Sewing Pattern Dress

How To : Combine sewing pattern pieces for beginners

Sewing patterns are a godsend if you're a beginner at sewing who's trying to get into making clothes and accessories like scarves and bags. A pre-drawn pattern helps you learn proportions, measurements, and drafting techniques you'll need later on when you design your own clot ...more

How To : Sew leggings using the M6173 Pattern by McCalls

Leggings have the unique ability of covering you up (as long as we're not talking sub zero temperatures here) and keeping you warm and fashionable at the same time. They allow you to continue wearing certain fall dresses into fall. and look great in a pair of boots. But nice, ...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 : Make sewing pattern & designs for buttonholes

How to sew a bound buttonhole, including making your own patterns and designs; get professional tips and advice on methods and techniques for sewing your own bedroom accessories in this free instructional video. Part 1 of 20 - How to Make sewing pattern & designs for buttonhol ...more

How To : Follow a sewing pattern

You don't need to be an expert designer to make your own clothes, only the patience to work step by step. This video will show you how to follow a sewing pattern. You Will Need * A flexible tape measure * A sewing pattern * Scissors * Straight pins * Patience Step 1. Take y ...more

How To : Create your own gorgeous no-pattern shift dress

1: Chose a stretchy fabric & fold in half, so that the right side of the patterns are together. 2: Lay dress on top of fabric & trace the dress with dressmakers chalk, allowing for a 1.5 cm seam allowance (except for the bottom. allow 5 cm). 3: Take dress away,fold fabric in h ...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 : 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 floral $2 reversible wrap skirt

Making your own dress saves you enough money as it is, and you'll be double the frugalista if you make that dress reversible. Though creating a two-sided reversible dress sounds hard to do, by adding a few tie straps it's about as easy as sewing an apron. Watch this episode o ...more

News : Hello hello!

Welcome, friends! This World has been created for people of all types who have a love of costuming - and a love of sewing! I collect patterns, catalogs and fabrics of all types, eager for my next project. I've done a 1940s era suit, a 1950s cocktail dress and several costume ...more

How To : Add crochet embellishments to clothing

Un-dull your crocheted sweater with a little creativity. Adding some decorative details and features to your clothing will do wonders for fashion, and could hide unsightly holes! Embellishing with crochet can be a creative way to repair a piece of clothing, and it can add flai ...more

How To : Cut fabric

You’ve finally found the perfect fabric for that new dress – don’t let careless cutting ruin your project. You Will Need * Fabric * Laundry detergent * An iron * An ironing board * Sewing chalk * Pins * A pattern * Scissors * Padding for table (optional) * Foam (optional) * Fe ...more

News : Dress Your Windows Up with Drapery!

Choosing Draperies for Your Home is as Easy as 1-2-3 Determine the Color Scheme and Pattern Color and Patterns are usually the first concern when choosing draperies for the home. Consider colors that are complementary to the home and reflect the look you are going for. Then ...more

How To : Sew an urban chic pattern lined hoodie

Plain hoodies are among the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. But while they're comfortable and chic, plain hoodies can also look a little dull, especially if all you're wearing is sweats or blue jeans with them. Spice up your hoodie and your overall look at the ...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 basket liners without a pattern

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. A basket without a basket liner looks kinda naked, but sewing them can be a bit tricky, especially when you factor in those ...more

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 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 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 : 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 : Turn a men's dress shirt into an adorable dress

What is more fun than wrecking your boyfriend's shirt and turning it into a cute dress? In this tutorial, learn how to take a super oversized men's shirt and make a totally adorable summer dress with it! You will need to know sewing basics and be sneaky enough to get a shirt o ...more

How To : Make a cheap Tinkerbell costume from a T-shirt

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Create a cheap "Alice in Wonderland" costume

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Reconstruct a cute t-shirt into a cute dress

No money for a new dress? No problem! If you can afford a cheap pack of Hanes tee's from your local drugstore, then you can afford this look! And if you are on an even tighter budget, you can sneak into your boyfriend or brother's bedroom and "borrow" his! Once you have your t ...more

How To : Make a t-shirt memory quilt for beginners

It's always a dilemma when you're organizing your closet and deciding whether you want to keep or throw out a meaningful old t-shirt that you don't wear anymore. Many of our t-shirts have been with us through thick and thin, so preserve their memory (and stop creating more was ...more

How To : Turn a skirt into a long, breezy summer dress

Like billowy, bohemian tops or billowy dresses that go aflutter in the wind? Then this is the perfect DIY fashion tutorial for you. Using a long old skirt you can probably find by digging through your own closet or your stylish mother's treasure trove, you will learn how to re ...more

How To : Play "Love Story" by Taylor Swift on ukulele

If you want to play 'Love Story' by Taylor Swift on ukulele you should first start with making sure you have your ukulele standard tuned to G, C, E and A top to bottom. You will use the chords C, G, Am and F. These are the chords that are use basically through the entire song. ...more

How To : Straighten out wrinkled sewing patterns

Sometimes you find a pattern you really like, but it never folds up like it did when you first bought it! The result? A wrinkly messy pattern crammed in the envelope. This instructional how to video shows you how to straighten pattern pieces back out quickly and easily.

How To : Understand all about sewing patterns

In this video series, our expert Terri Turco will teach you all about sewing patterns. She will teach you how to read the pattern, wheres to find them, and how to navigate them. Part 1 of 12 - How to Understand all about sewing patterns. Understand all about sewing patterns - ...more

How To : Make sewing patterns

Design your own clothes by making sewing patterns, but pay attention to the details. You Will Need * Pattern paper * A broad table * An L-square * Measuring tape * A paper pad * A pen * A French curve * A helper (optional) Step 1 Lay a large piece of pattern paper on a broad ...more

How To : Sew a buttonhole pattern

This video will show you how to use your sewing machine to create a buttonhole stitch. The buttonhole patter is very useful when making clothing because it does exactly what it’s name implies. It is the stitching used to sew a hole for your button. The pattern is not as hard a ...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 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 quilt pattern

Lessons for making a quilt pattern. Learn how to sew a basic quilting pattern in this free quilting lesson from an expert quilter and sewing class instructor. Part 1 of 16 - How to Sew a quilt pattern. Sew a quilt pattern - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on ex ...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 hooded cloak or cape without a pattern

This is a very thorough tutorial which shows you how to make a hooded cloak or cape without a pattern. All you need is five yards of your favorite fabric (pick something durable and sixty inches wide), then cut out some basic shapes and follow along the sewing tutorial

How To : Transfer pattern markings

In this how to video tutorial, learn how to transfer pattern markings. Get the basics on how to transfer sewing pattern markings. Different methods covered in the video include transfer paper, wheel and chalk, plus a couple of other sewing tricks.

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