Instructables: exploring - living - dress - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:25:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 Open-Source 3D Printed Couture by XYZ Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Source-3D-Printed-Couture-by-XYZ-Workshop/
Open-Source 3D Printed Couture by XYZ Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/BVZN/HZGTCZXH/F4YBVZNHZGTCZXH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/BVZN/HZGTCZXH/F4YBVZNHZGTCZXH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/BVZN/HZGTCZXH/F4YBVZNHZGTCZXH.SMALL.jpg xyzworkshop On August 19th, 2014, XYZ Workshop partnered with Ultimaker to release an opensource fashion suite which includes a 3D Printed Wallet, 3D Printed Watch band and and entire couture dress called the inBloom Dress. These designs are all available for free on YouMagine.comThis Instructable is to provide...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:51:56 PDT
Pillowcase Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Pillowcase-Dress/
Pillowcase Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ROA1/HZ9O74X1/FG5ROA1HZ9O74X1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ROA1/HZ9O74X1/FG5ROA1HZ9O74X1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ROA1/HZ9O74X1/FG5ROA1HZ9O74X1.SMALL.jpg katvanlew I absolutely love making pretty dresses for my Granddaughter. I found a beautiful embroidered pillowcase at a local antique shop. I paid less than $5 for it. This project didn't take very long at all! It's the perfect Summer dress for a little girl. My Granddaughter is 4 years old, but you can adjus...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:36:12 PDT
Refashioned Maxi Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Refashioned-Maxi-Dress/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:56:51 PDT
Dress made out of Potting Soil Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Dress-made-out-of-Potting-Soil-Bags/
Dress made out of Potting Soil Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SMALL.jpg amandaggogo So, you need a dress, one that stands out from the crowd, for maybe a themed party? You hate your bridesmaids? Prom? Halloween? Just didn't know what to do with all those leftover bags from where you laid dirt in the garden? Well, this dress is certainly not of the norm. So let's get started! Sup...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:05:48 PDT
One Swimsuit Cover FIVE Different Ways! http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Swimsuit-Cover-FIVE-Different-Ways/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:11:42 PDT
Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress! http://www.instructables.com/id/Shirred-Towel-Cover-up-Dress/
Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/0L27/HXG6QBW0/FW70L27HXG6QBW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/0L27/HXG6QBW0/FW70L27HXG6QBW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/0L27/HXG6QBW0/FW70L27HXG6QBW0.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress!The perfect Beachwear!Everyone likes to wrap themselves in a towel after swimming! This cover-up dress is best!With simple straps that match her swimsuit...she is ready to go from the beach or pool!Perfect for wearing to a picnic or fun place that you "might" get wet! Ju...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:33:13 PDT
$5 Easy Infinity Shirt Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Easy-Infinity-Shirt-Tutorial/
$5 Easy Infinity Shirt Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9DPA/HVO9TGM4/FHN9DPAHVO9TGM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9DPA/HVO9TGM4/FHN9DPAHVO9TGM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9DPA/HVO9TGM4/FHN9DPAHVO9TGM4.SMALL.jpg Kiriko Kikuchi [Photo by Ama Wertz]I came up with the idea for this shirt during the heat wave in San Francisco a few weeks ago. I had just started beauty school, with its "all black" dress code, and all of my black things were sweaters, because this is San Francisco and we only experience summer for thirty minute...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 23:55:21 PDT
Dress - fashion or bridesmaid by diyheart.com http://www.instructables.com/id/Fashion-or-Bridesmaid-Dress-by-diyheartcom/
Dress - fashion or bridesmaid by diyheart.com - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/GGXC/HVKM9CEX/FVQGGXCHVKM9CEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/GGXC/HVKM9CEX/FVQGGXCHVKM9CEX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/GGXC/HVKM9CEX/FVQGGXCHVKM9CEX.SMALL.jpg diyheartwedding Fuchsia bridesmaid's dressFuchsia backless wrapped bridesmaid's dress. Absolutely easy to make and it looks amazing!Material: 1.5 meter (45 inches in width) Recommended using the well draped fabric in solid color. This design is very much like an apron dress. Measure the width of the dress's fr...
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Sat, 24 May 2014 10:54:32 PDT
How to Install Boning in a Bodice http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-Boning-in-a-Bodice/
How to Install Boning in a Bodice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/4CLA/HUBWV7SC/FBC4CLAHUBWV7SC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/4CLA/HUBWV7SC/FBC4CLAHUBWV7SC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/4CLA/HUBWV7SC/FBC4CLAHUBWV7SC.SMALL.jpg lauraspiders Boning. It's a great thing. Hopefully, because you're here you wont end up like me at prom, with the top of your dress around the bottom of your rib cage on the dance floor! Let me help you keep you undergarments under you clothes by following this quick and easy Instructable! This is inte...
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:06:43 PDT
Cowl Draped Infinity Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Cowl-Draped-Infinity-Dress/
Cowl Draped Infinity Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/137C/HUB88J7T/F90137CHUB88J7T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/137C/HUB88J7T/F90137CHUB88J7T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/137C/HUB88J7T/F90137CHUB88J7T.SMALL.jpg MikaelaHolmes In my opinion, creating an awesome outfit often revolves around finding a good balance of loose and tight, revealing and concealing. I love the draped folds of a low cowl neck, or the sexiness of an open back dress, but it’s sometimes hard to figure out how to actually wear these kind of clothes o...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:15:05 PDT
Relove an Old, Ugly Dress: Before and After (w/ Bonus Infinity Scarf) http://www.instructables.com/id/Relove-an-Old-Ugly-Dress-Before-and-After-w-Bonus-/
Relove an Old, Ugly Dress: Before and After (w/ Bonus Infinity Scarf) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/GRWY/HU0GT8XW/F53GRWYHU0GT8XW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/GRWY/HU0GT8XW/F53GRWYHU0GT8XW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/GRWY/HU0GT8XW/F53GRWYHU0GT8XW.SMALL.jpg tofu911 If you like more sewing projects be on the lookout. I may be new to sewing but that just means I have a lot of projects to post. "I Smell Good" Mr. Bunny is already posted.  I'm working on a steampunk costume too. BONUS: Infinity Scarf DIY also included in this instructables (last step). I wa...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:17:09 PDT
How to Use a Dress Form http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Dress-Form/
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 20:16:55 PDT
How to Make a Pleated Paper Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Pleated-Paper-Dress/
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:01:15 PDT
A Springtime Novelty http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Springtime-Novelty/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:59:04 PDT
make a spring dress! http://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-spring-dress/
make a spring dress! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/2XY7/HSM52N1S/FDZ2XY7HSM52N1S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/2XY7/HSM52N1S/FDZ2XY7HSM52N1S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/2XY7/HSM52N1S/FDZ2XY7HSM52N1S.SMALL.jpg sursula now that spring is coming, why not make yourself a new pretty dress to celbrate the return of sunshine! and if you choose a flowery fabric like me add to the starting blooming all around. sadly, although the weather is already quite nice (and almost warm enough to walk around in a short sleeved dres...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 03:51:11 PDT
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills http://www.instructables.com/id/Quickly-Remove-Fabric-Pills/
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/55T0/HSE92CYB/FCJ55T0HSE92CYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/55T0/HSE92CYB/FCJ55T0HSE92CYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/55T0/HSE92CYB/FCJ55T0HSE92CYB.SMALL.jpg kelleymarie A simple how-to for removing pills on your favorite sweater or piece of clothing with tools you already have at home. Clothes of all types, sizes, shapes, and fibers have pilled for all of time and will continue to pill into the future. While it's true that some sweaters or other woven garments tak...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:26:11 PST
Dress Hack: Crochet Bodice http://www.instructables.com/id/Dress-Hack-Crochet-Bodice/
Dress Hack: Crochet Bodice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/0Q6R/HIXKESPZ/F1T0Q6RHIXKESPZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/0Q6R/HIXKESPZ/F1T0Q6RHIXKESPZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/0Q6R/HIXKESPZ/F1T0Q6RHIXKESPZ.SMALL.jpg VickieHowell The same Mesh Stitch often used to make things like market bags can also be translated into a cool (both literally and figuratively) bodice on a fabric dress. Here in the states, Target is a go-to shopping spot for stylish yet affordable wardrobe pieces. They've been pretty brilliant about staying ...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 21:03:08 PDT
Corset Dress / Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Corset-Dress-Top-1/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 12:49:29 PDT
Toile de Jouy: Upholstery Fabric and Quilting Cotton Re-Imagined http://www.instructables.com/id/Toile-de-Jouy-Upholstery-Fabric-and-Quilting-Cot/
Toile de Jouy: Upholstery Fabric and Quilting Cotton Re-Imagined - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/D6QS/HG85CJNY/F0ND6QSHG85CJNY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/D6QS/HG85CJNY/F0ND6QSHG85CJNY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/D6QS/HG85CJNY/F0ND6QSHG85CJNY.SMALL.jpg Laura Mae Most successful sewing projects depend on choosing a suitable fabric.  A clingy bias skirt pattern, for instance, will look completely different in a quilting cotton than it will in a silk charmeuse.  Many people avoid using quilting cottons and upholstery fabric for apparel because they are suppos...
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Sun, 5 May 2013 20:30:07 PDT
Sexy and Cute Top From old T-shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Sexy-and-Cute-Top-From-old-T-shirt/
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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:22:37 PDT
Purple Flowered Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Purple-Flowered-Dress/
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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:45:56 PDT
How to make a tulle skirt http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-tulle-skirt/
How to make a tulle skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/14KP/HF2445NW/F5Y14KPHF2445NW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/14KP/HF2445NW/F5Y14KPHF2445NW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/14KP/HF2445NW/F5Y14KPHF2445NW.SMALL.jpg elewis03 This is probably the coolest thing I've ever made and I've made a whole lot of stuff. I'm so excited to share it with you! It's a tulle skirt. Or a tutu skirt, whichever you prefer. I've been seeing them all over the interweb: Shabby Apple, Anthropologie and Alexander Grecco. It was relatively inexp...
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:54:32 PDT
Daddy Circle Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Daddy-Circle-Dress/
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:55:11 PST
Thermal (Waffle) Ruffle Dress from Recycled Shirts http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermal-Waffle-Ruffle-Dress-from-Recycled-Shirts/
Thermal (Waffle) Ruffle Dress from Recycled Shirts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/XFPN/HA4MGFVS/FX9XFPNHA4MGFVS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/XFPN/HA4MGFVS/FX9XFPNHA4MGFVS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/XFPN/HA4MGFVS/FX9XFPNHA4MGFVS.SMALL.jpg Sam.anne.tha As a California girl, I'm naturally short on winter-ready dresses. And considering how short our "winters" actually are, I'm reluctant to spend too much money on brand-new winter attire. Using the second picture above as an inspiration, I attempted to make a cute ruffle dress out of three men's the...
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Sun, 2 Dec 2012 14:53:50 PST
Plastic Dress and matching Purse http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Dress-and-matching-Purse/
Plastic Dress and matching Purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/Q8ST/H994LMQ5/FS1Q8STH994LMQ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/Q8ST/H994LMQ5/FS1Q8STH994LMQ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/Q8ST/H994LMQ5/FS1Q8STH994LMQ5.SMALL.jpg katvanlew This dress and purse was made with plastic grocery bags.Ask your friends and family to save bags for you, it won't take long to get as many as you need!  It took 40 bags to make the purse and about 200 for the dress. I made it for my daughter to model in the 2009 Santa Fe Recycle Art Trashion Show. ...
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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 20:03:55 PST
Handpainted, Upcycled Wedding Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Handpainted-Upcycled-Wedding-Dress/
Handpainted, Upcycled Wedding Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/TO4O/H7A8P845/FMJTO4OH7A8P845.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/TO4O/H7A8P845/FMJTO4OH7A8P845.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/TO4O/H7A8P845/FMJTO4OH7A8P845.SMALL.jpg ddanby I handpainted my wedding dress last year, using a plain vintage dress as a blank canvas. Technically, this was an ultra simple project, and relatively inexpensive. The most important thing is to find the right materials for the fabric you're working with, and to experiment on some test pieces before...
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Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:06:49 PDT
How to Sew a Cute Summer Sun Dress and Make Your Own Clothes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-a-Cute-Summer-Sun-Dress-and-Make-Your-O/
How to Sew a Cute Summer Sun Dress and Make Your Own Clothes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/RQH6/GXL61L9M/FMYRQH6GXL61L9M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/RQH6/GXL61L9M/FMYRQH6GXL61L9M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/RQH6/GXL61L9M/FMYRQH6GXL61L9M.SMALL.jpg Love to Sew Studio This gorgeous, trendy dress was featured in our "Every Style Has a Common Thread" advertisement to represent a Valley Girl look. It was inspired by characters like Elle Woods from Legally Blonde and Cher from Clueless. The dress calls for a technique known as smocking, which uses an elastic bobbin t...
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Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:09:02 PST
How to make a Retro Polka Dot Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Retro-Polka-Dot-Dress/
How to make a Retro Polka Dot Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/IULB/HWS3J6JN/FB2IULBHWS3J6JN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/IULB/HWS3J6JN/FB2IULBHWS3J6JN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/IULB/HWS3J6JN/FB2IULBHWS3J6JN.SMALL.jpg giannyl Simple silhouette, easy to make. There's been a lot of requests on how-to make retro/vintage clothing, so here you have it! :) Choose your favourite fabric, and do this retro Dress! You will need: - Cotton jersey (polka dot) - T-shirt as a reference - Sewing machine - Pins - Scissors See the ...
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 11:02:02 PDT
How to create a mini strapless dress http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-mini-strapless-dress/
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Wed, 26 Jan 2011 07:36:11 PST
Bridesmaid Gown to Cocktail Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Bridesmaid-Gown-to-Cocktail-Dress/
Bridesmaid Gown to Cocktail Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/OPMD/H3Z3UFPK/FPROPMDH3Z3UFPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/OPMD/H3Z3UFPK/FPROPMDH3Z3UFPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/OPMD/H3Z3UFPK/FPROPMDH3Z3UFPK.SMALL.jpg SelkeyMoonbeam I found this bridesmaid's dress at a thrift store. It was beautiful, and fit me perfectly! But there's not a lot of weddings in my near future, so I decided to take it ($7! a steal!) and do a quick fix on the hemline. So here's how you turn a two-layered standard bridesmaid's gown into a cocktail d...
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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:12:40 PDT
Summer Stylish Dress using a t-shirt for the pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Stylish-Dress-using-a-t-shirt-for-the-patte/
Summer Stylish Dress using a t-shirt for the pattern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/DKVG/H3XMHHR9/FYVDKVGH3XMHHR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/DKVG/H3XMHHR9/FYVDKVGH3XMHHR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/DKVG/H3XMHHR9/FYVDKVGH3XMHHR9.SMALL.jpg sunshiine I've been blessed to have my son and daughter in law visiting me this week.  My daughter-in-law, being quite the girly girl and fashionably sensitive, was wearing a very adorable designer t-shirt she bought.  After looking at the simplicity of the design I decided to make her a dress using this sh...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:39:57 PDT
Wrap Dress: A pocket-sized swim suit cover-up/towel http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrap-Dress-A-pocket-sized-swim-suit-cover-uptow/
Wrap Dress: A pocket-sized swim suit cover-up/towel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/RIIQ/H3XN8I7T/FXHRIIQH3XN8I7T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/RIIQ/H3XN8I7T/FXHRIIQH3XN8I7T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/RIIQ/H3XN8I7T/FXHRIIQH3XN8I7T.SMALL.jpg mathiemom Knit wrap dresses are very fashionable this summer.  I have seen them in various designs and with price tags ranging from $30 to $150.  I decided to write an instructable for a wrap dress that can be made from a very large men’s t-shirt for under $8. The versatility of this design is what makes it s...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:01:54 PDT
Super Simple Fancy Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Fancy-Dress/
Super Simple Fancy Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/L4W2/H3W4J8BE/FLZL4W2H3W4J8BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/L4W2/H3W4J8BE/FLZL4W2H3W4J8BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/L4W2/H3W4J8BE/FLZL4W2H3W4J8BE.SMALL.jpg insomniac crafter Pretty, huh? This is my new favorite dress.  I love that it's very vintage looking, yet is very fashionable.  A lacy maxi dress....what's not to love?!   I fell in love with this dress as I was making it. I'm not a Momma that likes to be all match-y with my daughter, but if I could find  that lace I...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:58:53 PDT
Upcycled Dream Wedding Dress & Accessories http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Dream-Wedding-Dress/
Upcycled Dream Wedding Dress & Accessories - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/Z7JZ/H3QETQ64/FC2Z7JZH3QETQ64.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/Z7JZ/H3QETQ64/FC2Z7JZH3QETQ64.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/Z7JZ/H3QETQ64/FC2Z7JZH3QETQ64.SMALL.jpg whereiroamishome A thousand dollar wedding dress any modern Cinderella would be proud to wear- semi-homemade, simple yet elegant, green (recycled) and free...wait did I say free? Stay with me folks and I'll show you how to turn thin air into your dream dress like magic. All you need is this instructable and a bit of...
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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 21:43:24 PDT
Upcycled Sundress http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Sundress/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/SFJV/H3QFLZDU/F8TSFJVH3QFLZDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/SFJV/H3QFLZDU/F8TSFJVH3QFLZDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/SFJV/H3QFLZDU/F8TSFJVH3QFLZDU.SMALL.jpg rrkrose I made this dress by taking all of my old t-shirts and cutting off the bottoms of the shirt. I then sewed all of the t-shirt parts together until it was long enough to be a dress. I made this for my sister and she is so happy with it! The t shirts should be bigger as they go down and the first part ...
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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 23:14:15 PDT
Sexy Cut out dress tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Sexy-Cut-out-dress-tutorial/
Sexy Cut out dress tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/2CU3/H3QFJN0V/FFN2CU3H3QFJN0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/2CU3/H3QFJN0V/FFN2CU3H3QFJN0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/2CU3/H3QFJN0V/FFN2CU3H3QFJN0V.SMALL.jpg IHeartJennysArt I’m in love with the spring cut out trend. However, I don’t exactly have the required body type. So I made a dress with “curvy girl friendly” cut outs. Love! You’ll need a T-shirt and enough fabric to wrap around you once. I made this dress for a grand total of $7! hooray discount fabrics! 1. Prep...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:02:57 PDT
Chantilly Lace...all over again http://www.instructables.com/id/Chantilly-Laceagain/
Chantilly Lace...all over again - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/U1DD/H2WEU16C/FQ0U1DDH2WEU16C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/U1DD/H2WEU16C/FQ0U1DDH2WEU16C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/U1DD/H2WEU16C/FQ0U1DDH2WEU16C.SMALL.jpg katvanlew There are many wedding dresses out there just waiting to be made over into something beautiful. Go to your favorite thrift shop and ask to see them. Most of these dresses are a size 4, which doesn't do most of us any good. I found a nice dress with lots of lace, the style was kind of 80's but the la...
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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 21:10:10 PDT
"It's a Cinch" Sundress http://www.instructables.com/id/Its-a-Cinch-Sundress/
"It's a Cinch" Sundress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/H576/H337L37V/F4NH576H337L37V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/H576/H337L37V/F4NH576H337L37V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/H576/H337L37V/F4NH576H337L37V.SMALL.jpg Pinafores and Pinwheels Hey there! I'm Stephanie, and you can find me over at my blog Pinafores & Pinwheels. I wanted to share this simple sundress tutorial in time for summer vacation! It is so easy to  make and I hope you try it! This dress is so, so, so easy that even a beginner can make it and the options are endless....
By: Pinafores and Pinwheels

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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:51:59 PDT
HOW TO SEW EASY 5 MIN MAXI SKIRT http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-SEW-EASY-5-MIN-MAXI-SKIRT/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/JVZS/H337KW4L/FP3JVZSH337KW4L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/JVZS/H337KW4L/FP3JVZSH337KW4L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/JVZS/H337KW4L/FP3JVZSH337KW4L.SMALL.jpg HOWTOSEWEASY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cRzsM08Da0&feature=plcp
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Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:32:25 PDT
Halter Dress from Neckties http://www.instructables.com/id/Halter-Dress-from-Neckties/
Halter Dress from Neckties - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/ZQNI/H337KV15/FC2ZQNIH337KV15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/ZQNI/H337KV15/FC2ZQNIH337KV15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/ZQNI/H337KV15/FC2ZQNIH337KV15.SMALL.jpg SelkeyMoonbeam I've wanted to make a dress out of ties for a long time. But I've seen clothes made out of ties- and they're sort of cool, but you can't get around the fact that it's just a bunch of ties sewn together. And when all's said and done, they look pretty tacky- a mess of colors and mishmash of patterns. ...
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Tue, 12 Jun 2012 23:15:00 PDT
Add a Laced Back To A Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-a-Laced-Back-To-A-Dress/
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 23:58:05 PDT
Recycled Denim Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Denim-Dress/
Recycled Denim Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/QNFY/H2WET648/FF1QNFYH2WET648.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/QNFY/H2WET648/FF1QNFYH2WET648.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/QNFY/H2WET648/FF1QNFYH2WET648.SMALL.jpg jenellsrevenge  I created a version of this dress for a friend. I’m not exactly sure who the creator is, or where you can buy the original, but none the less, this was the inspiration. I started with a denim shirt and big pile of jeans. I knew the top needed some visual interest. I did not want her looking...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:46:48 PDT
Infinity Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Dress/
Infinity Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/D7O7/H2G60MRC/F8CD7O7H2G60MRC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/D7O7/H2G60MRC/F8CD7O7H2G60MRC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/D7O7/H2G60MRC/F8CD7O7H2G60MRC.SMALL.jpg SelkeyMoonbeam I made the infinity dress mostly following the instructions on knucklesalad. However, I thought it would be really useful to have a step-by-step, and the ones on Instructables aren't quite the same. The kind I make has a very useful component, the "waistband", which lets you wear a bra with your dre...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 12:16:47 PDT
Open Back Flower Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Back-Flower-Dress/
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Sun, 12 Jun 2011 23:21:40 PDT
Sun dress made from 3 mens shirts http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-dress-made-from-3-mens-shirts/
Sun dress made from 3 mens shirts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/3KAJ/H2TJ4LJD/FNE3KAJH2TJ4LJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/3KAJ/H2TJ4LJD/FNE3KAJH2TJ4LJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/3KAJ/H2TJ4LJD/FNE3KAJH2TJ4LJD.SMALL.jpg eclipsed This is a  versatile, comfortable sun dress you can make from 3 recycled men's shirts. It's inexpensive and has more coverage than the 1-shirt dress projects you  may have seen in other websites. This tutorial will show 2 alternate ways to  make the  top of the dress, to accommodate different sewing...
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Wed, 30 May 2012 00:40:32 PDT
Make a T-Shirt or T-Shirt Dress out of a Bed Sheet http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-T-Shirt-out-of-a-Bed-Sheet/
Make a T-Shirt or T-Shirt Dress out of a Bed Sheet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/63ME/H2MYJXSZ/FA563MEH2MYJXSZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/63ME/H2MYJXSZ/FA563MEH2MYJXSZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/63ME/H2MYJXSZ/FA563MEH2MYJXSZ.SMALL.jpg HomemadeisBetter This tutorial will show you how to make your own T-Shirt or T-Shirt Dress I was SO happy when I made my first shirt! I mean really, what is better than making your own clothes. I dont know what is. The best thing about this project is that you don't have to hem anything! Stretchable fabrics take th...
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Sat, 26 May 2012 07:48:47 PDT
How to make a Mini Tube Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Mini-Tube-Dress/
How to make a Mini Tube Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/YNBG/GN77WD3U/FTRYNBGGN77WD3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/YNBG/GN77WD3U/FTRYNBGGN77WD3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/YNBG/GN77WD3U/FTRYNBGGN77WD3U.SMALL.jpg giannyl You must love this easy and flattering fit, works for every body type with the fitting elasticized waist. You Will Need: Cotton fabric, elastic band, sewing machine, scissors, chalk. On this video, besides from showing how to make the dress, I want show you guys a little bit more about my cul...
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Wed, 4 May 2011 14:09:52 PDT
How To Make An Easy Dress (For Cheap!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-An-Easy-Dress-For-Cheap/
How To Make An Easy Dress (For Cheap!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/L9S9/H1IMOZWG/FUGL9S9H1IMOZWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/L9S9/H1IMOZWG/FUGL9S9H1IMOZWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/L9S9/H1IMOZWG/FUGL9S9H1IMOZWG.SMALL.jpg Talk2thetrees Two facts about me: I'm cheap. I love dresses. I wear dresses probably 6 days out of the week. It's not that I one day just decided to wear dresses to feel cute and girly. Far from it. I spend a lot of time sitting at home, knitting, crocheting, painting. I also spend a lot of time in the car tra...
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:25:54 PDT
The recycled colorful dress http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Go-Green-recycled-dress/
The recycled colorful dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/53NY/H0OJ74VA/FM153NYH0OJ74VA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/53NY/H0OJ74VA/FM153NYH0OJ74VA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/53NY/H0OJ74VA/FM153NYH0OJ74VA.SMALL.jpg coloured bubbles  I really wanted to make a dress that involved recycled items and Came up with this idea. The best part about this dress is the design and all the materials are FREE! I also made this dress as a movie prop to an animation that i am doing for a class at school. The materials i used to make the dress...
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 15:08:54 PDT
The "infinity dress" http://www.instructables.com/id/The-infinity-dress/
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 15:51:10 PDT