The Shirt Skirt 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’m devastatingly terrified of knits so I steered clear and made my (award winning) cotton fabric dress. How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial) I have always wanted to make my own pencils, but the thought of shaping two pieces of wood to allow a piece of lead to sit perfectly inside made me think it wasn’t worth the effort. For some reason I was looking at some pieces of lead I have (for a drafting pencil) and “pop” there it was.. a solution to my DIY longing. Here is a tutorial to make pencils that is so ridiculously easy I’ve made 10 pencils since the idea came to me yesterday! Enjoy.
Cute Wrist Pin Cushion HowTo - Totally Stitchin I love those cute little flower wrist pin cushions and came up with the idea to make one and create a sewing class around the project as well since I teach classes from home! So, I will share this little tutorial with you! You will need: Some fabric: 5 – 4″ x 4″ squares for the petals, one 4-4.5″ diameter circle for the pin cushion yoyo, and one 3.5″ yoyo for the base of the flower Make a Custom Pair of Tap Pants @Craftzine.com blog - StumbleUpon By Haley Pierson-Cox For me, summer in NYC means two things: 1) I will eventually wear a light skirt into the subway when my hands are full, and 2) on that day, when I step onto the stairs of the station, a gust of wind will come barreling up from below, lifting my skirt and showing my backside to anyone who cares to look. This year, on the very first nice day, my skirt flew up not once, but twice. In the same commute.
Sweater Tank Top and High Waisted Shorts Recently, I turned an old sweater and thrifted pants into this tank top and high waisted shorts. Hopefully it will give you a little inspiration for your next thrifting trip (or maybe even a run down of your own closet). This is also technically a 2-in-1 project, so you guys are in luck! Keep reading to see how I made it. The sweater I had was from Wet Seal - I bought it for a holiday party years ago, during my Sophomore year of college. I actually haven't worn it since, so I decided to give it a new life after all this time.
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. Pinterest Challenge: AZ Love / Nail and String Tribute to the Grand Canyon State So I found Curiously Wrought's work through her Etsy on Pinterest the other day--how cute are these?! Click through the link below to check out my step-by-step tutorial: So although mine isn't PERFECT like hers are, I seriously love how it came out! I chose to go with an orange backdrop keeping the Grand Canyon in mind and how much I love those vibrant, orange sunsets! Which of the states would you make? And then it made it to my wall next to my desk!
Dresses :. #5528 Wrap dress Difficulty: ** You will need: fabric of natural/mixed fibers, invisible zipper, bias tape. Attention! Creative Guest: Sarah at Welcome to the Good Life WOO HOO! Call me a big nerd but my heart's pounding because i'm so excited and honored to be here!!! my name is Sarah and i keep a blog over at Welcome to the gOOd life. it's a diary written by me (and sometimes by my hilarious husband) of the good and the ugly as a wife, a stay at home mom, raising two kids under three-just a year apart, and also my weekly DIY sewing projects. so should we get on to my DIY project? inspiration: squeezebox top from anthropologie
Fur & Ribbon Scarf Fact #1: I'm all about detail. Fact #2: I wish I thought of this project back in December! ...But even with winter transitioning into spring, there are still those chilly days that sneak up on us every now and again. I love this project because I was able to use up a decent amount of faux fur that I've had for (literally) years, AND because my original idea sparked the ribbon detailing idea. Which I'm in love with. The ribbon was weaved around a section of fabric to give a fishtail braid effect. 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)
Brown Slippers « Crochet (Update: To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!) I’ve just finished making these slippers. Making crocheted slippers is my addiction. Huge addiction. Dresses :. #5214 Blue dress Difficulty: * You will need: silk crepe; lining; fusing; decorative braid with beads; zipper. Attention! Fabric consumption varies depending on the size of garment.