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How To…Make a Versatile Skirt

How To…Make a Versatile Skirt
photo credit Skirts and dresses are still hot for fall, and what could be better than a cute new skirt that you crafted yourself? This project is perfect for first-timers, it’s straight forward and pretty forgiving for those who aren’t sewing aces just yet. Materials: FabricSafety pinsSewing machine Directions: 1. If you want the skirt to be high-waisted and knee-length, measure from the top of your waist where the skirt will sit to the bottom of where you want the skirt to hit, and then add 3 or 4 inches. 2. If you want a high-waisted skirt, use a measuring tape to find out how many inches around your waist is. 3. For this skirt, it’s best to choose something swingy and light as opposed to something stiff and heavy. 4. 5. The length should remain the same! 6. 7. If you put it on now, the length will be correct, but it will be entirely too big for you. 8. Put one side of the dress on as though it fits. 9. Make sure you’ve pulled the side tight enough that it’s not going to come loose. 10.

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HANDKERCHIEF SKIRT A handkerchief pointed-hem skirt is flattering to all, but especially for short-legged people because the points break up that horizontal hemline. No pattern is needed to make this skirt style. It is a simple block layout. One easy way to get that effect is to hem two squares of fashion fabric, each having four points (called a “handkerchief” hem) and layer them for an eight-pointed look. Experiment with swatches of opaque and transparent fabrics as you design and discover what happens when you overlap two layers of the same colour or harmonizing colours. The top layer could be trimmed shorter than the under layer for a tiered look and the hemline could be decorated with flat braid trim or fringe, if desired.

Shoe Makeover I love the simple, carefree style of laceless tennis shoes, especially in the summer. They're the best shoes to slip on before running errands, shopping, being outside, or really anything. I've been drooling over these Keds for a while now...

Antique Book Necklaces For those of you who love books just as much as paper jewelry, here's a winning combination... a dear set of antique book necklaces. Margaux Kent of Philadelphia and Etsy shop, The Black Spot Books, sources the leather covers from vintage wallets, doctor's bags, sofas, and chair covers. She uses Strathmore acid-free drawing paper for the pages and sews them by hand with linen binder's thread. Tutorial: Leather Chain Necklace I must really have a thing for soft, fabric jewelry. First, the t-shirt necklace, now this. I have been admiring these leather necklaces by Handle & Spout for quite some time. Can I use the “imitation is the sincerest form or flattery” line again?What you need: Leather piece – approximately 12″ x 12″(if you are in Vancouver, check out Dressew for cheap leather in various sizes. I got a 24″ x 24″ piece for $7) This template, printed out on heavy cardstock (The image is 300dpi, and when printed will be 3″ wide) Utility Knife (like an x-acto knife) Scissors Needle & thread (matching your leather)Instructions: After you have printed out this template on heavy cardstock, cut it out with your exacto knife.

covered bead necklace tutorial - reader submission I host a monthly crafting group at my home each month for my friends from church. Last month a friend was working on a copy of a gorgeous necklace she saw at Ann Taylor. She graciously offered to let me take pictures so we could share it with you (she knows me too well!). We'll just call it this week's reader submission. It's similar to the covered wooden bead bracelet we posted last summer, with a little twist. Anthropologie Inspired Gumball Necklace I love browsing the Anthropologie site. Love it. It’s inspiring and eclectic and I want one of everything please! What I don’t love, the price tag! I came across their Gumball Necklace and fell in love.

Feeling geometric Good evening! My hex nut jewellery has been neglected in the past few days, even weeks, but now I got back to it. I decided to make a very basic geometric form: 9 small brass hex nuts which are held together by small gold plated jump rings. It looks quite massive n the picture, but because it's the smallest size of hex nuts, it is actually quite discreet.

A long way to the top, part deux: DIY metal statement necklace Here it is! As promised, here's how I made my Chrysler Building inspired necklace. What you need: Some sort of pliable flat metal. DIY Chainmail Necklace You’ll need: Start by separating the jump rings into two halves: 175 open and 175 closed. Thread three closed jump rings onto an open jump ring. Close the ring. DIY Box Braid Necklace The moment we saw Phillip Lim‘s Box Braid Collar Necklace, we were immediately overcome with a wave of nostalgia. Our memories of a neon, plastic box braid lanyard was suddenly transformed into a sophisticated leather jewelry component. Honestly, brilliant! Inspired by our fondness of Lim’s necklace and our love of utilizing hardware, we made our own interpretation of a box braid necklace.

Articles: DIY: Walnut Heart Necklace — By Johnie Gall — Foam Magazine Articles Erica and Lauren are a designer and stylist who always have our crafting fingers itching to recreate the fun and easy DIY projects posted on their blog, Honestly...WTF. For Valentine's Day, they volunteered to show us how to make an organic DIY gift you can give to anyone (or stash away for yourself!): "Happy Valentines Day! Did you know that if you cut into a walnut you get a perfect heart?