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Because there's going to be a natural and unavoidable seam line as we add this section, I say we make it look intentional. 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? To be honest, the raw handmade look is so in these days you'd pay a mint to get that look on a store bought item. So, instead of just attaching this piece in one large chunk, I'm going to do it in cascading pieces with raw open edge seams.
Wanna learn how to make a super cute and breezy summer top? What if I told you it only cost me about 3.50? And what if I told you it took me about 5 minutes?! I thought so. Guys, this shirt is a dream. I've been wanting to wear it everyday... but since that isn't socially acceptable, I have not.
Yesterday I whipped up this simple top after seeing people wearing similar ones around town. I thought they looked comfortable and the design is so simple I thought it would be a great project for summer sewing. I know I’m not the only one who gets busy and begins to neglect their sewing space when the weather gets nice!
Circle Shirt Tutorial---also known as the project that took three tries, nearly made me throw my serger out the window, led to the discovery of water soluble stabilizer, and had me so frustrated I wanted to scream. I saw a great circle shirt tutorial on Pinterest and thought I’d give it a try. It looked so easy. So I found some pretty floral sheer fabric on the cheap rack at WalMart and thought it would be so pretty and flowy. I cut it out and got out my serger to narrow roll hem the edges. That’s when the hair pulling and temper tantrum began.
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Supplies: Husband's old t-shirt My husband is a runner so he has/gets about a million gazillion t-shirts. I love grey and wanted to make it into my favorite style tee. I love the comfortable, effortless style of the dolman tee... Everything that went into this...It took me about 15 minutes or so. I played around with seams to get the fit right.
Supplies: XL mens tee DIY intructions: Cut neckline scoop neckline, cut arms (as shown). Don't cut the shoulder seam, you will need the long width for the dolman shape. Gather the bottom hemline in a few inches to be snug on your waist (this is what changes the shape of the shirt).
Great for making those tight tees wearable. Supplies: Fringe trim (3 yards) I used double sided fringe. You can make your own fringe here since it is hard to find. tshirt
Supplies: loose tank doily/crochet table runner. A little spring/summer blouse, great with a denim or leather jacket.
Can’t believe that I sewed this dress in less than 2 hours? from paper sketching to the finished blouse? It looks challenging but the truth that it is easy with only a few steps to follow. If you run through my following pattern and tutorial, you will believe me that it is easy I had a dream, a dream to make a magazine cover to feature my handmade. Thanks to the studio shooting team to make my dream comes true.
***Edited -- somehow the pics were gone and I don't know when or why. Thanks to the fellow Crafter that told me abut it! I uploaded them again, hopefully it is all working fine now
I want to give props first: This top is inspired by Rostitchery's infinity dress, ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=104089.0 ) AKA: the quickie dress that anyone can make and combined with the Scarf (basic wrap style) from American Apparel ( http://www.americanapparel.net/storefront/movies/6445/ ) I liked the color on this, due to the infinity dress made by alicelovester . (page 37 of the quickie/infinity thread)
I have been a big fan of Down East Basics and Shade for a few years now. I wear Wonder tees from Down East all the time. They are comfortable, modest (hide everything I need to hide and when I bend over it doesn't flash people) and since it is not baggy, I wear it under a cardigan all the time.
In the fashion world, bohemian or boho, refers to a a state of mind regarding fashion that is individual, romantic, and free-spirited. This style is often called hippie-chic. Try drafting and making a fully-gathered yoked boho blouse to wear with your skinny jeans. You will need: Approx. 1.5 yds. [1.4 m] of fashion fabric, 60″ [150 cm] wide Approx. 0.5 yd. [0.5 m] of fusible interfacing, 24″ [60 cm] wide Coordinating thread Kraft paper
it only takes about 10 min. to make one of these. i drew you a tut. ask me if you don't understand anything. NOTES: dark color=wrong or back side light color= front or right side i would not suggest using girls shirts for this project, the are too small and very thin fabric...hard to work with. i would use men's large T shirts. they are stronger fabric, and more of it to work with. use shirts with no side seams, just the tube kind. use shirts with cool graphic logos, or band shirts. know your measurements. snaps, ties, Velcro or safety pins with also work as closures. try this with contrasting thread for a neat look. http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/rickshawpresents/DSCN7861.jpg <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>