Monday, January 30, 2012

My Monday #1 - Tank Top Dress

#1- SHOP of the DAY - ohsolovelyvintage
$27

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Red Black Fabric Bib Necklace, sexy, flower and antique gray bead, unique valentines gift, personalized design...
$28


Tutorial for today involves my first attempt at "recreating" someone else's tutorial while inadvertently adding my own twist. You call them mistakes I call them just being creative. At least that's what my mother taught me. The only thing I have sewn previous to this would be my curtains. So bear with me as I attempt fashion....


Original Blog post / Tutorial Click HERE

Reasons I like this tutorial:
1. Easy (if you know basic sewing - first dress =  would be a medium level)
2. Cheap - use an old tank-top (free), elastic ($3) and fabric (2 yards - about $5-8)
3. Fits all sizes (no matter if you expand or not)
4. Great to practice your sewing - you will still feel accomplished!

My result:





Things I learned:
1. Color of thread matters (it hides your mistakes)
2. TYPE of stitch matters (zig-zag keeps the elastic stretching - other stitches NOT so much)
3. Jersey fabric is the devil. NOT a good starter fabric
4. It's hard to keep a straight line on a circular dress (still working on that one)
5. The elastic and fabric need to go on the inside...
6. This actually was pretty easy/ a great tutorial.

Happy Monday!
Natalie



2 comments:

  1. Popping in to say Hi:)
    (found u through the blog team)

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  2. Very cute tutorial! That would be a super easy project to make for my daughter :)

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