Dresses
Bust Dart Pattern
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Darts are an essential part of garment construction but, uh, what exactly is a dart? It's simply a folded wedge of fabric that's tapered and stitched down, allowing flat fabric to take on a shape that fits the body well.
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red vintage dress with white polka dots
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Designing for models and a high-fashion runway is obviously tons of fun. But creating dream dresses for everyday women — especially those who give their all serving their communities — gives creative satisfaction a whole new meaning. That's exactly what the designers were tasked with this week, and their gorgeous dresses (and the awesome women who rocked them!) have us feeling inspired to twirl in our own eye-catching DIY looks.
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A cute dress that's easy to stitch? Yes, please! This is the perf project if you're newer to garment sewing, and a great addition to your summer wardrobe.
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Spring Dress
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A new season can only mean one thing: a fresh wardrobe! If you're looking to revamp your style, these are the dresses that belong in your closet. Best part: You can make 'em all yourself!
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Quilted Wall Hanging
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How do you turn a pile of fabric into a textured wall hanging bursting with color? Award-winning quilter and "Midnight Quilt Show" host Angela Walters shows you how. She uses foundation strips for easy improvisational piecing, then adds metallic hand stitches and tassels to complete the look.
Nature-Inspired Room Divider
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Designer James Worsham brings the outdoors in with his fresh take on a foliage folding screen. Find out how to transform any room with some basic skills and everyday supplies from your local hardware store (or even your backyard).
Mixed-Media Tote Bag
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Bagmaker Ellie Lum hacks her own Portsmith Tote with a genius idea: see-through pockets! She also attaches metal hardware and leather handles for a professional finish.
Flounced Tunic Dress
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Make old new again! "Project Runway" Season 8 runner-up Mondo Guerra uses one of his own designs to refashion a simple dolman tunic for his mom. He personalizes it by drafting a flounce and sews it into an extra seam.
Sew-Inspired Wall Art
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Jo Gick, NBC's "Making It" contestant and host of our original series "Rooming Up!" creates a sewing-inspired wall art installation. Made of string art and larger-than-life thread spools, it's a stylish addition to a craft room or accent wall.
Restyled Denim Jackets
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Step into street style with DIY tastemakers Mimi G and Norris Dánta Ford. Follow along as they put a new spin on classic denim jackets ... with faux fur. Using their masterful sewing skills, they cut, sew and shape this challenging fabric for style to the max.
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