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HANDKERCHIEF SKIRT

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. 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. Cut 2 squares of fabric doubled the finished length. Place template in center of square and trace out. * TIP: Increase or decrease the circle by 1/8″ to change the overall total circumference measurement by 1/2″. Like this: Like Loading... Related:  SEWING

tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress The Plan. Fabric. You will be making a maxi dress so buy fabric accordingly. Preparation and Cutting. Sewing. Don’t forget the banana. Instructions for making the rosettes are HERE. The Super Easy Paper Bag Waist Skirt Tutorial Yesterday I posted a tutorial for how to make what I think of as the classic paper bag skirt—pleats, belt, beltloops. Today, I want to show you the easier option, for those of you who don't want to mess with zippers and pleats. Here are some inspirations for this type of more playful, basic skirt with smaller, modified paper bag top: From Banana Republic: In a crazy cute print like this cute nautical look by Lilly Pulitzer: Or an even crazier print like this Marc by Marc Jacobs: Lots of options, although I still recommend a sturdy bottom-weight material. Refer to the Classic Paper Bag Waist Skirt tutorial for cutting instructions. Grab your elastic (again, somewhere close to 2" smaller than your waist to allow for some movement but also enough tightness to stay up!) When you get all the way through, sew the ends together (again, make sure the elastic's not twisted somewhere along the way). Sew the rest of your seam closed! That's it! Super easy to make and wear!

The Shirt Skirt July 28, 2010 I’m so excited to post about this! When I met Dana, I fell in love with the skirt she was wearing. She made it herself (obviously) and she showed us how simply she’d shirred the waistband. The next day, during the mystery workshop at Whipstitch, we were encouraged to use thrifted tees. I developed an idea in my head I thought just might be crazy enough to work. The Hubs thought I was a little crazy when I explained my idea to him. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do! The shirt skirt perfect for summertime. I wore the green and white one to Sofie’s birthday party. I had 2 women in Walmart stop me to tell me how comfy my skirt looked and when I told them how I made it, they demanded I call Rachael Ray immediately! The process is so easy. I do my shopping at Goodwill for 1 reason. So, get your super cheap thrifted shirt. To determine what shirt size you should get, just make sure it will go around you. I like to use thread the same color as my fabric. And that’s it!

Stamped Washer Necklaces I found a great how-to on making these stamped washer necklaces over at Not So Idle Hands. Super easy and simple. I hammered these while I was working my garage sale this weekend. All you need is the stamp set, some washers, a hammer, and a permanent marker. Oh, and a ribbon of some sort and bead if that's your style. I didn't take how-to pictures - follow the link mentioned before for that. I think there are endless possibilities. If you'd like to make them you can find the metal stamps at Harbor Freight and washers at any home improvement store. Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way.

DIY Skirt Getting our craft on again :) My sister Ann and I always like to do a crafty project when we get together, so this time is was a simple homemade skirt. We used this tutorial and it was really straightforward. One helpful hint: when it says to stretch the elastic while you are sewing the fabric on, do it! You can also make one for a smaller cutie pie in your life or make some great baby shower gifts! How To Sew A Victorian Skirt A old tutorial I had on livejournal, I hope you like it :) So I thought that I would share my how to for this quite easy sewn skirt in taffeta that I made for a friend of mine, it is a two layer skirt with strings so that you can tie up and drape the panels as you wish. This is a bit simplified, On the original skirt the top of the skirt was lined with satin so it was not completed in the exact same way as in this tutorial, but trying to explain that whole deal was to time consuming to be worth it. Material you will need:Fabric: Of your choice, around 2 times the length of your skirtA zipper: I use a hidden zipper because I think it looks better, but a ordinary one is just as good.String: The length of your drapes and a little more *2*6 (you chose one can both have it the whole way up on the skirt or just half, or something similar) I use cotton string 0,5 cm (0,2 inches) thick. The pattern is a really easy one, it consist of 12 panels and then a long rectangle that is the ruffles.

Using Up That Sweater So I had some leftover sweater material from the pumpkins I made. The sweater did not felt like I thought it would when I washed it because it wasn’t all wool. But it still was really soft so I thought why not a pillow. I had a bed pillow I wasn’t using so I just cut it down and used it as the insert. Then I cut the body of the sweater from armhole to armhole. I had already cut the sleeves off since that is what the pumpkins are made out of. Then just a straight stitch across the top with my machine and stuff the insert inside. I became addicted to making these cute little flowers. I had a gray sweater as well (which felted better) so I decided to combine the two colors. I cut out some leaves and then outlined them with my sewing machine. It wasn’t showing up enough so I hand stitched them on top with some embroidery floss. I whip stitched the bottom by hand as well. And I managed to hot glue them on without any injuries! Not too bad. It’s a great size for my bed. Plus I love the texture it adds.

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39 Free Skirt Patterns Free Skirt Patterns Posted on | January 6, 2013 | 17 Comments Five years ago, it was hard to find even one free skirt pat­tern on the in­ter­net. Now­a­days, doz­ens of free skirt pat­terns abound. For beginners, try a simple elastic waistband skirt or a pillowcase skirt. Ad­vanced seam­stres­ses might enjoy try­ing their hand at an a-line skirt or an 8 gore skirt. Here are some free skirt patterns that I especial­ly like. Recycled Skirts A-Line Skirts Peasant Skirts Maternity Skirts Mini Skirts Quick Skirts Other Skirts Read More : Sewing or Home Category: SewingTags: Clothing , Sewing , Skirts Comments 17 Responses to “Free Skirt Patterns” Vera Woodbridge February 3rd, 2010 @ 4:21 pm I would like a pattern for a circular skirt, please Many thanks Jayla February 14th, 2010 @ 3:50 am Thank you so much for this! Leave a Reply Categories

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. It's an independent ranking, so don't even try to find it on Google. Our thanks to our pals at Michael Miller Fabrics for originally providing us with this absolutely wonderful Pretty Bird from Pillow & Maxfield. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome DC2011) Supplies for TWO Binky Leashes and ONE matching Bag Binky Leash Find one 11½" x 3" piece of leash fabric. Repeat for the second leash. Carry Bag Contributors

How To…Make a Versatile Skirt photo credit Skirts and dresses are still hot for fall, and what could be better than a cute new skirt that you crafted yourself? This project is perfect for first-timers, it’s straight forward and pretty forgiving for those who aren’t sewing aces just yet. Materials: FabricSafety pinsSewing machine Directions: 1. If you want the skirt to be high-waisted and knee-length, measure from the top of your waist where the skirt will sit to the bottom of where you want the skirt to hit, and then add 3 or 4 inches. 2. If you want a high-waisted skirt, use a measuring tape to find out how many inches around your waist is. 3. For this skirt, it’s best to choose something swingy and light as opposed to something stiff and heavy. 4. 5. The length should remain the same! 6. 7. If you put it on now, the length will be correct, but it will be entirely too big for you. 8. Put one side of the dress on as though it fits. 9. Make sure you’ve pulled the side tight enough that it’s not going to come loose. 10.

52 Free Dress Patterns Posted on | November 7, 2013 | 19 Comments I’m a firm believer that sewers can never have too many free patterns. With that in mind, here are 52 Free Dress Patterns, divided by style. Keep in mind the categories are not set in stone. With a fancier fabric, a different closure or a change in hem length, a pat­tern can eas­i­ly change from fan­cy to work day to cas­ual. You make the de­cis­ion. Notes about the patterns are list­ed for some of the dress­es. Patterns from existing dresses require laying out an item of clothing onto fabric, marking it, and cutting out. No pattern needed usually means that the dress is made from a recycled shirt. Drafting instructions means that you will have to make your own pattern, but the designer included all the information needed. Free Dress Patterns - Casual Dresses Free Dress Patterns – Office Dresses Free Dress Patterns - Dress-Up Dresses Read More : Sewing or Home Comments

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