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When you're making a statement in a vintage-style dress, you need to have a petticoat. It's just a fact. Petticoats can turn a simple A-line dress into a real stunner — just check out the image below.
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If you're going to sew your own clothes — or even alter store-bought ones — you have to know how to hem. The good news is it's a super easy skill to pick up, as the bottom edge is simply turned up and stitched into place. (Things get more complicated when dealing with extras like lining, a kick pleat or a cuff.) The method below can be used whether you're hemming a dress, a pair of pants, a skirt, a sleeve — anything you put your mind to!
Linda Reynolds
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Bias tape, whether you make it yourself or nab a ready-made version at the store, is commonly used to bind quilts. It can even be used to create modern quilt designs all on its own. But here's the thing: these strips of bias-cut fabric can be used in so. many. other. ways. Choose your bias tape color, thickness and pattern, then come this way for a few hits of inspo that'll get you back in your sewing room, stat.
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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.
Rochelle New
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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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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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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).
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Actress and sewist Marcy Harriell (aka Oonaballoona) revamps her once-upon-a-time prom dress into a modern sensation, transforming a basic sheath mini with gold fabric paint, detachable capes and a cascade of organza rosettes for all the extra.
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Fashion designer, illustrator and "Doodle Wars" judge Zoe Hung creates a variety of looks for a custom character. She helps you brainstorm ways to blend function and fashion so your own villain, spy, or superhero is ready for anything that might come her way.
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