Rose Ruffle Bag Tutorial

Upcycle T-shirt into a handbag Fun fact I used every single piece of fabric there was from this T-shirt.  The collar was used to make a bandanna for my dog.   I learned how to make the roses from Tea Rose Home. Advertisements

Upcycled Dress

My daughter had a Father daughter dance on Friday.  The theme was Miss America.  We went to the fabric store to estimate how much it would cost to make her one from a pattern I had ($60-$80 was the pricing).  Not to bad, but … Continue reading

Strapless Maxi Dress

SAMSUNGI am loving this maxi dress print! This was a simply dress to make. A total of 3 pieces: front, back and ruffle.  The bottom of the dress as 2 slits one on each side that goes up to the knee.  The day after I finished this and wore it out for some errands I got compliments on it.

How to get the dress?  I just used a long flowing dress I already had for the pattern bottom part and figured out where I wanted the top for finish at.  I cut 2 pieces (a front and a back piece).

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I decided I wanted to add a ruffle.   To get the measurement, I measured my bust X ½ because I just wanted a little ruffle not a lot more. The length was 5″.  I put elastic at the waist and the top of the dress.

It was fairly easy to make.  I think the longest part was taping the paper together for the pattern and I also got my hem stuck in the sewing machine and had a hard time getting it out.  Luckily nothing got ruined.

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Lace Up Back Tank Top

My daughter designed this and asked me to make it for her.  Since the making of this shirt she has made a matching skirt. This was fairly easy to make.  Ironing is the key for the edging. What is needed: fabric … Continue reading

Short to long skirt

My daughter and I were shopping at our local fabric store when she came across this fabric and loved it.  She asked if I could make her a skirt out of it.  It was priced at $11 a yard but … Continue reading