DIY Style :: Projects :: Fashion Sewing Projects :: Fun and Flirty Halloween-Ahoy Matey Ahoy Matey!! Fun and Flirty Halloween by DIYStyle and VELCRO Featured Project Fun and Flirty Halloween-Ahoy Matey presented by DIYStyle and VELCRO Ahoy Matey!! Supplies:White broadcloth for top bodice and sleeves, ½ yardBlack broadcloth for top midriff, ½ yardsRed broadcloth for skirt, 1 ½ yardsBlack tulle netting for underskirt, yardsBlack broadcloth for underskirt, ½ yardGrommets and grommet tool 3/4" non-roll elastic, 2 yardsGold cord for laceVELCRO ® Fabric Fusion brand hook and loop fastener, 5/8 yard white1 sheet white fun foam1 sheet black fun foamVELCRO ® brand mask kit-base, or craft store mask baseVELCRO® brand hook and loop fasteners, Sticky BackTM squares, whiteSequins by the yard, 2 yards blackGlitter, black, red, silver, whiteCraft glue Pirate Top:Cutting: · Cut upper bodice piece from white broadcloth, lower bodice pieces from black broadcloth. · Cut 2, 4" x 6" pieces from black fabric · Fold each piece in half lengthwise and stitch ½" seam at each end. Pirate SleevesCutting:
The Convertible “Infinity” Dress: How it almost defeated me, and what you need to make one 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. 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. Select a stretchy knit with spandex in it.
belle and burger: Panty Tutorial: How to make your own drawers Well folks I think I have been talkin' about this tutorial for about a year, so I finally pulled it out. There are millions( ok maybe not millions, but a whole heck of a lot) of variations and add ons but I was trying to do the simplest one first. Materialsthreadsewing machine1 yd stretch elastic or fold over elasticpaper for pattern(paper bag or newspaper)scissorsold t shirt or any knit materialpair of underwear to cut and make pattern from Make your knickers !! 1. 2. Lie the pieces as flat and symmetrical as possible on your pattern paper(I Try to use the manufactured straight edge of my paper as the center fold line, This way I know that line is straight) Trace around your fabric piece leaving about 1/8-1/4 " edge. This pattern may take a bit of tweaking to get the way you like so use up and the oldest ugliest t-shirts on your first pair then you can make adjustments to your pattern from there 3. I cut the front panel from a large enough scrap of fabric I had in my cotton knit pile. 4.
Sewing tutorial: Sew a 90 minute beach cover up (Warning: Lengthy post with many photos follows) Ditch the t-shirt this summer in favor of a bit of glamour with this oversized beach cover-up. The inspiration for this cover up came from a Neiman Marcus mailing. You can too. Sizing: One size fits most.The length of the cover up is approximately 36".The width of the cover up is approximately 78" at the bust and 58" at the hem.Pattern can easily be made larger or smaller.Materials:2 yards fabric. If you draw directly onto the fabric, make sure your fabric is folded in half before you begin.
Jumper These are the pieces you are going to need. The measurements are half the garment, so make sure you get them right. First, measure from under your bust to your waist. Add a few inches for seam allowances and a hem. This is where my 10" came from. Next, measure around the largest part of your stomach. Then, decide where you want your button "strip" to go. The skirt and the straps are simple, go ahead and make them what you wish. Below are my measurements. The Designer Pad - A Private Suite On Wheels Talk about bringing camping into the 21st century. This luxurious take on the camper gives you the freedom to go, or stay, wherever you wish, while enjoying the outdoors in style. The Opera is a mobile holiday package combining tent accommodation, optimum travelling pleasure, convenience and comfort, and of course a modern look. This spectacular travel companion will open a world in which you can enjoy the luxuries of a comfortable boutique hotel against the backdrop of your favorite natural settings. The camper comes equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, two beds, a deck and plenty of storage to bring all that you need to have a memorable date with nature. Believe it or not, the compact kitchen is equipped with a stainless steel sink with a mixer faucet and pull-out faucet head and a top loading refrigerator. The electrically adjustable slats and mattresses with two comfort zones are your basis for an excellent night’s sleep under the stars.
How To Style Maiden Braids Last month I did a makeover story with Kelsie and had many requests for a maiden braid tutorial. Yesterday she came in and we photographed these simple step by steps. Kelsie has extremely long and thick hair, but anyone with shoulder length or longer can do these braids (see my photo below for an example). Steps 1-2: Braid two strands on each side of a center part. Steps 3-5: Wrap braids around the crown of your head and pin in place with one pin each. Step 6: Arrange braids so that they cover the front of your head like a headband. Steps 7-8: Pull the rest of the hair into a ponytail and pin it into a cute messy bun. Step 9: Add final pins and spray.
Glass Beach – The Dump You’ll Want to Visit Before you say anything about the content of this article, I hate people who litter. I’ll judge you if I think you’re too lazy to recycle. I hate pollution and the death of our fragile ecosystems and all the rest. It’s like a little Inuksuk… I’ve been trolling around for lesser known landscapes to road trip to and explore, and stumbled across this chunk of multicoloured west coast paradise. These days, Glass Beach is a protected part of MacKerricher State Park, but in 1949, it was the site of an unrestricted dump. Eventually, California realized that dumping automobiles, appliances, toxic substances and razor sharp shards of glass into the water was probably a bad idea, and looked elsewhere for a dumping site. The beaches under the cliffs lay polluted, cluttered and ruined, and were basically treated as a forgotten ‘mistake.’
Easy Origami Envelope | If you’d like to make these cute little “Flap Lock” Origami Envelopes–all you’ll need is a piece of square paper…any size. I used Christmas scrapbook paper. 1. Fold the paper in half to form a triangle. Make sure your edges are even. 2. 3. fold the right corner about 1/3 of the way to the left. 4. 5. 6. 6. 7. 8. 9. And there you have it! Now scurry off and make a million of these–or at least 24 if you’re using them for the Family Advent Countdown Calendar. Not in the mood to fold your own?
Obscure Sci-Fi movies worth watching that you may never have heard of! | Geekation: where geeks go Many of these you may never have heard of, some are just outright cheese, but all are worth knowing about. You will likely want to see some of them. Enjoy. Timecrimes Equilibrium (2002) Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009) Strange Days (1995) Primer The Lathe of Heaven. Outlander Outland Kin dza dza. Rocketship X-M (1950) Mystery Science Theatre version Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) Dark Star (1974) A cult classic, bad in the best way. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) Macross Castle in the Sky Laputa Arena (1989) It’s a terribly awesome. Hardware (1990) Nemesis (1992) A Geekation mod and someone who likes marbles.
Uni-ball Jetstream Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Rubber Body Series - Metallic Orange Body I wanted a smooth-writing pen that writes with a very fine line. Not knowing what to choose, I bought a Pilot Hi-Tech-C 0.25mm, a Pentel Slicci 0.25mm, a Uniball Signo 0.28mm, and the Uniball Jetstream 0.38mm, all with black ink. The Jetstream was really an afterthought - I expected the gel pens to be superior to a lowly ballpoint. And how fine could a 0.38mm ball write, anyway? To test the pens, I wrote several pages with each one on two kinds of paper. The Signo, the Hi-Tech-C, and the Slicci were very smooth but offered resistance, like moving a canoe paddle through water. As far as comfort goes, the Signo and Jetstream were easily the best and the Slicci was the worst. Skipping was really not a problem with any of the pens, although the Hi-Tech-C and Jetstream did skip just a tiny bit once in a great while, with the Hi-Tech-C worse than the Jetstream. The Jetstream ink, being a ballpoint, dries much faster than the gel pens, pretty much instantly. Hope that helps.
How I Can Afford My Life Of Constant Travel I’m confused. I’m simply confused as to how it’s possible that I have so far failed to properly explain how I’ve managed to travel/live/work abroad nonstop for 12 years straight (and counting). The questions are still pouring in every single day: How do you do it? How is it possible to travel for so long? And while I thoroughly enjoy communicating with readers (I’m being completely serious and encourage you all to continue sending your emails to me as often as you wish), the fact that these very questions are on the minds of so many of you out there has led me to believe that I need to do a better job at providing the answers. While it’s true that I’ve already written plenty of posts on the matter, clearly all of these posts, even as one collective entity, still fall well short of proving that a life of travel is not some crazy fantasy but a perfectly reasonable and easily attainable lifestyle option instead. So what am I to do? December 25, 1999: March 2000 October 2000 January 2001 April 2003
Fun Summer Hair in Minutes. Happy Friday ladies! I just love this time of year- summer is just around the corner! Naturally, as weather changes so does my hairstyle. However, I am feeling like I need something new. My usual summer top knot, braids, or loose pony tail is just getting a bit…well, boring. So, this week while I was in the shower (the place where I have most of my revelations) I came up with a fast and easy hair style that can be dressed up for a weekend date-night or dressed down for a day at the beach. I also chose to wear a vintage inspired blue shirt with red tiny polk-a-dots that I thought would look great with this hair style. Let me know what you think about this hair creation! Did you catch that? So how about a short little video tutorial on how to achieve this look. Go here to watch it. Tips that make this hair style even better? -Day old hair is best (not washed) - Add more bobby pins at the end to make sure it is secure -Hairspray helps it stay in place or visit me at www.trulymodlydeeply.com xo
T-shirt bag diy « the tragic whale I got this shirt at Target without trying it on first (mistake) and didn’t know what to do when I discovered it didn’t fit. It wouldn’t have been a problem but I IMMEDIATELY rip all tags off of new clothes and throw them away after I go shopping. Every time. I honestly never learn. And by that time the receipt usually has chewed gum in it so… Yeah. But I’ve wanted to make a t-shirt bag for a while, and this turned out to be the perfect opportunity! The shirt: How cute is this, though? First I sewed the bottom shut: Then I did that thing (insert technical term here) where you sew the corners to give the bag a boxy shape. I cut off the arms and the collar, over-exaggerating the collar so the bag would have a bigger opening. I edged the handles with some black bias tape. And, that’s it! Use it for groceries, bring it to the beach, whatever, and it’s so easy to wash! Like this: Like Loading...