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Butterfly Sleeve Tunic (a top for women and girls

Butterfly Sleeve Tunic (a top for women and girls
First of all…….let me tell you a story. I grew up in AZ. I guess that will stick with me forever because I still really stink at driving on the snow/ice. Here’s what happened to my poor victim of a car this morning. image from my instagram account Poor car. Onto other things, how about that poll you guys have been voting on? Okay, whew…..onto the real post of the day. And this is something that’s for girls of all ages. This knit fabric top, has a very slight elastic empire line (which is optional), that cinches in… the top more shape. It’s doesn’t have a lot of complicated pieces or need crazy sewing techniques. And the style of it is simple, cozy, and forgiving. With arms out, you can see……just two pieces. Believe it or not, Elli actually asked me to make this for her. If I still haven’t convinced you of its simplicity, take a look at it laying flat. And I’ll have to go and admit…….I’m bummed I used this fabric on Elli. Ready to make your own? Let’s get started… -Ashley

Swing Shirt Tutorial Erin from E.C.B. (Especially Creative Broad) and the g.c.b. Kids shop has a degree in apparel and textile design and a knack for creating flattering items that are also comfortable and wearable. Learn more about Erin in her introduction, and enjoy her free Swing Shirt tutorial today! I have a new favorite shirt. I haven’t yet added “creating PDF patterns” to my collection of skills, so unfortunately I don’t have a downloadable version of the pattern for you. Here’s what you’ll need (to create the pattern): Tracing paper on a roll (you can find this in the drafting section of Michael’s)A pen or pencilA rulerDrafting curves*ScissorsTapePinsA large corkboardA t-shirt that fits you well (look for armhole seams to hit on the bone in your shoulder, not inside or outside it) There are several types of drafting curves available. Making the Pattern: The first piece we’re going to create for our pattern is going to be the front neckline piece. At this point, our neckline front is essentially done.

A little Fawn Tunic It's Friday! Oh man how I love fridays! And it's time to share the garment of the week! Remember the sleeves from earlier this week? I had an old sweatshirt laying around that was perfect to get cut up. Hem the bottom and sleeves. Then I cut some curved pockets out and hemmed the edge. Then pin the pockets on the shirt and top stitch around the round edge. Next for the deer. Using a fabric marker I traced around the edge. Then I had the outline of the deer. Then I filled in the details of the deer. Next I added a facing to finish the neckline. Then turn the facing to the inside and top stitch around the edge. Lastly for a little extra pop of color I added a small button to the pocket. There you have a little fawn tunic. I love the effortless look that a sweatshirt always provides. The ruffled sleeve adds that nice feminine touch.

tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress The Plan. Fabric. You will be making a maxi dress so buy fabric accordingly. Preparation and Cutting. Sewing. Don’t forget the banana. Instructions for making the rosettes are HERE. The Classy top Today is the last top in the 3 tops one bottom mix and match set. There was a long tunic, a shorter bubble and now I give you what I like to call the classy look. (cause nothing says classy like a little girl shoving a gummy worm in her mouth like it is sure to be her last :) I wanted a more tailored but still kid friendly look so I turned to my old friend stretch poplin. With some crisp pleats and buttons down the front the top has the ease a child needs and the structure that reads classy. Making one is really easy so let's get started! The top is basically just like the petal sleeve top, which is one of my all time favorite tops and sadly Abbey has outgrown it. Now for the skirt part first. Next up the bodice. Then start by sewing right sides together two back pieces to one front piece sew at the shoulders. Then with right sides together sew the two bodice pieces around the inside neckline edge and back angle and along the arm curve. Then turn it right side out and press flat.

Draped cardigan / cárdigan plisado When I saw the cardigan Angela had made, I knew that I needed one too.I sewed one inspiring me in her tutorial. I made it ​​the quick and easy way using jersey fabric.All you're gonna need is a sewing machine, jersey fabric, matching thread, pins and scissors. Cuando vi el cárdigan que Angela se había hecho, sabía que queria uno también. Lo cosi inspirando me de su tutorial. To start you must follow the first part of Angela's tutorial she explains very well how to cut sleeves.Once the sleeves are made, cut a rectangle in your fabric, mine is 40 "x 48" (but I'm tall). Para empezar debes seguir la primera parte del tutorial de Angela, donde explica muy bien cómo cortar las mangas.Una vez las mangas hechas, cortas un rectángulo en la tela, la mía es de 100cm x 120cm (pero soy alta). Fixed sleeves inside each hole with pins and sew. Fija las mangas dentro de cada agujero con alfileres y cose. It's super easy to do. Es super fácil de hacer.

The Pear Picking Tunic One of the perks of our backyard are the great fruit trees we inherited. Apricot, Cherry, Apple, and Pear. My kids love snacking on the fresh fruit (so do the dogs) It is our favorite time of year right now, pear picking time! So awhile back I made a top when I was playing around with shirring, remember how I just got over the fear of shirring? Well, I made a top, and then it sat for while until I finally got around to taking pictures of it. The plaid screams fall to me which is just around the corner (even though our days are still in the 90's I know cooler weather is coming) The neck was a little larger than I had intended, but it still looks cute, all nice and ruffled. While this could totally be a dress, my non-dress girl likes to wear pants, which makes it a cute tunic that she will get lots of wear out of as she grows a bit. You need to very simple "pattern pieces" The top is kind of like a peasant top, only its easier, no crazy measuring. Now we will move on to the shirring.

Empire Waist Dress - Comfy Sews Vs. Cozy Knits Shannon from Luvinthemommyhood invited me to participate in her latest “Versus” series – Comfy Sews vs. Cozy Knits. Guess which side of the ring I’m on?………ding, ding, ding……you guessed it, Comfy Sews. I love Shannon and her blog so I’m thrilled she has chosen to include me again! For this challenge I decided to create an easy Empire Waist Dress. This dress could certainly be made the exact same way for a non-pregnant person and would be just as cute! Empire Waist Dress Maternity and Non-Maternity Supplies: 1 shirt 1-1.5 yards jersey knit fabric (60 inches wide) Scissors Sewing machine Iron and ironing board Ball-point sewing needle (for sewing with knits) Directions: Grab a shirt. Cut off the bottom of the shirt. Here’s the top of my shirt after it had been cut. And what will I be doing with the bottom of the shirt? Since this shirt had buttons down the front I decided to sew the button area shut. Now it’s time to cut your knit fabric. I cut the skirt portion of the dress 27″ long x 60″ wide.

Eleanor Rigby Top Before Abbey was an Abbey she nearly became an Eleanor. You see we like the Beatles... (ok we love the Beatles) We wanted to give our kids names that meant something to us, so we choose Beatles names. We didn't discover the gender of our little miss until she was securely in our arms so we went to the hospital with a list a boy and girl names figuring we would decide which fit when we saw her face. She was almost an Eleanor. I added pockets to a relatively simple top so she could store her treasures and it added a little detail. It also takes advantage of some smocking from the lesson earlier this week. So shall we get started? Now before we laugh and make fun of my drawing skills here, let me just say a while back my dear sweet husband bought me a drawing tablet for the computer, it take some getting used to (clearly) so I am trying to force myself to use it more often. Ok so let's get down to it. Then smock the top. Now for the petal sleeve. Next for the back facing.

La jupe qui fait top Voici venues les vacances…Tu pars bientôt et tu connais bien le problème du « mais si j’te dis que ça rentre ! » ? (Alors que non, même en sautant dessus c’est un fait, la valise ne ferme pas ! ) Bien sûr, tu pourrais en prendre deux mais papa/chérichou/la tripotée de copines (rayer la mention inutile) ne seront sûrement pas d’accord… La solution la voilà : la jupe qui fait top, ou le top qui fait jupe, c’est comme on veut. Il nous faut : – un bon mètre de jersey – des ciseaux, du fil, des aiguilles – une machine à coudre Etape 1 : les mesures Tu mesures… eh oui, c’est l’étape que l’on ne peut pas zapper ! Tu mesures aussi ton tour de hanche, et si tu as de la chance les mesures sont similaires… Etape 2 : le bandeau Le bandeau sert de ceinture à la jupe ou de soutien-nénés pour le top. Tu découpes un grand rectangle selon les mesures suivantes : – Longueur = tour de poitrine ou tour de hanche – Hauteur = hauteur des seins (Sur la photo, la couture est au milieu pour vous montrer.)

Défi 13 #3 La trendy robe - ♥ avril mai juin etc. ◘ Robe modèle maison en liberty Tatum chéri, aux couleurs si délicates mais si difficiles à immortaliser - Shaukat ◘ Je crois que si j'ai tant de mal à coudre pour moi cet été c'est qu'aucun modèle ne m'accroche vraiment dans les bouquins que je feuillette. Avec cette chaleur, exit les petites manches et autres petites choses trop serrées et compliquées. A trois jours de partir, une soudaine envie de couper ce Tatum que je réservais pourtant pour l'automne. Les détails de la robe et le how to make sont dans ce petit tuto si l'aventure vous tente... Le défi'13 guinguette, c'est par ici mesdames !

Super Easy Dress We had our third annual family Simple Portrait this weekend (last year's, 2 years ago). I love that I'm pregnant in this year's photo and that next year there will be 5 of us! As soon as we showed up for the shoot, Jude decided he was a dog -- crawling around the studio floor and barking. Classic. I spent the morning of the photo shoot making this super easy dress out of comfy, maternity-friendly knit more thing I can cross off my Pinterest "Things I Want To Make" list. I paired it with another easy DIY find from Pinterest, the hipster scarf made from one of Daniel's old shirts. Happy Thanksgiving week! Arian : )

Maternity Sewing Tutorials Roundup 2011 image via first of all, let's get this out of the way no, i'm not preggers again :P what i am is excited about all the new maternity sewing tutorials that have popped up since last years roundup! i promised you all that i would, preggers or not, keep up on the maternity roundups each year so you can have a fun resource to turn to for stylish, affordable and helpful maternity sewing tutorials, patterns, links and resources. are you in the need for the perfect maternity dress? other skirt links: * maternity pencil skirt by domesticday * maternity yoga skirt on diymaternity * turning a normal skirt into a maternity skirt on burdastyle other nursing links: * ta ta nursing tank on burdastyle " on the cottage home. * don't forget our new dress tutorial "MODify" can also be changed up easily for maternity. readers faves: * maternity pants tutorial from "if only they would nap". * diy maternity skirt from "life is just a bowl of cherries". hope you enjoy the roundup ladies!