Tag Archive: Tutorial

Men’s Shirt Dress Refashion

Refashioning a men’s shirt into a girl’s dress seems like a project that is as old as time. And yet, making something old, new again, never seems to get well…old! 😉  For this men’s shirt refashion, I wanted to retain the key identifying factors of the men’s shirt, like the pocket and the sleeve cuffs,…

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Sewing With Power Mesh

In preparation for the release of the Grace Tankini, we’ve been preparing a few tutorials for you.  Swimwear sewing is doable for the home sewist, and every tip and tutorial helps you achieve a more professional look.  Today we’re talking about power mesh. Power mesh is a lightweight, sheer fabric used to add extra compression […]

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fourteen hem tutorials

There are several ways to sew a hem depending on what you want the finished look to appear like. Let me introduce you to fourteen hem tutorials that have appeared on the blog in the past. You’re sure to find just the hem finishing technique you need here!

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Curvy Pattern Tutorial: Sew your own Geneva-inspired Dress

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been eyeing that Geneva dress from Universal Standard and wondering if it’s worth the money. I’ve heard from several reliable sources that they’re wonderfully made, that the jersey is awesome, and I love the company for their policy of letting customers exchange their garments for a new size for…

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Back To (Bra) Basics: How To Sew Elastic

Sewing lingerie is a whole different genre of me-made. Getting the hang of the fabrics and trims takes time, practice and a lot of error. IBelieve me, I was bad for a long time. With my students, I see their projects make a leap from somewhat messy to profesh when they get the hang of…

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Tutorial: How to Add Text to an Instagram Picture

For the destash, some of you might want to add ID numbers, or measurements to your fabric pictures. If that’s something you want to do, but you don’t know how, then you need to get a free app called MOLDIV. There are other apps out there too, but this works for me. Search for it […]

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One Piece Collar Tutorial Part II with McCall 7575

Today’s tutorial will illustrate how to actually make the one piece collar. I used McCall 7575 collar, which was originally designed to cut two collar pieces (upper and lower) to form the shirt collar. I folded the original collar in half, copied the…

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DIY tie front cut-out dress or swim coverup refashion

Instructions: *Try to find a shirt thats a little thicker so you it isn’t too see through! 1.Seam rip our cut off any pockets sleeves and collars. 2.Turn the piece inside out and line up a skirt on top plenty of room all around because the skirt half will be more A-line shape and we

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how to make a tank out of a t-shirt pattern

Just in time for summer and hot weather, learn how to turn the Oliver + S School Bus T-shirt into a tank top with this easy tutorial.

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OAL2017: Assembling the Bodice

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the second week of the 2017 OAL! This post today is all about assembling the bodice of the dress – stabilizing the neckline, sewing French seams, and attaching the facing. A few things before we jump in: The pattern I using is the Kim Dress from By Hand London, […]

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Tutorial – Drafting One Piece Collar – Crisp and Sharp Corners Part I

There is always something new to try in sewing.  I have a library full of sewing books, full of ideas and techniques to try and possibly incorporating into my sewing practices. But, these days I rarely do. This year I’d decided to try a few new th…

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What I Made: Tabitha

What have I been crushing on? Color, color, color. Just scope out my lingerie kits – I think that’s evident. Last year, I was all about minimalism, and for the most part, my wardrobe consisted of black, white and jeans. It was kind of a Calvin Klein, 90s vibe. I hung onto that for the

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OAL 2017: Getting Started!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 2017 Outfit Along! My apologies that this post is a bit late – I moved house yesterday, and only just got my internet turned on in the new place. Taking a short break from unpacking to get this OAL rolling! Let’s do this! The official pattern for this year […]

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Paper Palm Frond Party Decor + Free Cut Files

If there is a plant that makes me think of summer, it’s definitely the palm. Which makes it great party decor to help ring in summer! Today I’ve teamed up with Michaels to bring you three ways to add a little palm leaf pizazz to your summer party. Since, we literally don’t have palms growing on trees…

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Giant Paper Flowers + Free Silhouette Cut Files!

I am in love with the giant paper flower trend. It’s just so fun that you can create something so beautiful and larger than life from just…paper! I first saw Miranda and then Miranda and Dana share a tutorial for it and I knew I just had to try it, but with my Silhouette Cameo. So, I’ve…

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how to add belt loops

Learn how to add belt loops to any pair of pants, shorts, or a skirt. In this tutorial, Shelley demonstrates how to add belt loops to the Liesl + Co. SoHo Shorts.

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How to make a DIY babydoll top with tassels refashion

  />Supplies/Instructions: start out with a top that fits you will in the shoulders and chest, something to repurpose, pins, scissors, measuring tape, a few yards of tassels, thread and sewing machine 1.Cut off anything extra from your to-refashion piece, like an elastic waist band and fold in half. 2.lay the top folded in half

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how to make a jeweled neckline

Learn how to make a jeweled neckline. It looks gorgeous on the Oliver + S Building Block Dress. You’ll earn lots of cool mom points when you make this project!

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How to finish the zipper end on an unlined garment – Como fazer o acabamento do fecho numa peça sem forro

EN Summary: Did a zipper end ever scratched your skin or ruined your pantyhose? This has happened to me far too many times (even with boots/zippered shoes!) so I like to prevent it if I can. One way is installing a zipper guard/tab, similar to what you see on a front-fly zipper; a quicker way is to add a piece of lining encasing the zipper end, which also produces a neater finish on the wrong side of the garment without all the extra steps and bulk of adding the zipper guard. Keep reading the full tutorial.
PT Sumário: Alguma vez a base de um fecho vos arranhou a pele ou ropeu os collaints? A mim isto acontece muitas vezes (até com botas e sapatos com fechos!) e prefiro prevenir esse mal, se puder. Uma forma é instalar uma vista interna, semelhante à que se vê nas carcelas das calças de ganga; outra solução, mais rápida e igualmente eficiente, é rematar o final do fecho com um pedaço de forro, o que além de prevenir os acidentes não deixa de ser um acabamento cuidado e bonito. Continuem a ler o passo-apasso completo.

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The Magic Of A Two Piece Dress

When it comes to a mini capsule, you need your clothing pieces to be versatile. I decided to add a “two piece dress” to my mini capsule. I’d seen similar ideas used in travel clothing and thought even just having a coordinating top and bottom would be a good idea. I can wear them together…

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The Magic Of A Two Piece Dress

When it comes to a mini capsule, you need your clothing pieces to be versatile. I decided to add a “two piece dress” to my mini capsule. I’d seen similar ideas used in travel clothing and thought even just having a coordinating top and bottom would be a good idea. I can wear them together…

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How to make an 80’s inspired side ruffle knit skirt DIY

Here is a new, modernized spin on an 80’s skirt – the side ruffle knit  skirt perfect to dress up or down this upcoming season. Supplies + Instructions: All you need is 1.5 to 2 yards of light to med weight knit fabric that has good stretch. Make 2 rectangles or squares depending on the length

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Tutorial: Lowering The Dart After Making A Full Bust Adjustment on McCall 7575

This post is to illustrate how to do a FBA on a regular one piece front pattern for a shirt.  Last week I purchased McCall 7575 Palmer Pletsch pattern because of the style lines.  The illustration shows a “fit and flare” silhouette.  Sec…

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A Bridal Set + 3 Tips for Sewing with Mesh

Don’t hate me. I can’t tell you why just yet – keyword being yet – but I’ve been working on some bridal pieces using very, very delicate laces, burnout velvets and meshes. They’re beautiful to look at and to touch, but not fun to sew. There’s definitely a learning curve and I use a few

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How to make a diy ruffle sleeve with open bow back (bridesmaid dress idea!) VIDEO

Supplies + Instructions: This feminine dress showcases pretty gathered sleeves with an open back tied together with an oversized bow. This dress is perfect for church or something special like a wedding or it can even be a bridesmaid dress. *You’ll need a longer dress- preferably one that has a zipper down the center back.

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Free Class – Creating Embossed Birthday Cards

Free Class – Creating Embossed Birthday Cards

Watch as Ken Oliver creates wonderful watercolor birthday cards using stamps, Color Burst, Mineral Burst, Alpha Stamps, embossing powder and more! Just add water and watch the stunning burst of color appear right before your eyes. The possibilities are endless!! Download Now

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DIY very EASY dress to jumpsuit or romper refashion

Watch: Daniel Wellington Make this jumpsuit from almost any dress or cut the legs short and make it into a romper perfect for Summer! As I was sewing this together I was shocked with how easy this was. And if you are lucky enough to find a dress that already has a zipper then its

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The BCN-Unique Wide-Leg Culottes (includes pocket tutorial)

EN Summary: Although I have completed both the Wide-leg Coulottes and the Dress&Sash (you can see more photos of me wearing both garments on Tany et La Mode – click here), I decided to write separate sewing reviews for each garment. Today I’m reviewing the Wide-Leg Culottes, showing all the construction details and highlighting how I sewed the in-seam pockets, with the beautiful bias cut seam binding finishing. Keep reading the full article.
PT Sumário: Embora já tenha acabado as culotes de perna larga e o vestido com faixa (podem ver o conjunto com detalhes no Tany et La Mode – clicar aqui), decidi escrever artigos separados sobre a confeção de cada um. Hoje vou mostrar os detalhes da confeção das culotes, dando relevância à confeção dos bolsos metidos na costura com o acabamento de fita de viés. Continuem a ler o artiigo completo.

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how to add ruffled sleeves to a t-shirt

Here is a tutorial on how to add ruffled sleeves to a t-shirt. 2017 seems to have become the year of the sleeve, so now is the time to have fun with sleeves and make a statement.

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Video Tutorial: How To Clean Your Cutting Mat

If you’re like me and sew a lot lingerie, then you go through Odif’s 505 Spray Adhesive pretty quickly. Odif, huh? If you have no idea what the heck I’m talking about, head on over to this post to find out more about it. It’s one of my favorite bra making tools, but quickly ‘gums’ up on my

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