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DIY-pleated dress

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DIY Advent 6: An Old Sweater Becomes a Skirt DIY - Outfits, Shoes & Accessories Dana What can happen when washing clothes with his thoughts somewhere else, is to see in the small picture. How to make the most of it, shows the lower photo. So before you discard your old sweaters, first have a look at this DIY tutorial. Had I known that I get out such a nice skirt, I would have washed my sweater much earlier at 60 °. Well, now you know all how I wash my laundry Due to the great pattern, I did not have the heart to throw it away and came up with the idea with the skirt. Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need A sweaterFabric glueWoolScissorsPinsElastic bandSewing kitSafety pin (I forgot to photograph it : oops: ) DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions DIY Step 1 First, you cut the sweater just under the sleeves. DIY Step 2 Turn the sweater inside out and apply the glue directly on the fabric seam. DIY Step 3 After the glue has dried off a bit, let us get closer to the tube for the elastic band. The Tassels (2x) and the Braided Cord: DIY Step 4 DIY Step 5

Women's Shirred Maxi Dress Tutorial (Looking for more free patterns? Be sure to check out my free patterns and tutorials page here.) We have a vacation coming up in a few weeks, so I want to get a few new t-shirts and maxi dresses done to take on our trip. So far, I have finished this simple shirred maxi dress. It is a super simple project and I and wanted to share the tutorial with you. I personally prefer wearing and sewing with knits, so these directions are for knit fabric, but you could easily use Voile, a Rayon blend or quilting cotton. Get the full tutorial after the jump: Materials needed: 2 yards of 58 to 60 inch wide fabric.Elastic thread 1/4 inch wide regular elasticClear elastic (for gathering) ruler, tape measure, ball point needle, and other basic sewing supplies (New to working with knits? Step 1: Get measurements and cut fabric: Measurement A: For the length of the bodice, measure from your armpit to where you want the shirring to end. Cut fabric: Cut the bodice to measurement A by measurement B.

Truques para preparar a caipirinha perfeita Quando se fala em Brasil, qualquer gringo arrisca algumas palavras em um português carregado de sotaque: “Caipirinha! Feijoada! Carnaval!”. Segundo a informação, a caipirinha como conhecemos hoje teria sido criada a partir de uma receita popular feita com limão, alho e mel, indicada para os doentes da gripe espanhola – e que, hoje, nós ainda usamos para espantar pequenos resfriados. Foto Rogério Voltan Caipirinha, caipirosca, caipilé... Como já é de praxe, a criatividade se uniu à tradição. No verão, a variedade de frutas aumenta e possibilita combinações inusitadas. Para o barman Tiago Oliveira, do bar paulistano Pirajá, não se pode economizar no gelo. Outro embate é na hora de escolher o destilado. O importante, mesmo, é saber dosar os ingredientes. Caipirinha de jabuticaba do Veloso Receitas Caipirinha de jabuticaba Receita do Veloso Rendimento: 1 copo Tempo de preparo: 5 min Ingredientes 12 unidades de jabuticaba 1 colher de sobremesa de açúcar 75 ml de cachaça gelo Modo de fazer 1. 1.

How To Make An Easy Dress (For Cheap!) Two facts about me: I'm cheap. I love dresses. I wear dresses probably 6 days out of the week. Back in November when I really started Talk2thetrees I kinda just wore pajama pants and sweat pants. Dresses are so comfortable, I can sit around the house and feel comfortable and cute. The only problem.. they are expensive! Here is a tutorial on a High Waisted Dress: For under 6 bucks! First you will need a ribbed tank top. I got mine from Walmart for 2.50 You could also use a t-shirt 3 yards of matching fabric. Clearance section is my favorite. Cut the tank top almost in half. (I cut mine a little too short.. oops!) For the bottom part of your dress take the fabric and wrap it around your waist about 1 and a half times, and cut in a straight line. I never measure, I never use patterns... Next you fold your fabric in half. You have kind of a big blocky rectangle skirt. (You are sewing the raw edges, not the bubble hem) This is where I didn't get pictures.. awesome. We are going to create a ruffle.

Circles and dots blue & blue dress !! Now with tutorial Finally, finally, finally!I'm so exited that i finished my first summer dress! I really needed one and the ones i started, for some reason, i never finished them (didnt like them, weren't what i wanted, blah) lol, but this one i did like, i actually love it so much. When i saw the fabric, i wasnt so sure but i went ahead and bought it because it was the only one i liked that was light and streachy and cheap, it was $1.30 USD/ metter. I started it this morning and worked on it on and off all day. It's a bit hard to sew when there's a little boy pulling on your leg hehehehe. Here's the dress: i'm still not sure if it fits my figure or makes me look weird. sorry the pictures are so crappy, there's no one to take them and these two are the best of the bunch. Here's a close up of the fabric (i think this one's the best pic What do you think? This is my first tutorial so bear with me These are the pieces you will need: The waist band is about 2.5 in. 1. 2. 3. And ta da!

The Convertible "Infinity" Dress: How it almost defeated me, and ... I made this thing. It’s pretty cool. It’s a convertible dress that’s basically a circle and two straps, so it’s really easy, inexpensive, and crazy versatile. It’s been around forever and everyone seems to love it (in fact, part of the reason I’m posting this is to answer some questions for people I’ve run into), and I can hardly believe how close I came to not making it at all. I first found the instructions at a blog called rostitchery, and then I came across a second set at Cut Out + Keep. It sounded so easy. So I bought some material, spread it out in the living room, cut out my pieces, and… …stopped. I didn’t understand the next step. Turn the skirt inside out? And what’s this about making them overlap each other? There’s, like, a band of fabric involved? What? I figured I was just being thick. So I folded up my circle and my straps and I put it all back in the bag it came in. And I went upstairs to watch TV. I was wearing my new dress after about half an hour. Even me. Good luck!

Downloads | The Selfish Seamstress Who loves free patterns? Everyone loves free patterns! On this page, you can download patterns I have created for your own personal use at no cost. DISCLAIMER: I am not an expert or professional pattern drafter or grader. PATTERN: Kate Spade-Inspired Faux Fur Pullover A zany, vintage-y, loose-fitting alternative to a jacket in faux fur with raglan sleeves and a funnel neck. This easy-to-construct garment with just four pattern pieces is sized for XS, but it should be easy to enlarge by adding the desired extra width through the middle of each piece. The Selfish Seamstress Kate Spade-Inspired Fur Pullover Sewing Pattern by The Selfish Seamstress is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Kate Spade-Inspired Faux Fur Pullover XS (PDF) PATTERN: Ballet Skirt for Grown-ups A simple and elegant ballet skirt with no frou-frou. A pattern for a simple ballet wrap skirt, slightly longer in the back than in the front. Like this: Like Loading...

Choosing fabric: weight vs. drape {click to enlarge, and feel free to repost!} Weight and Drape Most of us understand the concept of fabric weight. Even neophyte seamsters can tell the difference between a heavy fabric like denim or a wool coating vs a light fabric like silk crepe or chiffon. You can feel the weight of a fabric easily by the thickness when you feel the fabric in your hand: it feels either light or heavy. I think the concept of drape is a little more elusive. But drape is often confused with weight. To illustrate, I made the chart above of several natural fiber fabrics. Choosing Drape and Weight When you choose a fabric for your sewing project, ask yourself these questions to decide on an appropriate weight: Should my fabric be sheer or opaque? And to decide on an appropriate amount of drape: Will the fabric have enough drape to flow the way I want? Test for Drape I’m interested to hear whether drape is a big concern in your sewing already.

CONTRAST BACK DRESS TUTORIAL Ever since I made my contrast back sequin dress, I've been itching to make one from scratch. The initial idea came from this Stella McCartney dress that Rachel wore, so when I found this gorgeous floral fabric with metallic gold detailing at a local fabric shop, I knew I had to make it. I finished it just in time for Easter, and it was so much fun that I've vowed to make myself an Easter dress every year from now on. Maybe I'll even have a baby girl someday I can make us matching dresses. But let's not get ahead of ourselves here... made by me dress Materials: 1 yard floral fabric (can be any material, stretchy or not -- mine is a medium weight quilting-type cotton with a slight stretch)1 yard knit (I used a nice thick ponte knit)matching thread20-22 in. zipper 2 // sew darts in the BODICE TOP and in the SKIRT FRONT, as shown, so it fits nicely around your bust and hips. 3 // Once your darts are sewn, attach the BODICE TOP and SKIRT FRONT, sewing with right sides together.

How to make a High-waist corset skirt In this tutorial you will learn how to make the pattern and how to sew together a skirt similar to the one below. You will need-measuring tape-paper (the bigger the better)-pencil-eraser-ruler (as long as possible)-cloth-thread-pins/needles-corset boning - if possible the kind you can actually sew on the cloth.-eyelets-invisible zipper-fusible interfacing-ribbon, lace etc for finishing touches-sewing machine Taking the needed measures: A - waistB - hipC - under bustD - distance from the waistline to the hip-line (it's usually around 18-20 cm / 7,1 - 7,9 in depending on the person)E - distance from the hip-line to the desired skirt length.F - distance between the waistline and the under bust-line (desired height) Making the pattern Start off by creating a box system like you can see in the image below.The distance from point 1 to point 2 is half of your HIP measure ( let's say mine is 95 cm - the distance from 1 to 2 is 47,5 cm for me then). Line nr 4 is the hip line. Okay.

Make a One-Hour Dress May 31st, 2013 Email 287 users recommend This dress is so quick to sew, you’ll find yourself making more than one. Jack Deustch Inspiration by Oscar de la Renta Sloan Howard Photo: Jack Deustch What says summer more than a chic, lightweight dress? What You'll Need: French curveHand-sewing needleInterlock knit, 2 yardsMeasuring tapePattern paperRulerSewing machineThread Make the Pattern 1. 2. View 5 member project galleries

RUFFLED TOP & Weekend designer Featured: Abaete Lauren Top Ever the chic choice, a simple shell blouse is the definitive feminine look. With cascading sleeves and a universally flattering shift shape, this sweet style is a fabulous day-to-evening option. Shown here, the Lauren top by Abaeté has flutter sleeves and a bateau neck, an easy fashion project to draft and make up in a lovely silky fashion fabric. You will need: approx. 2 yds. [2 m] of fashion fabric, 45″[115 cm] wideCoordinating thread1 – hook and eye set Bust – measure just under arm around fullest part of chest. Waist – measure around narrowest part of torso Armhole Depth - measure from top of shoulder to underarm level. Back waist length - measure from nape of neck to waist level. Blouse: Square down from 0 and square across on the pattern paper. 0-1 = back waist length + 2″ [5cm]; square across. 0-2 = armhole depth measurement + ¾” [2 cm]; square across. 0-3 = 2″ [5 cm]; square across Extend distance between 2-3 beyond centerback line by ½” [1.25 cm]. Like this:

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.