Unlock the secret to clothing design. If you can draft and sew a basic bodice you can design virtually any kind of t-shirt, blouse or other top! Attach a skirt and you now have a dress! Take your measurements by using the guide in the " How to Take Your Measurements" section a ...more
Thrift stores! As a Steampunk, they can be your best friend, but it's easy to make a tragic mistake. This hands-on guide will help you navigate the murky waters of successful thrifting in order to find the hidden gems that will make your Steampunk outfit complete! Thrift Stor ...more
Need to remove wrinkles from your shirt but don't want to bust out the iron and ironing board (or don't even have one)? Well, with a little bit of do-it-yourself ingenuity, you can "iron out" that wrinkly top in no time. For example, if you need to hop into the shower, simply ...more
Learn how to turn an old t-shirt into a sexy top. If you can sew a hem, you can transform one of your old tees into a cute strapless blouse. Step 1. Choose a T-shirt Select a T-shirt, bearing in mind that if you use a shirt with writing or a design, it will end up upside-dow ...more
Tonic water, seltzer water, club soda, and mineral water: these 4 types of "bubbly water" are often, erroneously, used interchangeably. But the truth is that each possesses unique qualities and uses that set them apart from each other. Most experts can tell types of bubbly wat ...more
Many people find Steampunk problematic for a whole host of reasons, not least of which is the glorification of an era of Western history that featured institutionalized slavery, racism, sexism, elitism, and many more -isms. Today, Steampunks frequently get accused of subtly o ...more
A TFU was set up to review Navy service uniforms. This uniform is approved for E6 and below. It will replace the summer white and winter blue uniforms. This is how the female uniform should be worn. - The uniform consists of a khaki over blouse, black slacks, and optional blac ...more
Let's say that you've got the look down, and you have your Steampunk props all ready to go. Congratulations! You're a Steampunk! But now what do you do with yourself? You can sit there, patting yourself on the back, but that gets lonely after awhile. Your props will look nic ...more
This tutorial shows you how to make a Renaissance or medieval costume blouse. You will need a sewing machine and about a yard and a half of fabric. You don't need a pattern, just one of your own shirts to use as a fitting guide.
The sari is a beautiful dress, traditionally worn by East Indian women, involving a length of fabric draped over an under blouse. This tutorial shows you how to draft your own pattern for a sari blouse and then sew it together yourself. Always iron your fabric before you start ...more
Nearly everyone of note in the Steampunk community has tried at one time or another to define what Steampunk is, myself included. Every time someone tries, it's met simultaneously with both backlash and support for either being too open or too closed. Half of the people seem ...more
This video shows how to make a peasant blouse, using a T-shirt pattern from a previous video. Take the front of the T-shirt pattern and cut it out of your fabric. You will need two pieces the same, one for the front and one for the back of the blouse. Save the extra fabric fro ...more
Your ironing skills are rusty, and so is your iron. Now you’ve got rust stains on your blouse. What to do? You Will Need * A steel-wool pad * Lemon juice * Water * Cloths or paper towels * Vinegar WARNING: If your fabric is not machine-washable or color-safe, have it professi ...more
In this short video, learn how to measure a female's hips for a tailored suit or blouse. Aspiring tailors: With the slightest measurement off, a blouse or suit can be ruined so it is important to watch this guide closely! Good luck with your sewing project!
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wear a Sari. Users will first need to wear the blouse, petticoat and heels. Begin by tucking the plain in the petticoat and wrap it around once. Then tuck it in. Now wrap the Sari around your body once and make 5-7 pleats with the S ...more
In conclusion to Threadbangers Steampunk week, Rob and Corinne show how to construct outfits for both the Steampunk Gentleman and Ladies. Men can make over a button-up shirt and make a new steam-punk inspired shirt. Women can make a pair of bloomers from an old sheet, turn a b ...more
This blouse puts a unique twist on the classic blouse with bat-wing sleeves. Learn how to make a stylish bat sleeve blouse with sexy Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. The cut is both casual and comfortable.
Ok, let's pretend that you just got back from the store with a $200.00, maybe $300.00 silk blouse. You put it on, it looks perfect. You go out on the town, everyone else loves it, you're the center of attention. Then you come home, you go to hang it up, and there is a huge sta ...more
Looking to brighten up your hairdo? Add pizzazz to your hair by giving yourself highlights—at home. In this video, learn how to give yourself the perfect highlights. You Will Need: • A highlighting kit • An old blouse • Water • Conditioner • A towel • Clarifying shampoo ...more
If you've seen the 2005 film Sin City, you most likely remember how most of the film was black and white, but some objects were rendered in livid color. This video will teach you how to create the same effect yourself using After Effects! The creator of this two-part video wor ...more
A great and simple way to add a little to your Renaissance Faire costume or costume closet - sew a peasant style top. All you need are a few yards of loose white fabric, your measurements and some basic sewing tools.
Due to current fashion trends but more so due to the evolutionary fascination that men have with bared necklines and shoulder blades, one-shoulder tops are some of the sexiest and most alluring clothing pieces you can slip on. Become man bait by watching this fashion tutorial ...more
A bodice pattern is very helpful for anyone who wants to design a T-shirt, blouse or other clothing top. This entails learning to draft up a basic bodice pattern. For a quick beginners t-shirt however, you can merely take a rough impression straight from your body. Demystify p ...more
No, you're not going to look like a cheesy impersonation of Batman when you don this "bat sleeve" blouse. Composed of wide sleeves that encourage free air flow (always good, especially for sisters with sweaty armpits. Yes, we went there) and a nipped in waist, this blouse is f ...more
Gathered sleeves can add a bit of interest to a blouse or shirt which incorporates them. This tutorial shows you how to start with a basic straight sleeve and use pattern drafting software to adjust so you can end with a gathered sleeve.
Learn how to make a stylish ruffled shirt with the sexy Gianny L. No pattern necessary for this sewing project, just gather together some fabric, needle and thread, scissors, and fabric chalk. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Watch t ...more
Congratulations! You have the potential for a killer hourglass figure, if you know how to work it. You Will Need * A well-fitting bra * Dark, plain, fitted tops * Flared skirts * Collarless, belted jackets * Clothing containing Lycra * Medium-size purses * Good posture Step 1 ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to draw a witch. First, draw three oval shapes for the head and body. Next, draw the basic out line of the witches and legs. From there, you can add the arms, cape and broom. You can also add a bat and cat if you want. From here, you ca ...more
A big problem for many women is how to keep your tummy from showing. Well, YouTube user BeverlyLaneTV is here to help show you how by giving you examples of what you can wear. There are many ways to avoid the tummy showing but the easiest and most efficient way is simply cloth ...more
Make the most of your height with these wardrobe tips. You Will Need * Belts * Waist-length jackets * Kitten heels * Short or flared skirts * A-line dresses * High-waisted trousers * Skinny jeans * Big prints * Bright colors * Nipped-in jackets (optional) * Knee-high boots (op ...more
To wear a sari takes only the ability to properly fold and wrap the yards of often brightly colored and flowing fabric. With just a pin at the shoulder you can replicate the technique for this traditional Indian garb. This traditional Indian dress consists of swaths of beauti ...more
Learn how to play "All Summer Long" by Hit Master, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: Stadard Tuning: D C9 G Sittin’ in my car outside your house (Sittin’ in my car outside your house) ‘Member when you spilled coke all o ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a stylish bat sleeve. First, take a large piece of fabric and measure it from your shoulder to the armpit on the other arm. Now, fold the fabric up and mark pins where you want the cuts to be. Now, sew the seams where you placed the pins. ...more
In this tutorial, Dawn teaches us how to wear a classic button down blouse. The first blouse you can have has a round collar with a ruffled sleeve and a pleated front. Look for something that has more detail which gives it a more feminine look. Also, look to find a shirt that ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to mix and match vintage clothing pieces. First off, if you have a 1940's style juniors dress, you can pair it with knee highs and vintage heels. You can also wear it with a modern cardigan. Next, if you have a 1905's style floral dress, you can ...more
Daisuke 18 demonstrates how to draw Yoko Ritona from anime series Gurren Lagann. To begin with one side of the face is drawn with a pointed chin. A flip of hair is drawn next, which is falling over one eye. Next the artist draws most part of the hair, a waitress’s hat and some ...more
In this video, you will learn how to wear a bold flower print skirt in three different ways for going to school, a job interview or going out to a club. For the schoolgirl look, choose a dark top to draw attention to the bright colors in the skirt without overpowering it. Use ...more
You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a cool and scary costume for Halloween. This tutorial teaches you how to create a mummy and witch costume with old clothes and just a little bit of fabric. For the mummy costume you will need long johns, muslin, black, gloves, blac ...more
Sailor pants for the office? This look can be tricky, but with some careful styling you can pull together a sleek and professional look. In this video, we show you how to do just that. Proper Fit Pick sailor pants with a mid- or high-rise. The whole point is to make you legs ...more
Ironing can be a bit tricky, with so many different designers and clothing materials to choose from. This video shows you how to iron a blouse and skirt so each looks perfect every time. To iron any type of clothing garment, you will need: an ironing board, a clothing iron and ...more
In this video series, watch as professional homemaker Vickie Pavone teaches how to iron clothes and other household items. Learn how to iron fitted sheets, how to iron flat sheets and pillow cases, how to iron a blouse, how to iron a skirt, how to iron pleats, how to iron a me ...more
The traditional six yards is undoubtedly among the most gorgeous outfits a woman can adorn. Here we tell you how you can wear it with a new twist for a modern look. Ways to Drape a Saree Before you wear your saree, there are two essential things that you must pay attention t ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper blouse. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper blouse. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructional origami vi ...more
Did you know there's a difference between "semiformal" and "dressy casual"? Here are the finer points of proper dress. Step 1: Put on your tails If the invitation says “white tie,” men should wear a black tailcoat with a single stripe of satin or braid; a white pique wing-col ...more
Are you going to be working on Halloween (bummer) or are going to be extremely busy until just an hour or so before you head out with friends to celebrate? Then simplify your costuming routine by checking out this makeup video. You'll learn how to turn your neutral daytime ma ...more
Oktoberfest is the world's largest annual beer festival located in Munich, Germany! The festival starts in late September and lasts until early October -approx 16-18 days. Oktoberfest is an important part of the Bavarian Culture and has been going on for over 200 years. Each y ...more
Step 1: Day: Two-Tone Chiffon Blouse Pair it with the bold pants for a more relaxed day time look Step 2: Night: Bold Satin Blazer This edgy blazer will give you just the flare you need to take these pants from day to night. Video: .