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Sewing Stuff - free sewing patterns

Sewing Stuff - free sewing patterns
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uma-dressmaking-uma Directory of Free Sewing Patterns, Tutorials and Projects Free Islamic Patterns Welcome to my homepage. Here you will find diagrams and directions for making a few essential Islamic clothing items.They are free for you to print out and use. Simple Caftan A short-sleeved caftan Shoulder-Style Abaya A simple and practical closed abaya Niqab Three patterns—all easy to make Abaya The classic one-piece open abaya—drapes from the head to the toes Khimar The basic wrist-length khimar Chador This pattern requires 60" wide fabric. Modest Clothing Directory A comprehensive list of modest and Islamic clothing links

picnic dress Several people have asked me how to make my Picnic Dress. It’s a bit too complicated for the step by step instruction on how to draft a pattern I gave for the draped t-shirt, but I hope this will be enough detail for anyone who is familiar with how dresses are made. You will need 4 yards of 45″ fabric and an 18″ zipper. These are the pieces of the pattern. Mark out the measurements listed and the distances between them. If you’re not used to making your own sleeves, trace both the arm hole and the top of the sleeve off a pattern you’ve used before and like. To make the curve of the skirt even, use your tape measure like an enormous protractor. To gather the top, mark out a distance ¾ of the difference between bust and underbust measurement on one side. After gathering both the lining and the top layer of the bodice, sew them together along the neckline. Sew the edge of the facing to the neckline on each back piece. Sew the front and back together at the shoulders.

Vani's blog 1 Free Pattern Month Day 8 - Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing: Half Slip Pattern Please give a warm welcome to today's guest, Gretchen, from Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing.(Today's featured pattern after intro) I found Gretchen's blog after a fellow blogger recommended it to me. But I've also seen her via Burdastyle as one of their very prolific members! Her blog began in a sort of Julie & Julia style. In September of 2008, she came across Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing: a guide from 1952, that, through the completion of 14 Vogue patterns, promised to make one an expert home seamstress. See some of her projects from Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing below. Gretchen's site has since grown into more than just a sew and see blog. Admittedly, I have a tendency to short cut my way through sewing at times, Gretchen shows you the RIGHT way ie. the better way;) Just love the retro style! Love this red lace dress as much as I do? Gorgeous! But one of my favorite parts of Gretchen's blog is her talent for explaining techniques. Your pattern will be a simple rectangle.

Make your own abaya! part1 « Clouddragon As the muttawa have been confiscating abayas with colour in Riyad, I would like to support my friends over there by posting some very simple abaya designs. Any idiot can make these ;) Besides, I’m getting a lot of search-engine terms on ”how to make abaya” and I don’t want to disappoint. For those visitors; don’t look too much at my other posts, you might be shocked… So, three dead-easy abaya designs, very suitable for your own decorations, which will be in the next part. Materials: One big advantage of making your own clothes is that you can use better and more healthy materials as the synthetic ones so often used for abayas nowadays. Fastenings: You can use snaps, hooks, zippers, buttons or velcro, it is your own choice. Measurements of the patterns: I can’t give exact measurements on these designs, you have to find out your own measurements. If your pattern is precisely cut on your finished dress/abaya, make sure you allow an extra 1,5 cm for stitching and edging the material.

Free Pattern Month Day 24 - Colette Patterns: Sorbetto Tank Top I discovered Sarai's website through her adorable FREE bloomer pattern which I've used frequently. Their style is very sophisticated and their dress patterns are unique. I especially love the fabrics they use in their variations and their fun photoshoots! Colette Patterns has some great professional pieces available to purchase. One of their most famous which you might have seen all over the blogosphere: the Lady Grey Overcoat Pattern. Sarai loves the hard work of running a business and figuring out how to implement her bazillions of ideas. Caitlin Clark, stitcher extraordinaire who puts together samples, helps with design, and comes up with fun projects for the website. Thank you Colette Patterns for being a guest here on Grosgrain today. Summer is a great time for some creative stash-busting. Enter the Sorbetto top, a simple tank in a loose but body skimming 60s style, finished with exposed bias trim and a center box pleat down the front. The pattern is multi-sized, from size 0 to 18.

Weekend designer bra making Part of my goal to sew more lingerie this year is to make more bras. I want to really immerse myself in the techniques of bra-making and truly master this skill. Part of the reason is because I love fancy underwear. I don’t know why, but there is just something about wearing really high quality underthings that makes me feel very grown up. However, fancy underthings come with high price tags. I decided to try out this Pin-Up Girls Classic Bra pattern, because I’d read some good reviews. The pattern is pretty awesome. (If it looks a little baggy on the dressform’s chest, it’s because she’s a cup size smaller than me.) The only thing I need to work on a little is the elastic tension. Anyone else into bra making?

Nurse Ratched Shirtdress "If Mr. McMurphy doesn't want to take his medication orally, I'm sure we can arrange that he can have it some other way. But I don't think that he would like it."Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1976) And so began the end of my 2-month Wardrobe Refashion pledge. I give you the Nurse Ratched Shirtdress, made from two white mens button down dress shirts! First round of thanks goes to my friend Stephanie, who invited me to perform with her on her recent recital. I wanted to knock off a black shirtdress I bought a couple years ago, which lots of people compliment and I love to wear. For the first time with one of these shirts, I unpicked the chest pockets, and it really wasn't bad at all. It took me FOREVER, as in almost two weeks, to put this dress together, probably because I was disappointed it wouldn't have that full, tiered skirt. But really, this is a blank canvas kind of dress. I tried it with the corset but it didn't work for me.

Men's Shirt Makeover June 16th, 2010 Email 56 users recommend men's shirt restyle I have seen lots of men's shirt makeovers lately and decided to try my own! Supplies: 1 mens button up shirt, size large 1" wide elastic You will also need to measure your bust and down your side (measure from your armpit to how long you want the shirt to be - mine was 16"). This is the shirt I started with. 1 - Take off the pocket. 2 - Cut off top half of the shirt at armpit. 3 - Cut off sides seams of shirt, it will probably be much larger than you need it. 4 - Sew side seams. 5 - Sew casing at top for elastic. 6 - Run elastic through casing, sew elastic together and sew casing closed. 7 - Mark where you would like the straps to go. 8 - Use 1 of the pieces you cut off the sides earlier to make the straps. 9 - Cut off the curved end off the side strip. 10 - Cut this piece down the center so you have 2 strips, about1 " wide and 15" long. 11 - Sew strap seams and turn out with a loop turner.

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