EASIEST WAY TO MAKE A T-SHIRT DRESS
It is very easy to make your own wardrobe with some simple steps! I mean, not everything you sew should be featured in a fashion magazine… If you are a consumer of RTW world, then with average sewing skills, you can easily make a good quality RTW outfit as well!
Moreover, it is quite easy to create different outfits by using simple and basic patterns, like the one I used in this dress. This was created with a basic t-shirt pattern.
Well, you don’t know how to sew a t-shirt either? No problem! You can use one of your t-shirts that you already got bored with.
All you need is half a meter fabric that you’d like to sew onto your t-shirt .
For example, I wanted to make use of a denim fabric leftover which was barely half a meter. In the meantime, I wanted to practice (and hopefully improve) my aplique making skills, so I made this flimsy patch onto my skirt piece. Am I not the designer? I can create whatever I want and call it a new style! :P
All you need to do is to measure the length of your hips, cut that much of fabric and sew it onto your t-shirt hem.
But I must warn you on one thing. If the fabric you’re using is thicker and thus heavier than your jersey, then your dress may get a little longer than you want.
Or maybe more…
Anyhow… let me pull up the dress for now and shorten the jersey top after writing this post. But isn’t it easy and fun?! In half an hour, I turned a boring t-shirt into a chic outfit. Would you like to try it as well? :D
When I started my blog, this pattern was one of the first projects I made, again with a little twist… If you like to check it out visit: Making a Chic Top from a Basic T-shirt Pattern
Create Chic Outfits with Basic Patterns - PENCIL SKIRT
The reason I decided to learn sewing my own clothes was to be able to wear anything I like with high quality and low budget.
I respect and admire the Fashion Brands and how much effort is spent in building them, but if it is not for my budget, what’s the use! So after I started sewing, instead of idle window shopping, I started to notice the details and how one yard of fabric can be turned into a good quality outfit. Now I use my SYS - Look Book for this, and it’s much better than spending time in malls :) I advise you to use it as an inspirational resource as well.
When I examined the high fashion outfit brands closer, I realized that many of the RTW outfits are just smart variations of simple patterns. Of course the creativity and design quality lies in these details… And you HAVE TO HAVE good quality fabric to begin with. I claim that anyone who has an eye on fashion, and willing to execute basic sewing techniques, can create a high quality outfit just by following some simple steps.
Watch and Learn Grasshopper - Sewing a Basic Skirt
I’ve been getting queries about how-to steps for sewing skirts. I recently posted a question about which / what type of skirt pattern you’d like to see as a sew-along. But I got a lot of different replies. So I decided to select a very basic skirt pattern to show the sewing steps in this post and surprise you with showing how you can use it for creating various chic skirts later on.
Follow this post for learning to sew a basic skirt and keep an eye on the upcoming posts :)
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WATCH AND LEARN GRASSHOPPER
In this page, I intend to share with you step-by-step tutorials on different sewing techniques.
As still a grasshopper myself in sewing world, I have learnt everything about sewing through collecting information and watching tutorials similar to the ones provided below. So when I decided to blog about my sewing passion and adventure, I wanted to provide a reader-friendly sewing resource to the ones who start off sewing same as I did.
So…watch and learn grasshopper…. :)
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How to insert zipper to a lined dress professionally - turn right to learn more…
Style Up your Tops with Hip Collars - fly to Peter Pan Collar making tutorial.
Learn how to sew a basic skirt - then create gorgeous high fashion outfits with it!
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