Sunday, March 30, 2014

DIY Sew: Tulle Skirt

I love the femininity of tulle skirts, so when I saw a few tutorials floating around pinterest recently I knew I wanted to see if I could make one for myself.

I scored 3 yards of white tulle on sale and stashed it away until I had the motivation and time to sew.
You'll also need 1 yard of white cotton fabric and a white zipper.

For this skirt I used my circle skirt pattern.
You only need the bottom piece, not the waist band.

Use the pattern to trace 6 tulle skirt pieces and 1 cotton skirt piece (make sure to trace each skirt pattern on the fold).

Pin up the side of the skirt and sew. Do this for both the cotton piece and all 6 tulle pieces.
Turn all skirt pieces right side out. 
The cotton piece will be the first layer, then layer on each tulle piece.

Sew all 7 pieces of fabric together at the waist. (sewing around in a circle)

Insert exposed zipper (see tutorial here)


Sunday, March 16, 2014

DIY Cape

I'm not sure if a sewing project can get much easier than this one. All you need is 1 1/2 yards of fleece fabric, two buttons, thread, scissors, ruler and a about a half hour of time.
Here's the tutorial in a few easy steps:
Cut fabric to 44" by 55.5"
Fold Fabric in half

And in half again

Create the neck hole: In the corner where all fleece connects (in this case top left) measure 3" by 3" and cut out a semi-circle.
On the opposite side of the neck hole cut out a semi-circle

Unfold fabric; cut fabric to neck hole

Make two button holes

Use a seam ripper to open the button holes

Hand sew on two buttons