Watch and Learn Grasshopper - Origami Raglan Sleeves Tutorial
Almost everyone who’ve read my post about the Red Dress I made using Burda Style’s 08/2012 no. 121 pattern, were very interested in how I made the origami sleeves and added it to the original dress pattern.
As said before in my related post, I was inspired by Straight Grain’s project she made for her adorable daughter. She provides a great tutorial about it in her blog. But let me share with you how I interpreted the technique and adopted it into a commercial pattern.
So here we go:
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!
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.
Hello there. I want to make a peter pan collar but can’t find a nice pattern. How can I draw it myself?
Hi! Making a Peter Pan collar is very easy and fun. You really don’t need a pattern for that. ‘Cause you can draw it easily!
All you need to do is:
Watch and Learn Grasshopper - How to make piping outfits
I woke up this morning thinking that it is a fine day to write about how to make piping at home!
So, what t is a piped bias one may ask… Hmm, think about the boring pillow and cushion covers… Not a very inspiring example isn’t it? :P
Well, let me tell you, by using the right combinations it becomes a very cool sewing technique that turns an ordinary pattern into a chic outfit. And the good part is… it’s quite easy to do!
Some examples of piped bias / piping dresses:
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!
Sewing Steps for My Super Chic Pencil Skirt!
So, the ones who follow my blog are already familiar with this project. For the ones who have just found it (shame on you by the way! :P) visit these two posts first if you’d like to learn sewing a basic skirt and then style it up by adding simple and hip details:
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.