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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. 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. Here’s Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Hi everyone! 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. Now we’ve rounded up the most popular dress tutorials from Prudent Baby as well as some of our favorites from around the crafty web. Most of these dresses are ideal for beginning sewers; all will make you feel like the crafty mom superstar that you are. 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. 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 first step in making this top is to measure yourself. 1. Before you start, wash your fabric the way you want to wash the finished top.

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.

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. Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Projects. Sew la vie: My super cute purple camisole dress. How to make my Chalk Lines Skirt. This is one of my favorite skirts (and my sister’s favorite to borrow).

How to make my Chalk Lines Skirt

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. Sew along the edge of the raised part – sewing on the raised part looks fine, and sewing too far back does not, so error on the side of keeping too close. Next, pin the second piece of fabric in place with the right sides together. First sew together the bottom and middle pieces of the side panel. To add the pockets, sew the piping to the top of the pocket, then add the top of the lining. fold the lining back and top stitch so this edge lies flat. To add an exposed zipper, finish the edges of the fabric so they won’t unravel by running a zigzag stitch along the edge.

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)?

Women’s Skirt with Yoga Style Waist Band

Well, after she slipped that on, I got jealous. Like completely jealous. The skirt is so light and airy…….and that waist band. Ahhhhh, I was smitten with that waistband. (I have about 5 of the Lily style skirts from my pattern shop in my closet for the hot weather. 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!! 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. It sounded so easy. So I bought some material, spread it out in the living room, cut out my pieces, and… …stopped. I didn’t understand the next step. The Upcycled ruffles dress tutorial. So this past week was pretty bad blog-wise, my blog and website got attacked with malware. My feed was having issues and subscribers seemed to banish.

3 Stitch Summer Dress. Yet another Kitty dress tutorial! Darling Dexter - Darling Dexter - Party Skirt. Convertible/Infinity Dress. Wanna make a dress?? How To Make An Easy Dress (For Cheap!) Two facts about me: DIY Advent 6: An Old Sweater Becomes a Skirt DIY - Outfits, Shoes & Accessories Dana. What can happen when washing clothes with his thoughts somewhere else, is to see in the small picture. The Madeleine Mini Bloomers. Hello! Upcycle: T-shirts to Summer vest tutorial. Sweetheart Ballet Tee Tutorial.

Stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee) Yes, I am a nerd. LUCSIOUS LOCKS FRIDAY: Head Scarf.