background preloader

Boho Maxi Dress: a tutorial

Boho Maxi Dress: a tutorial
This dress is an incredibly easy make. By now you may have realized that I'm all about the simple projects. I'm far from being a master seamstress, I just work with what I know and try to learn as I go. I've never actually owned a maxi dress before, but now I might be hooked. They're so comfy and they have the added benefit of hiding my neglected, less-than-hairless legs. Want to make one too?? Materials: 1 4/5 yd Extra Stretchy Jersey Knit (60"wide) (You want a lightweight knit. 1/3 yd Trim Fabric Dye I know that there are many of you out there who have a fear of sewing with knit. A couple of things to keep in mind when sewing with knit... Let the material go at it's own pace when feeding through the machineUse a zig zag stitch or a stretch stitch. Tutorial: Fold your panel of fabric in half along the 60" side. Because it was so huge, it was difficult to get a decent pic of this I drew up this nice little chart instead. Sew everywhere you see the white dashed line. Dye: You'll need:

Related:  à faire !vêtementsew it

Happy Holidays with FreeSpirit & Rowan: Country Fresh Double Flounce Apron Today's the day we begin our ramp up to the 2012 holiday season! We welcome you to our latest series: Happy Holidays with Westminster Fibers Lifestyle Fabrics, the amazing folks who bring you FreeSpirit and Rowan collections. Over the upcoming weeks, we'll bring you a new collection from four different Westminster designers. This week, you'll meet Melissa White of Rowan Fabrics. Coming up throughout November are: Ty Pennington, Verna Mosquera and Amy Butler. Here at Sew4Home, we love to take non-traditional fabrics and show you how beautiful they can be when incorporated into holiday projects.

CONVERTIBLE RAIN CAPE You need 1 18″ reversible nylon closed zipper2.5 yds. of shell fabric, 60″ wide1.5 yds. of liner fabric, 60″ wideCoordinating thread1 roll of kraft paper or pattern-making papper1 tracing wheel On a sheet of kraft paper, draw a straight line about 2″ from the edge along the length. In the middle of this line, mark point 1. 2 from 1 = 29″ Pattern Puzzle - Dior Draped Skirt This treasure was discovered in the archives the The Metropolitan Museum along with thousands of other beautiful pieces. Much to my surprise I discovered that it is a fairly recent design by John Galliano for The House of Dior in 1998. For this puzzle the focus is on the skirt and not the tailored halter neck top. The combination of the well organised waterfall drape at the back of the skirt and the free form drape in the front of the skirt was fascinating to me.

Grey Knit Dress » LauPre I sewed up this little light weight knit dress last night, and I’m really happy with it! (observant eyes may notice it’s the same fabric I used for the top in my last post) It has a fun, flowy skirt with an interesting uneven hem. I was working without a pattern and freehanded some shapes to see how it would look in a skirt. Kitchen Confections in Moda's Vintage Modern: Pleated Apron It's Week Two of our Kitchen Confections Series for Moda Fabrics! If you're a regular Sew4Home visitor, you know we love aprons. So of course there was no question we'd whip up a fab apron in Bonnie & Camille's Vintage Modern collection. We combined coordinating Bella Solids by Moda, matching rick rack, form-flattering waist pleats, and a quilted accent along the top of the bodice. Even the pockets have box pleat details, and by tilting them at an angle, they give the skirt a pretty pop of color.

DIY: T-Shirt Flower Dress Technically this isn't a new DIY since this dress was one of the first things that I ever posted on this little blog when my Nikon and I were just getting to know each other, (;)) but I never put up the entire tutorial! In the beginning of my blog days, I used to post all of my tutorials over on Cut Out + Keep, one of my favorite crafting communities. (By the way, Cut Out + Keep just celebrated their 100,000th member! Crafty Cosmetics Caddy Pattern & Tutorial [Pt 2] Last week I introduced my first pattern for sale: the Crafty Cosmetics Caddy. Its debut marked another milestone in my journey from student to designer (although this is still not yet a purse or bag design). I wanted to know if I could package up a set of instructions for a simple little project that people would actually pay a couple of bucks for... and I got my answer within twelve hours of uploading the pattern to about a month ago. As you might guess, the quickness of that first sale was a major thrill for me! So before I go any further, I would like to pass along my thanks to those who have shown their support by actually purchasing my pattern. From the bottom of my heart, I feel humbled by this whole process. :-)

Some of my clothes I've made.. Tut for apron dress pg 4 & seminole patchwk pg 5 Ok.. a couple of people have aksed me about the scrap apron dress and it's SUPER easy.. and so fantastic. It looks like a dress from the front.. but you can be wearing shorts underneath if it's hot (or a skirt.. or pants.. ) It's SOO versitile!!so here's a quick tut of the apron for ya... Really the whole this is almost just a big rectangle.. The top is a simple rectangle of fabric.

Related:  Sewingcoser :)