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Paper-Tape Dress Form

Paper-Tape Dress Form
David Coffin Photo: David Coffin by David Coffin Barbara Deckert, a dressmaker from Elkridge, Maryland, and author of Sewing for Plus Sizes, uses a form-making method that I've seen in sewing texts from the 1930s: Brown-paper tape from an office-supply store forms a body mold as well as duct tape does, then hardens into "papier-mâché" to become a pinnable form, which you don't even have to stuff. from Threads #75, p.41 <A HREF=" Related:  doll patterns

RIT Dye Tutorial It happens to me every year. The second spring hits, I’m standing in front of my closet going, I am so sick of all my clothes, if I see that shirt again I’ll throw up, but I don’t have any money for new stuff, I’M SO TIRED OF EVERYTHING I OWN. You know that feeling? Let’s kill it with instant-wardrobe-transformer (aka RIT dye). to these! And it’s not even hard. Now, there are other kinds of clothing dye out there, but I chose RIT because it’s got simple instructions on the back of the package, it costs about $3 per box, and you can find it almost everywhere in the U.S. I’m gonna show you how to do a basic stovetop dye job. But! OK! You will need: Something to dye: choose a white, off-white, or beige item of clothing made of natural fiber (cotton, wool, silk, linen), a blend of natural fibers (like a cotton/linen blend), nylon, or rayon. So now that we have our materials, let’s dye this elegant-yet-boring purse I found at a garage sale for a dollar! Step One: Fill your pot ¾ full with water.

Dolls - Costume & Clothing Tutorials Page 5 - Attach Lace on Finished Side of Skirt Hems & Contrasting Top Stitch This is an easy method to attach lace to the finished side of skirt hems of your doll dresses. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. By making a hem in the material first you see a nice finish on the underside of the skirt if the skirt gets turned up a bit in playing. A hem in the material also gives a better drape to the finished skirt. Article and photo credit Susan Kramer Here are two ways I use contrasting hand-sewn top stitching on the collars of doll costumes. In the dress example, I used 6 strand pink embroidery floss to hand top stitch down the front sides, to the lower point of the white lace collar. The pink picks up on the pink print in the doll dress. With all contrasting top stitching I try to space the top and underside stitch evenly, about one eighth inch for stitch and one eighth inch space. For the Raggedy Andy collar I used red 6 strand floss with the same one eighth inch stitch and one eighth inch spacing pattern. webmaster

Adithis Amma Sews - Cute Confessions of a Sew Addict: Tutorial - Angrakha Pattern Drafting Part I Iam glad to have got back to posting tutorial. Please feel free to leave your feedback in comments so that it will help in iron out flaws if any and also make it better in future and also would motivate me to do share more of pattern drafting expeditions. In case if you any doubts, please raise the same and i would be glad to sort them out. Today we shall see part I of Angrakha Tutorial. This would involve drafting the Angrakha part. You will Need Shift Dress / Kameez Draft - as baseRulerPencilScissorCellophane TapePattern Paper ( I normally use newspaper to draft patterns, RECYCLE!) STEP 1: Trace the basic draft you have either Shift Dress / Kameez Draft with Paper on Fold STEP 2 : Mark Bust Point STEP 3: Mark 1 Inch from Bust Point (Approximately, depends on how curvy you are i am size 34 and it suits fine with me, increase or decrease 1 inch as required) from the Bust Point. From HPS (See pic - High Position Shoulder point) mark a point perpendicular to Point B and name it as C P.S.

Bjork Swan Dress ∙ How To by Hello Sweet Taco on Cut Out Shoes! I just could not find the right ones. I wanted white ones with a closed in toe and low heals as I am rubbish walking in anything higher than 2 inches (TRUTH!). I found some cheaper ones with all the requirements except they were tan. I bought white fabric paint, a stencil sponge brush and crystal glitter fabric paint (for some bling). I did about 3-4 coats of white, letting each layer dry in-between. I think they came out quite nice! Stepping Thru Crazy: Men's Button-Up Refashion... into Ladies Tank! A few years ago, when the hubby and I lived in Florida (this was pre-kids, so make that 5-ish years...) I bought him a button-up shirt for his work. The deal was that he had to wear blue or white button-ups, so I thought, "Why not both at the same time?" It was actually really easy to do... let me try once again to tell you how I used a sewing machine... eh.... First things first, I chopped the sleeves off. Then I slipped the shirt on and pinned in the sides so that it fit. I took off the shirt, flipped it inside out and sewed up the sides where my pins were, trimmed off the excess, flipped it rightside out again, and tried it on to make sure it fit. Then I pinned the armholes the way I wanted them... carefully......and sewed them. Then I cut a piece of thick white ribbon, gathered one side/sleeve/armhole-front up kind of like a fan, and wrapped the ribbon around it. To secure it in place, I attached a button (cut from the excess shirt) with a needle and white thread. That's it!

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. 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. And then you get home and gather what you need. Cut them out. Go go go! Love me?

Doll Clothing Construction Tips What Holds It All Together?~Selecting Sewing Notions for Dolly’s Clothes~ As a sewer, you know that every project presents unique opportunities to learn something new. You most likely have the basics on hand, but now it is time to expand in order to get ready for your new venture. Here are just a few sewing notions to add to your collection: Small, flat decorative buttons. The above list of notions for sewing leaves out the large variety of threads, cutting and measuring tools, and many other supplies you will use when sewing doll clothes for your dolly. Adithis Amma Sews - Cute Confessions of a Sew Addict: Angrakha - Sewing Tutorial I know its been 2 days since the promised date, since my DD fell ill (she is recovering,is lot better 2day, she has an ear infection and severe cold) could'nt spend time away from her, especially with the system Please find the photo tutorial for stitching the same, since i din't have anyone to assist me in shooting the video, i had kept the handycam at all vantage positions and shot the sewing video, but it has lot of unwanted footage of me testing if it's recording and so on, need to edit, will do in a day or two, till then i guess this picture tutorial is useful. Actually i prefer this one after assembling it together as i think video tute is shoddy due to shooting it by self. Would YOU Like to Sponsor this Tutorial - Please Check PR Page for details! Privilege Sponsor of the Tutorial Please leave your feedback in comments. Step 2: Prepare Neck Facings : Cut 2 piece each of neck facing and interface one piece, stitch right sides together and the outer seams, press seams and turn

THE SUN WAS HIGH: DIY // Galaxy Jeans I don't want to enter in a "I liked galaxies before it was cool to like them" monologue, but I've always been obsessed with outer space! My brother and I used to visit the local library and borrow tons of books about galaxies, spaceships and planets. The obsession stuck and now, even my design portfolio is filled with space-inspired pieces. There is something so fascinating and mysterious about coloured clouds, planets and stars... Galaxy print clothes have gained phenomenal popularity over the last three years, but oddly enough, they never made it to the racks of affordable chain stores. This afternoon, I found a pair of old washed out black jeans I wore in high school and I decided to make my own non-pricey galaxy-inspired jeans! You'll need: - A pair of black jeans. - A spray bottle filled with two parts bleach (javel) and one part cold water - Some acrylic paints. - An old toothbrush - A sponge - Little containers/plates to mix the paint 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Urban Renewal DIY Photo Canvas Art We’re so excited to share this DIY tutorial from Blue Label member Rachael Grace Photography. These mini photo canvases are easy to execute, and could be produced in bulk at a DIY crafting party with your bridesmaids + friends as sweet wedding favors! Read on for Rachael’s tips on how to make these little beauties: Do you know the feeling when your creative bug comes to visit? What you’ll need: - A canvas (start with a 5×5 size. For this project I choose a 6×6 canvas and a 5×5 Holga film camera photo. Step 1: Spread a layer of gel medium on the canvas. Step 2: Use a spray bottle or sponge to soak the canvas. Step 3: Once you’ve removed the majority of the paper I like to use a rough sponge to rough up the edges. Step 4: You’ll notice that once it’s dry the photo still looks cloudy with paper residue. And that’s all there is to it!

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