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Rostitchery: convertible/infinity dress

Rostitchery: 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? do you want to see other convertible dresses, share ideas on how to make them, and find ways to make your convertible dress even better? 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: this is the one and only seam. when the dress is done, it will look like this (that's a 60" measuring tape on the strap): the whole thing took less than an hour from start to finish.

poofy poofy petticoat {img heavy} Ooh! Ooh! I loove it! It's really cute with the dress. You said you used netting- are you saying the tulle was largely netted? Oh, and to gather long things-- I just cut a piece of elastic (any thickness really works, just as long as you can sew on it. Drapés bluffants en deux temps trois mouvements... Lundi en ouvrant mon tiroir, j'ai retrouvé tous ces jolis tissus que j'avais prévu de coudre avant les vacances, toutes ces idées gardées en tête, découpées ou épinglées sur Pinterest...Et comme d'habitude beaucoup trop d'idées pour le temps disponible à y consacrer! Alors, j'ai commencé à tout déballer, pour trouver l'Idée ultra rapide à réaliser dont je pourrais profiter dès la semaine prochaine au soleil! J'avais ce tissu très léger avec des fleurs tropicales et puis aussi cet autre, un jersey lourd lycra couleur chocolat avec un joli tombé et qui mettrait bien en valeur une peau bronzée! J'ai fait des essayages, je me suis enroulée dedans (non, non il n'y a pas de photos!) Une robe du soir drapée cousue et terminée en 20 minutes! J'avoue que je ne suis pas encore très bronzée mais je m'imagine bien dans quelques jours au bord de la piscine à jouer la star une caipirinha à la main!!! Tuto pour une robe Tapis rouge en 20 minutes chrono! J'avais repéré l'idée sur Pinterest.

Free Clothes Patterns Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size. Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types. One type requires you to take your measurements and draw up the pattern yourself. Skirts are very easy to make without a pattern. I came across a few patterns that didn’t fit into any other category, so I gave them their own. We normally assume underwear is too complicated or to time consuming to sew ourselves. Aprons can usually be whipped up in less than an hour. Shirts and dresses are much more complicated to make than skirts. Coats can easily be the most expensive piece of clothing in your wardrobe. Click on the first link to get inspiration. Read More : Sewing or Home Comments

Felt Flower Pillows The way these pillows are constructed is both simple and suprizing. I loved stuffing them and watching them "bloom" in the last steps. They are also pretty quick to make, and kind of addictive. I want to make a set in every color! --Molly Materials To make one 17-inch x 17-inch Pillow: For the background: two 18-inch x 18-inch pieces of wool felt in a neutral color, I used nutmeg.For the flower petals: two 18-inch x 18-inch pieces of wool felt in two bright colors, I used ecru and yellow.For the back: a 1/2-yard of muslin in whiteAn 18-inch square pillow formA water soluble fabric markerNeutral colored cotton threadA hand sewing needle Note- The photographs in following instructions show the middle pillow (as seen in the photograph of the pillows on the bed) being constructed. Far Left Pillow: Background- steel. Cutting and Marking Cut the muslin into an 18-inch square and set aside. Cut each piece of felt into four 9-inch squares. Mark four of the 9-inch background squares as follows:

Une touche de peps pour mon sweat gris A la base un sweat tout gris et une fille qui avait envie de peps...sûrement l'arrivée du printemps! Ce sweat gris je l'adore! Je l'avais acheté chez Petit Bateau il y a deux saisons et j'avais trouvé original le fait que la face envers du sweat soit jaune citron...mais comme il n'y a aucun rappel de couleur sur l'endroit du sweat je suis bien la seule à connaitre cette petite fantaisie, une fois porté on ne voit plus qu'un sweat tout gris!!!! Alors j'ai eu une idée...lumineuse je ne sais pas ...mais fluo en tout cas! Ça change tout! Cette customisation toute simple peut être réalisée sur n'importe quel sweat ou pull! A vos ciseaux! TUTO: Comment transformer son sweat shirt avec une patte de boutonnage Il faut: 1 sweat-shirt10 cm de tissu de couleur contrastée (coton MT)toile thermocollanteun kit de pressions 1- Marquer le centre milieu dos du sweat à l'aide d'épingles et mesurer précisément la hauteur du sweat pour calculer la longueur de la patte.

Baby Gifts: Pretty Bird Binky 'Leash' & Carry Bag Summer seems like the prefect time to pull up some projects that will make the most of all those pretty pieces in your scrap bag, bin or box. This week's ScrapBusters Series brings you five great little-bit-o-fabric ideas, starting with today's perfect baby gift bundle of two binkys on their own little leashes and a matching drawstring carry bag. This project is at the very Tip-Top of the Cutie-Pie Ranking & Rave Scale. For those of you unfamiliar with the C.P.R.R.S., a project's ranking consists of the combined number and volume of "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhs" generated at baby showers. Our thanks to our pals at Michael Miller Fabrics for originally providing us with this absolutely wonderful Pretty Bird from Pillow & Maxfield. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome DC2011) Supplies for TWO Binky Leashes and ONE matching Bag Binky Leash Find one 11½" x 3" piece of leash fabric. Repeat for the second leash. Carry Bag Contributors Tags: Shower Power Section: Fabric Art & Accents Related Articles

So you want to learn how to sew on a machine? A beginners checklist - SEWING IN GENERAL I find myself repeating the same thing over & over, so I've cleaned it up & embelished it a little & it's here for the taking You want to learn how to sew on a machine? Great! Once you get through the initial learning phases it's pretty easy. Actually the first thing I reccomend doing is just grabbing some scrap fabric & playing with the machine. Now your first real sewn item, a pillow. Next, get a measuring tape & paper to make notes, find a willing accomplice and practice measuring them, and get them to help you measure yourself. But it's worthwhile, I promise. Now you are ready to go pick a simple pattern & try it.Hit the store for an "Easy" or "beginner" pattern. I know this looks like a six week course 'just' for a simple dress, but sewing has a much larger learning curve than most realize. Buying a machine: Good luck and Happy Sewing

Vacances romaines Coût : 22€ env Fournitures ? ? ? ? Coupe (schèma en taille 38) ? ? et les plis se répètent, tournés vers le côté. ? ? Réalisation Surfilez sur les bords des morceaux, sauf les encolures et les emmanchures tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress The Plan. Fabric. You will be making a maxi dress so buy fabric accordingly. I stand 5′ tall (I know, I know, I am tiny) and I needed 2.5 meters of fabric with a 45-inch width. Preparation and Cutting. Sewing. Don’t forget the banana. Instructions for making the rosettes are HERE. Carry all Beach bag - CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES This bag is great for carrying all the swim suits and towels needed for that trip to the pool or the beach. Beach bag TutMaterials needed:6 fat quarters any colors2 yards coordinating fabric2/3 yard 1in elastic Trim all 6 fats to the same size I usually go as close to 18 x 21 as possible but depends on your fats.Take this opportunity to arrange the folded squares to decide how you want the bag to look. Iron fabrics before beginning. Sew the the fats in 2 rows of 3 sewing the shorter sides together first for the row of 3. Once you have your shorter sides together then you can sew the 2 rows together. Now iron the material and lay and pin the lining fabric to what you have sewed. Starting on one of the short ends. Turn your material and iron edges if desired.Run a seam ¼ in around the bag leaving open the area for turning on the shorter end. Trim any excess lining material off. There will be a lot of material on the elastic but it stretches very nicely. There you have a great beach bag.

Boho Maxi Dress: a tutorial This dress is an incredibly easy make. By now you may have realized that I'm all about the simple projects. I'm far from being a master seamstress, I just work with what I know and try to learn as I go. I've never actually owned a maxi dress before, but now I might be hooked. Want to make one too?? Materials: 1 4/5 yd Extra Stretchy Jersey Knit (60"wide) (You want a lightweight knit. 1/3 yd Trim Fabric Dye I know that there are many of you out there who have a fear of sewing with knit. A couple of things to keep in mind when sewing with knit... Let the material go at it's own pace when feeding through the machineUse a zig zag stitch or a stretch stitch. Tutorial: Fold your panel of fabric in half along the 60" side. Because it was so huge, it was difficult to get a decent pic of this I drew up this nice little chart instead. Sew everywhere you see the white dashed line. After your 3 seams, turn your fabric inside out. Cut out an 8" strip at both ends for the sleeves. Dye: You'll need:

Using Up That Sweater So I had some leftover sweater material from the pumpkins I made. The sweater did not felt like I thought it would when I washed it because it wasn’t all wool. But it still was really soft so I thought why not a pillow. I had a bed pillow I wasn’t using so I just cut it down and used it as the insert. Then I cut the body of the sweater from armhole to armhole. I had already cut the sleeves off since that is what the pumpkins are made out of. Then just a straight stitch across the top with my machine and stuff the insert inside. I became addicted to making these cute little flowers. I had a gray sweater as well (which felted better) so I decided to combine the two colors. I cut out some leaves and then outlined them with my sewing machine. It wasn’t showing up enough so I hand stitched them on top with some embroidery floss. I whip stitched the bottom by hand as well. And I managed to hot glue them on without any injuries! Not too bad. It’s a great size for my bed. Plus I love the texture it adds.