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Tank Top DIY & How to Create a Snakeskin Print with Sharpie Stained Markers Fashion

Tank Top DIY & How to Create a Snakeskin Print with Sharpie Stained Markers Fashion
The people from Sharpie so kindly sent me their newest invention, the Sharpie Stained Fabric Marker and asked that I create something with it. I thought instead of drawing a picture of something specific, I would try to create a print using a stencil. Lace came to mind and when I did a test run with some leftover vintage lace from my ballet skirt DIY, I got a bit of a snakeskin print from it and was thrilled. I used the lace to create a repeating snakeskin grid across the entire tank. Here’s how… * White t-shirt* A favorite tank top* Lace* Sharpie Stained Fabric Marker{they have no scent at all, unlike regular Sharpies and have a great long, paintbrush type tip.* Scissors* A paper bag or cardboard * Slide a paper bag or large piece of cardboard in between your shirt {so your markings stay on one side only}. * Flip it over and do the same on the back. * Carefully follow your pattern on each side and cut out your tank top. * Lay your lace on top of your tank and hold it taught. Have Fun! Related:  DIY ClothesClothing

Oversized Cropped Tank or Vest DIY Fashion What you’ll need. . . * NOTE: as you wear it the edges will curl a little …which actually makes it look better for a cropped look, pull it back more or cut the center shorter * NOTE #2: instead of ribbon you can cut strips out of the left over t-shirt, shoe laces, lace, anything! Voila! See how I wore it by clicking the links below… DIY Crop Vest with Jeans | DIY Cop Top with Tropical Skirt Have Fun! * Find all my DIYs here How To: Shorten Sleeves with a Lining I do a lot of different sewing projects for people, and learn a lot of new things along the way. Today I thought I'd show you how to shorten sleeves of a women's blazer (or any sleeve that is lined). It is easy, even if you don't call yourself a seamstress, you can do it too! Here is the sleeve before I did anything to it: See how the lining is folded over the seam? Use a seam ripper to carefully rip out the stitches that hold the lining and the sleeve together. Fold the sleeve over to the desired length. Press sleeve to make this a permanent fold. **Note: I read recently that water with a little white vinegar will take that other fold line away when doing a project like this. Now, you know how long the sleeve will be. Measure 1” off your lining. Pin the lining in place and press. Now it is time to pin the lining and the sleeve back together. I just hand-sewed mine, since it was just a little sleeve hole, but you could always use a blind stitch to sew them together. Ta-da!

Drab to fab! 5 DIY ideas for t-shirt remakes Posted by ScrapHacker.com on tisdag, juni 5, 2012 · 5 Comments With temperatures rising so is the annual epidemic of fashion fever, making many of us feverishly hit the high street (although our wardrobes are already stuffed full…). This post celebrates the power of re-invention of a wardrobe staple – old t-shirts. D.I.Y from ‘Free People’, check out the full DIY TUTORIAL HERE Lauren of ‘Calico Skies’ has made a great screenprint tee, to make your own, check out the DIY TUTORIAL HERE Rebekah of blog ”A little Sunshine when skies are grey” made an awesome DIY ombre inifinity scarf from an XL white t-shirt, to make your own, check out her DIY TUTORIAL HERE Lexy of blog ‘The Proper Pin Wheel’ wrote a really cute guest post for ‘Yellow Bird Yellow Bird’, featuring this crisp DIY tee, check out the DIY TUTORIAL HERE Laura of ‘Trash Planet DIY’ made a racerback tank from an oversize tee and compiled an awesome DIY TUTORIAL

Peplum T-shirt DIY Fashion seen with Kooba “Sabrina” bag, Guy & Eva necklace, Forever 21 Sunglasses and Rich & Skinny jeans ~ via flickr I have been DYING to make a cute peplum t-shirt for a few months now but just haven’t had a chance to. When I have an idea, if I don’t do it right away, it literally keeps bugging me until I do!! And I’ve had this idea since well before my floral print jeans DIY AND even before the Jeans & T outfit challenge. I actually wanted to be able to include it into the challenge, but alas, I just couldn’t fit it in. However, since this was my first weekend off since December {YAY!} There are a number of ways to create this cute little peplum tee… which is basically just one large ruffle at the waist of the shirt. What You’ll Need… * Two white t-shirts: one fitted and one large or extra large* Sewing machine or Serger* Pins/thread/scissors, etc. Steps… * Try on your fitted t-shirt and pin or mark where you want your peplum to begin. * Lying flat, cut your larger, men’s t-shirt. Voila! Have Fun!

How to Hem Suit Coat Sleeves I have had this post in draft for a while. Altering suit coat sleeves is not difficult if you know a few tricks. It does take a bit of time, but it is very worthwhile. You will need a few basic supplies such as good quality matching thread, a sewing machine (straight stitch only, don't panic), an iron, a press cloth or dish towel, tailors chalk, a ruler, scissors, and a roll of fusible interfacing approximately 1" wide. The best advice I ever received on alterations, was to only work on one sleeve at a time. Fit your jacket sleeve length, mark with a pin, and measure how much needs to be hemmed. Remove the stitches that hold the lining to the sleeve. If your jacket is vented at the cuff, remove all stitches holding the vent in place. Now for the tricky part: measure how much your hem needs to be shortened and mark with tailor's chalk. On my jacket, I also used the ruler and chalk to mark the cutting line. Time to trim the excess fabric from the hem. Fold the hem in place. Designer Mom

10 Ways to Style a Plain White Tee Few things beat a classic white tee. Throw it on with a pair of jeans, cork wedges, a long necklace, and you’re good to go just about anywhere. Best of all, white tees are such a staple that you can find them at just about any corner store, grocery store, mall, or pharmacy. Seeing as we love style hackery oh-so-much, we decided to take on the classic tee, and came up with 10 new ways to restyle, rework, and totally transform it. We went with a few 3-packs of men’s undershirts by Hanes but, for most of these tutorials, you can use any old t-shirt you’ve got. 1. Grab a pair of tricked out cutoffs and throw on this top for a day of summer fun. To create this look, You’ll want to cut off the sleeves and collar of your tee. 2. This look is definitely a romantic one and makes us think of a refined take on hippie chic. For the how-to, you can go ahead and consider your tee a piece of jersey fabric at this point. 3. Maybe it’s time to up your workout style game. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lace Ballet Skirt w/ Raw Edges DIY Fashion * 1 yard of lace fabric …unless you want it longer, then measure appropriately {I had an almost square piece of vintage ivory lace} * Matching thread * Ribbon {color & size & texture of your choice} * Scissors, pins, tape measure * This is a simple drawstring style skirt. * Cut edges off lace, and into a circle of sorts. I left the longer sides flat because cutting a full circle would have made the skirt shorter. If you want more of a mini skirt, a perfect circle would be more appropriate. * Lay out your lace and find the center. * Continue cutting a perfect circle. * Try on your skirt. * Using your ribbon to determine the size of your waist band {drawstring tunnel}, fold your center circle fabric over it and pin in place. * To continue creating your drawstring tunnel, you’ll have to notch the fabric. * This is the inside of your skirt * Hand stitch your drawstring tunnel flat in place. * Flip your skirt right side out and try it on. Have Fun! Find my Hair Tutorial Here

Extra Petite | Petite Fashion, Style Tips and DIY I haven't been posting as much due to work and prepping for exam cramming, but follow me on Twitter for some fitting room photos and more. I've fallen very behind on emails and comments but will try to respond to any questions soon. Thank you for your patience! Lately, I've noticed that many bloggers have been sewing unique garments or doing alterations at home. I used to sew and gave up due to lack of patience and skill, but felt inspired to dust off my sewing machine again. Here's a little something that I worked on recently: Which sleeve looks more flattering? H&M Blazer, Item #037443, $34.95. When I initially tried on this blazer, I almost left it behind. I've done simpler alterations in the past such as slimming shirts and taking in the waist on a skirt. I think I got the hang of it after one sleeve, and took step-by-step photos the second time around. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. You can see my pins through the lining. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. All done!

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