Instructables: exploring - living - dress - popular Sun, 5 Jul 2015 07:12:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 What Color is My Sweater?
What Color is My Sweater? - More DIY How To Projects]]> CobyUnger Today I decided to make a sweater, but when I was finished, I couldn't tell what color it was. I asked all my friends what they thought and everyone agreed that it wasn't a very good looking sweater but nobody could give me a straight answer about the colors. Will you help me decide what colors it i...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:57:09 PST
Zipper Seam Dress for the Ladies
Zipper Seam Dress for the Ladies - More DIY How To Projects]]> XaviOrin This instructable is for a form-fitting, stretch knit dress with zippered seams! Mmmhhh... Zippers...I have seen many different styles of dresses that incorporate zippers, even dresses made completely out of zippers, (and how uncomfy that must be) so I decided I would make a dress for a friend, usin...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:23:37 PDT
Open-Source 3D Printed Couture by XYZ Workshop
Open-Source 3D Printed Couture by XYZ Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Refashioned Maxi Dress
Refashioned Maxi Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> fashemployed From an old tank top to a new-to-you maxi dress! Gather Your Materials Materials:Tank top in knit jersey fabric (with similar stretch to the skirt so the two fabrics work together well)1.5 yards of knit jersey fabric (2 yards if you're much taller than 5'6")Scissors or a rotary cutterThread, need...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:56:51 PDT
Dress made out of Potting Soil Bags
Dress made out of Potting Soil Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
$5 Easy Infinity Shirt Tutorial
$5 Easy Infinity Shirt Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Dress - fashion or bridesmaid by - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Cowl Draped Infinity Dress
Cowl Draped Infinity Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to Use a Dress Form
How to Use a Dress Form - More DIY How To Projects]]> Natalina This is a beginner's guide to using a dress form. Why use one, and how? I've found that those new to sewing often view dress forms as something that only professional seamstresses use, however using one is quite easy and intuitive. While mastery of pattern making is an art that comes with years of...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 20:16:55 PDT
How to Make a Pleated Paper Dress
How to Make a Pleated Paper Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> sternsam000 Hello! I made these dresses for my AP 3D Art concentration and I love them because they give you so much freedom to explore without the difficulties of fabric.  They also require minimal supplies.  When I made these, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but it is fairly simple to create these ...
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:01:15 PDT
A Springtime Novelty
A Springtime Novelty - More DIY How To Projects]]> Laura Mae With such glorious weather, Spring seems to have come early this year – which makes it the perfect time to stitch up some warm weather frocks. Spring Cleaning For me, Spring is the perfect excuse to pull out some color.  And cotton is a perfect fabric choice.  Apples are more of a Fall crop, but ...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:59:04 PDT
make a spring dress!
make a spring dress! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Quickly Remove Fabric Pills - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Glowing Gown :)
Glowing Gown :) - More DIY How To Projects]]> hannahlokos In this tutorial, I endeavor to show you how I made my glowing gown :) I've loved sewing since I was just a little girl.  Back then, my specialty was sewing mini clothes for stuffed animals and my brother's G.I. Joe toys.  Now, I sew "real people" clothes, especially sundresses and formal gowns, an...
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:40:39 PDT
Make a pirate eye patch for your kids or masquerade (halloween)...
Make a pirate eye patch for your kids or masquerade (halloween)... - More DIY How To Projects]]> Halloween is coming up soon and maybe you or your kids are about to dress up as a pirate?This is an easy instruction on how you make your own pirate eye patch out of old package cardboard (from an old souppackage, kellogs etc)... Draw your eye patch on the board... Use a pen and draw the shape of...

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Fri, 27 Oct 2006 14:48:52 PDT
Stylish Cardboard Clothes Hangers
Stylish Cardboard Clothes Hangers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jayefuu Inspired by this article on, I decided to design some hangers that could be made by anyone and wouldn't need newspaper pulp, moulds or laser cutters.The hangers are designed to hold a necklace in the middle and have recesses at either end to hold dresses and tops. You could also add f...
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Sat, 22 Aug 2009 04:56:18 PDT
Dress Hack: Crochet Bodice
Dress Hack: Crochet Bodice - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Corset Dress / Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> corsetry How to make a corset dress / top As I am not an English native speaker, I will try to to my best to explain how  I have made this  little dress/top. :) Materials List Materials list (pattern): - dress form - needle pins - measurement tape - cardboard - plastic tracing sheet with pen - satin tap...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 12:49:29 PDT
Necktie dress
Necktie dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> katvanlew I like the way neckties are perfect for a dress or skirt. The shape lends itself to a flare if several are sewn together. Most ties are made from silky type fabrics, some in very pretty designs and colors. I asked friends to donate neckties they no longer wanted, I also found several at my local thr...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:37:46 PST
Shoddy upcycle! Mens dress shirt into Dress!
Shoddy upcycle! Mens dress shirt into Dress! - More DIY How To Projects]]> iluvtyedye84 Warning! Warning! Warning! I am by no means a great sewer let alone a good one! I like to upcycle clothing into quilts and re fashion some old sweatshirts into newer nicer looking ones. In this project I tried to sew my friend a dress out of old mens shirts based solely on her measurements and with...
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Sun, 5 May 2013 10:08:45 PDT
Sexy and Cute Top From old T-shirt
Sexy and Cute Top From old T-shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> shizy25 Have an old or over sized T shirt? Well....what are you waiting for...go convert it to this sexy...and cute top! what makes it cute?? well I think the ric rac rose is sooo cute and that gives an added  cute touch :-D Materials sewing machine over sized t shirt ric rack ribbon scissor needle and g...
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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:22:37 PDT
How to make a tulle skirt
How to make a tulle skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Daddy Circle Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> donedirtcheap Pretty girls should have pretty things.  Or, in the case of my beautiful girls, pretty things-that-I-cobble-together-with-no-clear-idea-of-what-I'm-doing. But this fabric was a buck a yard so here goes nothing. Isn't she beautiful? Ack, my heart! Snippy snippy Cut these pieces. Sleeves, back, fr...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:55:11 PST
Plastic Dress and matching Purse
Plastic Dress and matching Purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Handpainted, Upcycled Wedding Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 make a Retro Polka Dot Dress
How to make a Retro Polka Dot Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Infinity Dress
Infinity Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
The Fastest Way to Tie a Tie - How to Tie a Tie in less than 10 Seconds
The Fastest Way to Tie a Tie - How to Tie a Tie in less than 10 Seconds - More DIY How To Projects]]> tycoyoken This is known as the fastest way to tie a tie. Get it done in 10 seconds. Just in the case you are going to be late to your work, you can use this way to tie your tie. I show you how.This tie tricks is full windsor, but you can adjust it into half-windsor knot as you want.This instruction come with...
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Mon, 3 Dec 2007 02:14:49 PST
How to make a Mini Tube Dress
How to make a Mini Tube Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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!)
How To Make An Easy Dress (For Cheap!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 "infinity dress"
The "infinity dress" - More DIY How To Projects]]> nupharhall An infinity dress guide, which even a blond like me can understand! As I was browsing through the internet I stumbled upon the infinity dress, a dress that has an infinite different ways to wear it. While browsing through all of the different ways I could wear it, I found a few I really liked! I was...
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 15:51:10 PDT
Gathered Summer Dress
Gathered Summer Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> kirsten_studsandpearls The best thing about dresses is that you can easily make one from almost any shirt. By now I think it's pretty obvious that I love repurposing old clothes, & this dress is just that. I used a thrifted shirt that's bigger than my usual size, and some floral jersey fabric (which I'll talk more about i...
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Wed, 8 Jun 2011 10:43:19 PDT
10 Minute Tube Dress
10 Minute Tube Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> Carleyy Learn how to make a fun Tube Dress in 10 minutes!  Its a great dress for going out and it also works as a simply base for a halloween costume.  And the best part is the materials cost less than $10! Materials Lycra Fabric (or any stretch spandex fabric) - 29" length x 25" width for a size s...
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Fri, 2 Sep 2011 13:49:57 PDT
DIY Convertible Dress
DIY Convertible Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo I immediately fell in love with pictures of the Butter by Nadia dress, but at $250, I knew I could DIY it for less. I started seeing the same design being offered by lots of different companies, and figured it must be something great!  This convertible dress can be wrapped in an infinite number of w...
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Sun, 12 Jun 2011 19:13:38 PDT
Romantic Lace Dress Tutorial
Romantic Lace Dress Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> tiffhewlett I just want to state for the record that I am no seamstress. I am trial and error all the way. When I have something I want in my head, I just go for it, no pattern all willy nilly style. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. Round one was one of the former times, but round two worked out sw...
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Fri, 27 May 2011 09:39:43 PDT
How to Add Pockets
How to Add Pockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> Natalina Why on earth a perfectly good jacket like this didn't have pockets in a normal place is beyond me.  As you can see, it did have pockets at the bust, but I'm not going to walk around all day acting as my own bra, thank you very much.  If you have ever been in a similar dilemma, or wanted to add pocke...
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Fri, 25 Mar 2011 18:07:27 PDT
Recycled Dress BriannaSchmall This dress is made completely out of recycled materials. Although it's a bit time consuming, it's absolutely FREE! Materials Used: Top: - Newspaper - Glossy Mod Podge (you can get this at walmart, hobby lobby or you can make it yourself) Cut out the frame of the top from newspaper. Begin to deco...
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Tue, 8 Mar 2011 03:05:53 PST
Create A Luxurious Satin Nightgown giannyl This sexy satin nightgown with spaghetti shoulder straps, lined with soft black lace is the perfect combination of luxury & comfort in sleepwear.
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Mon, 4 May 2009 08:19:39 PDT
Steampunk Necktie Corset Dress
Steampunk Necktie Corset Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> mercifulmaenad I loves me some steampunk.  To honor my new obsession, I decided to outfit myself as a steampunk fairy for upcoming dork festivals.  I have over fifteen years of sewing and crafting experience, but anyone with a basic knowledge of machine and hand stitcing (and perhaps a little faith and patience)...
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Sat, 24 Jul 2010 13:18:35 PDT
Make a Dress from a Button-Down Shirt
Make a Dress from a Button-Down Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> emattrose This is a surprisingly simple way to turn an old button-down shirt into a fun, stylish dress. It requires very little sewing. I wore one of these dresses to my Junior prom, and now I'm making a second one with my mom for this instructable.Things you need: - a big, button-down shirt - 4 or 5 buttons ...
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Sun, 13 Sep 2009 12:59:18 PDT
Laser-Cut Wedding Dress and Vest
Laser-Cut Wedding Dress and Vest - More DIY How To Projects]]> jess17a Hello, everyone. Thanks for all the kudos and clicks from all the blogs out there that are linking here. This instructable shows off the laser-cut wedding dress I designed and made. I wanted to tell the story of why I made it and show off pictures that I hope will inspire you in your own projects. ...
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Mon, 3 May 2010 14:29:55 PDT
Make a toddler dress from a t-shirt.
Make a toddler dress from a t-shirt. - More DIY How To Projects]]> domestic_engineer This Instructable will show you how to easily make a long sleeved toddler sized dress from an adult sized t-shirt. I have a hard time finding winter dresses for my girls, that are not too fancy, and not too expensive. I have a lot of t-shirts, none of which fit me well, so here is a great way to u...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2010 19:42:48 PST