Dip Dye Clothing DIY – Do It Yourself Dip Dye This week we’re sharing some of the blog’s greatest hits! These are some of our most loved posts by you, our amazing readers. “She drips in color” comes to mind whenever I see this trend — it brings a certain happiness to tees, dresses, shorts, shirts… almost anything! And, it has become an eye opener look for spring and summer. Follow these easy steps to create your very own dip dye tee — you can do it with cotton dresses too!! Inspiration: What you need: A tray, 1 measuring cup, salt, Dylon dye of any color (not the machine washable ones), heavy duty cleaning gloves and a basic white tee. Mix a quarter of the Dylon dying powder into the tray with 4 cups of warm water and 4 tablespoons of salt. Place the tee slowly in the color until you see the color running up. Hang to dry for 15 minutes until it’s damp. Take the leftover dye powder and sprinkle onto the tee as much as you like. Hang to dry. Other related posts: DIY Personalized Denim Shirt, Bleached Denim DIY
All Things Thrifty Home Accessories and Decor Painting furniture seems to be one of most favorite topics of a lot of questions, so today I’d like to teach you some “tricks of the trade” if you will about painting furniture. First of all, the brand of spray paint that you buy makes an ENORMOUS difference. And, yes to those of you who are wondering i did mean to say “SPRAY” paint. I’ll go into more detail about that in a minute. Do not buy the crappy $1.00 a can spray paint. In my experience, you need at least five cans of the crappy stuff to do one or two cans of the good stuff. What sheen should I buy? Another famous question that I see a lot is “Do you sand your furniture first?” Do you prime it first? Do you polyurethane over the furniture afterward? Does it need to be warm to paint? I also get a lot of questions about Glazing furniture. Good luck on all your painting projects in the future! 8021stumbleupon
SEWING TUTORIAL: Swimsuit Cover-up Stay in touch with Seamingly Smitten PDF sewing patterns! Join our NEWSLETTER (top right on the blog) to find out about: *NEW sewing pattern releases * EXCLUSIVE shop coupons *SEWING TIPS and more!! Sewing TUTORIAL: How to sew a swimsuit cover-up Now that the kids are almost finished with school, the weather is HOT and the pool is clean I am ready to celebrate summer! During the summer we love having friends over to swim, grill, have picnics with the kids and just hang out in the water. Since I haven't sewn a swimsuit for myself (YET) I decided to sew a swimsuit cover up. This fabric shop has gorgeous fabrics and this one happened to be on sale since there was less than two yards left. Love it? 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. Here it is pinned: 8. 10. 11. 13. 15. 16. 17. Put on your bathing suit, beach hat and flip-flops! Happy Sewing and Happy Tanning!! See our sewing patterns HERE. I love comments! if YOU will TRY IT!!
High-Low Skirt DIY - SewCaroline Do you need a quick + easy + trendy skirt to wear this Spring?(I wrote this as a guest post for my friend Erika a couple of weeks ago, but thought I should share the love over here as well!) I am here today to share with you a spin off of one of the previous tutorials I’ve written on my blog. About a year ago I wrote THIS tutorial on how to sew a maxi skirt in 10 minutes. SO, let’s get started. First, I want you to head over and start by using the 10 Minute Maxi Skirt tutorial. You’ll need to measure up from your ankle (or where you want your lowest point) to your knee (or where you want your highest point to be). Lay your skirt out flat on top of your rotary mat (you can use scissors too!) On one side of your skirt, measure up the amount you calculated from your ankle-knee. Now starting on the other end cut at an angle all the way up to the point you marked. Now you’ll have a high-low hem. Hop back over to the 10 Minute Maxi Skirt tutorial and finish your skirt. Wanna see it styled??
DIY Trash to Couture original DIY tutorials Click on the links below the pictures to see the page. DIY Fashion: Screen Print Tee The life of a college student involves attending many events, from parties, to football games, to concerts on campus. And what better way to celebrate these monumental events – and show off your school spirit – than with a custom screenprinted shirt? Using an old shirt and some fabric paint, you can create a custom screenprinted shirt proclaiming your love for your school, your football team, or whatever suits your fancy. What you’ll need: Shirt, hoodie, or whatever else you want to screen printFabric paintFreezer paperIronExacto knifeRulerCardboardSpongePencilMarkerPrinter paperPlastic plate How to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. This DIY is something that can be easily translated for almost any event – the possibilities are endless! What do you think? Will you be making your own screen print tee? Posted on on August 9, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: DIY, DIY fashion, Do-it-yourself, fabric paint, Featured, How To, Screenprint, T Shirt, Tutorials
How to Make a Belted Skirt from a Men's Dress Shirt April 9th, 2009 Email 224 users recommend Your new skirt made from a men's dress shirt! Christine Haynes The original shirt, direct from the thrift store. Step 1. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Photo: Christine Haynes I love being green, but I also want to look chic and modern. Much like that item, I started with a men's dress shirt. What you'll need: One men's dress shirt with a straight hem, wide enough to be gathered at your waist, long enough from the armpit to the hem for the skirtRulerScissorsSewing machine and threadPins1/2-inch elastic about 30 inches longLarge safety pin 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. View 1 member project gallery Sexy Knit Pencil Skirt with Free Pattern I always have a hard time finding clothes that are made for curvy body types. Most of what I see in stores these days are made for girls with stick figures. Though, I wouldn’t mind losing a few more pounds, I like my curves. I think clothes that highlight the best features of your body always fit better than clothes that try to hide them. The pattern uses medium to heavy weight knit fabric which hugs the body nicely to accent your curves. Here is what you need: 1- 1.5 yards of knit fabric (jersey cotton blend). You can download the pattern HERE. Here are the measurements: Small (waist 26-27, hip 37-38)Medium (waist 28-29, hip 39-40)Large (waist 31-32, hip 42-43) Step 1- Cut out your skirt using the pattern. Step 2-Sew down the sides of the skirt using 1/2″ seam allowance Step 3-Fold down the top 1/4″ and sew all the way around. Step 4- Fold down the top again 1.25″and sew all the way around leaving 3″ for the elastic. Step 5- Using a large pin, thread the elastic through the opening.
27 Useful Fashionable DIY Ideas Being fashionable is not about paying through your nose always. You can rack your brains and come up with some DIY ideas that will make you look like a fashionista. Style and fashion go hand in hand and developing your own sense will also give you a discernible edge when it comes to fashion. Why do you really want to imitate the stars or sports person of repute? What you need to do first is to take stock of your wardrobe and take out all those old garments that have been pushed into the deep, dark recesses. You can also cut your old, worn out jeans and turn it into trendy shorts. Don’t worry about having to slog it day in and day out in order to become fashionable. Be fashionable with this cool DIY ideas Handmade – BLUE FRILLY CROCHET Denim Cut Off Shorts Show off your hand crocheted denim shorts and impress your boyfriend. Source Create a riffling effect that will make people talk behind your back. Source DIY Shirt Mods Source unknown Amazing Shoes With Lace Source Source DIY: Handmade Collars
How To Make A Tutu - The Ribbon Retreat Blog Tutus are great for so many occasions! I made this one in particular for a newborn baby girl. I wanted something small and poofy for her baby pictures. There are so many different ways to make a tutu, and generally which way you choose can depend on it’s use. I tried a lot of different ways and found this way to be the best for a really full tutu and a good mix of colors. Ready? Supplies: Tulle – One spool each of whatever colors you need. First, measure, cut, and sew your elastic. If you have the baby/child there with you, measure the baby/child. You can sew the elastic by hand or machine. Next, find something to hold the elastic while you tie on the tulle. I used a hanger, but you can use anything such as your thigh, a cylinder, just make sure not to stretch the elastic too much. Now it is time to cut! For this newborn tutu, I used three different colors of tulle. Paris Pink Rosette White I used a little over half of each spool. I cut each strip at 16″. Now for tying! Now for the bow! But first!
Oversized Cropped Tank or Vest DIY Fashion What you’ll need. . . * NOTE: as you wear it the edges will curl a little …which actually makes it look better for a cropped look, pull it back more or cut the center shorter * NOTE #2: instead of ribbon you can cut strips out of the left over t-shirt, shoe laces, lace, anything! Voila! See how I wore it by clicking the links below… DIY Crop Vest with Jeans | DIY Cop Top with Tropical Skirt Have Fun! * Find all my DIYs here Riley Blake Designs Blog: Project Design Team Wednesday~Bohemian Skirt Hi. I'm Char from Today I am sharing a super easy skirt tutorial using Lila Tueller's new First you'll want to measure the waist of the intended wearer. Yardage requirements Provided the waist of the wearer is under 29”, you will need 2 times the finished length plus 5”. Additional notions Thread 1 1/2” or 2” elastic piece equal to 1/2 the waist measurement plus 1”. For the waistband Cut 5” high: Waist measurement/2 + 1” For example, if your waist measurement is 24”, you’d take half of that (12”) and then add 1” for a cut length of 13”. Waist measurement plus 1”. So, you have a 5” X 13” piece and a 5” X 25” piece. For the rest of the skirt Cut 2 pieces the length you want the finished skirt to be X the width of the fabric. Assembly Press both waistband pieces in half horizontally (so they’re now 2.5” tall with the pressed/folded edge at the top. Edge stitch top/creased edges. Stitch bottom edges, 1/4” ish. Gather skirt body pieces and pin to waistband pieces. Stitch in place using scant 1/2” seams.
Ruffled Infinity Scarf Today I'm going to show you how to make this Ruffled Infinity scarf. It would make a great gift for your mom, a neighbor, a teacher, or just about anyone who likes scarves. All you need is some knit fabric and coordinating thread. Okay, lets get started. Usually knit fabric is about 60 inches wide. Cut two strips of fabric across the whole width of your fabric. Lay one on top of the other, WRONG sides together. Now we're going to ruffle the edges. Also, make sure to stretch your fabric as you sew. Turn the raw edges to the inside. Now match both ends up. Use a blind stitch to sew both ends together. Then do the same thing on the other side of the scarf. Finish by knotting your thread. You can change the look by wrapping it or tying it different ways.
Quick knit a-line maxi skirt tutorial This skirt is so dang comfortable and pretty that it has now become my go-to comfort item, replacing my stretched out prego jeans. Perfect for my midterms this week…yes…that is why I have been absent for a week or so, I’ve been studying and finishing up midterm projects. I put so much time into it, that my blog gets pushed back. But it is worth it! What I’m learning will help my end goal, and therefore you guys! But I will say I’m excited for getting back to blogging full time in May. Beck is my little photographer (and photo-bomber), seriously, he takes a lot of photos for me and he loves it. Supplies: If you have 60″ wide jersey knit fabric, then you will need about 2 yards (you will cutting it out like below, nothing is on the fold) If you less than 60″ wide then at least 3 yards (you will be cutting out 2 length’s worth, so the bottom or the top will be at the fold) Elastic (size of where you want the skirt to hit) Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. hem the bottom a 1″.