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Convertible/infinity dress

Convertible/infinity dress
(this post was originally published on 29 june, 2006, with the title "one seam convertible dress".) have a question? please visit the convertible dress FAQ's. have you made a convertible dress? PLEASE NOTE: the instructions for making this dress are available for free but are not to be used for commercial purposes. please do not sell dresses made using these instructions, and do not make copies of the instructions without asking my permission first. thank you! but the version i liked best was the one by monif c., a plus-size designer who makes AMAZING clothes that non-plus size girls can envy. and here, without further ado, is how to make this variation, using ONE SEAM: the next part sounds complicated but it is not. turn your skirt inside out--you are going to sew from the INSIDE of the waist--which means you don't need a free arm on your machine. overlap the straps 3"-4"... this is the one and only seam. the whole thing took less than an hour from start to finish. Related:  vêtement

La jupe shirt | Coudre 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. 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. **If you don’t know how to shirr, check out some online tutorials or videos. Now, I break a rule of shirring. And that’s it!

Make your own rose garden with fabric, crayons, and glue I know faux foliage is out, but some of us aren't all that talented in the garden. What are we supposed to do? How about making our own flowers. Materials Needed:White cotton materialScissorsWater–based glue and glue gunFloral tape, floral wire, and wire nippersCotton ballIron and ironing boardPaper towelsOld flatware knifeCrayons (colored pencils or watercolors work too)Cornstarch and water (This tutorial is based on the instructions given in The Art of Handmade Flowers by Miyuki and Tomoko Iida, copyright 1971. DIY Fabric and Crayon Roses * Use a dry iron. You can use any color of crayon in the box. Ahh, I have a little bit of Spring now. BTW, this really was fun once I figured out how to decypher 1970's craft instructions. Thanks, Aimee Linking Up @

10 Ways to Style a Plain White Tee Few things beat a classic white tee. Throw it on with a pair of jeans, cork wedges, a long necklace, and you’re good to go just about anywhere. Best of all, white tees are such a staple that you can find them at just about any corner store, grocery store, mall, or pharmacy. Seeing as we love style hackery oh-so-much, we decided to take on the classic tee, and came up with 10 new ways to restyle, rework, and totally transform it. If you have any questions about specific tutorials below, be sure to leave us a note in the comments. We went with a few 3-packs of men’s undershirts by Hanes but, for most of these tutorials, you can use any old t-shirt you’ve got. 1. Grab a pair of tricked out cutoffs and throw on this top for a day of summer fun. To create this look, You’ll want to cut off the sleeves and collar of your tee. 2. This look is definitely a romantic one and makes us think of a refined take on hippie chic. 3. Maybe it’s time to up your workout style game. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Panty Tutorial: How to Sew Underwear | This tutorial will take you, step by step, through the process of making underwear that fit you perfectly and look great too. You can click on any of the photos in each step to enlarge them (which will make reading the text on some of them much easier). Please use this pattern for personal use only, and feel free to link back to this post. As always, I encourage you to Contact Me if you have any questions throughout the process, I love to hear from you!! Supplies: 1/2 yard of jersey fabric (up to 1 yard for larger sizes) – It is really hard to find cute jersey, so feel free to repurpose old t-shirts, pajamas or whatever jersey you can find! Create the Pattern: Start with your favorite pair of underwear that have seen better days, these will be referred to as the “pattern underwear”: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. You have now created your pattern! Cut Pattern from Fabric: 8. 9. 10. Construct the Panties: 11. -Front Piece, right side up -Bottom Piece, right side down 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

Young and Crafty: Metallic Three Panel Art Be sure and follow along via RSS feed or Facebook so that you don't miss any Young and Crafty posts! One of my good friends from school, Lauren, asked me to help her paint some art. Of course I said I was down for that! My other good friend, Carley, was there for moral support and to work on a different kind of painting. (Although she did paint a few brush strokes on the painting!) Lauren found this picture for inspiration. Here’s how me made ours: You will need: 3 Canvases3 shades of Metallic paint (plus some black)Plaster of some kindUpdate: The plaster brand in the picture above is Galeria: heavy carve-able modeling paste This art probably cost about $60 for everything. Spread out the plaster on the canvas. Take a plaster/putty knife and sort of squish the plaster around in a circle pattern. It will look something like this. We sped up the plaster drying process with blow dryers. Start with the lightest color in the very center of the circle. Doesn’t it look AMAZING!? She loves it!

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″ 3 from 1 = 29″ 4 from 1 = 29″ Connect points 2, 3, 4 with an arc radiating from 1 as shown. 5 from 1 = 1 ½” 6 from 1 = 3 ½” 7 from 1 = 4 “ Connect points 5 and 7 with a shallow curve. Join points 6 and 7 with a deep curve as shown. 8 is located midway between point 6 and 3. Square down from 7 and across from 8 to locate point 9. 10 from 5 = 1 ½” 11 from 7 = 1 ½” Connect 10 to 11 with a curved line parallel to line 5-7. Draw a tangent line from 11 passing through point 9 and continue to locate 12 at the intersection. With a tracing wheel, trace out onto a new sheet of paper the following from this draft: For the shell: trace points 6-7-5-2-4-12-3-8-6. Like this:

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! Holy cow that's a lot of crafters. Congrats to Cat and the rest of the team. :)) This dress is special to me in many ways because it was my first big blog project, I wore it in a trashion show, and holy Moses it took me forever to make. I don't even want to know how much thread I used on this dress.

Embroidery Stitches DMC’s General Stitching Tips: Prevent the thread from twisting while you stitch by turning your needle a slight quarter to half turn with each stitch. If your thread gets twisted while stitching, drop the threaded needle and let it hang freely until it “unwinds.” Avoid running the thread across the back of the fabric to go to a new stitching area. Instead, start and stop in each section to assure that running threads don’t show through on the front side of the fabric. Keep your hands clean and avoid handling food and drinks when you stitch. Embroidery Stitch Guide The stitches are grouped into four types, each offering different effects and uses for embroidery: Outline – Used for outlining the elements of your design Border – Used to secure edges and to add textural dimension to your design Detached – Used to create decorative details or in mass to fill in open areas of the design Filling – Used to create shading or to solidly fill in a design area Running Stitch Tips: Back Stitch Tip: Tip:

How to make classic boxer How to make classic boxer Made of non-stretch cotton. There are slits at the sides. Arrange design and trimmings as you like. Patterns Click front pattern and back pattern. The size is 37 inch hips. Materials Cotton cloth --- about 1 yard. Cutting Seam allowance 2 inches for the waist, and 1/4 inch others. Sewing Sew up the middle of the front. Making flies Unsew at middle of the front. Side to bottom Sew up the sides. Curved pattern The example of non-slit and curved hem. Cloth printed "Lupin the third" characters.