Watch and Learn Grasshopper - No-Pattern Sequin Skirt Tutorial
It’s been quite some time since I added a post in the “Watch and Learn Grasshopper” section. I guess this one would be much more interesting for many fashion and sewing enthusiasts ‘cause it’s a very easy-to-sew project and the best part is, there’s no need for a pattern!
An Hour to Sew Top and some hospital fashion…
It’s been almost 2 weeks since I shared a sewing project with you :( Partly because of the heavy workload in the first week, and partly due to my 3-year-old man’s unexpected and unending sickness in the second week :(
When things started to get back to normal at home, I rushed into doing the two things I enjoy doing most in life: sewing and blogging about it :))
So this week’s easy-to-sew project is again from BurdaStyle Magazine. It’s pattern no. 108 in its August issue - also sold on their website: link here. It has a loose cut and very few details, allowing novice sewers to enjoy their tailoring skills and practice making a neat neckline facing.
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
Butterflies and pink dreams…
For me, this has been the most romantic summer dress of 2012. It’s so light, so soft, so chic!
The fabric is a light pink chiffon with gorgeous print of butterflies and flowers on it. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it at the fabric store and finished the dress in a day!
Is it a curtain? No no, it’s a lace dress!
SEWING AN EASY LACE DRESS
This was a project that I’ve been dying to start for a very long time. I have made a skirt version of it some time ago.
(for investigative personalities it is Lace Skirt, I did it!)
While the workload gets more and more, I had been daydreaming about my new sewing project for days. I then decided to make a lace dress since - I assumed - it would finish in a very short time.
I was right. I finished sewing this dress in 30 minutes! Sewing a lace dress was indeed easy, but you have to be very careful in styling it; ‘cause you may end up looking as if you wrapped around your curtain before going out! :P The pattern I used for this dress was from BurdaStyle Magazine issue 03/2012 no. 102. The only alteration I made was reducing the size of front and back patterns from the middle ‘cause it’s quite a loose cut pattern.
Easy DIY Fashion Ideas: Color Up Your Leg Hems…
AND MAKE ALTERNATIVE SUMMER CAPRI PANTS!
Hello everyone! I came up with the idea of adding colorful pieces to the leg hems of your favorite pants for the summer. It’s quite an easy and fun alteration. You can even use your jeans for this project!
In order to use this method, you need to have:
- a pair of pants with preferably a bootcut legs, if not skinny pants
- any matching piece of fabric you’d like to use - make sure it’s a lightweight fabric
- and high spirits!
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 - Insert Zippers to Lined Dresses
Learn How to Sew: Zippers
Hello Everyone! Isn’t it a fine day to learn how to insert zippers on dresses? :)
Do not forget: If you don’t want your clothes to look messy and home-made, you must pay special attention to details like this!
So, if you have trouble in sewing zippers neatly, follow this tutorial and I’m sure you’ll perfect it immediately.