tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress The Plan. Fabric. You will be making a maxi dress so buy fabric accordingly. I stand 5′ tall (I know, I know, I am tiny) and I needed 2.5 meters of fabric with a 45-inch width. Preparation and Cutting. Sewing. Don’t forget the banana. Instructions for making the rosettes are HERE. 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. 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.
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! 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: Slice the band on one side, where the seam is, and use a seam ripper to “splay” the fabric (turning the tube into a flat panel.) Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Step 6:
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. 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. In any case, now's the time to cut off one (or both) of the shirt top front pieces from the shirt top back.