Pants to Skirt

How To : Wear the women'ss Navy service uniform

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

How To : Make a hip bubble skirt with Gianny L

DIY fashion guru Gianny L is well known for her ability to turn very blah-looking t-shirts and old pants into stylish, body contouring bikinis, bags, and even Halloween costumes. Watch this Gianny L tutorial to see how to create a brilliant white bubble skirt from about two y ...more

How To : Repurpose last season's skirt into a cute tote bag

Vintage is in right now, but that doesn't mean everything you can dig up in your mother's closet is fashionable (we're thinking her neon '80s balloon pants here). If you happen to find a skirt in her collection that's dyed a nice color but cut entirely wrong to look good on an ...more

How To : Hide thick legs

Let's face it, not everybody's perfect. But that doesn't mean that everybody is special or beautiful. But for those of you without the thin, lengthy legs, there's hope for beating your insecureness. Lengthen the look of your legs with your attire and show off your bashful thic ...more

How To : Dress if you're a tall woman

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

How To : Dress if you have a pear-shaped body

If the circumference of your hips is 10 or more inches greater than the circumference of your waist, you're a classic pear shape. Transform it into an hourglass with these clothing tricks. You Will Need * Dark pants and skirts * Visually interesting tops * Empire waists * Thre ...more

How To : Recycle old jeans into a mini skirt with Gianny L

Learn how to recycle an old jeans into a sexy mini skirt! Crafter and recycler Gianny L shows how to take old jeans or pants, cut off the legs, and sew up a new mini skirt. Don't throw away old pants that just sit in the closet, transform them into something new. You'll be we ...more

How To : Style funky, chunky hair

Funky is for the free spirited, passionate and confident person. Looking funky is not something that just anyone can pull off. Learn to express yourself through your grooming and clothing choices by pairing the unexpected with bold and colorful. Exude confidence as you master ...more

How To : Look like you've lost weight by dressing slimmer

There are easy ways to appear slimmer without starving yourself or breaking a sweat. You will need: a no salt diet dandelion leaf tea a body wrap self-tanner a new bra body hugging clothes skirt or pants of the right length shirts with side vents a floral, spicy perfume gold b ...more

How To : Flatter a boyish figure

A boyish figure is easy to dress: It's the shape high-fashion designers create for! Here's how to maximize the impact. You Will Need * Low-rise pants * Shapely tops * Full and pencil skirts * A bathing suit with boy shorts and a triangle top * Horizontal stripes Step 1 Wear l ...more

How To : Dress an hourglass figure

It's difficult to go wrong if you're shaped like an hourglass – bust and hip measurements that are fairly equal, and a waist that is 10 inches smaller than either – but here are some tips to make you lucky ladies stand out even more. You Will Need * Clingy fabrics * Belted clo ...more

How To : Dress if you're apple-shaped

Here's the good news about being a bit thick around the middle: It's easy to disguise. You Will Need * Clothes that elongate your figure * One-piece swimsuits Step 1 Visually distract from the roundness of your torso with deep V-neck tunics, blouses with asymmetrical bottoms, ...more

How To : Store your winter clothes

Make sure your winter wardrobe survives the summer by putting it away properly. Learn how to store your winter clothes. You Will Need: * Acid-free tissue paper * Plastic trash bags, plastic boxes with mesh-type lids, or cardboard boxes * Hangers with clips * A soft cotton clo ...more

How To : Sew a simple flouncy high-waisted skirt

High waisted skirts may seem rather unflattering - after all, the last high-waisted trend we've heard about was high-waisted pants, and after Jessica Simpson's mom jeans controversy that trend has swiftly burned out and died. But because high-waisted skirts fall at your waist, ...more

How To : Draft a lower torso or skirt sloper

This video tutorial demonstrates the steps for drafting a sloper that shows the exact shape of an individual's body between the waist and the hips. It can be used to create skirts for women, the top of pants for men and women, and body doubles (aka Dress Forms). Learn how to d ...more

How To : Take Your Measurements

These measurments should be taken and recorded before drawing up you clothing design pattern. Wear the bra and panties you will be wearing with the final garment. Another option, especially if you are going to be selling a series of the garments, is to follow a size chart. Whi ...more

How To : Wear a spring scarf

In this Modern Mom video, costume designer and fashion consultant Cate Adair shows how to wear a spring scarf. She shows how to use a long thin scarf as a belt. She threads the scarf through belt loops and tying it in a simple knot around the belt loop at the end. During the v ...more

How To : Pick the right shoes for an outfit

You don’t have to be a slave to fashion to pick the right shoes for your outfit. Follow these tips for a put-together look. You Will Need * Shoes * Clothes * Confidence Step 1 Choose your shoe style according to the occasion. Wear high heels with gowns, and to dress up dark ...more

How To : Dress if you're a short woman

Get a leg up on the competition with these wardrobe tips. You Will Need * Petite and vintage clothes * Visually interesting tops * Small prints * Wide-leg pants * Empire or V-neck wrap dresses * Backless shoes and high heels Step 1: Head to the petite department Head to the p ...more

How To : Change your look from day to evening in 5 minutes

No need to run home from work to change for an evening on the town. With some simple switches, you can be on your way. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to change your look from day to evening in just five minutes. You Will Need * A sparkly or jewel-tone sleeveless top, ...more

How To : Design for pants and bottoms

Tips for fashion design and illustration, including flare legs, jumpsuits, skirts, skinny legs, and city shorts. Design fashion for pants and bottoms in this fashion illustration video series with a fashion designer. Part 1 of 18 - How to Design for pants and bottoms. Design f ...more

How To : Organize the clothing in your home closet

In this video from DiscountTrendsetter we learn how to organize your closet! First take inventory of what you have an eliminate items you don't need. Place items such as oversized t-shirts in a drawer or in a bag. Keep your closet for your trendy stuff. Items that are ripped, ...more

How To : Dress your body shape

In this how-to video, you will learn how to dress for your body type. The first shape is the inverted triangle, meaning your shoulders and bust are wider than your hips. The second is a rectangle, where your shoulders and bust are the same width as your hips. Next is the trian ...more

How To : Sew a waistband casing

In this series of how to videos you’ll learn how to sew waistband casings into a pair of pants, shorts, a dress and a skirt. Part 1 of 15 - How to Sew a waistband casing. Sew a waistband casing - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Sew a waistb ...more

How To : Make a Pilgrim costume

Whether for a boy or a girl, a Pilgrim costume is one of the easiest costumes to make. You Will Need * A basic black outfit * Black shoes * Thick white knee socks * Several yards of white fabric or felt * Scissors * Needle and thread, or a glue gun * A white half-apron * Four ...more

How To : Dress properly according to the invitation

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

News : Does This Make My Butt Look Big!?

Ok, this prank is an idea I have for part of a comedy film I am writing a treatment for, and it is dedicated to pranks and pranksters!This idea is based on women always, ALWAYS, going nuts over their butts and how big they are! Women are always so self-conscious about their we ...more

How To : Mend and hem clothes

In this video series, watch as expert seamstress Karen Weisman teaches how to mend, patch, and hem clothes. Learn how to replace a button, how to thread a needle, how to use a sewing machine to fix buttons, how to remove old buttons from clothing, how to use a hand sewn blind ...more

How To : Dress if you're petite

In this petite women’s clothing video series, get free style, dress and fashion tips from our expert image consultant, Susan Jacobs. She’ll show you how to really accentuate your frame by choosing the right cuts and lengths, as well as what types of styles do not work well wit ...more

News : Steampunk Bottle (a Red and Malevolent Glow)

Thought I would cross-post a piece I did a while ago. So here is a piece I made a while back. I found this brass and glass bottle at the thrift store. At the time of purchase it had a broken music box on the bottom. I actually was able to fix the music box and it plays "How D ...more

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