Posted on | November 7, 2013 | 19 Comments I’m a firm believer that sewers can never have too many free patterns. With that in mind, here are 52 Free Dress Patterns, divided by style. Keep in mind the categories are not set in stone. Notes about the patterns are listed for some of the dresses. Patterns from existing dresses require laying out an item of clothing onto fabric, marking it, and cutting out. No pattern needed usually means that the dress is made from a recycled shirt. Drafting instructions means that you will have to make your own pattern, but the designer included all the information needed. Free Dress Patterns - Casual Dresses Free Dress Patterns – Office Dresses Free Dress Patterns - Dress-Up Dresses Read More : Sewing or Home Comments
the owl skirt | the cottage at frog creekIf you only knew the train wreck that was my project last week, you’d understand just how happy I am with this little skirt. It’s insanely simple to make; only the applique requires the teensiest bit of patience. Supplies: 1/2 to 1 yard 44 or 45″-wide muslin (90″ -wide muslin for size 6 and above) 45″ long ribbon (90″ long ribbon for size 6 and above) 2 buttons various small fabric scraps to form owl thread 1/2 inch elastic, to fit child’s waist X 2 Wonder Under fusible web interfacing So here’s how it went together, step by step: 1. 1. Trace this image onto double-sided, iron-on interfacing (Wonder Under). 2. Next, iron on the inner circle of the eyes: 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Stitch 5/8-inch from top edge of skirt, leaving an opening to insert elastic. Please remember that this tutorial is offered for your personal enjoyment.
15 ways to repurpose old jeansPut tough, leftover denim to good use with a variety of repurposing projects. Most require some knowledge of sewing. It pains me to throw away old jeans, which is why I have a stash of holey, worn out pairs stored in the back of my closet. Part of it is emotional attachment; throwing them out feels like rejecting an old friend. It also feels wrong because the rest of the jeans are still intact, except for those darn holes, and I hate unnecessary waste. This is why I’ve been searching for ways to repurpose beloved old jeans, rather than tossing them in the trash, or even in the local textile recycling bin. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.Free Dress PatternsFeaturing a list of free dress sewing patterns and tutorials, all with photos and links. Much of my early sewing has been thrifty – most of my fabric comes from the remnant and clearance bin at my local fabric shop, and many of the patterns have been self drafted or free patterns from the internet. It’s a great way to start out when you are learning and don’t want to invest too much in something that might turn out not quite as you are hoping ! So here you go with a big listing of FREE DRESS PATTERNS. So Sew Easy: A Gazillion FREE Sewing Patterns Two become One Dress Need a comfy every day dress? Little Black party dress Party season is coming! Wrap dress The latest free sewing pattern from So Sew Easy is this cute wrap dress pattern. Easy Summer Dress Easy summer dress pattern using a knit fabric and with different strap options. Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy Get more free patterns Be the first to hear about my new patterns No spam promise. Share this with your friends:
39 Free Skirt PatternsFree Skirt Patterns Posted on | January 6, 2013 | 17 Comments Five years ago, it was hard to find even one free skirt pattern on the internet. Nowadays, dozens of free skirt patterns abound. For beginners, try a simple elastic waistband skirt or a pillowcase skirt. Here are some free skirt patterns that I especially like. Recycled Skirts A-Line Skirts Peasant Skirts Maternity Skirts Mini Skirts Quick Skirts Other Skirts Read More : Sewing or Home Category: SewingTags: Clothing , Sewing , Skirts Comments 17 Responses to “Free Skirt Patterns” Vera Woodbridge February 3rd, 2010 @ 4:21 pm I would like a pattern for a circular skirt, please Many thanks Jayla February 14th, 2010 @ 3:50 am Thank you so much for this! Leave a Reply Categories
Joyful Ruffle Neck Top – TutorialLast week I showed you the top I made for my MIL’s B-day, remember? Well today is My Mom’s B-day! So Feliz Cumpleaños Mamá!! The process is not very complicated and if you are making one for yourself I will describe the measurements I took, so you can adapt them to fit you. For the top I used some left overs I had of red polka-dot Chiffon, and I wear the top with something under it because the fabric is see trough, but you can make it with your choice of fabric, so you can wear it alone. Top Front: The width for this piece is your bust, I added to my measurement 1 inch on each side for the folding, plus 1.5 inches on each side for comfort. [Click Images to Enlarge] NOTE: Since my fabric is see trough, I folded all the edges and sew them, so it would look better than just sewing and securing the edge with a zig-zag stitch, but this is just my choice, you can do it differently, according to your fabric. I love this top, is so comfortable and the ruffles make me feel very girly
DIY Insulated Socks From Old SweaterKeep your feet warm this winter by making homemade tall slipper. Turn that fluffy old sweater from the closet into a daily cozy embrace for your feet. Before getting to work (although a few minutes of cutting and knitting sounds more like hobby than work), make sure you have: • old sweater • cardboard • marker • darning needle • yarn • pins • a pair of scissors For those who have Pinterest –>> >> “pin it” here << The first thing to do is tracing your foot, with the help of a marker, on a piece of cardboard.
Circles and dots blue & blue dress !! Now with tutorialFinally, 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. 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: Measurements:-Waist-Skirt Length-Top dress length, to decide where to put the waist band (mine's about 15 in. from shoulder to waist) The waist band is about 2.5 in. 1. 2. 3. And ta da!