Sew a Fitted Dress

How To : Sew a tube top lace dress for prom yourself

In this how-to video, you will learn how to create your own tube top dress with lace and tulle. This will be useful if you need a unique dress for prom. You will need a sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape, thread, a half yard of gray knit, tulle, and a yard o ...more

How To : Sew a dress shirt collar

By using sewing pattern Simplicity 4670, the author of this tutorial video takes you through the steps needed to produce a great shirt collar. First you should attach interfacing to one piece of the shirt collar. Here you will be using fusible interfacing and taking the facing ...more

How To : Sew a peekaboo dress for a child

Making your child's clothing can be a great way to save money and stay up on the latest trends. This two part sewing tutorial gives you detailed instructions of how to begin construction of a versatile pinafore dress made in all manner of designs. This dress can be worn in all ...more

How To : Sew a quick fitted t-shirt

Here's how to turn an old, incredibly large t-shirt into fitted shirt that is comfortable yet flattering. Find a large shirt that you would like to work with and one of your favorite fitted t-shirts. Simply trace around the fitted t-shirt onto the large shirt you wish to alter ...more

How To : Sew a zipper front dress inspired by Max Azria

First of all you need some basic tools like sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape and thread. You also need a printed knit of size 1.5 yard or 1.4 meters ad a separating zipper of size 18 inches or 46 cm. First you have to start by making the straps and bodice. ...more

How To : Sew Yourself a Festive Holiday Dress at Home

Perfect for the holidays! Make a quick and easy red hoilday dress, with white fur trim! Dress it up with a Santa hat, and you have the perfect dress for holiday festivities! You don't need anything special, just a few notions and a sewing machine. Video: .

How To : Sew a feminine ruffled chiffon dress

Chiffon is one of those naturally feminine fabrics. Soft, airy, and breathable, it ruffles easily and sashays with the breeze, giving potential suitors just a peek of your sexay curves. Chiffon dresses are available at most retailers, but why spend time and money searching fo ...more

How To : Sew an empire waist summer dress

Empire waists go all the way back to Napoleon and the Regency period, when women thought it becoming to wear classically inspired, almost Grecian goddess-like gowns. They'd pin their curly locks up into coy yet alluring buns to complete the look. Take inspiration from the roo ...more

How To : Sew Your Own Mini Strapless Summer Dress

This is a perfect dress to wear for summer--a sleeveless, two-tone strapless mini dress. You will need a bit of elastic to make sure your dress stays in place, and a sewing machien to put it all together. Video: .

How To : Sew a one hour flapper style dress

This video sewing tutorial series shows how to make a flapper style dress in under an hour, from start to finish. Learn the basic steps to stitch together this simple and beautiful dress. Watch and follow along to make your own today! Part 1 of 6 - How to Sew a one hour flappe ...more

How To : Sew a cute and romantic halter dress

This shows you how to make a beautiful and simple halter dress. You will need at least one scarf (more if they are sheer), a few yards of your favorite fabric, scissors, a needle and thread, and a measuring tape. Part 1 of 2 - How to Sew a cute and romantic halter dress. Part ...more

How To : Sew a perfect jet pocket on a jacket or dress

A welted pocket (also called a jetted pocket or piped pocket) is a pocket where it appears just to be a thin slit in the fabric of the garment. Ideal for when you are making something you want to have pockets, but don't want to necessarily draw much attention to them - such as ...more

News : Sew No More! Spray on Dress (Better Not Melt...)

Fashion designer Manel Torres has teamed up with scientists at Imperial College London and designers at the Royal College of Art to invent spray-on clothing, an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric-in-a-can. The innovative product (called Fabrican) promises to be useful in th ...more

How To : Make a custom dress form

Kick up your look by adding dresses you make yourself to your wardrobe. It's simple to create a patter and sew a dress that will fit your exact measurements. You'll be amazed at the differene of having a drees you made yourself makes. You can sew clothing for your specific me ...more

How To : Measure male chest girth for suits

Are you an aspiring fashion designer? Or how about just someone who loves to sew and make clothes? If you're in the market to make male dress suits, it is a must that one learns how to properly measure a man's chest girth for the proper suit jacket fit. Learn how to take this ...more

How To : Make your own summer dress

In this tutorial, we learn how to make your own summer dress. First, take a tank to and measure it out on your chest. Then, mark the shirt and cut it. Then, take another color tank top and cut off the opposite area that you just cut on the other tank. Take another piece of fab ...more

How To : Create a high-waisted poofy skirt with Gianny L

High waists and poofy balloon skirts are both two of the hottest fashion trends this season, seen on stars like Lauren Conrad and Jessica Simpson (yes, of the famous "Mom jean" snafu). Combine these two trends together and you get a high-waisted poofy skirt, which is more fla ...more

How To : Make a nun costume

Whether you're a sinner or a saint, making a nun costume for Halloween requires no divine intervention. You Will Need * A long black dress or graduation gown * Rope * White poster board * Scissors * Black fabric * A hot glue gun * Glue * A crucifix or rosary beads * Tunic sewi ...more

How To : Make a shirred fabric summer dress

This week a special SewingTips 101 will show you how to shirr fabric and create a cool new summer dress. You'll need fabric, thread, and elastic thread. Follow along with this video fashion design tutorial and learn how to sew a simple shirred summer dress.

How To : Sew a blouse to match an Indian sari

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

How To : Create a Codex avatar costume

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a Codex avatar costume. First, find a long white lace dress for the base of the costume. After this, mark the length you want, then cut the seam and sew on the end to avoid any frays. After this, use remaining lace to make a piece of fa ...more

How To : Make a mermaid wedding dress out of newspapers

Looking for something unique to do for your wedding? Hate the idea of going from store to store, looking for the perfect bridal dress? What if you could make your own wedding dress... out of newspapers? This tutorial shows you how to make a bridal gown with a mermaid silhouett ...more

How To : Draft a Basic Bodice Pattern

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

How To : Sew an all in one elastic into a cloth diaper

This video is a demonstration of how to sew elastic into an All In One (AIO) cloth diaper. The same method can be used to sew fitted diapers. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to sew an elastic into an all in one or fitted cloth diaper. Start saving the environmen ...more

How To : Make a round doll dress

Channel Pullip teaches how to make a round doll dress. To accomplish this, you'll need fabric. In the example she used sailor color themed material. You'll need lace and trimming, an elastic band, and velcro for closure. To start, cut the fabric to 17cm x 3cm, fold in half and ...more

How To : Make your oversized shirt into a fitted shirt

Watch closet and fashion guru Barbra Horowits, author of Closet Control, demonstrate how to take an oversized t-shirt and sew a fitted, hip, and sexy shirt. It's so easy, anyone can do it. You can use left over scraps to create a sexy open weave along the sides of the shirt th ...more

How To : Make a pencil dress

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a pencil dress with Amaka. First, take your measurements all around your body in the chest, waist, and hips. Next, take a really large shirt and measure it to your body parts. Then, trace your measurements with a piece of chalk. After thi ...more

How To : Revamp a junk shop dress

In this tutorial, we learn how to revamp a junk shop dress. First, you will need to measure out how short you want the dress to be while still wearing it. After this, take the dress off and pin it where you want to sew it. Cut off excess fabric, then sew the hem of the dress w ...more

How To : Make a decorative edible rose for Valentine's Day

Not sure what to get your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Everybody loves food! Although they may wait to eat their present AFTER the date in order to stay fitted into their dress or pant, an edible gift might be the way to go this year! In this video presented by the "Original Na ...more

How To : Make a halter dress

Watch this video to try out making a halter dress by yourself. Lay out the fabric you are going to use on a level surface. Afterwards sew it right side together with stitching pins. Once you finish doing so flip the fabric right side over. Sew up the ends of the fabric right s ...more

How To : Make a fun party dress with oversized bow

In this video we learn how to make a fun party dress with oversized bow. First, lay the fabric flat down on the ground and cut it in half. After this, measure your bust, waist, and hips and mark it on the fabric. After you have all of the pieces of fabric cut out that you need ...more

How To : Sew an easy shirred empire waist summer halter top

Summer time is the best time to have fun with fashion. And since you're probably going to be spending most of your time beachcombing, nomming on large ice cream sundaes, and attending hot late night parties, your clothing choices should be as comfortable as possible. Check ou ...more

How To : Measure your arm length

You will need to measure your arms if you are being fitted for a suit or dress shirt. In this tutorial, learn how to take a fast and accurate measurement of your arm using measuring tape. If you find it difficult to measure your own arms, grab someone else to help you. This tu ...more

How To : Make a dress out of an old flannel & tshirt

In this video we learn how to make a dress out of an old flannel & t-shirt. First, measure your body on the bust. Then, take an old shirt and mark the measurement on there. Then, cut where you marked the shirt leaving 1/2" extra. After this, attach the top of the dress to the ...more

How To : Make a summer party dress with Threadbanger

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a summer party dress with Threadbanger. First, take a tank top and mark right under your boobs with a pencil. Then, lay it down on the fabric you want to use and outline it, making sure there is extra seam allowance. Cut one that will be ...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 : Draoe the front & back bodice on a dress form

In this clip, learn how to drape the front and back bodice on a dress form for fashion design. In order to sew your designs properly, you will need to be versed in draping. This video will explain to you exactly how to do this relatively simple process and you will be on your ...more

How To : Make Christmas lingerie

Surprise your partner this holiday with an early Christmas gift! In this tutorial you will learn how to sew your own set of Christmas lingerie. Dress up as a naughty Mrs. Claus and give your hubby the gift of you! I'm sure this is one gift he will be delighted to unwrap!

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 : Make a DIY faux fur shawl

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a DIY faux fur shawl. First, hem on end of each of the linings. The linings for them both must overlap, then sew around the edges. Pull this inside out and then hand sew the opening to the shawl. Once you finish, you can put the shawl on ...more

How To : Transform a pillowcase into a cute dress

This is a great summer dress you can make for a young girl out of a pillowcase. Even better, you're shown how to sew French seams for finishing, which gives it a professional and high quality look when you're done.

How To : Hand sew a button on a shirt

Missing a button and in a hurry? Instead of waiting a couple days when dropping off your dress shirts at a seamstress, why not fix the problem yourself within an hour? In this video, learn how to hand sew a button on a shirt with "How To Sew with Jenny T".

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