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. 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) The first step in making this top is to measure yourself. 1. Before you start, wash your fabric the way you want to wash the finished top. I like to draw the pattern directly on the fabric with chalk, but if you prefer to make a paper pattern the steps are just the same. Drawing the pattern for the front: Beginning about 4 inches from the top of your fabric and 6 inches from the right side, draw a line 4 inches longer than your shoulder measurement. Mark the center of this line. For a looser shirt, just connect the sides of the hem with the bust marks.
Spring Sewing ~ Spring Ruffle Top Tutorial From Rae: This spring top is perfect for layering under cardigans in cool spring weather and can be worn right into summer! Choose two contrasting fabrics for extra pizzazz. The instructions here can be tailored to any size. Side view with pockets. Step 1: Take your chest and hip measurements. Example: My chest measurement is just over 35 inches. Here is the formula for you to use: ____ + 1” = _____ / 2 = _____ + 1” = ________ inches Next measure around your hips at their fullest point. Example: My hip measurement is 41 inches. 41” / 2 = 20.5” + 1” (seam allowances) = 21.5” (we will call this “Y”) Back detail. Step 8: Attach straps to chest band. Step 9: Shaping (optional) and finish hem. Step 11: Stand back, admire, take a picture and put it in the SMS Flickr Pool! Green top variation with contrasting fabrics. Yellow top variation (minus ruffle details). For the yellow top: The ruffles, pockets and arm divots were omitted. « Introduction ~ Rae Winners »
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? picture from an anthropologie review blog. i think i literally gasped when i saw this top online. i instantly fell in love and knew i had to have it! i bought 2 white shirts, one in xs which is my size and one in large. i got the large shirt in round neck for more fabric while i got the xs in a scoopneck. you'll need: 2 shirts scissors matching thread pins estimated time: 1-2 hrs. project cost: very reasonable(mine was $8 for both shirts) skill level: advanced beginner to intermediate 1. take the large shirt and cut it into two pieces, a front and the back piece. 4. and you're finished!
Make Fabric Flowers Let’s just jump right into making this flower… Start with a piece of fabric 3 inches wide by 24 inches long. Twist it really tight. Fold it in half and it will twist together on its own. Hot glue the unfolded end under to create the center of the flower. Continue wrapping around until you get to the folded end, gluing periodically. The real deal: It cost less than $0.30 to make one flower. Are you addicted to making fabric flowers yet? Go and be pretty,
A tablecloth reborn This shirt began life as a beautiful linen tablecloth belonging to my mother’s stepmother’s mother (my step-great-grandmother?). After many years the stains and tears were too large and numerous to be covered with a strategically placed platter, but it was too special to just throw out. So it became this top. I designed the top around the lace of the tablecloth, keeping as much intact as possible. Since it was a rectangular tablecloth, the lace pattern didn’t point directly at the corner.
How to Make Ruffle Butt Undies – video tutorial I finally got this tutorial uploaded to Youtube without problems. YAY! This two part tutorial will show you how to make a damn cute pair of ruffle butt underwear. (Or plain butt underwear if you’re not feeling ruffly. But ruffles are fun, so don’t neglect the ruffles.) Thank you to rufflefabric.com for providing the ruffle fabric. If you want to skip the pattern drafting part, check out the Cheeky Bikini undies pattern in the WhatTheCraft shop! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel! And if you have any tutorial requests, leave me a comment! Part 1: Part 2: This tutorial was filmed using a Creative Labs Vado HD Digital Video Camera, a Canon Rebel (for still shots), and edited in Sony Vegas Movie Studio.
Serendipity circle skirt tutorial - version 2.0 - new and improved! : WhatTheCraft.com ... The moment you’ve all been waiting for: a circle skirt tutorial that has the math already done for you! Download my FREE circle skirt template, and you’re ready to go! For detailed instructions, watch my video tutorial here: I tried to address all the questions you guys have asked about circle skirts over the years: how to hem a circle skirt, how to avoid hemming (heh), how to determine how much fabric you need, what to do if your fabric isn’t wide enough to cut the skirt in one piece, and so on. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel! This tutorial was filmed using a Creative Labs Vado HD Digital Video Camera, a Canon Rebel (for still shots), and edited in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. ARCHIVED TUTORIAL BELOW – The following is my original circle skirt tutorial, which includes the steps that show you how to do the math. This tutorial is for a classic circle skirt (think 50′s style poodle skirt). Difficulty: Step 1 Cut a waistband out of stretchy fabric or stretch lace. Step 1 Step 2 Step 2
DIY: T-shirt Surgery Image: flickr Do you have have tonnes of old baggy t-shirts crowding out your wardrobe and not sure what to do with them? Chopping them up and reconstructing them into funky, sexy and hip clothing is hot right now. Often called t-shirt mashups, t-shirt surgery, or t-shirt refashioning, whatever its called we love it. TreeHugger has previously discussed SuperNaturale's t-shirts to underwear and looked at t-shirts to bags and of course the t-shirt to swimsuit, what else can you do with a t-shirt and how and where do you find out? Image: Oh my stars (where you can find other tutorials and images) Image: Skirt constructed from t-shirt at LekknerSome resources to get you started:1. tutorials and patterns at ::Oh my stars and ::livejournal and ::what the craft and ::instructables t-shirt mashup2.
Tutorial: Sy en enkel ficka Det här är ett av hur-många-som-helst sätt att sy en ficka. Jag har inte skrivit mått eller ritat skalenligt. Sätt fickan på önskad höjd på benet, tröjan elelr jackan, välj själv storlek och form! 1. 4. 7. Frågor på det? Soap Making Instructions | Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials | Teach Soap Offbeat Bride | Mini top hat tutorial I thought I'd just document how I made the hats, then with the benefit of my experience you can venture forth and give it a go yourself, knowing I had no idea what I was doing but still managed to do it good enough regardless! Things I used: Construction Paper (though any paper will do, this is just thicker so a bit easier) CompassPencil/pen Tape Patience Spray Adhesive Fabric for hats (I used satin for the white one, and an acetate lining for the coloured ones) Scalpel / Utility Knife / whatever you want to call it Scissors Hot Glue and Hot Glue gun Box board/strawboard/thick cardboard, whatever you want to call it. As long as its a thicker board that is still (just) bendable and will keep its shape. I used a mixture of 1.2mm and 2.4mm thick card. The groundwork: First up, I made a basic pattern out of paper and tape to work from. To do this, I started with the base of the hat. Then cutting along the line just drawn, it will leave the shape of the crown/barrel of the hat! Making the hat:
The Shirt Skirt | Sew Like My Mom 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. I developed an idea in my head I thought just might be crazy enough to work. The Hubs thought I was a little crazy when I explained my idea to him. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do! The shirt skirt perfect for summertime. I wore the green and white one to Sofie’s birthday party. I had 2 women in Walmart stop me to tell me how comfy my skirt looked and when I told them how I made it, they demanded I call Rachael Ray immediately! The process is so easy. I do my shopping at Goodwill for 1 reason. So, get your super cheap thrifted shirt. To determine what shirt size you should get, just make sure it will go around you. So, lay your shirt out flat, and whack it off right under the sleeves. I like to use thread the same color as my fabric. Now, I break a rule of shirring.