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DIY: V-neck into Gathered Cowl Collar

DIY: V-neck into Gathered Cowl Collar
Supplies: 1/2 yard of fabric or scarf. This is an easy DIY to turn a plain v-neck into an interesting cowl collar. You can use a scarf, fabric, anything that will fit around the neckline. Before: Mine was a crew neck so I made it a vneck by cutting a v... I made a tube by folding a rectangle of fabric that measured 36 by 30 inches. Gather folds with one end of the neck panel starting at the point of the vneck. Pin the rest of the neck piece along the vneck and back...Top stitch around or sew right sides together. Gather the rest on the collar overlapping with the front gathers. Add buttons...or not.

Tutorial: Blair Waldorf Capelet! Confession: I've never actually seen an episode of Gossip Girl. In fact, I didn't even know who Blair Waldorf was until someone mentioned her in a comment several posts ago. Well I Googled her, and the girl's got style! I was particularly inspired by this photo of her in the cutest capelet ever. Obviously, I had to make my own..... While this is not a no-sew project, like my last cape, it's almost as easy! 1) I started with a long rectangle of delicious fabric (that my mom got for $.75 at a thrift store!) 2) Then I pleated the top. 9 pleats, aprox. 2.5" each, and right up against each other, leaving about 5" on each side. 3) I sewed a basting stitch along the top of the pleats, to hold them together.... 4) Then I trimmed the two front edges to make them curved. 5) Measure from one end of the cape to the other (minus the top), and cut the length of ribbon you need. 6) Sandwich the edge of the cape in the middle of the ribbon, and pin well. 7) Sew the ribbon on. 10) Hand stitch them on. P.S.

Anthropologie vintage lace chemise DIY inspiration: Anthropologie vintage lace chemice in my closet: two white tops 2 gold rings from part of a chandelier and i bought some white ribbons mix all that together and the after: i saved over $190! Super Simple Nightie Tutorial Ginger from Wiener Dog Tricks shares this Super Simple Nightie Tutorial as part of our True Love series. We can’t wait to see your versions! Learn more about Ginger in her intro, and visit her new shop where you can find tutorials, kits & more. From Ginger: This lovely little number flies together with just a few pieces and not all that much measuring. 1. And then get to cutting: Chest piece: Two strips.Width = Your Bra Size + 1 inchHeight = 5 inchesA note about piecing fabric together: If you need to scrap pieces together for these strips, just make sure you don’t have any funky seams running up the middle of the front. 2. 3. Now put it all together: make a sandwich with your Body piece and your two Chest pieces (right-side-facing-in-with-ironed-edges-facing-down Chest pieces = bread; ruffled-edge-up Body piece = bologna). 4. Once you’ve got it all pinned in place, run a basting stitch along that top edge to hold your straps in place. High five.

DIY: how to make socks from tights I love socks. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ve probably noticed I’ll take any excuse to do a sock DIY. Soooo this was pretty much an inevitability! I’m absolutely thrilled with how they turned out though. They’re so cute!! Here’s how you can makes some Get your old tights If your hole/rip is near the toe like me, then you’ll need to make a new toe section (but that’s okay, because I have something fun planned for the toes!). Optional: I didn’t like the way the lace matched up, so I made little bows with some of the excess pieces and sewed them over the seam. I can see I’m going to get a lot of wear out of these babies!

THE PAJAMA PANT | Weekend designer These long and loose bottoms score high on the comfort index. The fabrics are fluid and the prints are fun, which means they are less for curling up on the sofa than for spending a weekend afternoon in style. Think silk, linen, rayon, or cotton…something lightweight and drapy. Featured: Blue-green silk pajama pants from Dries Van Noten The cut and fabrication of these loungers is novice level and fits many shapes and sizes. You need: 1 ½ yds. of fashion fabric, 44-45″ wideCoordinating thread1 pkg. of 1″ wide waistband elastic or 60″ drawcordTailor’s chalkTape measure No real pattern is required but if you wish to make several pants you can make a paper template. Recommended to control the fullness at the gathered waist is elastic or a drawsting. For the cut, measure your finished pant length. Straighten the cut edges of your fashion fabric and square across the width. Measure along the selvedge the pant length measurement and square a line across the width with tailor’s chalk Like this:

How to Sew Your Own Pajama Pants To make sure you get the right size, just make sure you have a pair of pants that fit the intended pajama wearer. If your pajama wearer is far away, then find out the right size and borrow some pants from someone who is that size or carry yourself down to the Salvation Army and part with a couple of your increasingly precious dollars for a busted-up pair you can use as a pattern. This is a DIY tutorial and I figure anyone smart enough to sew up some pajama pants is also smart enough to find some in the right size but you never know. Fabric - woven cotton or flannel or jersey or whatever floats your boat. The exact amount you need will depend on how big the pants are and whether the print is directional or not. You'll also need thread to match, pins, paper to make the pattern, a pencil or pen, scissors, a safety pin, and enough elastic to go around the waist of the wearer plus about five inches.

Bathroom floor cloth and randomness No wacky curtains yet. I'm ashamed to say that I'm lousy at sticking to my own deadlines. And this time I wasn't just dragging my feet, I got sidetracked by an all encompassing project. Presenting the bathroom floor cloth! I'm sorry if you're one of those people who are tired of chevron. So this floor cloth launches my mini bathroom makeover which I will carry out in my usual scatterbrained fashion over the next few weeks or months (depending on where my inspiration leads me). For those of you who weren't around back in the day, this was the first room I painted in our all white house and I was so happy with the color (still am). My version won't be exactly the same of course. How did I do it? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I'm really, really happy with the color and punchy pattern! I just wish there was a way to make custom water/dirt resistant rugs on the cheap that felt cushier and more luxurious. While I was at this makeover thing I decided to switch the shower curtain up a bit. Ps.

Fabric Organization on the Cheap Today I wanted to share with you a pocketbook friendly way to organize your fabric, but first, thank you to everyone who joined in the Janey Jumper pattern giveaway. I loved reading what makes all of you happy; your responses were sweet and some quite entertaining! The winners have been announced at the end of the giveaway post – you can find it here. Remember when I shared the fabric organizers that I used across the desk in my office? Well, I am LOVING them. They are inexpensive and I’m able to wrap my fabric around them in much the same way without too much effort. I also cut down a handful of the cardboard sheets so they would slip into one of the cubbies on the project table. I’ve had a few questions about the cubbies on the project table. I found my cardboard sheets here, at Uline.

Boat People Vintage - DIY style & art de vivre Easy as un deux trois, here’s a good way of updating a plain legging. You’ll find your suspsenders clips at any fabric store :) Have fun xo Ari

Way more complicated than the tutorial says. Made it, but a lot of explainations are missing. by minkymina Dec 29