Tweet Pin It If you’re like me you probably have a lot of little fabric scraps of various sizes left over from previous sewing projects. They pile up in your closet or craft room and you love them but you aren’t quite sure what to do with them. I’ve got a few project ideas for … [Read More…]
How to add extra fabric panels )the right way) to a dress that may be too tight. Simple step by step tutorial with pictures on the site! http://www.ehow.com/how_8612925_make-dress-bigger.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=inline&utm_campaign=fanpage
One of the best DIY Infinity dress tutorials I've seen. Uses the extra fabric to make a simple tube-top to wear under the dress for more coverage when the style needs it. Smart! I've seen another version that makes the waistband about 15" tall so it serves as the tube top, but that seems prone to the top getting pulled down by the rest of the dress. I like the idea of it being detached so you can trust it to stay up a bit!
Centennial ball gown, ca. 1876. Many party guests wore Colonial attire. Old silk in storage was remodeled into new clothes.This is a mix: half 18th century & half Victorian. Bodice, reconstructed with Victorian boning & petersham, retains original sleeves. Petticoat was remade into bustle shape. Pale peach taffeta hand-embroidered with ivory silk floss medallions. Some of them were cut out of extra fabric and appliquéd as borders around the neckline and sleeves. Vintage Textile