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.
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:
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.
FREE Dress patterns listing Featuring a list of free dress sewing patterns and tutorials, all with photos and links. Much of my early sewing has been thrifty – most of my fabric comes from the remnant and clearance bin at my local fabric shop, and many of the patterns have been self drafted or free patterns from the internet. It’s a great way to start out when you are learning and don’t want to invest too much in something that might turn out not quite as you are hoping ! So here you go with a big listing of FREE DRESS PATTERNS. At the time of publishing – 65 in all, but I will continue to add to the page as I find more. Hover over the picture to see the title – right click and open in a new tab to go to the pattern page while keeping this page open. So Sew Easy: A Gazillion FREE Sewing Patterns Two become One Dress Need a comfy every day dress? Little Black party dress Party season is coming! Wrap dress The latest free sewing pattern from So Sew Easy is this cute wrap dress pattern. Easy Summer Dress No spam promise.
Free Skirt Sewing Patterns - over 100 Introducing an EPIC list of free skirt sewing patterns. I KNOW you all love free patterns – its the most searched for area of my site. And you LOVE the Pinterest Group Board where you all share your favorite free sewing patterns. So, here you have it. 30 minute skirt A free pattern to download plus instructions on how you can make your own custom fit pattern too. The perfect maxi skirt? How to draft an ideal full length maxi skirt based off your own measurements. Color block skirt Here’s a simple free skirt pattern for a skirt with shaped seams front and back, flattering side panels and a nice comfy fit. Gathered summer skirt Summer is here at last. Half-circle wrap skirt This is a cute skirt that's easy to sew. The Wear Everywhere Skirt Everyone needs a wardrobe of good basic skirts. Don’t forget to check out these other popular posts on this site: If you find any great free skirt patterns that I’ve missed, why not add them to the Group Board on Pinterest? Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy
Leggings Pattern and tutorial In many parts of the world Autumn or Fall is here and Winter is on the way. It’s time to think about wrapping up warm and adding an extra layer. When I’m not in shorts, I’m in leggings. So enjoy this free tutorial for a custom leggings pattern. (There’s no sensible or glamorous way to model leggings on the internet, so I thought I might as well make a complete fool of myself and have some fun. Surely everyone love leggings. This tutorial will show you how to easily draft your own custom fit leggings pattern and my unique spreadsheet will make drawing your pattern easy. Taking your measurements Equipment needed: Tape measure and note padPaper to draw your pattern (I use this large roll of paper for pattern drafting and tracing too. If you are lucky, you might have a helper to assist with the measurements, but perhaps its just you, so I’ve made a video to show you how and where to take these measurements to get the best fit. All about ease So you need to decide about ease. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Twist Front Top - free t-shirt pattern The latest sewing pattern from So Sew Easy is a free t-shirt pattern for the Twist Front Top. It’s a sexy halter top that can also be a dress if you’d like to extend it. Designed for knit fabrics, this top crosses over at the front and the little keyhole at the front gives an interesting look while still actually being modest with full high coverage. The design is double thickness at the top front and back to give extra support if you need it, or for modesty if it turns chilly! It can be worn with a strapless bra, or a halter neck bra if you use one of those clips to keep the straps closer together in front. You can also choose to change the design for a cross-over and then tie behind the neck halter style if you prefer by extending the straps. Where to get your free t-shirt pattern As usual, to make downloading easy and reliable, the pattern is hosted in my design account with Craftsy. Download the free Twist Front Top Pattern Download from my design account at Craftsy. Resizing. Essential
How to sew a skirt - a step by step sew-along Welcome to the So Sew Easy How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. This new series will show you everything you need to know about how to draft and sew your own custom fit fully lined skirt. From pattern making, to darts, to lining and hems, you can have a beautifully made skirt designed to fit you perfectly. We will be making these three skirts. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be showing you step by step how to make your own skirt from scratch. As each one of these is published, the text above will become a hyperlink to the page you need to make it easy to follow along. Along the way, I’ll try to answer all of your questions and direct you to some of the best tutorials and materials. I’m excited about the series. If you want to know when the each post in the series is published, do sign up for the newsletter to get it right into your inbox. I’ll be back soon with Episode 1 – Overview, tools and equipment, and choosing your fabric. Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy
Double layer chiffon blouse - free pattern and tutorial Thank you for all of the comments on my recent post - Self drafted halter neck chiffon blouse. Several visitors asked for a tutorial, and I am happy to oblige. I’ve made the blouse again in a different fabric – this time a lovely blue and cream chiffon with embroidery and sequins. Swanky! This tutorial is ideal is you want to make a simple blouse using a sheer fabric like a chiffon or a lace, with a lining. This is a long post, for which I apologise. First you will need to take your measurements as shown here: 1 – full bust at the widest part 2 – hip measurement where you want your top to end 3 – length from collar-bone to where you want your top to end, measuring over the bust instead of down the gap in the middle 4 – length from collar-bone to bust point Now get yourself a nice big piece of paper, or tape several pieces of regular letter paper together. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. You will have 4 main pieces of fabric, two in your lining fabric and two in your outer fabric. 1.