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Delusions of Grandeur: DIY Tulle Skirt Tutorial

Delusions of Grandeur: DIY Tulle Skirt Tutorial
"A store-bought belt can obscure even the sloppiest of home-sewn waistbands." ~Ancient Chinese proverb As promised, here is the tutorial for the tulle skirt I sewed for Thanksgiving! I share this with you along with one major caveat: At no point during the making of this skirt did I actually know what I was doing. This will be painfully obvious to those of you with real sewing skills, so please feel free to use this as the most basic of guides and to improve on it any way possible. Credits: My inspiration for this skirt came from a skirt in Anthro's winter line, and from this Etsy seller. What you'll need (total cost of materials was approximately $30): 1. 2. 3. 4" satin ribbon for waistband. 1 yard. 4. 5. Steps: 1. *Note - pleating each layer individually will result in a very full skirt (like mine). 2. 3. 4. Then, you will sew each layer onto a piece of scrap fabric (I used some of the excess liner fabric) that is the same length as your waist measurement, and is approximately 3" wide. Related:  DIY ClothesSEWING

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

Picture 206 « 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. 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. 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. Turn the body outside in and position the tail on the top part of the body. Embellish the body with a heart. Stuff the piggy with poly-fill to the fullness you prefer.

DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. (Also, I can’t ever remember if pink and purple go together or not.) Anyway, this extends to photo frames. Nope. Long story short, I discovered this method of transferring my photos cheaply, quickly, and beautifully to something uncommon and unique. Tiles. The only thing that’s not particularly crunchy about this is that it uses Modge Podge or similar (and I’m not sure what’s in Modge Podge). It’s just grainy and doesn’t dry clearly. Boo. BUT, if you can overlook that one minor issue, I think you’ll love this. And it will be glorious. Here’s how you do it. First, you need to go to Home Depot, Lowes, or something like it. (FYI, I found that Lowes prices on tiles were cheaper than Home Depot. I like the stone tiles, because they have texture. So you pick out your tiles in the sizes you want. Go go go!

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 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 Learn How to Sew a Giraffe Doll at - Free Craft Ideas Project excerpted from More Softies Only a Mother Could Love: 22 Hapless but Lovable Friends to Sew and Crochet I based this giraffe pattern on a collage I made out of vintage paper. After being inspired by other "giraffe makers,” I decided to turn the design into a three-dimensional toy. Finished size: 25 cm × 10 cm (10 in × 4 in) Tools • Tracing paper • Fabric marker • Scissors • Pins • Sewing needle • Sewing machine • Stuffing stick (or chopstick) materials • Body fabric – a 30 cm × 40 cm (12 in × 16 in) piece of patterned fabric for the body, and a 20 cm × 25 cm (8 in × 10 in) piece of the same fabric for the gusset and ears Template Softies Giraffe Cut-Out Pattern Template Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Courtesy of More Softies Only a Mother Could Love - available at

paper flower garland diy + crafted recap i know i talked about this event enough, so if you couldn't make it, i wanted to share a recap of the 'craft with the bloggers' event we hosted! it was a day for readers and crafters to come hang out and make a few valentines inspired goodies. kelly, sharon, me and chelsea in front of the fabulous photo backdrop sharon created. we all hosted the event together which was so great. we all took on our own crafts and a few small tasks to make the event come together effortlessly. having a team definitely made this day stress free so we could actually enjoying our day of meeting people and making! we went with a color scheme of peach, mint and gold. i painted and planted some pots and succulents to add a small piece of decor to the crafting tables. not only did they (i think) look great and add a touch of color, but they came home with us and are now pretty-ing up our homes. and mine... here! tissue paper, wire, tape to match wire (wire and tape can be found in floral section at craft store)

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

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.

the quick little bunny tutorial I really wanted to make the sock bunny that Heidi (from My Paper Crane) created, but I didn’t have any of those fantastic red and brown monkey socks. What I do have is baby socks: tons of cute, mismatched, totally useless, never stay on baby socks. Now that my littlest is very much not an infant and too soon will be a toddler it seems kind of silly to keep all those teeny tiny socks. This is indeed a quick little bunny. Materials: baby socka handful of stuffingheavy duty threadscissors Make that bunny: Before you start sewing take second to look at the sock you have. the body: Take some stuffing and stuff the foot part of the sock–not too tight! the tail: On the top of the bunny’s back, sew a circle about an inch in diameter with a simple running stitch. the head: To make the head, put a little stuffing inside the sock and sew a running stitch around the top of the heel. the ears: Cut a big V shape out of the top of the sock. The attitude:

DIY Chan Luu Bracelet My goal this holiday season was to really try my best to make some homemade gifts. So far I’m doing pretty well with my wreath, some burlap covered candles, some personalized coasters and this past weekend I gave a try at some jewelry. You may have noticed how wrap bracelets are everywhere lately. Chan Luu bracelets are extremely popular these days. They come in singles and also in wraps. I love love the look of these bracelets. I did the top bracelet by simply following this tutorial. 1. 2.Bring your needle up under the right cord through the center and pull the thread through. 3. 4. You will just continue to do this for every bead. I love my followers so come and join!! Like this: Like Loading... Related Leather Wrap Bracelet The other day I was in Michael's craft store grabbing some material for a small project I'm working on when I walked by the jewelry isle. With 2 comments Another {DIY} Bracelet I don't know what has gotten into me but I'm on a major bracelet kit. With 6 comments