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Golden goddess gown - a side tie infinity dress that is smokin' hot

Golden goddess gown - a side tie infinity dress that is smokin' hot
Measurement instructions edited 6/14/09 Four knit rectangles + elastic + thread + sewing machine + 2 hours = one fabulous knit tube dress. Front views Back views That’s right. You can sew a fabulous knit tube dress in two hours. Fabric and notions: Approximately 2 yards of 60” wide knit fabric.The wrong side of the fabric will show with the tie variations, so keep that in mind when you choose your fabric. Thank you to the Anonymous (Jun) for asking for clarification on this step. Take your measurements: Measure around the fullest part of your bust. Cut your dress: Find a large flat surface to cut out your dress.Fold your fabric in half, wrong sides together, and lay on a large flat surface.I used the floor in my sewing room, much to the delight of my little helper Sophia, who promptly plopped herself on the fabric and refused to budget. Measure, mark and cut your rectangle. Cut your ties: Cut two rectangles that measure 6”(w) x 50” (l). Sew your dress: Done! Related:  couture/patrons

Fully lined zippered box pouch - pattern and tutorial - it's a Pretty Modern life I love the look of a zippered box pouch...so incredibly cute. I found many tutorials on the internet, but was disappointed after making pouches following these tutorials to find that they were not fully lined; looks so much nicer when you open your pouch and there are no seams. It took me a long time to figure it out and I thought and thought and thought...then I got it♥ I don't want to keep this knowledge to myself, so here it is. ♥♥♥Thanks so much! The finished pouch is 3 high x 4 wide x 7 long (inches) Here's what you need: 1 twelve inch zipper 2 10x7 inch panels for the lining (my lining fabric is the green one) 2 10x7 inch panels for the exterior (my exterior fabric is the brown floral one) 4 10x7 inch panels of fusible interfacing to give the lining and exterior fabric some structure (I have already ironed the interfacing onto the fabric in the photo above) 2 4x3 inch pieces of complementary fabric for the pulls at the end of the zipper STEP 1. STEP 2. STEP 3. STEP 4. STEP 5. STEP 6.

ISLAND FLOUNCER Courtesy: Vogue A flirty flouncer has that button-to-hem flippancy and shows lots of sun-kissed shoulder. A very easy sundress draft to get you in that tantalizing “island-in-the-sun” attitude. You will need: Approx. 2 – 2 ¼ yds [1.8 - 2m] of fashion fabric, 45″ [114 cm] wide2.5 yds. [2.3 m] of pre-cut interfacing, 1″ [2.5 cm] wide1 pkg. of single fold bias tape, ½” [12.5 mm] wide1 yd of elastic, 3/8″ [10 mm] wide8 buttons, line 20; ½” [12.5 mm] diameterCoordinating threadKraft paper Bust = measure around the fullest part of chest just under the arms. Hip = measure around the fullest part of the seat about 9″ [23 cm] below the natural waist. Back waist length = distance from nape of neck to natural waistline. This pattern is drafted by height. Make a SQUARE template with length and width equal to your Back Waist Length. On the kraft paper, square lines from X at 90 degrees. The line squared down from X is the length. Along the length line of the paper, set up A-B-C as shown. 1. 2. 3. 4. Like this:

...love Maegan: Ethnic Sash Cinch Belt DIY Fashion+Home+Lifestyle Blog Yet another DIY from the New York Design Shop’sCreate Couture DIY Blogger Challenge …who sent me & 9 other DIYers a box of goodies to get creative with and this is another one of mine. * 3″ wide ribbon or fabric {I used the Ethnic stripe sash in white/brown/gold} – would also work well with stretch material or wide elastic* fashion buckle cinch nickel* needle & thread * Measure waist & cut sash/ribbon accordingly, leaving about an inch & a half extra on each side * Depending on what part of the design you want to be visible, fold in/under & stitch in place * Pull through the metal cincher clasp, fold over & stitch down, carefully hiding the stitches within * After completing one side, try it on around your waist & readjust if necessary, adding the opposing cincher clasp to the opposite side, repeating steps above. This is a really simple DIY however, you can make it more intricate depending on the fabric you choose and/or if you decide to line it and hide all your stitching. Have fun!

Dragon dress: Garden Part 3 PLUS TUTE! Finally. My Dragon dress!!!! I can't say how much I love this dress. I saw the fabric at the fabric store and knew I had to make a dress. I love the shape of the skirt I wore it to a friends memorial because it reminded me of him and it was a huge hit. Tute:Fabric: I used three yards and had some left over...I'm 6'0 so most people will need a bit less.Zipper: Whatever length you feel comfortable with. *To start measure from your waist (bellybutton or smallest part of your torso) to about how long you want the skirt of your dress to be and add an inch. Fold in half and snip the parts that are a little uneven so you have a nice looking slope. This is the basic shape you want to cut out for the dress top. Measure the widest part of your bust and cut your piece that long. Here are the first set of darts. Close up. The second set of darts. This is around what the new shape should look like after both sets of darts on either side. Find the center of the skirt and the top and the back. Sew across.

A Casually Cute Knit Dress I’ve been wanting to make a casual dress out of cotton knit for a while. And I’ve really wanted to use some navy blue knit my MIL found for me a while back. And I’ve pinned a few really cute knit dresses lately… (Click on each picture to go to their site.) With so much inspiration in mind, and an itch to sew after not doing much for a week, as well as an upcoming holiday weekend, I figured why not make a dress that could be worn any time but made to look patriotic? I love the way it turned out! This bolt of small-ribbed knit was the kind where the material is woven in a tube, which made it even easier! You can see in the picture above where the slits were. I serged the tops of the shoulders as they were the only unsewn seam thanks to the knit being a tube! I did four rows for the shirring around the neckline, and then just one row around the arm holes to finish them off. At this point, the main part of the dress is done. And the look was finished! And the best part?

Making reversible bag | :: verypurpleperson :: from top of straps to bottom of bag: 50 cm / 20 inchesheight: 28 cm / 11 incheswidth: 40 cm / 16 inches I don’t know because I used leftover fabric for my bag. You can print the pattern and place it on your fabric to make an approximation. It is only one piece of pattern. Fort similar bag, you can check Charlie bag by Burdastyle ($1.99). Please go to the bottom of this post to download the PDF pattern and tutorial. Disclaimer: You may use the finished products for both personal and commercial use (craft shops or markets only – no mass production). 1. 2. If you use my pattern, sew the darts before sewing the bottom and sides of bag. 3. 4. 5. Pull out each of the remaining straps. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. A reversible bag! Thank you for reading and I hope this post is useful for you! Click to download:

NAUTICAL HALTER Featured: Selma dress In many cases, discover your fabric as inspiration and the theme for the piece begins there. There are so many design ideas you can do with patterned fashion fabric and a bit of elastic. Take for instance, the Selma dress with an elasticized bodice and striking rope trim makes for a nautical style and fun back by Christopher Deane. Come across your own themed fabric and try this dress draft for summer. You will need: approx. 2 ½ yds. [2.3m] of fashion fabric, 45″ [114 cm] wide (depends on desired length)shirring elastic thread.4 yds. [3.6m] of cording, 1/2″ [12mm] diameterCoordinating thread X = bust measurement (measure just under the arms around the fullest part of the chest). Finished length = measure vertically from the armpit to the desired hemline . This is a patternless design (simple block draft). Cut 1 front, cut 1 back, cut 4 bra cups and cut 4 loop carriers (1-1/2” [4 cm] wide strips). 1. 3. Design Note: The fit of this style is not a snug one. 4. 5. 6. 8.

CONVERTIBLE DRESSING Here’s a clever little idea…convertible clothing. This dress works double duty as a skirt. It’s ideal for weekend wear or travel wear. It’s functional and versatile at the same time. Basically the concept is a wrap-around garment so it is adaptable to many shapes and sizes. No pattern is needed to construct it. Cut 2 panels along each selvedge edge 15″ wide for wrap tiesRemaining fabric panel is wrap skirt portion. Assembly: On the large skirt portion, fold in a ½” turn on each short edge to the wrong side of the fabric. Then turn each folded edge in ½” again. Along one of the long edges, create a rolled hem by turning ½”, then 1″. Next, fold the skirt portion in half and align and match the finished edges. From the finished edges along the long raw edge, measure 6″ and mark this location point. Now, take the two tie portions and align them, right sides together, along one short edge. Measure and chalk 1 ½” from each end of the seam. Divide the bust measurement by 4. Like this:

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