Monday, March 7, 2011
Then take a pair of your sons jeans to use as a pattern to cut out the pieces.
Make sure to cut through both layers, then flip jeans to cut two more layers out
So you should have 4 actual pieces
Next with right sides together sew up the straight edge of each leg...
Next Sew up the inside leg flip inside out and this is what it should look like so far
Next measure and cut elastic to fit waist
Once through sew elastic together
then sew the casing close
and wahhh lahh
I also did this with a pair of old sweat pants too (pillsbury dough boy pants)! So anything could work for this tutorial!!
Then I used a dress of my daughters for an outline for a pattern to cut
Next I cut strips out of a knit fabric to make my ruffles
I used a basting stich for ruffles
Then sew them onto collar and then sew them together
Then I sewed up the side of the dress (make sure you don't sew up arm holes)
Then I cut two more longer strip of knit for the bottom and I also ruffled them and then stiched them on
And thats it!!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Back to Repurposing!! yay!!! ok so I took an old turtle neck sweater of mine that i haven't worn in forever and decided to make a dress for my daughter..
I layed out my sweater and used one of my daughters existing dresses for a pattern
Then, just cut out the dress and the sleeves seperatly
Next sew the sleeves onto the dress.. (I did this before I sewed up the under arm of the sleeve.. it made it a little easier)
Cut off extra siding and hem up bottom and sleeves
Next add belt loops for belt
Then add belt and acccesorizies!
Then you're done!!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
First step: Get a piece of elastic and measure cut and sew it to fit your girls chest
Next step: Grab the color tule you want to use and cut it into long strips
Next step: put the elastic band around your thigh or something round..
(excuse my white legs) haha! :)
Next Step: Tie on strip of tule..
Just keep going to get desired fullness.. the tighter you put your strips together the big it will be
Next I just took a stip of knit and tied it on the band to make my halter piece
Then I attached a flower
And you're all done!!! ( depending on what color tule "I used lighter" you might want to make sure you're girl is either wearing cute ruffle panties or shorts..)