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The promised tutorial Here it is! This is another of my tutorials for knits, for which you need to use an existing fitted t-shirt pattern as a base. I think most people will have one or more of those in pattern stash, and if you don't, you can always go and get Burdastyle's Lydia. I'm using my knit sloper, which has more waist shaping than Lydia. As ever, I recommend using a tried and tested pattern as a start for alteration. Time to Think Time. It’s an ever-dwindling, oh-so-valuable commodity. We all want more of it: Time to tackle the big questions or to finally start that dream project; time to learn a new skill or perfect an existing one; more time to spend with the people we care about most.

Melting Tights DIY EDIT: Hayley Williams is seen wearing these tights in the Paramore Still Into You video! I recently came across these tights from URB: These sell for $50-$60. Eat Drink Chic » Archives ...we've had our fair share of cold and foggy winter mornings. Inside our home, however, I've been attempting to ramp up the colour! My current decorating project- our living room- is progressing slowly at the moment. Not too long ago we incorporated an Indian sideboard, with which I am completely smitten! I would love to create an artwork for above, but I'm struggling to decide what to do. I'd like to keep it simple, as the room is already flush with colour and detail.

DIY Curbly-Original Easter is a little less than two weeks away, which means you'll probably be decorating some eggs for this holiday sooner rather than later. There are ton of options out there, whether you're more into traditional dyeing techniques or more unique ideas. So, to make it easier for you to decide, I've rounded up 14 of my favorite DIY Easter egg decorating tutorials. You're bound to find at least a couple that you like from this… Continue Reading

Fresh Off the Bolt: The Bella Dress: Free PDF Pattern and Tutorial Yeppers- I actually finished cleaning up my Bella dress pattern last night so that I could share it with you today! I originally hand-drafted the pattern when I first made it but I would've been too embarrassed to share that ugly mess with you so I worked for a few hours on Illustrator to get it all prettified for all you sewing enthusiasts! This is my first pattern I'm offering for free and it's made to my daughter's specific measurements. She's a small 4T with a 19" waist. The finished waist on the dress measures approximately 22" for a comfortable but not too loose fit on her. Pleated Structures - Basic pleating patterns Basic pleating patterns Use of flat sheets of material can have some advantages in terms of cost and simplified construction. Origami enthusiasts have traditionally studied what is possible with flat sheets of material. However, rather curiously seem to have left even some of the basic corrugated patterns relatively unexplored. Here are some of the fundamental patterns which can be created by folding a flat sheet of paper:

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet - Honestly WTF It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY. I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . 3D paper diamonds Hello there. Hope you all had a great Easter! We had a lovely relaxing holiday (….well as relaxing as it gets with kids). It would have been great to have another week off ^_^ Before I forget I just want to say a big thank you for all the kind messages you have send me regarding my book (you really are a nice bunch!)…and huge thanks to all the people who have bought it so far…

Top DIY projects Sunday September 29 2013 These are the best DIY projects I came across the internet this week. Anything you’d like to give a try? Click on the images for source and tutorial! Also take a look at my Pinterest boards DIY – Home Deco, DIY – Paper, DIY – Fashion, DIY – Jewelry and DIY – bags for more inspiration and lovely projects! pattern drafting 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.

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