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A Week of Black Dresses

Posted by Lynda Swift on February 28, 2015 at 12:46am 0 Comments

It seems like everything I made this week was black. From mother-of-the-bride to military ball everyone has picked a black dress. I had the most fun with the one with the stones. Started out slow but by the time I got half way down I had got into a rhythm and didn't take as long as I thought it would. I used Pattern Master to draft the patterns for each of the dresses, the one with the stones I had to add the design lines by hand. It was a good week. Happy sewing everyone! Oh! The first sewing club meeting is tomorrow in my area, really looking forward to it.

TUTU ME !!!!

Posted by Alethia on February 25, 2015 at 10:03am 6 Comments

What do you do when you are idle in your sewing room trying to decide between starting a new project or finishing something you started? You make a tutu, yeah! At least that's what I did.

Like many of you, I'm sure, I have bags of scraps (and some bolts) for "potential" projects stored in my studio. So, while passing by one of my bags of "potential goodies", I noticed this shy little bolt of pink tulle staring at me. I thought, " Aww, how did you get there? Come here, let me pick you up." Why did I do that? The dag on thing whispered, darn near screamed, "TUTU ME"!!! I thought, why not, it's not like I have a million other projects that I really need to be working on right now...heh!

So, I commenced to cutting the seemingly zillion strips of tulle. I think the bolt of 54" tulle may have been about 4 yards, don't know for sure. But, I remembered watching this Youtube video by Gurl.com, so it was my inspiration.

 I used a 1/4" elastic.I really like her method of using tulle as a base and then being able to tie it to your waist measurement, your choice. I"m sure you can (maybe should) use a wider elastic. I don't believe there's an exact method with these tutus. But, when I made this one, I had in mind a little girl playing and having fun. I definitely had no plans to wear it, lol!

I used the over slip knot method to create this tutu. I first tied the elastic around my dressform, which the waist is about 24". This worked because a little girl's waist can be around 21-24 inches. Of course, you would measure your child's waist. I cut as many strips ( about 4" wide) as I could get out of what I had. It…





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