T-Shirt Into A Skirt Tutorial 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. The next day, during the mystery workshop at Whipstitch, we were encouraged to use thrifted tees. 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. I like to use thread the same color as my fabric. And that’s it!
DIY Wrap Bracelet You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. Clearly this arm party train isn’t stopping and it’s about time you get on board! You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!!
Flutter Sleeve I do not go sleeveless. Ever. I am lucky to be fairly strong, but my upper arms are not very well defined, so if I can avoid exposing them, I do. This is sometimes tricky, as there are many summer styles that are sleeveless. So, if there's a shirt or dress that I adore, but it comes sans sleeves, I add a flutter sleeve to cover the doughier parts of my upper body. I love using a lightweight chiffon or knit chiffon, which work great for the dupioni top in this example, but if I'm working with a more casual top, a drapey knit also works fabulously. This one involves some math, but don't panic. First, measure around the upper part of your arm between the two points you wish you to attach your flutter sleeve. My first measurement was 10 inches. Short version: Divide your measurement by 3.14 to get the radius. Once you know the length of your radius, you have to mark out your semi-circle on paper to start your pattern. Eventually, your arc will make a half circle.
flax & twine: Day 6: A Pearl Cuff - a diy pearl and felt bracelet This is one of my favorites of the entire collection. I don’t know if its because of the robin’s egg blue or just the way the pearls look next to it. Its amazing what you can find at the craft store. For a menu of all the other glammy, fun, jewelry tutorials, check out this page. Materials: 100% wool felt Corded elastic DMC 25 embroidery floss Flat pearl trim Pearl button Needle Scissors Ruler Time: 30 minutes Cut a half inch strip of felt. I like to sew on the trim first and then measure the wrist later. Start by securing your embroidery floss Sew the trim to the felt, keeping the string of pearls oriented in the middle of the strip. Following that pattern of bottom strand, top strand, consistently will make the back nice to look at too. Sew your stitch in the middle of the connecting strand so it has room to shift with out bunching. Let the strip of felt fall as you go so that the trim curves as it will around the wrist. Sew entire piece of trim to felt and finish off the thread. Finis!
Not your usual shirt placket :)) Well, I'm working on my second blouse (and third top) for my Timmel SWAP entry, which is the shirt from my wardrobe pattern, Vogue 2813, made in red silk twill (necktie silk). The shirt is far from being finished (I added a bit of embellishment to the front, and I'm making French seams again) but I'd like to show you how I treated the shirt placket. Regarding the placket, I know that some bloggers find it difficult, therefore I'd like to point you to two extremely useful tutorial (at least they were for me): Kathleen Fasanella's tutorial: part 1, part 2, part 3 (I've tried this tutorial and loved it, it works great and it is easy)Rusty Bobbin's tutorial for a shirt placket with continuous lap: I haven't tried this one but am looking forward to trying it. First, cut a piece for the placket. Now cut your slit open with really sharp scissors. You can see the cut below. Now, take your placket and fold 1/4" on one long edge. Press your seam allowances towards your placket. Press.
T-Shirt Turned Into Leggings Tutorial Thanks for visiting my blog! :) I am a young vintage-lover and I blog about things I make, wear, and like. You can find me in S. Cal where the weather is hot, and I knit like a fiend for the 5 weeks a year when it's sort of cold. More buttons here Blog Archive Wednesday, January 5, 2011 T-shirt turned leggings Tutorial Just like I promised, here's a tutorial to make your very own pair of recycled leggings. :)1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Confused? Match up the edgesSew the straight edgeSew the other side until it begins to curve in.8. 9. Sew red to red and blue to blue. P.S. love! written at 3:12 PM 20 comments: crissyampersand1/05/2011 4:12 PMWow! Load more... I'd love to hear what you think. :) Newer PostOlder PostHome Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Patterns/Tutorials
How To: Newsprint Manicure I saw this newsprint manicure over on The Daily Nail and thought it was adorable (especially for bookworms and word lovers like myself). I did a little Google detective work to see how to recreate it, and was surprised at how easy it is! All of the tutorials I found called for vodka or other clear distilled spirits, but we were fresh out. I used isopropyl alcohol instead, and it seemed to get the job done. I tried a quick and dirty version this afternoon to share it with you: Like this: Like Loading...
Bra 2 Bustier Top I've spotted bralets and bustiers - cropped and otherwise - all over Topshop, Urban Outfitters, etc. I never could find one that 1) fit me well and 2) was in a print I liked. So I set out to make my own, using a strapless bra. I almost want to call this a "faux" bustier because it's so easy - it's really just fabric wrapped around a strapless bra, in a sense. I made this top with high-waisted shorts/pants/skirts in mind, so it hits right above my waist. If you decide to make this, you MUST make sure that you're able to put on (and take off!!) (EDIT 6/12: Check the comments for an awesome suggestion by rhelm_2: "To make it easier to get off and on, you could do step seven first and instead of sewing all the way up to the top on this step, only sew until the last inch or two. Since this doesn't use a pattern, little things will vary for everyone, so here's a general run thorugh of how I did it.
Sewing Tutorial: Piggy Pillow As promised, I have completed the tutorial and the pattern for the “Be My Valentine – Piggy Pillow”, which was published 3 weeks ago. This time I made a pair for my kids, they love it. You may not be able to do it in time for this valentine but as I said, if you have love in you, everyday is valentine. Hope you sew some for your loved ones no matter if it is Feb 14. Besides as a pillow, you can use this pattern to make into other things, for example, pin cushion, smaller softy as gift, or a piggy back pack for little children. Just change the size by reducing or enlarging and modify it to fit into your design. Material you need:1. Print out the PDF pattern of the piggy pillow. Use a pencil and trace the pattern onto the cotton fabric. Sandwich the towels in between 2 fabrics. Sew it up on the sewing line, it can be from sewing machine or hand stitching. Turn body, ear and tail inside out. Tie a knot at the tip of the tail as shown, mark a length of 4″ from the tip. Sew the ears on.
FOLD and FLIP Facings....a Sewing Tutorial Tops and blouses with draped cowls are among the most flattering neckline silhouettes. However, with many of these styles the shoulder seams tend to slip to the back. Not only that, but the inside can look very messy where the cowl drape facing meets the shoulder seams. Here is a way to solve both of these problems at the same time ..and works equally well for boat neck tops with cut-on facings too! In this example, the garment shown is the "Waterfall Blouse" from Ottobre Woman magazine, Issue 02/09 #5. Patterns for draped cowls may have gathered front shoulder seams. Step 1 Also, patterns for this style may have a separate Back Facing. Step 2 Next, lay the back onto the front, Right Sides Together, matching the front and back shoulder seams, AND also match the edges of the facings, as shown--- Step 3 Now, with the back side up, stitch the shoulder seams together, pivot and continue to stitch the edges of the facings together in one pass, as shown below-- Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
T-Shirt Refashion: Jersey Necklace | IS•LY | I Still Love you Sometimes I feel like I ride on the coattails of creative people. Back in January as I was surfing my favorite blogs, I came across this post on Ultra Vroom about cardigans and fabric necklaces. I instantly fell in love and had to have a fabric necklace for my very own. I week or so later I remembered the large stash of white jersey hanging around the basement and hap-hazardly made my own version of Annie‘s fabric necklace. If I remember correctly, I wore that necklace for 4 days in a row. I didn’t really take it off until Penelope bumped her mouth on the table and bled all over me (Penelope is ok, BTW). I love my necklace so much, I’ve been wanting to share it with you for sometime, but haven’t worked on the tutorial until just now. Materials: 1 XXL or XXXL men’s t-shirtScissors and/or rotary cutterSewing machine and or needle & thread Cut off the bottom hem of the shirt. Cut open one end of each strip. Sew coiled ends together. Voila! P.S.
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. 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. More on Eco-Friendly T-ShirtsBeyond Organic Cotton: 7 Dark Green T - Shirts We'd Actually Wear ...Clever Fake BP T-Shirt: "We're bringing oil to American shores."5 Ways to Value a T-ShirtWrap Yourself in Memories with a T - Shirt Quilt
Halter Top I have the exciting opportunity to head to the beach for a couple of days, to relax and soak up a little of that beautiful Florida sunshine. I wanted to do one more halter top to take to wear with my jeans and this is what I came up with. It can be changed in so many ways let's just say this is a 3 in one shirt. Video Tutorial Things You Need. Tee-Shirt~ mine is a mens mediumScissorsChalk Front Cut where the red lines are. The back cut the red lines Back Cut down the middle of the back cut out.. Front after cutting NOTE* you cut one continuous line from the front to the back. Back After cutting now tie the front wrap around your neck and tie to the two straps in the back. If you want to trim off the excess off the straps. I am leaving mine so I can play and change it up some more.. or tie them into a bow. For those of you who need to watch it being made Like me Here is a video just for you:)Click me>VIDEO Just one more way to change up a Tee Shirt.. Happy Monday. Lots of <3,
Tutorials Hola there! Here you can find an organized list of all my tutorials, projects and printables. I want to point out that I am no sewing expert and have no formal education in either sewing or English (Spanish is my native language) So I might not always use the correct terminology or best technique, I am always learning too! It might not always be perfect, but it’s sure a lot of fun! All of my tutorials and printables for personal use only, if you want to sell items made with these tutorials please purchase a Limited Production License. Flowers & Jewelry Tutorial: Anthropologie Inspired Necklace Link: Go to Tutorial Difficulty: Easy Tutorial: Duct Tape Joyful Flower Link: Go to Tutorial Difficulty: Easy Clothes and Upcycled Projects Tutorial: Upcycled dress for Burda Style Link: Go to Post Difficulty: Intermediate Tutorial: Loose fitting summer vest from t-shirts Link: Go to Tutorial Difficulty: Easy Tutorial: Upcycled Ruffles dress Link: Go to Tutorial Difficulty: Intermediate Nursery Printables