Written instructions on how to draft a basic skirt pattern with accompanying video. Take your correct measurements before you begin. Video: . Step 1: Measure Carefully measure your waist, hips and hip drop. Step 2: Draw a Rectangle The horizontal lines (1 to 2 and 3 to 4 in ...more
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Are you in a hurry and just found out that your zipper is broker? This how to video offers a quick fix to almost any broken zipper that will save you lots of money. All you need to fix a zipper is a screwdriver, pliers, and candle wax.
This skirt will take only about an hour to make. You don't need a pattern, just your measurements! Pick a fabric that has only a little bit of stretch, and then follow this tutorial for your own high waisted skirt.
Sometimes shopping at old department stores or thrift shops can lead you to a gold mine of possibility. Everything there can either be worn for its intended purpose or it can be altered to fit what you think it could be. In this case, taking a long skirt and transforming it in ...more
This video demonstrates how to tenderize the skirt steak. For this, the first thing to do is to place the skirt steak on the cutting board. Now with the help of the point side of the meat mallet, start hitting the steak to tenderize it. Once you have thoroughly hit the meat wi ...more
Celebrity stylist Hannah Sandling shows us how to make a miniskirt from old jeans and a maxiskirt, courtesy of Tampax Tampons. This is a confidence building mini skirt creation for women. Watch all four parts of this fashion design video tutorial, and see how to convert an old ...more
Why would you blow upwards of $200 or $300 on a bikini when you can craft a perfect good one yourself? Don't believe us? Then watch this video by fashion DIY expert Gianny L to prove yourself wrong. All you need is a yard or so of cloth (choose a summery print to look pool or ...more
Everyone has extra t-shirts sitting around that don't get used anymore. Give one a new life, by sewing together a new outfit. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Just find a t-shirt, a needle, thread, pins, and a ribbon. Watch this video ...more
Depending on the fabric you choose, this could be part of your Lolita costume or a professional skirt. Sew a skirt with one inch box pleats, without needing a pattern. Get your fabric, measurements and some basic sewing supplies together, and you're ready to go!
Cutting beef for a stir fry is entirely different from cutting a slab of steak to grill. Stir frys are made from a mixture of many bite-sized ingredients, so meat likewise has to come in small chunks. Check out this video to learn how to cut different types of meat, including ...more
Bandage skirts can be tricky to mix and match. What goes well with them? In this video, you'll learn just that. Check out three different outfits that you can wear with a bandage skirt. These skirts are actually pretty versatile, so whatever you got could work!
We all know we should dress for our body type, and that there are different cuts and fits of clothing specifically tailored to enhance our shapes, but there exists one universally flattering piece of clothing out there that we believe flatters all: the pencil skirt. When purc ...more
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
Just because your skirt is in tatters doesn't mean you look like a homeless hobo. In fact, when the tatters that comprise your skirt come from old but beautiful fabrics (instead of, well, just old and overused fabrics), you'll look both chic and money smart. Dig through your ...more
What's better than free pattern? A free pattern that fits you perfectly! This tutorial shows you how to draft the pattern for a basic A-line skirt completely by hand, and custom fit to your own measurements. All you need is some pattern paper, a pencil and a ruler.
This knee length denim skirt is both flirty and comfortable. Learn how to turn jeans into a knee length denim skirt with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Wear with boots for a sexy look or with flip flops for casual days.
This tutorial starts off by showing you how to sew a basic skirt by using just your measurements - no pattern needed. Then, once you've mastered that, turn your basic skirt into a classy pencil skirt with just a few modifications.
This instructional video series with expert Candi Cane-Canncel will teach you how to make your own flared miniskirt from scratch. You will learn to measure your hips and waist for the perfect, sexy fit. Part 1 of 29 - How to Make a flared skirt. Make a flared skirt - Part 2 of ...more
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Darts add shape and a more fitted line to garments that use them. While many patterns come with the darts pre-printed, how do you add darts when you're sewing without a pattern? This tutorial shows you how to add your own darts by hand.
With two different and popular styles of belts, we'll show you how to create 4 flattering and fashionable looks. Created by Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr.
Dressing for the workplace doesn't have to be frumpy and dull. Turn up the sexiness (but not so high that, you know, you get yourself into messy sexual harassment lawsuits) by watching this video by Gianny L. The fashion DIY guru will show you how to make your own pencil skir ...more
This video demonstrates how to sew a Victorian skirt. First take a cotton cloth and cut a rectangle piece twice the size of your waist. The length would be depending on your choice of height you require. Hem the top and the bottom of the cloth. Then use elastic thread to creat ...more
There's something so right about a sarong, especially on the beach. This video shows you how to tie a sarong into a simple wrap skirt.
The dirndl skirt is cut straight and gathered at the waist, and is a traditional style of German or Austrian skirts. Due to the cut and the flare, it's an ideal skirt for Lolita style costumes, and this tutorail shows you how to sew a dirndl without a pattern. If you liked th ...more
Got a pair of old jeans lying around? Why not turn them into a new stylish skirt? It's really simple, just follow the directions in the video.
A high waisted skirt is one of the most flattering skirts you can wear. Because it's cinched in directly at the smallest part of your midsection - your waist - you automatically get an hourglass figure silhouette. Check out this fashion DIY video with Gianny L to learn how to ...more
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
See what you can make with a pillowcase! Learn how to create a pillowcase, low rise long skirt with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Wear this with thong sandals to give this airy long skirt a laid-back, casual look that's p ...more
The high-waisted skirt is a fashion classic and should be the wardrobe staple of every stylish career woman. See how to make a high-waisted pencil skirt in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and the pencil skirt is a must-have for any business v ...more
Watch this step by step costume making guide on how to make a Suzumiya Haruhi skirt for cosplaying. This tutorial is great for anime enthusiasts, designers, and do it yourself fashion aficionados. Learn the necessary steps of designing a Suzimiya Haruhi skirt for cosplaying.
Clothing alterations, patches, inserts, and skirts! Learn how to turn shorts into a skirt in this free sewing video. Part 1 of 12 - How to Make a skirt out of shorts. Make a skirt out of shorts - Part 2 of 12. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a skirt ...more
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
Depending on where you live, the type of skirting option you choose is important (Skirting is the base trim around the shed). Henry shows you three different ways to do this including the Drip Cap options for wetter climates. Video: .
Morgan Hungerford from Panda Head and Muss Clothing teaches us how to make a cool paper bag waist skirt out of an oversized 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
Lolita, hime or Little Bo Beep - this skirt will serve all those costume functions! Sew an easy ruffled skirt and then use elastic to gather the waistband and create the outer ruffle. You don't need a pattern, just your measurements and a sewing machine!
Love the high waisted look but not sure if you can pull it off? It's easier than you think and we'll show you why.
This Thread Banger video demonstrates making a skirt from men‚Äôs button down shirt sleeves. Brooksie from Haute Sew presents the technique. Two men‚Äôs button down shirts are needed. Cut the sleeves off the shirt at the seams and then split them open at the shirt sleeve seams ...more
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
Video: . Installing baseboard / skirting board: How to cut and install skirting boards / baseboards for a perfect internal corner. Where baseboards meet at an inside / internal corner, a coped joint is used. To find out how to make a coped joint, please watch the video. A cop ...more
Finish the top of your skirt and hold it in place on your waist or hips with a seam binding techinque. Follow this tutorial to sew your own quick, easy but still attractive skirt waistband without elastic or a drawstring.
Do you have an old long skirt that you never wear anymore? Who doesn't? If you know how to do a little sewing, you can turn that boring old thing into a cute bubble dress quickly and easily, and this video will show you how.
Jacqueline Hanson from Amy Cleaners gets those skirting boards mighty clean, which gives that added spark to any room. Clean skirting boards. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
Vicky Taylor from The Crafts Channel teaches us how to transform an old pair of jeans to a trendy denim mini skirt. Get a pair of denim jeans and cut the front side from the end of the zipper downwards to the crotch. Do the same at the back making sure that it is at the same l ...more
You don't need a pattern to make cute clothes! All you need for this tutorial is to take your measurements and then turn that into your own free pattern! Then get a length of fabric, cut, sew and you have a new circle skirt!
Skirts are an essential part of any women's wardrobe or high fashion show. Learn how to draw fashion skirt designs with tips from a fashion expert in this free fashion design video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Design a skirt. Design a skirt - Part 2 of 15. Click through to wa ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to make your very own A-line wrap skirt that will look great all year long. This classic piece is easy to make and doesn't require a lot of time. Follow along and get started increasing you summer wardrobe for cheap! You Will Need: *Fabric *Interfa ...more
A layered skirt can add either elegance or a bit of funkiness to your wardrobe, depending on your choice of fabric. This video shows you a quick and easy way to sew your own, perfectly fitted layered skirt out of whatever fabric you want.
Don't trash your unfashionable old skirt, but turn it into something new, something unique, something fashionable. See how to create a designer tote from a skirt in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and the tote bag is great for any occasion, w ...more
During the summer, we all want to focus more on getting out into the sun and having an adventure than putting on layers of makeup and spending hours figuring out if, indeed, our Calvin Klein riding boots go with our Marc Jacobs sailor shorts. Eliminate all the fuss and save u ...more
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
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
Don't worry, while this episode of "Whitney Sews" does indeed teach you how to create a bubble skirt, we're not talking about the haute couture kinds featured on Alexander McQueen's last runway show (God rest his soul) and on other catwalks, ballooned out like a pure sphere an ...more
A tree skirt can protect your floor from needles and sap, and can add an extra holiday touch to your Christmas decorating. This tutorial shows you how to make an easy tree skirt out of felt - no sewing machine required!
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
Creating skirts just got easier. You can even make a skirt reminiscent of the ever-famous Marilyn Monroe. Become a chic stylista just by wearing this adjustable circle skirt. This video provides the steps required to make a circle skirt, otherwise known as the Marilyn Skirt. ...more
Summer is just around the corner and those jeans that seemed perfect for winter aren't looking so hot. Put those jeans to use, and make your very own jean skirt. Grab a pair of scissors and a sewing machine and get started. Turn your old jeans into a cute skirt and embrace yo ...more
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
This is a step-by-step video showing an easy way to design a unique skirt pattern. It's for a basic straight skirt pattern. After you have your pattern finished, you can create any skirt style that you can imagine. Don't waist time. Watch below to start designing your pattern ...more