skirt to dress (mini-tutorial) My new favorite dress used to be a long gypsy skirt. I’ve always wanted a long skirt with that thin crinkly fabric because I used to live with a girl who looked really cool in her gypsy skirt (Hi, Hazy!). I snatched one right away (P1oo) when the boyfriend and I had our almost-regular visit to the Sunday flea markets downtown. I wore the skirt only once when I realized that the length is a tad annoying. Inspired by a Craftster post I saw, I decided to transform it into a halter dress. But the itch was so strong that I woke up after 5 hours and finished sewing the dress. Okay, on to the mini-tute. 1. 2. 3. Wear it halter style, tying the ends of the top part on your nape.
The Shirt Skirt | Sew Like My Mom 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!
Lovely indie mauve gathered dress --now with tutorial!!! ++photos So, this is used to be one of those shapeless broomstick/ hippie skirts... it looked something like this kind of skirt Anyway, I loved the feminine crinkly softness and color of the material, so I decided to release the inner integrity of the fabric. And re-create it based on a totally original design! So, I'm adding a tutorial now! Please bear with me, I'll try and do this clearly! First of all, this project require a specific kind of skirt- namely, one that isn’t segmented and also, has a huge amount of fabric. You will need: Your skirtA pair of fabric scissorsA seam ripperLarge-ish safety pinPinsMarker2 pieces of elastic that each go around your waist about ¼”A piece of elastic for the straps that’s about 85” long, preferably ½”Plenty of patience (Yeah, I know it sounds cheesy, but this could be a little difficult if you’ve never sewn with ruffles.) Step 1: Remove the waist. Step 2: Wrap this piece around the smallest part of your body and pin in place. Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Step 6: Step 7:
life in general: yarn bowls Okay, here's how it goes. It's super easy and just a little bit messy. ;) Supplies: yarn + glue + bowl Prep: Cover a bowl with plastic wrap. Method: Dip yarn into glue. *Once the bowls were constructed I considered brushing on some liquid starch (just to help stiffen the yarn) but I didn't get around to it. The kids had a fun time with this project. The other two needed help from time to time. The other one loved the project, repeatedly complimented everyone's "awesome" bowls, and made a good effort until she ran out of steam and I finished the bowl. Bottom line . . . it kept them busy for an hour, yes there was lots of hand-washing and wiping but the mess was contained to 1/2 of the dining table (not too bad), and they all ended with a project they were proud of.
Men's Shirt To Cute Summer Dress The front of the bodice is more complicated, since unless you're extremely tiny (and using an XL or larger shirt], there won't be enough fabric to go around. We're going to have to salvage fabric from other parts of the shirt and sew it into the bodice. First, wrap the bodice around your top, remembering that it needs to be slightly loose in order to get it on. If the two end of your shirt sleeves (i.e., the sleeve caps) can meet in the center with a 3/8" overlap for seam allowance, this is how we'll do it below: (If they don't meet, you'll have to calculate how much fabric you'll need to add and then cut out a piece from your shirt top to fill it in.) a) You'll need two pieces of fabric, roughly triangles. First pin your sleeve caps together (right sides together) and b) trim your seam allowance straight so we know what we're working with. c) [Just to explain, if you open the sleeves flat (keeping pins in there), you'll see two big gaps at the top and bottom of your bodice.
Twig flower pots for giving, or keeping: a tutorial - Nini Makes Twig flower potI like to give plants to friends or family instead of cut flowers. Plastic pots aren't pretty so I usually wrap them in something like hessian (burlap) and tie them with nice string. I recently tried repurposing laundry detergent containers and dressed them up with twigs - I liked the results. They're very easy to make, here's how: Supplies: Small saw (optional), hessian, a straight sided container, twigs or small branches that are fairly straight, jute twine, glue gun or string Gather a pile of twigs and cut them down to roughly the same length; you'll want them a little taller than your container. Take a long piece of twine (about a metre and a half) and at the middle of your piece of twine begin tying the sticks together. After checking the length, tie the twigs again at the other end. Cover a straight sided container with a strip of hessian (burlap). Now just wrap the twigs around and tie it on. Told you it was easy!
Design*Sponge ? Blog Archive ? diy project: ?kokedama? string garden The days are getting longer, and the sun is shining more; I can’t think of a better time to get my hands into soil and play around with some fun plant experiments for spring! I’ve seen kokedama — Japanese moss balls — looking great hanging in homes, but I never realized how easy they are to create. Netherlands-based designer and all-around super-creative Aura Scaringi made this simple tutorial for crafting your own hanging kokedama garden using a combination of peat soil and akedama, or bonsai soil. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials a tiny plant; moss can’t stand direct sunlight, so choose a shadow-loving plant. Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
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