how to draft a leggings pattern (tutorial)

draft a leggings pattern

  to start off me-made-may 2013 nicely, i’m preparing a series of three posts on how to sew comfy and versatile leggings perfectly your size at home. it’s really easy, so don’t get scared off by the many pictures here! this first post is about …

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make new leggings out of old tights

tights leggings

i’ve always liked thick, colorful tights. sure, lots of people have made fun of me over the years, but i feel very me dressed with colored legs. i love that my daughter also likes them and i’ve been very lucky to have a friend who …

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scarf shawl

i fell in love when i saw this scarf cardigan. amazing!! and i also had a couple of pashmina-type scarves that i didn’t use anymore and wanted to use them to recreate it. except there’s no tutorial (i even wrote to the author, but she …

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Jeans + red wine

jeans vine embellishment

happy 2013! i decided to start off the new year with one of my favorite recente projects. flying back from boston last summer, my little charmer sent my dinner tray, complete with red wine, flying in the air (and all over me and our seats) …

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Yoga pants from a skirt

like my new yoga pants? (and my dirty feet?) well, actually, they’re not very new. nor were they always pants. i bought this cotton jersey skirt in the long past 1999. i always liked it in theory, but i’ve never loved actually wearing it because …

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Stain-covering ruffles

stain-covering ruffles

i can’t believe it…i’d almost finished translating this long post, which i’d spent quite a bit of time on…and firefox went nuts and i lost it. i’m trying to suppress all the swearing i’d like to do (mostly because i’m nursing my little guy as …

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DIY maternity pants: tutorial

when i was pregnant with my daughter, i didn’t really need to buy (or use) many maternity clothes because she was born in the summer and i used a lot of beach wrap-around skirts under my belly (which was always high) and i wasn’t at …

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Free Pattern! Sew girl underwear from a t shirt

Free pattern and tutorial for sewing girl's underwear from a T-shirt!

  **Update October 15, 2016** Given the popularity of this tutorial, I digitized this pattern and made a few simple changes to the post. I’ve seen a lot of blogs and websites write recently about making underwear out of old t-shirts. I thought it was …

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