Have you ever bought a skirt that is too big around the waistline? You probably bought it at the thrift store or you just can't pass up a really cute skirt on sale, the only problem is it is not on your size. Well today I will show you how to easily take in a skirt without sewing. Say what?! Yup no sewing all you need are some handy-dandy safety pins. That is one of the things a girl should have in my opinion. The key is placing the safety pins very strategically.
I have three types of waistband here. The first one is a flat waistband, second is half flat and elastic waistband. Third is a wrap skirt so no matter what your skirt waistband type is I got you covered.
Today is a very simple and easy sewing project. My daughter has been wanting me to make her a Belle dress for ages. Belle is one of her favorite Disney Princesses not only the dress is a cheery yellow that will brighten up any gloomy day, they also both have similarities such as the love of reading. So I had been always on the look out whenever I go to a thrift store. Sometimes if you are searching for the exact pieces for your project is going to be somewhat tricky, since it is a thrift store. Anyway I was able to find these yellow shirt and a dress for less than $10. This sewing project was so easy I basically take in the sides to make it smaller on the waistline and armholes. Then I gathered the shoulders and hand sew a small piece of fabric for extra detail. Then I cut out long strips of fabrics. Hand sew it on the shoulders to achieve that off-the-shoulder look. Then I went ahead and hand sew the remaining strip of fabric on the bottom of the dress.
Today I will show you how to make a simple dress just by sewing a cute fabric onto a store bought t-shirt. You can use this method even if you are making a dress for grown ups. To figure out how much fabric to use for the bottom of the dress. Simply double the waistline measurement, if you wanted more volume just add more fabric.
The fabric I am using is 100% Rayon Voile very lightweight, soft and ,flowing. This was the first time I worked with this type of material. I was surprised that it was as difficult as I thought it would be. You just to be careful when cutting it since it it lightweight and it moves while cutting.
I am really pleased with the final result. It literally only took me an hour to make this. The beauty about this sewing project is you don't need patterns at all. That is why it is a perfect sewing project for beginners. These type of dresses are so trendy and they can get quite expensive. Making your own is a lot less and the garment is very unique no one else has it. I wish you saw how excited my daughter was when I showed it to her. She loves flamingos so this dress is personalized to her style, she may be 5 years old but this girl will tell me what she wants when I'm designing her clothes.
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