Basics for Sewing a Prom Dress
With a few common-sense considerations, sewing a dress for Prom will make for enduring high school memories. While the sewing itself is much the same as for all sewing projects, the lustrous unique fabrics often chosen for the dress can present challenges.
Button Down Shirts to Circle Skirt - Tutorial [offsite link]
Convert men´s button-down shirts into a circle skirt.
Camisole Accents [offsite link]
Embellish a camisole using an embroidery machine and a serger.
Changing Seasons Sewing
As one season winds down and another is just around the corner, what to wear for the entire day can often start out as a morning closet exploration. What will be appropriate clothing from morning to evening? Consider sewing an easy transitional outfit.
Chenille Vest [offsite link]
Instructions for making chenille fabric and turning it into a vest.
Double Tie Wrap Pants [offsite link]
Make a pair of these loose-fitting wrap pants for those casual days.
Fabric to Knit or Crochet
Fabric can be thought of as much more than flat yardage to cut and sew into clothing, accessories and items for the home. Fabric can be treated like yarn – loomed, braided, knit or crocheted too.
Make a Jeans Skirt [offsite link]
Instructions for converting a pair of jeans into a skirt.
Make Your Own Knickers - Tutorial [offsite link]
Learn how to make your own underwear from t-shirts with this tutorial.
Maternity Top to Wrap Tee - Tutorial [offsite link]
This tutorial shows how to convert your maternity tops to wrap tees when you are done wearing them.
Peasant Blouse - Tutorial [offsite link]
The link opens a .pdf document with instructions for making a peasant blouse to your measurements.
Peasant Blouse Refashion Tutorial [offsite link]
Upcycle a man´s button-down shirt and turn it into a cute peasant style blouse!
Peasant Skirt [offsite link]
Instructions for making a four-tiered skirt. There is a nifty calculator for determining cutting dimensions. From jcarolinecreative!
Pin Tuck Blouse [offsite link]
Introduction to some heirloom techniques for embellishing a blouse.
Poncho Panache [offsite link]
Instructions for making a poncho. Link opens a .pdf document.
Rows of Ruffles Vest [offsite link]
Instructions for embellishing a vest using serger-made ruffles. Link opens a .pdf document.
Six Gore Skirt Pattern [offsite link]
Learn to make a skirt pattern according to your own measurements that is guaranteed to fit!
Twist-It-Up Bandeau Top [offsite link]
Make a simple top with endless tying options out of bias cut triangles.
Wearing Ease and Design Ease
The way clothes fit the body with consideration to comfort and freedom to move without undo restraint is the ease that is built into the construction of a garment. Design ease is a function of the overall style of the garment and usually has additional fabric amounts to supplement the wearing ease.
Wrap Cape [offsite link]
Instructions for making the wrap cape.
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