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A few days ago I saw a great DIY T SHIRT TUTORIAL. I had to give it a try right away. I went through my fabric stash an I already had everything I needed. It’s a great feeling to want to dive into a project and have all the supplies you need, so you can start right away. A first time for everything. ..lol.
The shirt’s took me about an hour for each. You can get as creative as you like. The tutorial I followed she used one color for the top and genuine leather. For the exclamation top I used two different fabric’s and faux leather. For the lace and striped knit I simply followed the tutorial without adding any of the embellishments. You will be given the option of pockets or exclamation point. You will enjoy the ease of this DIY. It was a great and I must try it again soon.
To make this DIY check out the video below.
DOWNLOAD the pocket and exclamation point template (other supplies covered in the video)
Enjoy Happy Sewing & Until Next Time
Since I started sewing a little over 2 years ago. I have really enjoyed having things that fit my body based off of my measurements. Sewing has truly become a wonderful hobby. I love seeing my work come to life.
In this tutorial you will learn how to draft a pencil skirt pattern based off your own measurements, add darts, transfer pattern onto fabric, add an invisible zipper, blind hem by hand, attach the waistband and add a hook an eye. I hope these step by step video’s are as helpful to you as they have been for me.
Another great resource for skirt pattern drafting and design is a book called Sew What! Skirts by Francesca DenHartog. The book gives great tips on various topics of sewing along with steps for pattern making a pencil skirt, A-Line skirt and many other designs. You should be able to find it at your local library or purchase it on Amazon.
Onto the tutorial
Here is my daughter wearing the Black Pencil Skirt I made for her back in the Fall.
Paired with A Hot Pink Polo Sweater from JCPenney for $10.99(click here).
Neutral Ballet Flats with Hot Pink Trim for $4.99 also from JCPenney they are $15.00 online (click here)
Now onto the Pencil Skirt Pattern Drafting Tutorial………Click Here
Next it’s time to take that pattern and transfer it to fabric click here.
Adding the darts for that nice tailored look click here
Here you will see how to sew the skirt together and the optional blind hem by hand. click here If you don’t want to do a blind hem feel free to do a straight stitch on the hem as I did.
Final Steps adding the waistband and hook an eye closure click here
Thank you to Craftovision for the excellent step by step video!!!!
Enjoy & Happy Sewing!! 🙂
A few weeks ago my daughter’s and I were in Hancock Fabric’s and the 3 of us gravitated right on over to Chevron section. They each picked the fabric’s they wanted and told me just what they wanted made out of the fabric’s they picked.
On the left is the gathered elastic waist skirt with pockets in seafoam green and white chevron print. For the tutorial click here.
The skirt on the right is a pleated skirt with a waistband and zipper
In turquoise and white chevron print. For the tutorial click here.
I hope you enjoy making the skirts. If you do please leave a comment.
Enjoy & Happy Sewing!!! 🙂