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
Peter Pan Collar Sew-Along
Remember my previous post about How to Make a Peter Pan collar?
Well it turned out to be quite a hit so I decided to prepare a more detailed post about it.
Below there’s a step-by-step explanation on how to make a Peter Pan collar with basic sewing skills.
It’s very detailed and cost me some hard work :P So, please pay my blog the credit when you’re using any information / photo from the website.
Defying the summer laziness…
I’ve been sewing like crazy since the start of my holiday but was too lazy to take photos of my projects. I then realize that it’s been only 2 posts this month so I rushed into taking photos at least for my final project.
Making a Chic top from a Simple T-Shirt Pattern
Hello everyone! I’m not just saying that “sew your style and wear a designer” because it sounds nice… It is really very easy (and fun!) to create nice outfits for yourself just by using basic sewing patterns!
Would you like to see an example? Couple of weeks ago I made a very fancy top by using a simple t-shirt pattern. Let me show you how it’s done…
New Designer trials / top - Rachel Comey
When I first laid eyes on this in Vogue Patterns I loved it. I thought it could be a handy top for everyday use. The pattern is again from a famous designer: Rachel Comey.