Happy New Year, everyone! I am back from vacation in the UK visiting Scotland and England and am SO READY to share this dress tutorial with you! A fitted bodice, simple gathered skirt, and caps sleeves were the basis for this beauty, but the true magic comes from the beaded and embroidered fabric. I finished it weeks ago, but the post is just now ready… life, ya know? Continue reading “Beaded Dress with Fitted Bodice and Cap Sleeves Sewing Tutorial”
Ah summertime. All I want to wear is blue and white and pastels and whatever fabric I can get my hands on that is as thin as possible without being see through. Oh, and off the shoulder everything. I will never get tired of making off the shoulder dresses for three separate reasons:
- They are so so so cute. I love the flirty fit and they are really comfortable without being too casual.
- They are also so so so easy to make. In the way that I create them with two separate sleeves that attach to a bodice, there is pretty much nothing to the fit. In other words, it will always fit the first time around which is a huge win in saving you from seam ripping for hours.
- I love how the sleeves never creep up your shoulders using the pattern I use. Because the sleeves are separately attached below your arm pits, they will never end up annoyingly on top of your shoulders.
Continue reading “Easy DIY Belted Off the Shoulder Dress with Ruffle Hem”
I remember the first time I wore a maxi dress. I walked into my college lunch room and was asked by a guy friend why I was wearing a gown. I busted out laughing thinking, I literally threw this on because I didn’t have to match any pieces of clothing together. But the more I thought about it, maxi dresses really set you up for success. They require zero thinking and make you look like you have your life together. You also appear ten feet tall, and are essentially wrapped in a blanket. Win win win win. Continue reading “Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress Sewing Tutorial”
“Pockets make everything better”, said everyone every day everywhere. Have you ever been on the fence about buying a dress, but then the moment you find out it has pockets are 100% committed to buying it? I’m guilty. Continue reading “It’s Sew Easy: How to Add Pockets to a Dress Sewing Tutorial”
There’s nothing like stepping out into the Summer sun and feeling the deep heat radiate on to your shoulders. I may be one of the only crazy ones, but I love feeling the wall of humid heat here in Houston hit me as I leave the house. Maybe it’s the stark contrast to the frozen air conditioned spaces that we confine ourselves to, or maybe it’s just that the heat relaxes me into a sense of vacation, but I love it just the same. Continue reading “Seersucker Off the Shoulder Summer Dress Sewing Tutorial”
So you all saw the pictures from Megan’s Great Gatsby birthday party which was one serious shindig. Megan had been planning to do a 20’s themed party for a while and picked up a fantastic flapper dress at H&M around Christmas time. Thinking it would be oh so simple to find a dress like she did, I waited until the day before the party to go shopping. I was not so lucky. Continue reading “Easy 20’s Flapper Dress Costume DIY Sewing Tutorial”
As promised from my Instagram (@bunnybaubles), I’m giving you another dress tutorial! I hadn’t been doing much fashion sewing lately since my home decor and baked goods were keeping me occupied, but I caught the sewing bug again and got to designing this last week! This tutorial is great because it only requires four pieces to be sewn together, and you can also shorten this pattern into a shirt if you’d like. Continue reading “DIY Off the Shoulder Dress Sewing Tutorial”
There are always items in our closets that we don’t want to throw away because they are perfectly good pieces of clothing, but we’ve worn them many times or they could use some sort of updating. I’m a true believer in refashioning old clothes to make them new again! You can’t be afraid to change something you wouldn’t have worn anyways. Take a look at my dress refashioning tutorial for a few ideas on how you can make a few simple changes to really spice up an old look! Continue reading “Dress Refashioning Tips and Ideas Sewing Tutorial”