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Fiesta Résistance: {Guest Post} DIY Napkin Tutorial. Short Sleeve Drape Front Cardigan. Transform A Man’s Shirt : Strawberry Koi. Planning some plans - Mai Autumn. If you recall back in february, when i started talking about designing a line of throw pillows, this post is going to sound kind of similar. i'm always dreaming up new things i want to make, and this week has been no exception. the throw pillows are still in the back of my mind, (don't you worry!)

planning some plans - Mai Autumn

But i got to thinking what i would really love... to design a line of clothes someday. now, this is kind of just a distant, far out there kind of dream, for now, (since i hardly know how to sew, and i definitely don't know how to design patterns.. yet) but i wanted to throw it out there to see if it feels right. you know, putting it in writing and all. i mean, really, eventually, i would like to have all sorts of beautiful things available. i want to create my own little world and furnish it with everything i could possibly imagine! It's a bit insane, i know. but i think i'm going in the right direction. it feels good. and that's what matters, right?

Red Riding Hood Cape Pattern - Fleece Fun. This Red Riding Hood cape pattern is one of Fleece Fun’s most popular.

Red Riding Hood Cape Pattern - Fleece Fun

The circular half cape is perfect for going to grandmother’s house in – it’s warmth will keep the chill from nipping, but not necessarily wolves. This half cape can be made at different lengths (and materials) to get the look you want. Perfect for Halloween. Sewing 101. Oh… am I ever so happy to introduce Kim from Retro Mama to you.

Sewing 101

For the next four Mondays, she’ll be teaching Craft Snob’s fresh ‘petite series’ on Sewing 101. Peek, snoop or loiter around her retro pattern shop and gobble up a few of these cuties… - Sara P.S. Make for Baby: 25 Free Dress Tutorials for Babies & Toddlers. By Jaime Morrison Curtis | Nothing is sweeter than a little girl all dolled up in a homemade dress.

Make for Baby: 25 Free Dress Tutorials for Babies & Toddlers

Last week we shared a round up of how to make all your baby and nursery basics here: Make for Baby: 20 Easy Projects to Make Your Own Bedding, Gear, and Nursery Stuff. From the overwhelming response, we can see how much you enjoy making for your children. Comfy & Casual. Wish we had a beach nearby that we could visit in this cute summer dress!

Comfy & Casual

Instead we are trying not to go crazy while we play inside and wait for the snow to melt. I have discovered lots of cute clothing tutorials lately and when I spotted this pink knit at JoAnne's I knew just what I'd make: The Warhol Dress by Dana at Made. She offers a FREE pattern and a great tutorial. This was my first time sewing with knits and it was sort of challenging! How to make a draped t-shirt. This cowl neck top is quite easy to make.

How to make a draped t-shirt

It has only four seams and you can create the pattern yourself. The cowl neck comes from making the neckline of the shirt wider at the front than the back – this extra fabric hangs down creating the drapey neckline. The folds in the sleeves come from extra fabric as well, which is added by angling the shoulder seam upward. You will need: Measuring tape ⅔ yard stretchy fabric (I used a cotton/lycra jersey) Matching thread Sewing machine Chalk (or pencil and large paper to make a pattern) Pins (optional) The easiest shirt ever. I thought this shirt was easy to make, but it doesn’t compare to the one I made for Isabel this weekend.

The easiest shirt ever

She started describing a shirt she’d seen: square, slightly cropped, very drapey. I asked her to draw a picture and she drew a rectangle. Yes, I can do that. We found the drapiest fabric in the house, a fairly loose knit left over from Rosie’s weekend project. I measured her, cut out two rectangles, sewed up the sides and shoulders, cut out the neckline, and 10 minutes after she asked for it, she had a new top. 20 Minute Simple Skirt Tutorial AND GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED. Did you ever have a piece of fabric you loved but didn't have any idea how to use it?

20 Minute Simple Skirt Tutorial AND GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

Any leftovers from a previous project? Bought too much of a bolt you just had to have but never found a use for? Wiksten tank with sleeves « I’m back from a 2-day trip to Belgium, where a friend and I spent a day at the beach and visited the beautiful city of Bruges.

wiksten tank with sleeves «

I will have the pictures up in a big travel post soon, but first a little sewing to show off as promised (the first of a few posts, I hope to get the other stuff photographed this week). I’ve been dabbling with quite a few patterns lately but I keep coming back to the Wiksten Tova and Tank Top patterns. The tank pattern especially fits me really well and is so simple and yet versatile. I decided to add cap sleeves to make it suitable to wear at work as well. I did raise the neckline a bit (only 1/2″ I think). Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Projects. Because there's going to be a natural and unavoidable seam line as we add this section, I say we make it look intentional.

Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Projects

The best way to hide stuff is in plain sight, and the best way to get away with stuff is to act like you know what you're doing. What do you think I'm doing here? Sew la vie: My super cute purple camisole dress. I went to a party in this dress this Friday. I started sewing it this Wednesday. This dress is from a Burda 2005 magazine. I wanted to make a dress with boning from an expensive brocade fabric that I bought, but then I got the idea to use this fabric as a trial dress - kind of scary to cut into my expensive fabric without even trying the pattern!

I ended up not adding the boning though. How to make my Chalk Lines Skirt. This is one of my favorite skirts (and my sister’s favorite to borrow ). It’s not the quickest sewing project, since you have to sew each seam twice – once to put in the piping and again to actually make the seam – but it’s worth the extra effort. These are the pattern pieces: To add piping to a seam, first sew the piping to one side, placing it on the right side of the fabric with the decorative bit facing in. Women’s Skirt with Yoga Style Waist Band. Did you see the little yoga waistband skirt that I made for my little girl a few weeks ago (found here)? Well, after she slipped that on, I got jealous. Like completely jealous. The skirt is so light and airy…….and that waist band. Sewing Tips: Practicing your Sewing Stitches (including the back-stitch)

Ooooh, okay, so many more of you told me that you received a new sewing machine for Christmas. Or a serger. Or some new sewing supplies. Yay!! Now, it’s time to practice. The Convertible “Infinity” Dress: How it almost defeated me, and what you need to make one. I made this thing. It’s pretty cool. It’s a convertible dress that’s basically a circle and two straps, so it’s really easy, inexpensive, and crazy versatile. It’s been around forever and everyone seems to love it (in fact, part of the reason I’m posting this is to answer some questions for people I’ve run into), and I can hardly believe how close I came to not making it at all.

I first found the instructions at a blog called rostitchery, and then I came across a second set at Cut Out + Keep. The Upcycled ruffles dress tutorial. 3 Stitch Summer Dress. Darling Dexter - Darling Dexter - Party Skirt. Convertible/Infinity Dress. Wanna make a dress?? How To Make An Easy Dress (For Cheap!) DIY Advent 6: An Old Sweater Becomes a Skirt DIY - Outfits, Shoes & Accessories Dana.

The Madeleine Mini Bloomers. Upcycle: T-shirts to Summer vest tutorial. Sweetheart Ballet Tee Tutorial. Stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee) LUCSIOUS LOCKS FRIDAY: Head Scarf.