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Tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress

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.

how to attach zipper (bag with lining) Lorelai and I have been very busy lately, making itty bitty things. We made wristlets two nights ago and here is a tutorial. I’ll probably make more. I’ll give some to my Mom who asked me months ago to make her and her friends cosmetic bags. I’ll sell some in here, too. 1. a. b. c. d. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Here is mine: Easy, huh? I believe I left a cup of yogurt in the freezer. Craft Apple 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!

celebrate the boy tutorial: basic boys wallet - StumbleUpon I first want to say thank you to Dana and Rae for hosting such an awesome event. If you haven't been indulging in all the fun already, go check out both of their blogs for lots of great inspiration. There has already been so many great ideas! Today I'm sharing a basic boys wallet tutorial because... every boy needs a place to keep his stuff! So I know, you're probably thinking, 'What? It's a great time of year to make these wallets. Materials: 1/4 yard fall suiting fabric (tweed, plaids, etc., usually made from wool and/or synthetic materials)1/4 yard lining fabric scrap of leather (optional)rivets, grommet (optional)scrap of medium weight fusible interfacing {1/4" seam allowance throughout unless otherwise noted}Cutting the pieces: From the exterior wallet fabric cut one piece 8.5" wide by 4" tall. Also from the lining fabric, cut one piece 8.5" wide by 10.5" tall (this is for the card holder slots) Assembling lining: To create the card holder pockets, take the 10.5" tall lining piece:

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.

Painted Block Party A week of whining and waiting will now cease. The camera replacement has arrived! Hurrah! Here comes the deluge of outfit photos that I've been itching to do, that will have you wishing the camera never arrived. These images have already done the rounds and Bjork x Dazed & Confused covers aren't exactly a novelty but this 200th issue of Dazed, painted and photographed by Sam Falls and styled by Kate England really has gone into the stratospheric charts of Top Magazine Covers. At Pitti in Flornece, I also snapped the bright blue cuffs of Tommy Ton's khaki trousers, which he had painted himself and when combined with the painted antics of Falls, had me thinking that a bit of masking tape and careful painting would be an easy DIY trick. I found normal fabric paint to be a bit too runny and 'inky' for the fabric so I ended up mixing up acrylic paint with fabric paint medium to get the right consistency.

Free Clothes Patterns Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size. Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types. Skirts are very easy to make without a pattern. I came across a few patterns that didn’t fit into any other category, so I gave them their own. We normally assume underwear is too complicated or to time consuming to sew ourselves. Aprons can usually be whipped up in less than an hour. Shirts and dresses are much more complicated to make than skirts. Coats can easily be the most expensive piece of clothing in your wardrobe. Click on the first link to get inspiration. Read More : Sewing or Home Comments

How to make a draped t-shirt This cowl neck top is quite easy to make. It has only four seams and you can create the pattern yourself. The cowl neck comes from making the neckline of the shirt wider at the front than the back – this extra fabric hangs down creating the drapey neckline. The folds in the sleeves come from extra fabric as well, which is added by angling the shoulder seam upward. You will need: Measuring tape ⅔ yard stretchy fabric (I used a cotton/lycra jersey) Matching thread Sewing machine Chalk (or pencil and large paper to make a pattern) Pins (optional) The first step in making this top is to measure yourself. 1. Before you start, wash your fabric the way you want to wash the finished top. I like to draw the pattern directly on the fabric with chalk, but if you prefer to make a paper pattern the steps are just the same. Drawing the pattern for the front: Beginning about 4 inches from the top of your fabric and 6 inches from the right side, draw a line 4 inches longer than your shoulder measurement.

MarySew & How To: Sew an Inner Zipper Pocket I have tried several ways to sew in internal zipper pockets. I need one in every bag and I want at least one to be in every bag I make for my shop. They are so nifty, especially when you carry as much crap in your purse as I do and your cell phone rings. Anyways, it used to take me hours to make these. Just to get the damn small zipper in frustrated me to no end. You need: a zipper (obviously ^^).fabric you want to use as your bags lining.fusible interfacing (Vlieseline).sewing machine, thread, scissors, the usual sewing utensils. The first step is optional. Measure your zipper and mark where to sew it in. Cut where you just marked your fabric. Fold over and press So, now I could serge the raw edges with a zig zag (or even take it to the serger) but, urgs, such tiny openings are a pain in the ass to serge. Add another strip of fusible interfacing to the other side. Now we need two rectangle pieces of fabric that will become the insides of our pocket. It should look like this now.

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