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Summer of Skirts - Waistband Bow Skirt tutorial

Summer of Skirts - Waistband Bow Skirt tutorial
Here it is - finally! A swingy red skirt just in time for the 4th of July. Sorry it took so long to get this tutorial up - moving and internet problems delayed me. As always, if you have any questions at all or if I didn't explain things well enough, leave a comment and I should get back to you within the day. Or, send me an email! Oh, yeah, and I almost forgot - I'll be giving this skirt away to celebrate my 100 followers. What you need:- The measurement of around your waist where you want the skirt to sit. Step 1: Cut your fabric.First, for the waistband and tie: Decide how long you want your ties to be (I made mine the same as my waist measurement for simplicity). For the skirt, we're going to be using the same pieces that we did for the elastic A-Line skirt, so cut your main skirt panels out following steps 1-6. Here are the pieces (including the interfacing, not including the sleeping dog) you should have: Step 3: Next, open the folded strip, wrong side facing you. And all the way: Related:  Free sewing patterns: Women's clothing

Summer of Skirts - Elastic A-Line Tutorial This skirt is great, because it is almost as easy as the 20 minute skirt but is more flattering and versatile. I plan on making many more of these! It's also worth noting that my current giveaway (enter to win if you haven't already!) dress features this type of skirt. What you need:-elastic - enough to fit around your waist; i prefer 3/4 inch for skirts-1 yard of fabric if you normally wear a small/medium, maybe a little more if you are large and up- a yardstick or newspaper or something with a long straight edge Step 1: Cut along the fold of your fabric, so you have two pieces with the cut fold on one end and the selvage on the other. Step 2: Now you have a little bit of math to do. Step 4: Then, put your yardstick/newspaper/whatever at each of these marks, so you have a diagonal across the fabric. Step 5: You should know have four pieces of fabric. Step 6: This part is optional, but it will make hemming a whole lot easier. Step 7: Sew the skirt panels together.

Sew a Full, Gathered Skirt , Part One: Make Your Own Pattern! A lot of you went gaga over this taffeta skirt from Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing. Well, do I have a secret for you! This type of skirt is easy to replicate, no scrounging around for a vintage pattern required. This is part one of two in this tutorial. In this installment, you'll learn to make your own simple pattern for this skirt.This is a basic dirndl style skirt. First, you need a big rectangle for the skirt front and back. The skirt pattern piece will be 40" wide. Second, you need a long, skinny rectangle piece for the waistband. You want your waistband length to be your waist measurement plus one inch of ease. Now for the width, which will be 1-1/4" finished. So. Those are your two pattern pieces! My only disclaimer is that the measurements I'm using here were developed on my body. Next up, look for the second part of this tutorial, which will walk you through the construction of the skirt.

Paperbag Ensemble Dress - Patterns Archive Please consult our size comparison table, our table of body measurements and the "Patterns" section of our FAQs before you download and print a pattern. Paperbag Ensemble Dress Design by jens / Pattern by Your Style Rocks! Finally, here is the pattern for the design that jens submitted as her winning entry in our "Sunday, lovely sunday" contest - we think it turned out great! The fabric we chose for the dress is rather stiff - if you want the paperbag effect to be more prominent you should look for a smoother, flowing type of fabric. Following jens' design, we combined top and skirt to make this a dress, but if you are an experienced sewer you could always modify the pattern to have separate pieces. Detailed sewing instructions for this pattern are available here. Download the pattern:

Handmade Pleated Apron Tutorial with Built in Hot Pads One of my pet peeves while cooking is not being able to find a hot pad. My other pet peeve is only being able to find one when I need two. So I got to thinking….what if I put hot pads on the bottom of my apron? I tried to add some to an existing apron, but it was not wide enough, or long enough to work. Then I remembered I had promised a tutorial for an apron you can make with one yard of fabric. This is a simple apron so don’t let all the pictures scare you off! This makes a size medium apron. You can use the print button above to print the tutorial. Supplies: Cut these pieces from your yard of fabric and lining: You can add another layer of the Insul-Bright to make it more heat proof. Start with a 7 inch piece of lining and place on top of the wrong side of an 8 inch fabric piece. Fold the edges over and sew the lining to the fabric. Now press the 2o x 45 inch piece in half with the 20 inch sides together. Your two box pleats should measure about 4 inches on top. Last step!

Summer of Skirts - The Cupcake Skirt This skirt didn't turn out quite as planned. I didn't intend for it to be so... cupcake-y. And I guess by that I mean poofy. Part of the reason why the top is so puffy is because I used muslin for the whole thing. What you need: - bleached muslin: I used a yard and half, but it depends on your size. - unbleached muslin: 1/2 yard - enough elastic to fit around your waist Sorry about the horrible pictures; my camera died so I used my roommate's and obviously had no idea what I was doing. Step 1: Cut out the main skirt piece. Step 2: Now, measure the bottom of your main skirt piece (just one of the pieces). Set aside the remainder of your bleached muslin - you will use this for the upper ruffle part of the skirt later. Step 3: Sew the sides of the main skirt part together. Step 4: Repeat with each of the ruffles, alternating bleached and unbleached. Once all 4 ruffles are on, your skirt should look like this: Step 6: Now for the upper ruffle. Step 7: Finally, sew the top ruffle to the skirt!

Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana Hello U-Create readers! I am so excited to be guest posting here today. It just so happens to be my first guest post and I'm still a little shocked that it's here at Ucreate, one of my favorite blogs! A little bit about me.. I'm from a little town called Keller, Texas. I'm a junior at Texas A&M University (whoop!). I'm working on my education degree and expect to be an elementary school teacher in just two short years. When I'm not busy studying for classes, I love to sew. I just started blogging in May and have already met all kinds of wonderful women, I hope you'll stop by and say hi too! Watermark Tee Tutorial What I love about this project is that it's completely customizable. Materials: Elmer's Blue Gel Glue (it must be the blue gel, white won't work) Fabric Dye (RIT is my tried and true brand) A white cotton Tee, Tank, Dress etc. Tutorial: If you're unfamiliar with Batiking, it's a method of dyeing fabric in which you create a design with a dye- resist. Step 1: Prepare Step 2: Design

embroidery basics: looking back and instructions for lefties Over the last three months, I've been sharing my Embroidery Basics series. I don't have any more posts planned for this right now, but you never know...I may get some more together down the road. In the meantime, here's a little overview of the posts with links to each! And...someone asked me about instructions for lefties. I wasn't planning on it, and wasn't even sure how that would work.

Dragon dress 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. It's one of those thing you have in your closet that just makes you feel good when you wear it.<3Edit: Anyone interested the fabric is "Shibuki Dragon" The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection 2007This rocks! 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. Close up. Sew across.

Zipper Organizer I have really been enjoying my zipper pouch. It holds all the essentials and keeps them organized, so I can toss it in a larger bag or just grab it for a quick errand. I thought you might enjoy a how-to. This is really long, like all my how-to's, but trust me, after a little practice, these go together really quickly from start to finish! You Will Need: Main Body --> 6 pieces of fabric 11.5" x 7" (2 upholstery/home dec weight, 2 cotton for lining, 2 fusible interfacing) Pockets -->2 pieces of fabric 11.5" x 5" (cotton for lining)2 pieces of fabric 11.5" x 2" (upholstery/home dec weight) Strap --> 1 piece of fabric 9" x 2.5" (upholstery/home dec weight) 9" zipper * If you're using scraps like me, you can get all this from ~2 12" x 12" upholstery samples! Prep the Pieces: Iron the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of your 11.5" x 7" lining pieces. Take your 9" x 2.5" strap piece, iron in 1/4" on both long edges, then iron in half. Top stitch if desired. Repeat with the other pocket pieces.

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