0

February Project – Tulle Skirt

For the second project of the year, I decided to tackle the tulle skirt  (que dramatic music😂).

I chose pattern 118 from burda style magazine issue 4/2013.

Most tutorials for a tulle skirt I’ve seen were for a gathered skirt, but I wanted it to be less bulky at the waist, so this pattern was a perfect fit for me 😊. 

As usual, I started by sketching the skirt. Watercolor seemed fitting. 

Then I made another illustration because why make one illustration when you can make two, am I right?😁

I used the instructions for the pattern to make two layers of tulle and a layer of knit fabric for the lining. I used an elastic waistband in black. The original pattern calls for a zipper, I decided to make my life and bit easier…

I love how it turned out! Very 80s chic and also perfect for a Valentine’s day date if you have one ❤ cause I don’t…😂.

I liked it so much, I made another for a friend in a red fabric with tiny white hearts which is also perfect for Valentine’s day😍. 

All in all very useful pattern 🤗. 

2

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Welcome to the final part of my Valentine’s day series for 2015! Today’s tutorial has quite a background story so brace yourselves…

It all started at a denim workshop we had at the studio. we were divided into groups. Each group got a different era or style for which we were required to make an outfit out of old jeans and other fabrics and accessories. My group got the style of Rococo and this is what we came up with –
denim rococo
Part of my contribution to this project were the small fabric roses on the shoulder. Everyone were interested to know how I made them and the truth is it was really simple. Now, there are many available tutorials on how to make a fabric rose, but this is much simpler than anything I came across. Also, it’s a great way to use up fabric scraps which is basically my purpose in life right now…

Fabric Rose Tutorial

Tools and Material
All you need in order to make this is some knit fabric (it is crucial to use knit fabric otherwise the roses would fray on the edges), scissors, Needle and thread.
Let’s get to work!
Step 1 – cutting Fabric Sircles
Each rose is made from a fabric circle. I recommend using circles No larger than 3cm in diameter (1.2 inch) and no smaller than 1cm (0.4 inch). You can use several sizes of circles for an interesting composition.
DSCN0016
As you can see from the picture, the circles really don’t have to be perfect. I just cut them free hand. Once the circles are cut, you need to cut each circle in a spiral starting from the edge to the center.
DSCN0024
Step 2 – Sewing
Now, this step is a little more difficult to explain but I’ll do my best. What you need to do in order to create the actual rose is gather the spiral around the center. you start by slightly folding the center of the sprial over and over in a circular way. I stitched thruogh each fold.
DSCN0030
Step 3 – Enjoy!
Now you have an array of little roses and all that is left for you is to decide what to do with them. What can you do with them? Whatever your heart desires!

Fabric Roses

Fabric Roses

I used them for a top I made for the Jeans and top project we had a while ago –
This is what it looked like on my beautiful model-
IMG_9939
You can use these as accents for clothes, accessories, arts and crafts. The possibilities are endless. Just go wherever your imagination takes you and have fun!

0

Another Valentine’s Day Project!

My sincere apologies for running so late with this post. A lot happened over the past week. I finally found a new job! I needed to get used to waking up early everyday and working… Not sure I’m quite there yet, but I’m definately working on it. Wish me luck!

As promissed, here is the second part of my three part Valentine’s day series. Today, we will make a conversation heart couch cushion. A super simple project that will get you right in the romantic mood.

Step 1 – Pattern 

For this project you need a half heart shape which you will cut on the fold. I started with a circle shape and and added the pointy edge by free hand, but a simpler way to do it is by printing a heart image and folding it in half for the pattern.

Step 2 – Cutting the Fabric

Now we fold the fabric and pin the pattern to the fabric with the straight edge along the folded edgd of the fabric. Now we cut. This stepp should be repeated twice for the front and back of the cushion.

cutting the pattern

cutting the pattern

Step 3 – Adding the Writing

For this part you can get creative. I decided to add writing on both sides. One side with a romantic message and the other with a not-so-romantic message. This way, I’m prepared for any occassion.

For adding the writing I used fabric markers. You can also embroider the wiriting.

Writing

Writing

Step 4 – Sewing

Now we take the two pparts of the heart and sew them to each other right sides facing. Don’t forget to leave an opening a couple of centimeters long so you can turn it over.

Before turning it over I recommend clipping the edges and cutting the corner of the pointy edge of the heart for an extra sharp corner, Careful not to cut into the stitches…

clipping the edges

clipping the edges

cutting the corner

cutting the corner

Now we are ready to add the filling and hand sew the opening shut.

Enjoy!

for a romantic mood

for a romantic mood

For a not-so-romantic mood

For a not-so-romantic mood