAt least 28-inches of a white cotton yarn (I used Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton in Bone)One Free Tooth Template, available here, downloaded, printed, and cut out. Cutting Trace the tooth template on the ecru felt and cut it out. Turn a T-Shirt into a Halter Top. Rostitchery: convertible/infinity dress. (this post was originally published on 29 june, 2006, with the title "one seam convertible dress".) have a question?

rostitchery: convertible/infinity dress

Please visit the convertible dress FAQ's. have you made a convertible dress? Do you want to see other convertible dresses, share ideas on how to make them, and find ways to make your convertible dress even better? Then hop over to flikr and join the convertible dress group! PLEASE NOTE: the instructions for making this dress are available for free but are not to be used for commercial purposes. please do not sell dresses made using these instructions, and do not make copies of the instructions without asking my permission first. thank you!

Make It and Love It: Women's Corsage Shirt. I’ve been drooling over the Jcrew line this fall.

Make It and Love It: Women's Corsage Shirt

And I have seen others make this corsage tee, so I thought I’d try my hand at it. I zoomed in really close to this picture (in the lavender shown below) and you can see the shapes that they used to cut out the pieces. More on that later. I bought and used about a yard of knit fabric, which I bought for about $5 at Joann’s.

Compare that to the $35 shirt at Jcrew….what a deal. And along with showing you the corsage tee, I’m also going to explain in more detail how to construct a new shirt from one of your favorite knit shirts. First, fold your favorite shirt in half and carefully trace out the front of your shirt with the scoop neck and the back of the shirt. Do the same with the sleeve…..carefully following the curve of sleeve that attaches to the shirt. Then cut out all of your pieces: a front piece, back pieve, and 2 sleeves. After opening up your pieces, they will look like this.

And the sleeve. Sew carefully together. Embellish Knit Month: Day 6. A lot of you expressed questions about resizing sweaters.

Embellish Knit Month: Day 6

I mentioned briefly how to do that on day one but I didn't go too in depth. So today and tomorrow I'll be redoing sweaters by first showing you how to turn them into cardigans today and then tomorrow showing you how to resizing body and sleeves, nothing else. Today I found this Wet Seal sweater for $1.50 at Community Aid. One Pearl Button: Tutorial: Silk Shirt Refashion. Anthropologie inspired knotted bedding part 2 (putting it all together) Before we get started piecing a PILE of knotted squares together, do you want the backstory on this little Anthro-inspired gem?

anthropologie inspired knotted bedding part 2 (putting it all together)

First, you should know that I’m a bedding junkie. I LOVE wandering through Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel, Anthropologie (at Park Meadows in Denver, those stores are all conveniently located near each other as well) to see their bedroom displays. Flutter heart snuggle pillow. Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!

flutter heart snuggle pillow

I know that many people hate this holiday- but I see it as a built in chance to tell my hot hubbie, my kiddos (well, mostly Burke since Piper Jane doesn’t quite ‘get it’ yet) and my fantastic family that I love them. Oooh, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for giving little gifts. Sunburst Pillow Tutorial from Guest Anna of Noodlehead. Sewing 101: making a pouf.

Add a burst of color to your room with this crafty pouf!

sewing 101: making a pouf

At 17” wide and 10” deep, it’s large enough to serve as floor seating or a foot stool. (And if you have pets, I have a feeling they may want to make this their new favorite spot!) This project is a little challenging to sew, but it’s not too difficult, so if you’re comfortable with the basics of sewing, give it a try. You can make a colorwheel effect with a range of solid colors, or choose a variety of patterned fabrics for a louder patchwork effect. Tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress.

Top 100 Tutorials of 2010. Home PomPom Pillow from Living with Punks. Dip-Dye Lamp and Pillow from Design Sponge. Simple Pillowcases from Made. Lazy Daisy Pillowcases from The Long Thread. Felt Flower Pillows from The Purl Bee. For Kids & Baby Skirt with Built-In Shorts from The Long Thread. Craftaholics Anonymous: Tutorials. Geometric Crochet Basket Tutorial Hey there!

Craftaholics Anonymous: Tutorials

It’s Alexis from Persia Lou back with a little crochet project. Tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress. Sew. Free Clothes Patterns. Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size.

Free Clothes Patterns

Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types. One type requires you to take your measurements and draw up the pattern yourself. Skirts are very easy to make without a pattern. Rostitchery: convertible/infinity dress. Baby Gifts: Pretty Bird Binky 'Leash' & Carry Bag.

Summer seems like the prefect time to pull up some projects that will make the most of all those pretty pieces in your scrap bag, bin or box. This week's ScrapBusters Series brings you five great little-bit-o-fabric ideas, starting with today's perfect baby gift bundle of two binkys on their own little leashes and a matching drawstring carry bag. This project is at the very Tip-Top of the Cutie-Pie Ranking & Rave Scale. For those of you unfamiliar with the C.P.R.R.S., a project's ranking consists of the combined number and volume of "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhs" generated at baby showers. 1920s - Vintage Sewing Patterns. Sewing tutorials. Using Up That Sweater. Top 100 Tutorials of 2010. Sewing. Tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress.

HANDKERCHIEF SKIRT. A handkerchief pointed-hem skirt is flattering to all, but especially for short-legged people because the points break up that horizontal hemline. No pattern is needed to make this skirt style. It is a simple block layout. One easy way to get that effect is to hem two squares of fashion fabric, each having four points (called a “handkerchief” hem) and layer them for an eight-pointed look. Experiment with swatches of opaque and transparent fabrics as you design and discover what happens when you overlap two layers of the same colour or harmonizing colours. The top layer could be trimmed shorter than the under layer for a tiered look and the hemline could be decorated with flat braid trim or fringe, if desired.

You will need: 2 ½ yds. of fashion fabric, 45″ wide1 yd. of waist band elastic, 1″ wideCoordinating thread10 yds. of flat ribbon braid (optional) The size of the circular opening should be just big enough to pull over your hips, and can then be tightened with elastic. Like this: Stamped Washer Necklaces.