Smocking

How To : Sew a vintage smock

Get creative this weekend and start a new sewing project! In this five-part video tutorial, learn how to sew a stylish vintage frock! Why pay those ridiculous prices on eBay for vintage goods, when you can sew them yourself in the comfort of your own home? Learn all you need t ...more

How To : Do the Chevron Stitch

The Chevron Stitch is used in hand embroidery to work decorative bands and seam embellishments. It's a great stitch for smocking, too. Chevron Stitch is a lot like the herringbone stitch, differing only slightly by the fact that the stitches on the upwards stroke do not cross ...more

News : "Living" Flower Dresses Change With the Seasons

While I don't find Mattijs van Bergen and Anouk Vogel's "Living" dresses aesthetically earth shattering, I'm wowed by the concept. The fashion designer and landscape architect created a collection of dresses made from recycled inner tubes and flowers for a late summer exhibiti ...more

How To : Make a papier mâché mask

Learn how to make a papier mâché mask. Make a papier-mache mask for Halloween, a masquerade party, Carnival time, or anytime! You Will Need * An old tablecloth * A work smock * A clean, empty plastic gallon jug, labels removed * Strong scissors * A craft knife * An elastic b ...more

How To : Pick the right clothes if you're top-heavy

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

How To : Craft apple stamps

Here's a great craft project you can do with kids or in a classroom. You can use an apple half to stamp apple shapes onto everything from lunch bags to tote bags. This is an easy and cute project to do for the fall. Cover a lunch sack or a fabric tote with these mouthwatering ...more

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