The Layer Cake Crinoline: A Multimedia Tutorial! Here's how to use this tutorial: 1. Watch the video for an introduction.2. Look at the pattern diagram for the measurements on my crinoline (yours might be different depending on your hip measurement and the length desired).3. The video! The pattern diagram! The sewing directions! **Note: finish all seams with the method of your choice.1. 2.Sew the upper portion on the crinoline following the instructions on this tutorial. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Please let me know if you have any questions! steampunk fashion - "victorian" skirt how to I thought that all you that sew would perhaps appreciate my skirt tutorial :) So I thought that I would share my how to for this quite easy sewn skirt in taffeta that I made for a friend of mine, it is a two layer skirt with strings so that you can tie up and drape the panels as you wish. This is a bit simplified, On the original skirt the top of the skirt was lined with satin so it was not completed in the exact same way as in this tutorial, but trying to explain that whole deal was to time consuming to be worth it. Material you will need:Fabric: Of your choice, around 2 times the length of your skirtA zipper: I use a hidden zipper because I think it looks better, but a ordinary one is just as good.String: The length of your drapes and a little more *2*6 (you chose one can both have it the whole way up on the skirt or just half, or something similar) I use cotton string 0,5 cm (0,2 inches) thick. We are staring with the overskirt, the first thing we do is to attach the zipper.
MADE: TUTORIAL: The Market Skirt Every girl needs a skirt for heading to the market; a market skirt with a pocket for fruit (and a stash of candy). It’s the perfect skirt for hanging out and sharing sodas with friends. Whatever your flavor; we have the color. Let’s get started! Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate (with added pocket)Pattern Size: 2-3TNeeded: * 1/4, up to 1 yard of main fabric (depending on the direction of your fabric’s print)* 1/4, up to 1/2 yard of white cotton (depending on the fabric’s desinity and if you double-layer it)* 1 inch wide elastic* 2 to 4 buttons* Sewing machineAverage Sewing Time: 2-3 hours Pick your favorite color and let’s get started! Here’s what we’re making: Fabric Choices:Seersucker works beautifully and allows the skirt to really bounce.Other cottons work well too.Choose a nice white muslin or cotton for the waist band, hem, and pockets.If the thread count is too thin on your white cotton, double-layer it. 1. Cut two of each pattern piece from your fabric. 2. 3. like this: Like this: 4.
Make It Handmade: Perfecting Serger/Overlocker Tension We are ready for week 2 in our Relationship Rescue: You and Your Serger Series. Now that we have our machines all threaded, we get to do some actual serging today! Why is tension adjustment important? So grab a scrap of mid-weight fabric (like quilting cotton), click the link below and I'll meet you by your machine! This tutorial covers tension adjustments for the 3 or 4 thread overlock stitch. I've threaded the machine with 4 different colors of thread: Left Needle: Green Right Needle: Red Upper Looper: Black Lower Looper: Sky Blue Just like with our sewing machines, it's best to adjust tension using a similar weight fabric to our project fabric. If you are starting from scratch, start by setting all the tension dials at 4. Balanced Stitch First, lets look at what we want. Needles For 4 thread stitching you will need to adjust both needle thread tensions; in 3 thread stitching there is only one needle thread tension to adjust. Loose Needle Tension: Loopers Tricks and Tips:
DIY Cute Overalls From Scratch | Overalls have a love hate relationship with me. Everyone seems to love them in Summer but I’ve always been a bit meh. I wore a pinafore (the dress version) for many years as a child and loved it to death but I just couldn’t make the leap as an adult because I have a fear of looking like some kind of cliche farm girl -_- BUT I am trying to branch out and try new things and as Liz Lisa has come out with a few cute sweet looking versions and I had denim left over from repairing James’ brother’s jeans last year I figured what the hell, nothing to lose! This is what I ended up with ^_^ And worn! This is roughly what you should end up with: Now cut two pieces to be used as a waist band, again make sure you cut these long enough that you can get them over your hips easily and include an extra inch for seam allowance. Now let’s make some shorts! Get two of the pieces and put them together with the nice side of the fabric inside like this: Repeat on the other two pieces. Right! Taadaa: And the back!
Another Mexican Peasant Blouse/Dress « Nicely Done May 14, 2008 by redpajamamama This dress is very different from the older blouse. The seams are unfinished, the yoke is one piece, the fabric is different, and there are no gussets. It is very comfortable to wear and would be easy to reproduce since most of the pieces are rectangles, squares, or variations of squares. The body portion is attached to the yoke with tucks. All measurements in the diagrams are WITHOUT SEAM ALLOWANCES, including the neckline turnunder. Following are closeups of the diagram for easier reading: The sleeve length (from top of sleeve to bottom of sleeve) is 5 1/4″ without seam allowances and hem allowances. The neckline is the same depth in the back as it is in the front. The tucks were spaced about 1 1/2″ apart, measured out from the center tucks. The dress has side slits that measure 9″ long on both sides of the bottom width. Like this: Like Loading...
Réalisation de vos "accessoires" de cosplay Bonjour a vous cher cosplayeur et cosplayeuse, Je me propose de réaliser vos « accessoires » de cosplay tel que les armes (sabre, épée, sceptre, …) en bois (principalement) ou metal (pour de petit projet principalement ou gros budget ^^') (possibilié d'utiliser d'autre materiaux suivent le projet et le rendue desiré bien entendue ^^) ou bijou (les photos d'un pendentif coeur bientot posté (des que finition fini ^^)).Si cela vous intéresse contacter moi via poste ou MP ^^ Pour donner une idée de mon travail voici quelque uns de mes réalisations Par contre je vous préviens par avance je ne suis ni ébéniste ni professionnel, je fais cela par loisir !!! Calibure (fate stay night) le sabre de BlackRock Shooters (en lame de plancher avec ma signature sur demande de l'acheteur Takashi ^^)
House of Smiths: Pink Pleated Pillow Tutorial Okay... so you know how you have an idea, but you're not really quite sure how you're going to execute it... well... THIS was one of those kids of projects. lol. I had this extra material left, from making my shower curtain extension... and wanted to make a pillow, but the form I had was square... and I just had this long piece of pink fabric left... I had seen a pleated pillow in one of my favorite fabric stores a while back, and then also remembered seeing a really cute one on V and Co. too... She actually sells her patterns! So I was off to try my hand at one :) I cut my long piece of fabric into three sections. like so. About the size of my pillow form, plus half. Then free handed a ruffle on either side of the large piece of fabric It looked like this after I was done. Kinda billowy and full Then I kinda pleated/folded the fabric to fit onto another square piece of fabric, the size of my pillow I sewed up one side of the pleat onto the pillow sized piece... like so. There you go!
Craft Foam Armor Tutorial I was searching for a cheap, light, but nice-looking material to make armor out of, and I discovered one - craft foam! This tutorial is designed to show what you can create using only materials that are widely available at general craft stores, with no need for specialty shops or internet orders. I specifically used it for Helm's Deep elf armor, but it could be used for almost any armor that you can break down into fairly flat pieces. The method listed below is what I've come up with, but there really is no one right way to use craft foam; check the end of the tutorial for links to other foam armor sites. For an example of a finished project, here's a picture of my elven armor. Advantages: Light weight Inexpensive materials Widely available materials Easy to make Safe to wear in crowds Most steps are safe for kids to do Flexible - won't break or crack Great 'beginner' armor Disadvantages: The tools you will need are: Scissors Paintbrush Heat source - heat gun or stove burner You're done!
utility belt on Etsy, a global handmade and vintage marketplace. Starmoss: Doo.Ri Tights What you’ll need: Patterend lace tights (or leggings), very thin needle, thread, scissors, and a set of beads varying from sizes to colours to shapes. I chose two neutral colours (white and cream/gold), one complimentary (blue), one pot of sequin for the sparkle and a satin pearl pot for texture. Wearing the tights will be the easiest way to apply the beads. Find a patch on the lace where the texture is heavier (on the pattern – the weave is stronger there and should hold the beads better), and slide needle through where you want to start. (Please excuse my chipped nails) Pull the thread out to the necessary length needed for that section (usually 25-30cm) and make a firm double knot. Keep varying between beads and sequins and other decorations – once an area is done, finish with a double knot. Repeat. Tights H&M | Shoes Chloé I went for a more royalty-inspired embellishment than the exact copy of Doo.Ri. Good luck!
Guide: Beginner’s Armour Making (1 of 2) » Coscraft Blog Who needs the ability to move when you can look like a boss? This is a guide, hopefully with enough information to get you started. It’s not a tutorial, there won’t be step-by-step instructions. What I’m writing about is just one of the many ways of making con-safe armour. This is an introductory guide to making con-safe armour. I’m writing this because after holding a panel at a con I got a lot of requests asking for the presentation file. This guide is divided into 6 parts: Materials & Equipment Construction Fastening Finishing Where to buy stuff Tips Without any further ado, let’s begin… For those who like science, this is what EVA is . EVA foam is cheap, lightweight, easy to find and easy to use. You can buy it from craft stores, Coscraft , eBay and sometimes at DIY stores too. It looks a lot like EVA foam but feels very different. It usually comes in white but other colours do exist. It’s often used as protective padding in contact sports, as well as packaging because it’s very lightweight.