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Museum Tunic + instructions

Museum Tunic + instructions
Well I'm not sure what you were expecting. When I read my comments from the last post at dinner last night, I cracked up at the notion that some of you assumed that the flier image I showed in the post was the dress I was going for! SO funny! Anyway, I've had the thought to make this ultra simple tunic from the Square Dance fabric for a while, and decided at the last minute last night to give it a quick whirl. A few notes: I used what's considered a panel and a half of the Square Dance fabric (45" length). The front is exactly the same as the back, and equally flattering from the front and the back too! The style could not be more simple, and it felt really appropriate to enter the amazing Golden Age of Couture show in something very simple. Thanks for your enthusiasm yesterday about the dressmaking madness, and hope you try one too!

Rick Rack Rosettes - StumbleUpon A friend gave me this flower ring and necklace, when she handed them to me I thought they were porcelain–there’s a very vintage feel to them. From a distance you really can’t tell that they’re made out of rick rack! Yes, rick rack! She shared how to make them with me, and now I’m sharing with all of you readers! The wow of the rosette comes from a few simple steps! First, cut 2 strips of rick rack. Then twist the two pieces of rick rack together, like this. And then run a stitch down one side to hold it all together. Like so. And to make the flower, you just start from one end and roll it up. Keep rolling. Until you have this–and then tuck the little tail under and hot glue it down. You’ll notice all of the petals are closed, so to open them up you just peel them back one by one. And here it is on my finger. Awesome. (Please excuse my hands, my hand model moved to Indiana, so I’m left using what I’ve got

Anthropologie Pratia Tank Top Tutorial February 6, 2010 1:59 pm Per popular demand, here is the Pratia tank tutorial! Start off with a t-shirt or tank top. What I did was get a larger t-shirt so I could gather it at bottom like the pratia tank. I cut off the sleeves so it would be a tank. Measure your neckline and get a piece of chiffon that length and fold it in half. Pin it to the inside of your neckline with it peeking out. Since I cut the sleeves off my T, I wanted to finish the edges. Stitch it. I highly recommend interfacing where you are going to be adding the embellishments, otherwise it’s going to sag. For the flower pieces, here is the shape and dimensions I used. Fold your pieces in half and cut that petal shape out. I used the extra sleeve pieces, cream chiffon(the kind that won’t fray) and another grey jersey I had. How many do you need? Lay two petals on top of one another, as shown. I did a small ‘X’ shape to stitch them so they stay in place. Just add more, and more, and more, and more………(It’s time consuming.

Organize Your Fabric I love looking at my fabric! But it didn’t used to be that way… Does any one else’s fabric collection look like this? When I would look for one piece of fabric, I usually had to dig through a few boxes and make a mess in the process. And these boxes had been “neat” before, but let’s just say getting the fabric to the box instead of the craft table is an accomplishment. For my sanity, I needed better organization and found this wonderful idea using foam posterboards. Now I can view all of my fabric easily and take out the one that I need without disturbing the organization. - Supplies – Fabric Foam Posterboard Xacto Knife Pencil Ruler/Cutting Mat (for measurement) Pins Iron The first step is to cut out the foam posterboard. Using your pencil or pen, trace where you will be cutting on the posterboard. Using your Xacto knife, carve the first layer (the paper) along your traced lines. Then bend the posterboard along your carved line. Then easily pull the carved piece from the posterboard.

Cozy Button Wrap with Disney from Ruffles and Stuff Welcome to the first day of Refashionista! I'm so glad you're here. Our first guest needs NO introduction, but I'm going to give her one anyhow. This is Disney from Ruffles and Stuff (and her gorgeous daughter). Her blog was one of the first craft blogs I found and I fell in love with it. So, welcome Disney! Hey everyone! It's so neat to be here at Cheri's place today with all of you. I'm also super excited for "refashionista" event! The refashion I'm sharing today is something I call the "Cozy Button Wrap". Wear it buttoned..............wear it open! Wear it belted....or as a wrap! *These photos of me are not the most flattering, so I'm not sure it really sells the product. So here's the how-to! 1. 2. 3. 5. Ta-da! A few tips: If you can't find inexpensive matching scarves like mine, try using two scarf sized lengths of snuggly flannel (just remember to hem the sides), or for a super-simple version, try fleece! Thanks again, Cheri. Have a wonderful day! Thanks, Disney!

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Making a picnic dress Several people have asked me how to make my Picnic Dress. It’s a bit too complicated for the step by step instruction on how to draft a pattern I gave for the draped t-shirt, but I hope this will be enough detail for anyone who is familiar with how dresses are made. You will need 4 yards of 45″ fabric and an 18″ zipper. These are the pieces of the pattern. Mark out the measurements listed and the distances between them. For example, on the waistband measure out the distance between your underbust/ribcage and your waist, then measure half your ribcage measurement at one side and half your waist measurement at the other. If you’re not used to making your own sleeves, trace both the arm hole and the top of the sleeve off a pattern you’ve used before and like. To make the curve of the skirt even, use your tape measure like an enormous protractor. To gather the top, mark out a distance ¾ of the difference between bust and underbust measurement on one side.

9 Pillowcases and 1 easy Tutorial The deadline for Craft Hope Project 9: Pillowcases is just a couple weeks away. So I figured it was time to get sewing. Especially since some of the moms in Lucy’s preschool were grouping together to send a big package of Pillowcases to ConKerr Cancer. Even easier! I cleaned out my fabric stash and bought a few new colorful prints (stuff I might not normally use but they seemed very kid friendly. So, with these colorful fabrics….I made pillowcases! When I was done, I bagged them up and handed them off to another preschool mom who will contact our local ConKerr Cancer rep for shipping info. Would you like to make some too? I referenced the ConKerr Cancer pattern but like many of you, I’m very visual. So I created a very simple tutorial for making Pillowcases.You’ll find all the info HERE (and in the TUTORIALS tab at the top): So get together with your craft group, church friends, as a family, or by yourself and try it out! Thank you Craft Hope.

Thursday DIY | Summer kaftan DIY - Trending story | Creators of Desire - Fashion trends and style inspiration by leading fashion bloggers [NEWS] Trend Alert Posted on An easy breezy summer DIY: from scarf to kaftan in less than 5 minutes. Find a large scarf, preferably more-or-less seethrough and 2x1,5 meter. All you need it to cut out a whole for your head and neck and you're good to go. Gather with a belt or ribbon and your beach outfit or summer dress is ready for take off. By Suzanne Stal

How to Decorate Chairs with Scarves! Revamp your chair backs in two minutes or less! All you need is a scarf. No-sew tutorial :-). Remember when pashmina scarves were all the rage? Loosely fold the scarf in half lengthwise. Grasp the long length on the left side of the chair with your RIGHT hand. Push the length of scarf in your right hand under the other length. Pull the right side of the scarf straight UP while pulling the left side of the scarf straight down. Place the length that was in your right hand directly over the tied area. It'll look like this! Ready to party? DIY pillowcase lounger Sofa space can be at a premium for families on movie night. Keep the couch clear for Mom and Dad to enjoy while each kid gets comfortable on their own personal pillowcase lounger. Movie night has never been so comfortable. Supplies: 4-5 pillowcases4-5 pillowsSewing machineThreadScissorsFusible VelcroIron Directions: Start by cutting out 2 (2-inch) sections of fusible Velcro for each pillowcase. Line up the long sides of 2 of the pillowcases. I sewed 4 pillowcases together total, which was the perfect size with room to spare for my preschooler. Stuff each of the pillowcases with a pillow, then seal the Velcro ends to keep the pillows from coming out. Fold the top 2 pillows up to create the headrest for your pillowcase lounger. Love this?

diy-clothes Sewn owls A sweet friend of mine sent the girls and me a box of adorably adorable owl pillows this week. She doesn’t sell them, doesn’t have an Etsy shop…she just makes them. I think they might be the sweetest things I’ve ever seen, and I think they’ll be precious in the girls’ new room. I don’t know what it is about owl pillows. It must have something to do with the eyes. I love this vinyl detailing. Vinyl? Which brings me to my current fixation: I really wish I could sew. But when I see things like this, all I can think about is that I really wish I could sew. I’d love to be able to grab a pile of fabric scraps and turn them into…an owl. I love this one. Boo! It would take me approximately eighty years to make one of these pillows. That’s because I’d keep taking breaks to go cook. And eat. So maybe it’s best that I don’t know how to sew. If I did, I might be tempted to make things like this. And then nothing would ever get cooked in this house. Maybe even twenty pounds! Yep. Ahem.