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super easy DIY Jean pants to JEAN SKIRT refashion
 
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DIY loose peplum lace top refashion
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Instructions: -Try on the top and mark your natural waist and where you want the sleeve to end.. -Cut the sleeve and waist 1/2" below the mark you made -Put the top back on inside out and mark where you need to take it in. Just as an added help I put a boxy top on top of the lace shirt to make sure that I am marking it right. -Sew along the marking -Take the bottom half that was cut off and the extra sleeve that was cut off and cut them all open. match the extra pieces up to make sure they are all the same width. -attach these pieces all together to make a long piece -Fold the long piece in half and sew the short ends together into a big tube -sew a basting stitch along the top of this tube -pull gently till it gathers to be the same size of the waist opening of the top half -Put the right side out top half into the inside out ruffled bottom half. -pin them together and sew -Cut out the lace edge of the sleeve and neckline if that is the look you are going for. Or you can hem them instead by folding under 1/8” two times.
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DIY easy Girl suspender skirt
 
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Easiest and cutest little girl skirt you could make! This could be called the scrap skirt too, it uses barely any fabric and it takes maybe 10 minutes to make. Supplies: 1/2 yard to 1 yard of fabric (almost anything would work, I would used a stretchy knit) 1 skirt she wears that is similar (or measure her waist and triple or quadruple) *the more fabric you have (aka how much you gather up with the elastic) the more gathered and full it will be! 1" wide elastic measured around her waist when stretched (another width will work too) thread, scissors, sewing machine, pins, iron Instructions: Video below - optional: if you want the suspenders to be adjustable then add some buttons to the inside of the waistband in the front where your suspender ends will go, and a row of buttonholes to ends of the suspenders that will attach to the buttons.
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DIY ruffle sleeve top refashion from dress shirt
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more diys and pictures! https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. 1.Grab an oversized button up top and cut off the arms, the collar and the yoke in the back to flatten the box pleat, and seam rip the pocket off. 2.Lay a top down the center and cut around one half including the sleeve, folding it over and cutting the other side. 3.Sew the front and back shoulder and the sides together. Serge or zig zag stitch to prevent fraying. 4.Try the top on and make any adjustments, mark and cut where you want the neckline to be. 5.Cut on one sleeve into 2 rectangles at least 5 or more inches wide and 10 to 20 inches long once sewn together into a tube, the longer it is the more gathered and full it will look. Mine were about 15 inches long and 5 inches wide. 7.Sew the rectangles into a tube, then sew a basting stitch along one side. 8.gather the basting stitch to fit the sleeve opening. Repeat with the other sleeve. 9.Turn the shirt right side out and pull the sleeve end into the ruffle opening, pinning right sides together 10.Sew them together. 11.Hem the bell sleeve with a rolled hem by sewing 1/4” twice 12. sew the neckline under with the same rolled hem as the sleeve. Try to be careful here to not stretch or pull too much because it can look warped or roll forward. 13.Hem the bottom if you need.
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DIY triple ruffle top from dress refashion
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. Take any flowy outdated dress and turn it into a fun ruffle top!
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DIY very EASY dress to jumpsuit or romper refashion
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. Make this jumpsuit from almost any dress or cut the legs short and make it into a romper perfect for Summer! As I was sewing this together I was shocked with how easy this was. And if you are lucky enough to find a dress that already has a zipper then its literally going to take you less than a half hour! Can't wait to make a romper sometime very soon.
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DIY 15 minute lace skirt
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Supplies: 2.5 to 4 yards of thin to medium weight lace fabric 2/3 to 1 yard stretchy lining fabric (nice you won't need to hem or serge 2" wide elastic size of you waist scissors, thread, sewing machine, pins Instructions: You’ll need 2/3rd to 1 yard of a knit or strechy fabric for the lining. Fold the lining in half and place a stretchy skirt down the middle of your lining. Then mark outwards on one side to make an A-line shape. Also mark the center of the skirt. Fold at the center and cut the line you marked. Round the bottom of the skirt starting at the sides toward the center of the skirt at the fold. Flip the skirt to be right sides together or the outsides of the fabric pieces touching. Pin and sew the side together. This will become the side seams Serging optional because knit doesn’t fray! Grab a lace fabric that isn’t too thick so it can be gathered a lot. At least 2.5 to 4 yards. The more you have the more gathered and full it will be. I picked one that had a nice lace edge at the bottom because I liked that look and I don’t have to hem it! I will mark where I want the fabric to hit at my waist and legs. Cut and leave an extra inch at top for gathering and the waistband. Fold fabric in half making sure to line up the to shorter ends. Sew the side up to make a big tube. Sew a basting stitch or the longest stitch around the top of the raw edge of the lace then pull the ends of the stitch gently, till the skirt gathers to match the same size opening of the waist's lining turn the skirt and lining fabric right side out slid the lining into the gathered lace skirt and pin it together matching up the lace’s one side seam to one of the lining’s side seams. Sew the two skirts together at the top and serge if you want. Sew the two ends of the elastic together with a satin stitch which is a tight zigzag Get your 2” wide elastic and measure your waist as you stretch it a little. match up the sides of the elastic with the sides of the lining and skirt. remember the skirt’s waist won’t be as small as the elastic. That is why you will be stretching the elastic as you sew. Sew it together with a zig zag stitch making sure to get the lace's gathered stitch hidden just under the elastic and again, most importantly stretch it as you sew When you put it on for the first time you may hear threads snapping and that is totally normal because the straight non stretchy basting stitches are just coming undone and the zigzag stitches are there to keep everything together!
Views: 84360 Elizabeth Bryson
DIY ruffle sleeve top
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Learn how to make this cute little ruffle sleeve crop top and other tutorials from cottonandcurls.com music: "Personal Trainer" by Dave Depper (http://www.needledrop.co/artists/dave-depper/)
Views: 72757 Elizabeth Bryson
DIY 20 minute chiffon gathered skirt
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Supplies: 2.5 to 4 yards of chiffon (sheer) fabric 2/3 to 1 yard lining fabric 1"-2" wide elastic size of your waist scissors, thread, sewing machine, pins Instructions: 1.Grab at least 2.5 to 4 yards of sheer fabric. The more fabric length you have the more gathered and full it will be look. You can always take out some fabric out if it seem too puffy. 2.Cut the fabric to be the length you want plus extra few inches for the hem and the gathering, and if you are indecisive like me to decide later what length you want it. You may have to sew 2 long strips together like I did. In this case sew on of the sides together to make it a long strip. 3.Sew a basting stitch around the top of the skirt fabric 4.then pull the ends of the stitch gently, till the skirt gathers to match about the size of your waist 5. Sew the sides up to make a big tube. Then try on the skirt to determine if it was the right amount of puffiness. If it is too puffy at the waist, Cut some of the chiffon out and re gather to your waist again. Serge or sew edges with a zig zag stitch to prevent fraying because this kind of fabric will fray like crazy. 6.Now lets make the lining….You’ll need 2/3rd to 1 yard of fabric for the lining. 7.Lay out a skirt on top of the lining fabric thats folded. Then mark outwards on one side to make an A-line shape, fold down the center and cut the other side . Gently round the bottom and waist a little. 8.Sew up the sides then serge or a zigzag stitch the edges to prevent fraying which I don’t show this. then try the lining on, make any adjustments and mark where you want the hem, hem the bottom with a rolled hem of a 1/4” twice. 9.turn the skirt and lining fabric right side out and slide the lining into the gathered chiffon skirt and pin it together matching up the side seams. 10.Sew the two skirts together at the top and serge! Again I would serge or zigzag stitch the edges here to prevent the nasty fraying. I’m sorry I don’t show this! 11.Measure your waist with the elastic then Sew the two ends of the elastic together. 12.match up the sides of the elastic with the sides of the lining and skirt. remember the skirt’s waist won’t be as small as the elastic. pin. 13.Sew it together with a zig zag stitch or you can use a straight stitch as long as you stretch it while you sew. 14.Try it on again and hem the chiffon, which I did a rolled hem of 1/4” twice.
Views: 71463 Elizabeth Bryson
Very simple neckline facing tutorial
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Achieve a perfect neckline with this tutorial! Simple and Quick! visit http://www.cottonandcurls.com/2014/04/perfect-neckline-facing-tutorial/ for even more detailed instructions. cottonandcurls.com
Views: 72479 Elizabeth Bryson
DIY Boxy Ruffle Dress Refashion
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ 1.Try the dress on, mark where you want the ruffle to begin…then cut on this mark. Keep in mind the width you want the ruffle because the fabric you cut off will become the ruffle. 2.Lay a boxy dress flat on top of the dress you’re sewing. Mark around the boxy dress. I left a little more room because I wanted it to have a little more flow 3.Sew along the lines and try on inside out. Make adjustments if necessary. If you need to take in the shoulder seam more you can, but I like a dropped shoulder seam. Also, You can hem your sleeves shorter here as well. 4.Cut off the extra and serge or zig zag the raw edge to prevent fraying. 5.Measure the bottom of the dress you cut off and cut it almost in half, you will need to add about a half inch to the non hemmed piece. 6.Hem the edge of the newly cut half of the ruffle piece to mimic the very bottom of the dress’s hem. 7.Sew all of the pieces together to make a very long tube 8.Sew a basting stitch along the very top unhemmed edge of the tube. 9.gently gather to make it the same size as the bottom of the dress opening. make sure not to snap the thread. 10.Pull the right side out dress into the inside out ruffle matching up the seams if you can. Pin and sew. 11.Serge or zigzag stitch the edges to prevent fraying.
Views: 106259 Elizabeth Bryson
DIY Ruffle Bottom Crop Top
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Make this easy, fun DIY ruffle bottom crop top in an hour or less. Visit cottonandcurls.com for more tutorials!
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DIY fitted kimono sleeve crop top
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Supplies: of a silky or flowy fabric (this is silk) Instructions: 1.Grab some 1 to 2 yards of satin or flowy fabric, like polyester or silk which is what I’m using here. fold it in half to make a rectangle that is the length you want plus a few inches and the width to be at least as wide or wider as one of your boxiest tops. Make sure to incorporate the longer sleeves. Its always good to over estimate! Honestly If I had more fabric to work with I would have made it a little wider. 2.Mark around the top of the shoulders down to elbow length sleeves, making the sleeves wide and boxy like a rectangle .mark the shirt pretty wide if you can, At least 5 to 10 inches wider than a regular shirt. You can always take it in later. It will end up looking like so. 3.cut! 4.Sew up the side seams and the shoulder seams right sides together. Serge the edges if you like. Try the top on again and see if you need to make any adjustments. 5.Cut notches into the armpit corner or serge raw edges really close to the seam so the armpits don’t bunch after turning right side out. 6.Cut out two, two inch strips that are the length of the sleeve's opening when folded, then sew the sort edges together right sides together to make a little tube. 7.fold it in half and pin the edges or the folded tube to the edge of the sleeve opening right sides together and sew close to the edge. 8.Fold the fabric inside the sleeve and pin it down concealing the new band you just sewed previous. 9.Then topstitched sleeve band down 3/4” in and right along the edge 10.Try the top on and mark and cut where you want the new neckline to be but make sure to add seam allowance. I did a simple rolled hem which is folding under 1/4” twice and sewing. But If I have enough material I would have loved to put in a neckline facing which would be preferable. I have a tutorial for a neckline facing in my youtube channel. 11.Hem the bottom by folding under 1/4” then 3/4” and sew along the 3/4” from the bottom to just get the fold sewn to the shirt. Then topstitch the edge as well which will end up matching the sleeve hem.
Views: 125151 Elizabeth Bryson
Long Maxi Wrap Skirt
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Here is a flowy, feminine long maxi wrap dress for you to make! Perfect for those special occasions or to just wear around town. For more instructions and pictures of the dress visit cottonandcurls.com. At eleast 2 yards of flowy fabric needed (usually a rayon or polyester).
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DIY gathered bell sleeve refashion
 
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More pictures and diys on cottonandcurls.com Instructions: -mark where you want your gathered bell sleeve to start and measure the length you want the bell to be --cut just below you mark measure the opening of the sleeve then double the measurement. -Cut out 2 rectangles that are the doubled sleeve opening measurement by the length you want the bell sleeve to be. -Then hem one of long sides of the rectangle and sew a basting stitch to other long side. -then gently pull the basting stitch to be the size opening as the sleeve opening. -sew the side of the bell together to make a tube. -pull the sleeve through the gathered part of the inside out bell -pin and sew the 2 openings together -topstitch the outside of the sleeve just above the seam you just sewed, making sure to sew the inside raw edge or the seam allowance upward into the topstitch creating a flatter gathering.
Views: 45447 Elizabeth Bryson
DIY very easy lace shift dress
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Supplies: 2 yards of lace fabric 2 yards of lining (I chose knit because of the comfort and stretch) Boxy top and A line skirt (or something close enough!) scissors, matching thread, sewing machine Instructions: 1. grab 2 or more yards of lace and lining fabric. My lining is knit because I find it more comfortable. 2. also grab a boxy top and an A-line skirt. Fold them and the fabric and match the folds up. 3. Mark the arm hole shape like so, then follow the top and skirt down to make an A-line shape and make sure to add seam allowance. 4. Repeat to make the back of the dress. 5. Now line up the fold of the inside out sleeve to the fold of the lace. 6. Mark the curve of the arm hole and taper down to an A-line shape.Like so. I found that the top of the curve and the end of the curve are within a square. And I decided to make it elbow length instead! 7. Cut out the lining fabric to to be the same as the lace front and back piece, but take it in a little so it doesn’t bunch underneath. 8. Sew the shoulder seams of the lace dress together. 9. Open up the dress so you see the neck hole in the center. 10.Grab the center of the sleeve and pin it it the shoulder seam right sides together. Then pin the sleeve outwards from there. If the dress doesn’t like up perfectly thats ok because we will be matching it up later when we sew it. 11. sew the sleeve to the arm hole and repeat with the other side. 12. Leave the lace dress inside out and the sides up. sew along the sleeve down the sides to close up the dress. 13. Grab the lining pieces and line them up right sides together. Sew up the side and shoulder seams. 14. Then hem the sleeves under with a rolled hem by rolling the edge under 1/4 twice and sew. 15. Try the dress on and mark any adjustments as well as mark where you want the neckline and the lining’s hem to hit. 16. Cut out the neckline on the lace and the lining to be the same 17. Turn the lining and the lace dress inside out. Now slide the lining into the lace and match up the neckline and sew. 18. Turn the lining into the dress and you’re almost done! Unless you want to add a topstitch to the neckline here you can. Last hem the bottom of the lining.
Views: 108242 Elizabeth Bryson
DIY cross flounce top refashion
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. For more instructions go to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/2017/02/diy-cross-flounce-top-refashion/ For making the flounce- Take the cross top measurement (as you see in the video) then plug it into this equation: Circumference=diameter x pi -So the front measurement for me was 20 then I would double that for to include the back. This is the circumference aka the entire length you want the inner circle of the flounce and the length from your shoulder down the front side and back around to your shoulder again. -So for a less ruffley (looser than the "after" shots in this video) then you need to do Make a big circle and for me it had to be 2 half circles. By plugging your circumference (the cross front measurement x2 ) into the equation then you know that you will have to divide be 2, then by pi (pi is equal to 3.14). So for me: 40=diameter x pi 40/pi=diameter 13=diameter The diameter is the length you will straight across the center of the circle. Then add the 4.5" on both sides to make up the ruffle width. To double check you will measure the inner circle to make sure it is that front cross measurement which for me was 20. You can see in the video where this measurement is. The more ruffly you want the flounce the smaller the circle. For this exact top I cut 2 circles that had the inner circumference of the cross front measurement each with the added 4.5 inches. So Each of my circles had the inner circle or edge circumference of 20 (which was my criss front measurement). 20=diameter x pi 20/pi=diameter 6.36=diameter So this would be the straight across center of the circle measurement with added 4.5" on both sides to make the circle. And the inner circumference aka the complete length around the inner circle is 20 or your front cross measurement. For the most part....if this is sill confusing....which it was for me, then just test it out first with some extra material before you cut it from your main fabric or dress.
Views: 98423 Elizabeth Bryson
DIY tie front cut-out dress or swim cover up refashion
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. Check out the blog post here for more pics! http://www.cottonandcurls.com/2017/06/diy-tie-front-cut-out-dress-or-swim-coverup-refashion/ Cover up 1.Seam rip our cut off any pockets sleeves and collars. 2.Turn the piece inside out and line up a skirt on top plenty of room all around because the skirt half will be more A-line shape and we are going to add darts to the top. Sew up the side seams. If you don’t have enough extra material for a waistband anywhere else, then steal some now at the top of the skirt before you add darts. 3. If darts are too daunting you could just cut the side seams to taper to your waist measurement. But I find darts simple! 4.To add darts mark the center front of both front and back of the skirt. Mark half way between that marking and the side seam and bring it out an inch or sew depending on how much you need to bring it. Have the top of the dart be 4 or 5 inches long taper very gradually into a triangle shape, making the tip of the dart point a half inch or sew point outward toward the side seam so it isn’t going to be straight down. Repeat with the front. 5.Cut off extra material for the waistband where ever you can find it- I ended up taking it from the top of the skirt. Take it in to be your exact waist size. And iron it to be a 1 inch wide band be folding the ends in 1/2” and again down the center. 6.Slide the top of the skirt into the waistband opening and pin. 7.Sew the waistband’s front and back together at the bottom edge. 8.Set that skirt aside for now and grab the sleeves. cut each sleeve into 2 pieces, making sure that the main piece will be at least the width from your waist to the armpit. 9.Line up the sleeves to be right sides together and sew a straight line down the bigger ends. Cut off the extra material and serge. 10.Sew under the top and bottom of this piece 1/4” twice and topstitch in place. try it around you chest to check how it fits. 11.Grab extra material and cut out 4 pieces that are going to be a skinny V shape. sew the 2 long sides together right sides together and flip right side out. I did later take this off and mad them twice as wide because they covered a little more of my chest. 12.Pin it right sides together to the the sleeve end, gathering the sleeve end while you sew. Serge the edge. 13.Take the top half and place it on the inside of the waistband centers lined up. Pin and sew them together from 2 inches past the front side seams. 14.Last make or buy straps and mark where you want them - and sew them on! I made the strap mimicking the waistband but much thinner.
Views: 39760 Elizabeth Bryson
DIY velvet wrap dress refashion
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ -try on the dress and mark your natural waist then add a half inch for seam allowance. then Cut. -Also mark where you want the sleeve end and leave a half inch for hemming -and cut -try on the top half inside out, then mark and sew where you want the top to be taken in. -lay out a skirt you like the length of over the bottom half of the dress you cut off. Then cut off the extra length -If you have a back seam to the skirt, cut that part open. Unless you just have to sides seams then cut up one of the side seams. -fold the skirt in half and mark a curve on the open side like this -hem the curve by rolling the edge under 1/8” then 1/4” lay the skirt back down on the table and fold it into a wrap, flip the top inside out and slide the right side out skirt into the top matching up the waists. Pin. Keep in mind where you want the seams of the skirt to hit when ou pin it to the top half of the dress. I also let the back of the skirt have a little more fabric that I will later gather so it isn’t too tight around the booty. But you can adjust the wrap however you want depending on preference -Sew the waists together! You can use a zigzag or what I do is use a straight stitch but stretch the material as I sew so it will have a nice seam and still stretch. -Hem the sleeves the same way you would hem the curve.
Views: 55201 Elizabeth Bryson
DIY Ruffle Wrap Skirt Refashion
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. Here is a fun Ruffle skirt refashion to make your wardrobe more fun and flirty for this upcoming season. All you need is a skirt or dress that fits you well or is just a little big and some extra supplement fabric. 1. Grab a dress or skirt that either fits or is too big. 2. Cut The top of the dress off and make sure to leave the zipper intact leave about an inch or so of the zipper, for the waist band, and a half inch of fabric on the sides. Add some pins to the top of the zipper for the zipper pull doesn’t come off. 3. Cut the skirt open in the front, preferably on the side. Try on the skirt see in a wrap position if you can and see how much needs to be taken in or how much fabric needs to be added. If you're taking it in, take it in at the darts and seams evenly. Just make sure the zipper stays where it should like center back or side. If the skirt doesn’t wrap around enough, just add fabric to the under part but taking some from the extra material. 4.Now that you have a wrap skirt you must cut mark and cut it into a curve like so. 5. Take the extra fabric on the bottom of the skirt or from extra material and cut it 3 inches wide and the length of your waist plus inch. Then fold the edges in 1/2” and then fold it in half and iron. You can also add interfacing to stiffen the waistband. 6.Then pin the waistband to the extra material next to the zipper top and around the top of the skirt. Topstitch the waistband down around the zipper and around the top of this skirt. Make sure to fold and stick the top of the zipper inside the waistband. Also, fold under the wrap skirt edge at the top to conceal the raw edge. 7. Now cut 3 or 4 circles for flounce or ruffle. make each circle have a diameter or 4.5” and the width of the ruffle is 4.5 inches. Once cut and stretched out the flounce length will be around 14 or 15”. Make as many circles that will equal the length of the bottom of the skirt edge. 9. Sew all the ruffles together. Then hem the outer edge under 1/4” as well as the ends. You can zig zap stitch the edge before this is you want to prevent fraying but I just made sure to sew it very close and added fray check. 10. Then pin the inner edge of the ruffle to the skirt right sides together. Sew and surge any raw edges. 11.Topstitch down the ruffle in place if you want. But i just ironed it flat. Thanks for watching! Subscribe and visit cottonandcurls.com for more DIYs
Views: 139688 Elizabeth Bryson
DIY 5 Minute lace top
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. Link to Pleated lace skirt below. Here's a super easy Lace top that you can make in 5 minutes. 1. Grab a yard of lace and Boxy top. Using your shirt as a guide, cut the lace front and back piece out - always cut it a little bigger just in case. 2.Sew up shoulders and side seams 3.Snip armpit area 4.Cut out lace edge neckline, sleeve, and bottom Link to Pleated Lace Skirt http://www.cottonandcurls.com/2014/05/diy-modern-pleated-lace-skirt-go-vote/
Views: 48305 Elizabeth Bryson
How to make a DIY babydoll top with tassels refashion
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. Check out more pictures on my blog here - Supplies/Instructions: start out with a top that fits you will in the shoulders and chest, something to repurpose, pins, scissors, measuring tape, a few yards of tassels, thread and sewing machine 1.Cut off anything extra from your to-refashion piece, like an elastic waist band and fold in half. 2.lay the top folded in half down on the maxi skirt, both fold touching. 3.Cut out the top of the shirt, following the curve of the shoulders to an inch or so past the shoulder seams, then straight down toward and inch outward from the armpit and and inch and a half below.  then cut straight across an inch and half below the armpit. 4.Sew the shoulder seams shut. 5.then measure how long you want your top to be by finding the length from an inch and a half under your armpit on your top to the bottom hem. 6.the bottom of the fabric will be about at the smallest 56” wide which was my measurement. The wider you make this the more gathered it will be. For more bustier women definitely add more width here. I cut mine on the fold here too making it a easier and straighter cut 7.Sew up the side seam to make it into a tube, then add a basting stitch to the very top . 8.Gather the top of the tube to be as wide as the top half of the shirt. 9.Set that aside. Now lets add the tassels. With the top half right side out, place the front of the tassel trim down onto fabric RST with tassels pointing toward the neckline and shoulder seams. Pin 10.Sew the trim just before the scalloped edge about 1/4” in, so you can see a little bit of the trim edge and the tassel once sewn 11.Pin the bottom tube half front to the trim of the top half, sew it 1/4” in from the scalloped trim edge as well but on the other side of the trim. 12.Sew together leaving the armpit area unsewn. Just the front and backs of the top and bottom are sewn together. 13 .Sew up the side seams into the armpit helping to conceal the edge of the armpit trim and making a nice side seam. 14.Trim off any extra tassels of bulky trim from inside if you need. 15.Cut out the neckline and sew it under 1/8” twice 16.Topstitch the edge of the fabric 1/16” or 1/8” off from the tassel trim on the top half of the shirt    to make it look more finished.
Views: 44116 Elizabeth Bryson
10 minute DIY side stripe jeans refashion - take out your pants
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. 1.first, cut the side seams out of a pair of jeans. If you already like the fit of your pants then take a little more out to match the same width of the piece you're putting in. 2.take another pair of pants and check to see if it is similar enough to match up the pockets. If it a little off it will just add to the personality of the pants. 3. cut out 2-4 inches from side seams of the second pant, including some of the front pocket. Make sure both piece are cut the same. 4.match up the pants and piece’s front sides right sides together. Pin to keep it all matched up. 5.At the sewing machine, unpin the top of the jeans till just under the pocket, then open up to the inside and pinn the top of jean pockets together. Sew them together till the end of the pocket. 6.Repin the side back up, making sure to cram the just sewn pocket into the pant leg. 7.sew the rest of the side all the way to the bottom. 8.Line up and pin the other side of the piece right sides together. 9.Do the same with the other leg. 10.Serge all the seams with a zigzag stitch to prevent fray 11.Cut the extra off at the ankle and I made it uneven to make it fun. fray the end by pulling the thread with a seam ripper.
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DIY men's top to bell sleeve button up refashion
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. Here’s a cute way to repurpose a men’s top by simply taking it in and adding some fun bell sleeves! -Take a men’s top and lay your top over it. Cut off the shirt's arms and the bottom. -Cut out the top how you want it to fit, including the armholes by using your shirt as a guide. Always cut a little bigger because you can always take it in later -Sew up the side seams and serge or zigzag stitch the edge to prevent fraying. try it on and make sure everything fits correctly. -Try on the sleeve and mark just above the elbow. Then mark how much you will need to take it in. -Cut the sleeve just above the elbow and sew along the marking to take it in and serge. -Curve the top of the sleeve to mimic this shape, if you need help then grab one of your shirts and mimic the sleeve curve from it. -Take the bottom that you cut off or grab supplement fabric and cut it into an aline shape, I had to use 3 pieces taken from the bottom of the men's shirt and and the ends of the sleeves. Once you have sewn it up into an a-line shape, then round the bottom of the bell. serge the sides. -Flip the sleeve right side out and slide the inside out bell over the sleeve, pin and sew. Then serge. -Flip the shirt inside out, and pull the right side out sleeve into the armhole opening. Pin, sew and serge. -Hem the bottom of the bell sleeve by sewing under 1/8” twice and sew. Then Hem the bottom of the shirt 1/4” then a 1/2”. -Iron all the seams flat -If you need the collar to be tighter then snip as much as you need taken in, centered just between the collar band and the yoke. Take in the inside at the yoke tapper from the entire size of the cut down a few inches or more. Then take in the collar and collar band on the backside as much as the width of the cut. Serge off the extra material. Then sew the collar band back to the yoke. Sew down the back of the collar to the bottom of the collar band of the top of the yoke to make sure to conceal the serged collar edge.
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DIY Wrap Dress Refashion  (aka perfect bridesmaid dress)
 
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This DIY wrap dress refashion is one of my favorites because this dress can be made for something formal (like bridesmaid dress at a wedding?!) and low key. If you're really into ruffles and wrap dresses or just want an excuse to wear something pretty and feminine....this is perfect!! Especially if you're refashioning....were talking a pretty dress for a whopping $4. Happy Sewing! http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. And here is the DIRECT LINK to my blog see see photo of the before and after.... http://www.cottonandcurls.com/2018/02/diy-wrap-dress-refashion/
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DIY wide leg Jumpsuit from Men's suit refashion video
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. I'm a big jumpsuit lover and suit lover and combing the 2 is pretty much amazing. Here is my refashion from a men's suit, thanks for the challenge portia (go check out other's take on the challenge). Instructions below. Instructions: 1.Cut the inseam of the men’s pants 2.Open up the pants and lay them inseam touching, front lined up with the front and back with the back 3.Take a pair of wide leg pants and pull out the crouch seam on the back side, then line up the side seams of the wide leg pants with the side seam of the men’s pants which should be the center at this moment. Then Cut out the crouch and leg seam, allow extra room for error. Repeat this with the front crouch seam and the front side of the pants. 4.Put the legs back together again and sew up the new inseam 5.Also sew up the crouch seams, leaving the back open, or in my case because I didn’t need to take too much out of the back, cut the back open along the seam about 7 inches or so. 6.Grab a zipper and attach the front ride side to the left side of the bum of the pants. Pin and sew along the zipper teeth, 7.Repeat with the other side. My tip to making sure the waist lines up is I mark where the edge of the waistband hit with a pin on the opposite side of the zipper so I can line it up with the right side of the bum. Pin and sew close to the zipper. I then flip the extra zipper fabric inside the waistband between the layers of fabric and sew it down a few inches. 8.Pull the zipper through the little amount at the bottom you haven’t sewn and turn inside out. 9.Sew the zipper into place at the bottom of the zipper. 10.Cut away the back of the jacket, and if you need more material, the front as well! 11.Lay a fitted top out on top of the material and cut out a bigger version because we will be adding darts and attaching it to pants. 12.Repeat with the back piece. For me I used the back flap of the jacket as the fun back opening of my top. If you want to inclose it or make it longer then you can do so. I made the back shorter and boxier than the front. 13.If you want to skip this step you can! I wanted to add some fun velvet strips down the shoulders, so I cut out 2 inch wide stripes and sewed it right sides to gather to the shoulder seams. If you don’t want to do this step then skip to the next step for dart instructions. 14.If you want to add darts, grab a top you can mimic the darts from, pin it and test it out on yourself first before sewing. If you want to just eyeball it, then have the point of the darts start at the top of each boob and slant it down to a few inches below the armpit. Taking in enough to make the sides lay flat. I tested it out a few times until it was just right. Sew the dart into a triangle. 15.Match up the other side to get the darts to match up. 16.Lay down the front and back together and sew up the side seams 17.Serge or zig zag stitch the raw edges of the arms and neckline, then hem the neckline and arm openings under 1/2” be careful not to pull. Don’t forget to hem or sew up any seams or areas that were seam ripped.Iron everything flat. 18.Serge the bottom of the top’s front and attach it to the inside of the pant’s waistband. Topstitch it 1/4” from the edge. 19.Last, if you are going in a different directions with the back of the top you can add buttons or zippers in order to get into the jumpsuit, I can easily slip into the back with how high the opening is.
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DIY flutter sleeve wrap dress refashion
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Instructions: 1.Try on the dress and mark your natural waist with a half inch for seam allowance. then Cut. 2.Lay the top down and cut up the center front. Then cut out a new neckline into a deep V shape 3.Fold it in half and cut off some of the extra material. 3.Roll the neckline under 1/4” twice and sew. also sew up the side seams. 4.Try the top on and criss cross the front into a wrap. pin the wrap edges down where you want it to hit. 5.Also double check the natural waist and cut any extra off if necessary. 6. mark and sew how much the side seams and sleeves need to be taken in. It needs to be 5 inches wider than your natural waist (once wrapped). 7.Add a basting stitch the the back half of the top at the bottom edge and gather till the top is the same size of your natural waist while wrapped. This will make it a little more loose. 8.Set the top aside and make the bottom. Lay the bottom half down and cut it to the length you want and the make the width a little bit wider than your natural waist, make sure to include seam and hem allowance. 9.Then taper the corners of the bottom like so. 10.And also round the waist a little too 11.Hem whole bottom edge of the skirt by folding under 1/4” twice and sewing. 12.Place the top and the bottom pieces on top of each other right sides together lining up the waists. When pinning, gather the very bottom corners of the top at the waist to make a nice gathered look. If the skirt’s waist is too long then gather a little bit of it around the middle back. 13.Sew along the edge. 14.Try the dress on again and make any final adjustments to the sleeves, then hem them by folding under 1/4” twice and sew. 15.If you aren’t going to use ribbon or premade ties this is how you can make them. Take strips of the left over fabric from the dress and cut them in inch wide pieces. 15.Sew these pieces together to make 2 long strips. Then fold in the edges of these strips to hide the raw edges and sew. I just did this as I sewed to be fast. 16.Attach these ties to the waist on both sides. 17.Seam rip a half inch opening in the side seam where one of the ties will be pulled through. 18.Secure the opening down with a few stitches.
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diy VERY easy 1 hour book ledges (also art or picture ledges)
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. Easily transition your room with these 1 hour book ledges, which could also be art or picture ledges. These ledges transformed my little girls room completely....not only did it made a plain wall full of color, it transformed all of her sweet books into art. She now loves to see all of her options and she is upstairs all the time flipping through books.
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DIY - the MOST versatile button-up dress
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. If you need to learn darts go to minute 0:59 and click on the link to head to another DIY that can teach you!
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2 Easy DIY Maternity Dresses
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ These 2 comfy maternity dresses were very easily made from an oversized knit dress! See other maternity tutorials (and non-maternity) over at cottonandcurls.com.
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DIY 10 minute no-grommet lace up top
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ 1. Try the top on and roughly mark where you want the buttonholes to be. 2.Lay the grosgrain ribbon across the V neckline 3 times with equal gaps in between. 3.Add pins on both sides of the grosgrain to show the buttonhole's start and finish 4.Mark a centered line between each of the pair of pins to show where the buttonholes will be. 5. Sew the buttonholes. If your sweater is thinner or vertically stretchy, then you may need to reinforce with ribbon or whatnot so the buttonholes don’t turn out wonky or stretched out. You can use a button hole foot here if you like but it isn’t necessary. 6.Cut open the button holes 7.Lace the grosgrain ribbon through the hole 8.Shorten the ribbon to the desired length and burn the ends to prevent fraying
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My first runway show as a designer
 
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Read about the even below and head over to COTTONANDCURLS.COM and https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for pictures! This was my first time I have ever designed something outside of my DIYs and definitely outside of my comfort zone. I was given the year 1999 to design for and instantly the things that popped into my head were PINK, stars, glitter, Spice girls, buns and all those fun preteen things I loved. So hence, I designed a modernized baby spice ballerina...which was me...1999... 6th and 7th grade. The sweater was actually refashioned from 2 sweaters to make an asymmetrical twisted feel with a side asian inspired (thank you 1999) tie. The dress is a very sheer skin tone pink (1o yards of it!) with hand sewn silver star sequins - yes quite the nod to the innocent tween days. I was going to go full sheer dress.....but didn't have the guts and threw together this sweater. If I had known about all the black mesh, pasties, bondage incorporated into other deisgns, I would have been a little more fearless. But, ehhhh, it was my first design to be seen on a runway. In the end I was happy with it, It portrayed was 1999 was to me. But, I would definitely do things differently the next time around. I wouldn't hold back.
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How to make an 80's inspired side ruffle knit skirt DIY
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/diy/ for DIYs! https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. check out this DIY here! http://www.cottonandcurls.com/2017/05/how-to-make-an-80s-inspired-side-ruffle-knit-skirt-diy/ Here is a new, modernized spin on an 80’s skirt - the side ruffle knit  skirt perfect to dress up or down this upcoming season. All you need is 1.5 to 2 yards of light to med weight knit fabric that has good stretch. Make 2 rectangles or squares depending on the length you want the skirt - one side of the will be your hip measurement - this will be the stretchy part. the other side is the length you want the skirt to be but doubled.  Once you have cut that out, find the center of the pieces on the skirt length side and mark the actual length from the center of the piece. Fold the piece in half at that center and cut outward from those markings to the corners of the square or rectangle. You would be left with a trapezoid witch looks like a triangle with the top point cut off. Pin the trapezoids together right sides together. Sew up the side except the smallest side. When sew up the angled sides you need to make it curve inwards 4 to 6 inches depending on how much you want the skirt to be asymmetrical. Turn right side out and iron. Run a basting stitch along the long end about 4 inches in then gently gather it till the ruffle is the length you want the skirt to be matching the short end. Fold and pin the skirt ends on top of each other making sure the measurements are correct, you can double check the fit with anther knit skirt you already own or just pin it in place and then try to slip it on.  Sew it together through the basting stitch. For me I couldn’t get the waist as small as I liked with out pulling the ruffle weird. I added a few darts or if you would rather keep it simple you can go for the elastic option! Grab 1.5” wide elastic and measure it to your waist will stretching it. Then sew the ends together. Pin the elastic to the outside of the skirt then stretch it as you sew it to the very top edge of the skirt. Then Fold it inside and sew the top edge again while you stretch it.
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DIY denim grommet lace-up dress refashion
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more diys and pictures! https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls for glimpses of my life. Spice up any simple denim dress by adding a split neck with grommet lace-up detail. Instructions: 1.First, grab an oversized dress and a shift or boxy dress you love the fit of. Then fold both in half and lay the shift dress on top. I made sure the bottoms of the dresses lined up so I didn’t have to hem the bottom and I could keep that factory made denim hem. 2.Mark and cut out the shift dress shape leaving extra room for error and for a more boxier look. 3.Sew front and back's sides and the shoulders together. Then serge using a serger or a zig zag stitch to prevent fraying. 4.Try the dress on and mark the neckline as well as how long you want the slip to be. 5.Mark the center front of the dress to the length of the slit or split and cut down that line. 6.grab a big remnant piece left over from cutting out the dress and pin it on the outside of the dress. Sew close around the split. Other fabric here would work fine too. 7.cut through that new piece down the center between the slit again and cut into the corners. 8.flip that piece inside the dress and sew around the edge of the newly lined split. 9.place the grommets around near the split to measure and mark where the next sew line will go as well as sew down more of that inside fabric. 10.cut out the extra material around from the second sewn line from the split. 11.hem the neckline by either doing the easy thing by doing a rolled hem which is folding it under 1/4” twice and sewing or you can do my preferred method which is sewing in a neckline facing. I’ve mad a video tutorial for this in the past and you can find a link to it in the description below. 12.For the sleeve you can either do a rolled hem like the neckline or you can you can fray check the edge, then cuff them and tack them into place. 13.You will not see the neckline or the sleeves done here as I start the grommet process, but I did sew the neckline and sleeves before I actually put the grommets in. Space out the grommets evenly and mark where the holes will be. 12.cut out the holes with your scissors and poke the grommets through two double check 13.Next you’ll need a hard surface like concrete, a grommet or eyelet kit from a craft or tool store, fray check, and hammer! 14.Slide the little metal anvil piece underneath with no fabric under it, then place the bottom grommet piece on that and slid it through the hole of the front of the dress, here you can fray check your fabric just in case. then place the little washer, points facing down, toward the grommet and place the little tool or setter into the center of the hole of the grommet and washer. 15.Hit it with a hammer till it is secure. 16.Lace up the grommets with a shoelace or other type of ribbon or string.
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DIY split sleeve with bow detail top refashion (+cute open back!)
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. -Grab a dress that has a lot of material or about a yard and half of fabric. -Cut the dress’s bottom from the top. -Lay the top out onto the bottom of the dress dress lining it up with the original bottom hem, If your dress has a button front or a center seam in the back, then lay the top down the center. Otherwise, lay it where you can salvage as much fabric as possible, then cut it out. -Sew up the shoulder seams and the side seams. -Grab a top that has long sleeves and lay it out on some of the remaining fabric. Trace around the sleeve making an A-line shape for a peasant looking sleeve. Make sure to cut a front and back piece, instead of one big one. -Sew up the shorter side of the sleeve’s front and back together and serge or sig zag stitch. Then serge or zig zag stitch the 2 long edges separately. -sew the top 2 inches and the bottom 2 inches of the sleeve’s long sides. Sew the serged edges once or twice under. This will end up looking like a topstitch. -Grab more fabric and cut out a 8 - 3" by 15” strips these will become the bows. I ended up making mine longer later because I liked bigger bows. -Fold up each strip in half and sew the edge and one end. Flip them right side out and iron. -Sew 2 of the strips together to make a long strip for the cuff. -Pin and sew where you want the non cuff strips to be. I put them just above my elbow. -You can sew under the edge of the bow before you attach it if you want to hide the serged edge. -Serge the bottom of the sleeves -Measure and mark your wrist around the center seam of the cuff and add a half inch to both sides. -Pin the center of the cuff to the center under seam of the sleeve. Pin the wrist markings close to the other sleeve seam. -gather the sleeve end into the cuff as you sew. -Top stitch the serged edge back under into the sleeve. -turn the sleeve right side out and slide it into armhole of the top which is inside out. Pin and sew. I also\ gathered a little near the top of the sleeve near shoulder seam. -If you have button up back or open back then sew it closed here if you want. - Hem the neckline by folding the neckline under 1/4” twice and sewing near the outside edge but do not stretch as you sew because you don’t the hem to roll out.
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How to make a DIY ruffle sleeve dress with open bow back (DIY bridesmaid dress idea!)
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/diy/ for DIYs! For more pictures of this project - http://www.cottonandcurls.com/2017/05/how-to-make-a-diy-ruffle-sleeve-with-open-bow-back-bridesmaid-dress-idea-video/ https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. Supplies + Instructions: This feminine dress showcases pretty gathered sleeves with an open back tied together with an oversized bow. This dress is perfect for church or something special like a wedding or it can even be a bridesmaid dress. *You’ll need a longer dress- preferably one that has a zipper down the center back. If it doesn’t you can add one later. *Also need a fitted top or dress that has darts *matching thread, scissors, pins, marking device or pins for this, sewing machine 1.Cut the sleeves off, and any unwanted trim (which you may need to seam rip and resew), and cut off the bottom half too as well as the zipper, leaving a little extra to keep the gathering or pleats in place. Also seam rip out the zipper from the center of the top if there is on or cut up the center to make a place for the open back. 2.Turn the top inside out and lay the fitted top down over it. mark where the new sleeve opening and shoulder seams with be trying to keep the collar intact. Also mark where it needs to be taken in at the sides - leave a little bit of room on the sides, if you are taking in and moving the darts. If the darts are where they need to be the take it in as much as you need. If you need to move the darts, then seam rip them and mimic the top or dress you already own to mimc where it needs to be sewn on the dress. 3.Sew and trim off the extra. Serge or zig zag stitch to prevent fraying. 4.Try on the sleeves and mark how much it needs to be taken in and sew along the marking. 5.Slide the right side out sleeve to the inside out top and pin together. Sew. 6.Cut off some of the length or get extra material elsewhere and cut out 20+ inches long and 5 to 6 inches wide of fabric. I liked cutting it from the bottom because it would already be hemmed. 7.Fold it in half and sew up one side and run a basting stitch along the top. 8.Pull the basting stitch to make it gather to the width of your sleeve opening. 9.Pin right sides together matching up the seams if you can. Sew and serge. 10.Line up the top with the bottom and check out how much need to be taken in with the skirt. There are 2 options to take this in. ONE - you can just take it in from the sides or two - you can seam rip the pleats and make them wider and sew them into place. 11.Pin and sew the top and the bottom together making sure to perfectly line up the zipper to the open back, concealing the zipper top and also preventing the zipper pull from coming out. 12.Now make or cut off ties from extra material or use some ribbon or grosgrain and pin it to the top seam ripped or cut open neckline or upper back. Sew it into place as well as hem the opening edges by folding it under. 13.Hem the bottom of the skirt by rolling under 1/4” then 3/4” to 1” and sewing on the upper folded edge.
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how to hem your jeans + turn skinny jeans into cigarette style
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ This is a quick video explaining how very easily take in the ankle of your skinny jeans and hem them. For more details visit cottonandcurls.com
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DIY Midi Sundress with bow sleeves refashion
 
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DIY 1 hour sherpa coat or lining (winterize your jacket!)
 
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Little Girl's Room Makeover with 5 DIYs
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life. Bedding: https://beddys.com/
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DIY velvet jumpsuit -  perfect holiday, wedding, or party outfit.
 
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http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more pictures and DIYs! Visit https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ for glimpses of my life, and house and fashion hacks. For your next project find an oversized dress made with rich color and soft velvet and turn it into this fun cropped, wide leg jumpsuit that’s versatility allows you to wear it to a casual brunch or a wedding. This flattering silhouette accentuates your body in all the right places creating that head turning look!
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Making Pants into Skinny jeans, Bell Bottoms, or Flares Tutorial
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Showing you how to alter pants into stylin' skinnys, bell bottoms, or flares. Visit my blog at cottonandcurls.blogspot.com for more information and tutorials.
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Customize your blogger blog (i.e. blogspot) with html and other tricks
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ This is a quick video on how to customize your blogger blog through the help of html and other tricks on the blogspot backend to achieve the clean modern look. Go to cottonandcurls.com for more detailed information!
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DIY eyelet flutter sleeve refashioned from valance
 
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How to Make Glitter Shoes
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ This is a tutorial on how to make ordinary shoes into shiny/glittery ones, every girl needs to know this no matter the age. Visit cottonandcurls.blogspot.com for more details!
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How to make a loose fitted knit top
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Loose fitted shirts are so cute, flattering, and easy to make! Visit my blog at cottonandcurls.blogspot.com for more information and tutorials.
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DIY Faux Succulent Wall Planter
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Supplies: Hexagon wood shadow box from Target Succulents from hobby lobby or ebay Round 6" styrofoam disc dried moss from hobby lobby hot glue gun pen or pencil to poke into the styrofoam
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invisible hem or blind hem with your sewing machine tutorial
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ **for thicker material, don't hem under the first quarter to half inch. Just cut to an an inch, and fold under an inch. I have NOT been properly taught how to do an invisible hem, but this is how I do it. It may not be the professorial way but this is a fast and easy way that I have figured out myself and love. I'm sure It may not be by the book, but this blog is for the people with little time and love to sew. If you would like to teach me anything, leave it in the comments below.
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spiral curls
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ This is a video that shows in detail how to do a spiral curls hair style tutorial. Instead of the normal flattly wrapped curl, it is a slightly twisted, spiral curl, creating more of a fun and casual curly hairstyle. Once the initial hair styling is done, it can be styled more like beach waves or really dressy for those special occasions. This hair style lasts for days, and can be easily spruced up over time. For more information and pictures....go here http://cottonandcurls.blogspot.com/
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DIY Fabric Envelope Gift Wrapping + Storage
 
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Head over to http://www.cottonandcurls.com/ for more DIYs! And more of my life and fashion here at https://www.instagram.com/cottonandcurls/ Supplies: -fabric (Depending on the size of you gift) -ribbon or trim to wrap around (need to be length of the fabric once cut x2) -the present you are wrapping -scissors, sewing machine, thread, pins
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