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Art, patterns and techniques. Zip your earbuds. Convertible/Infinity Dress. I lined the straps of my dress by sewing two identical pieces together in a tube and closing one end and sewing the open end in to the seam of the dress which worked really well.

Convertible/Infinity Dress

It makes the dress a little hotter but creates a nicer finish. To make a nicer seam just cut both halves in one piece and fold in half then sew and sew the folded seam so that it is the side in the middle of the dress. I recommend sewing the waistband into a circle first, then fold it in half, and pin it in quarters around the hole in the skirt then sew these two pieces together.

Talk Crafty To Me - Dedicated to all things handmade. Cozy up with a Blanket. , this time with Isabela (5).

Cozy up with a Blanket

She broke her arm, poor punkin. She was so brave. We weren't in bed till about 2am, so its been a slow day here. I'm thinking a couture sling is in order. But for now, while she naps, why don't you try this with me. Gather your felt, 6-strand embroidery thread, embroidery needle and scissors *1* Cut out lots and lots of felt cirlces in pairs. . *2* Do what I call a "pinch stitch" in one of the pieces about one 1/4 inch away from the edge. . *3* On the other circle, stitch through the felt, also about 1/4 inch away from the edge, as you layer it on top of the first piece. *4* Before pulling through all the slack in your thread, send your needle through the loop that is left and pull gently to tighten up against the edge of the circle. . *7* Continue this blanket stitch (steps 5&6) all the way around the circle, taking care to make your stitches both even from each other and from the edge of the circle.

Voila!! I hope you enjoy this as much as we have. Xoxo,AM. Thimble. Finger puppets for all reasons! Once upon a time, there was a pair of number 3mm knitting needles, several scaps of coloured yarn, a darning needle, some embroidery floss - and an inquisitive child, longing to learn something new and have fun at the same time!

Finger puppets for all reasons!

I am sure that I am not alone in having little balls of yarn left over from major projects, which are really too small to do anything with. (by the way most of my yarn is Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand) The perfect way to use these oddments up is to knit finger puppets - you can create a whole scenario, just by using a bit of imagination. Are you sitting comfortably, then we'll begin. With a brightly coloured yarn of your choice, begin at the lower edge and cast on 16 stitches and garter stitch two rows. Continue in stockinette stitch, beginning with a knit row, and knit 10 rows. 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!

But the version i liked best was the one by monif c., a plus-size designer who makes AMAZING clothes that non-plus size girls can envy. And here, without further ado, is how to make this variation, using ONE SEAM: Artful thursdays #19....crochet flower tutorial. Today i am crocheting little flowers getting ready for my art group tonight. we are making crochet flower necklaces like the one lori gardner made.

artful thursdays #19....crochet flower tutorial

(i'll link to her photos when she posts them) she wore it to art group one night and stunned us all. i almost gave up with the tutorial today.... the lighting was too bright, the yarn was too fuzzy and my camera wouldn't focus, i forgot to ride my bike up to the school to pick up the kids. (the little voice on the phone- mom, aren't you coming to get us?) Does that spell mom failure with capital letters or what? Then there is that voice asking why are you doing this again? Then everyone got home, we had a bit of a snack, and my project didn't look so awful any longer. i took a few more photos and had to be out the door. the last week of school is a killer for sure. are you feeling it?