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Showing posts with label women-clothing. Show all posts

41 Amazing Maxi Dresses and Skirt Tutorials


Who loves the comfort of a maxi dress or skirt?

I do! I’m also looking forward to spring and so I thought I’d compile a list of some of the best maxi tutorials out there!!

The hardest part?

Choosing which ones to create….

41 Amazing Maxi Skirt and Dress Tutorials

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How to Make a Tulle Skirt


Abby over at Sew Much Ado shows us how to create this beautiful tulle skirt!

Perfect design for many ages, too!

how to make a tulle skirt by sew much ado

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Library Maxi Skirt Tutorial


Library Maxi Skirt Tutorial 

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Chevron Maxi Skirt Tutorial


How To Make a Chevron Maxi Skirt

Comfortable, cute, and CHEVRON.

Camille stopped by to share her “comfiest skirt ever”…

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Side Ruched Maxi Skirt Tutorial


ruched maxi skirt tutorial

So I think it’s obvious on I’m a maxi kick lately!! I’m all about comfort!

Autumn at It’s Always Autumn is showing you how simple this is to create…

 Ruched Maxi Skirt Tutorial

…if you look closely you’ll see a touch of chevron, too!

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The Petal Top by Made It On Monday


the petal top 

Hi! I’m Jill from Made it on Monday and I’m so excited to be here today!
My blog is all about crafting, sewing, creating and inspiring, but mostly sewing. I have a tendency to fall in love with clothes but not their prices. So one of my hobbies is pouring over pictures of name brand clothes and then coming up with a way to recreate them. I started my blog when I was working part time and the mom of a new baby, desperately needing a new way to express my creative side. I’m now home full time with my two-year-old and excitedly looking forward to a new baby this October. The blog-related constant through these life changes has been that my projects need to be quick and simple. The bulk of what you’ll find can be made in one day.
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Lined Paper Tee Tutorial by Maybe Matilda

I'm pretty dang excited to be guest posting on Ucreate, of all places, with an easy and fun project for you. Just in time for heading back to school, I came up with this cute top:
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Sweater into Cardigan by Jen Giddens

Sweater into Cardigan Tutorial by Jen Giddens

I'm thrilled to be a guest today and present a super easy tutorial --

how to transform a sweater into a cardigan

This is a great way to use old pieces from your wardrobe and update them for a new look.  For my project, I used a crew neck cardigan that is fairly light weight and has a nice tight weave to it.  I chose fabrics from my scrap pile to bind the cut edges with.  I hope you find creative uses to adapt this project to fit your own fabrics and sweaters!


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Watermark Tee Tutorial by Sweet Verbana

Hello U-Create readers! I am so excited to be guest posting here today. It just so happens to be my first guest post and I'm still a little shocked that it's here at Ucreate, one of my favorite blogs!

A little bit about me..

I'm from a little town called Keller, Texas.
I'm a junior at Texas A&M University (whoop!).
I'm working on my education degree and expect to be an elementary school teacher in just two short years.
When I'm not busy studying for classes, I love to sew. In fact, I'm all about DIY fashion.
I just started blogging in May and have already met all kinds of wonderful women, I hope you'll stop by and say hi too!

Watermark Tee Tutorial

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Bow Tie Top


bow tie top tutorial

Check out this beautiful top submitted by Katy at Sweet Verbana!

Bow Tie Top Tutorial

She says it’s one of the easiest projects she’s ever made and it’s perfect for her 104 degree weather {holy hot!!} in Texas!

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Squeezebox Top Tutorial by Welcome to the Good Life

squeeze box top tutorial
WOO HOO! Call me a big nerd but my heart's pounding because i'm so excited and honored to be here!!!
my name is Sarah and i keep a blog over at Welcome to the gOOd life. it's a diary written by me (and sometimes by my hilarious husband) of the good and the ugly as a wife, a stay at home mom, raising two kids under three-just a year apart, and also my weekly DIY sewing projects.
so should we get on to my DIY project? inspiration: squeezebox top from anthropologie
picture from an anthropologie review blog.
i think i literally gasped when i saw this top online.  i instantly fell in love and knew i had to have it!
i bought 2 white shirts, one in xs which is my size and one in large.  i got the large shirt in round neck for more fabric while i got the xs in a scoopneck.
you'll need:
2 shirts
matching thread
estimated time: 1-2 hrs.
project cost: very reasonable(mine was $8 for both shirts)
skill level: advanced beginner to intermediate
1. take the large shirt and cut it into two pieces, a front and the back piece.
2. cut the arms and the neckline off so it's closest to a rectangle shape.
3. take one of the piece and begin making the pleates.
4. (instruction written above)
and then with the bottom pleated part
11. oopsie, mispelling. it should be "along" instead of "aling". ;)
and you're finished!  TA-DA!!!
thank you Ucreate for this opportunity once again and hope to see you all over at my blog sometime!




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Stenciled Cardigan by Less Cake More Frosting


Stenciled Cardigan by Less Cake More Frosting



Am I about to post something on ACTUAL UCREATE? Is this a dream? No. It can't be. If this was a dream I would be auditioning for American Idol, in my underwear, and not know what song I'm going to sing. So I guess this is FOR REAL!

Hi! My name is Ellie G and I blog at Less Cake {more frosting}.

I love to be honest about what's really going on. So here's some honesty for you. *Ellie G isn't my real name.  It's my initials (LG) My friends call me Lara. *I drink at least 4 Diet Cokes EVERY day. *I have 2 great kids, and I NEVER thought I wanted to be a Mom. *I can eat disgusting amounts of sugar.  Including frosting. *I rarely get dressed before noon. *I have an inch of dust in my closet. But everything in there has a labeled bin. It's a special kind of OCD. *I pretend I'm famous.  Or Scarlett O'Hara. *I want to move to Sesame Street and knock off Maria. *I would actually die without my iPod. *I would marry Mickey Mouse if some state would make it legal to marry cartoon characters.

There you go!  That's me!  In a nutshell.  Too much?  Oh dear!  There's so much more! 

Like, how I love to make things.  Not CRAFT just make things, and be creative.  I kind of have an aversion to the word "CRAFT".  But that's an issue I'm trying to deal with. Lately I've been in LOVE with fabric painting and freezer paper stenciling.  The possibilities for creativity and personalization are ENDLESS!  I may admit to staying up late at night envisioning ways to paint my kids shirts.


  • Freezer Paper can be found in most Grocery Stores.  It's usually kind of hidden on the bottom shelf by the aluminum foil and plastic wrap.  It's NOT wax paper.
  • It has one dull side, and one waxy side that adheres to fabric and makes a tight seal for stenciling.  Then, when you're done, it just peels away.
  • You can cut it with scissors, an exacto knife, or my favorite way....with a digital cutter.  I use my Silhouette (whom I've named Miss Scarlett).  The digital cutter opens a whole new level of detail into stenciling projects, and it's SO SUPER FUN!

The idea for this project came when I was watching some pre-teen show on the Disney Channel with my 8 year old.  Don't tell that super cute 15 year old girl from the show, that an old "MOMMY" thought her sweater was super cute. But I did. And I knew I could make one. I started with a plain cardigan. Hers was navy, mine is a deep plum.  But I really like the idea of a dark color to start.

I cut out my designs with Miss Scarlett.  Be aware that cutting freezer paper can be a bit of a trial and error.  Gratefully, it's SUPER cheap.  So if it gets torn, just try again.

  • Don't forget that you'll be using the "negative" space.  So you'll need to keep any tiny insert pieces that make the pattern work.  
  • It's also helpful to note that patterns with TONS of little pieces are super time consuming.  Not impossible.  Just time consuming.
  • Next, I cut out my individual designs, and placed them where I thought they'd look good.
  • Then iron the paper (waxy side down) steam OFF!

Note that for this sweater, the iron needed to be on a lower temp than I usually use for T-shirt or canvas material.  If it's too hot it will burn the fibers.  Don't ask how I know that.  Just take my word for it.

You can use regular fabric paints.  Or, you can purchase a fabric "medium".

  • It can be added to ANY acrylic paint to make it fabric safe, and washable.  It also makes the paint more pliable for fabric.  So it doesn't get "crusty".  
  • I would recommend a little extra for sweaters.  Particularly because you'll probably be using a LOT of coats.

Paint your stencils with a sponge brush.  Being careful not to pull.  More of a "dabbing" motion works. I also put some kind of paper or towel inside my item to make sure the paint doesn't bleed through to the back.

After the last coat, when you're happy with the color, peel off the freezer paper.

  • I like to use tweezers to help with little parts, and to avoid getting my hand in wet paint.

I really like how it turned out!  Particularly taking the design around to the back a little bit. .....Whatever, 15 year old children.....I'm cool!

I also ripped off the boring buttons and replaced them with buttons that match the painted area. They aren't even all the same size. Kind of ecclectic, and fun. Pair it with some fun long necklaces or some vintage-ee earrings, and you're suddenly hip like all the kids.

(this post officially brought to you by my aging.  And Depends!)

Come visit me ANYTIME.  I'd love to have you!  And don't tell me you can't because you don't like frosting.  Because you can give yours to me!  And those that give me their frosting are my best friends for life!  :) Thanks so much, Kari for letting me crash your amazing creative digs for today.  I kind of adore you.  Like, I'd drink Hot Chocolate into the wee hours of the morning with you.  Or eat rich desserts with you. Or share our life stories over Chips and Salsa.  Just sayin'.  I would.


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Snowflake Cutout Tank Tutorial by Honeybear Lane

Snowflake Cut Out Tank Tutorial by HoneyBear Lane
Hi there! My name is Heidi from Honeybear Lane and I am so super excited to be a guest on UCreate! This blog is seriously amazing (as you all know) and I think that Kari is just awesome for bringing all these craft tutorials together. Anyway, on to my tutorial!

I love this method, even though it's kind of time-consuming, but it is so worth it when people ask you where you got your shirt and you can say that you made it!

Here's what you need to get started:
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Party Skirt Tutorial by Creative Spaces

The Party Skirt Tutorial by Creative Spaces

I am so unbelievably excited to be a creative guest here at UCreate today! Wow- seriously, can't even contain my excitement!!
So let me try and share a little about myself with you first.   My name is Genevieve.  I have been married to my best friend for 4 1/2 years now and I am a stay-at-home mom to our darling (almost) 22 month old daughter Miss M.  And I run the blog Creative Spaces.  It started out a few years ago as a place for me to post about digital scrapbooking and Photoshop and what I was learning with it.  Well that soon fizzled out!  It then kind of just became dormant for quite sometime with the occasional random post as I hadn't really sewn much since my mom had taught me when I was little and then I was pregnant with Miss M and was just too sick to even think about being creative!  But once Miss M was a few months old, I pulled out my old sewing machine and started sewing just small little projects here and there for her.  2 little quilt tops for her.  A diaper clutch.  Baby leggings.  Her first Easter outfit.  I then started sewing a little more and pushing myself a little farther.  I now love sewing and I think I sew almost every single day!  If I don't- I'm kind of cranky to be around.  :)  I couldn't even stand to be away from my sewing machines as we were moving across country (and living the gypsy lifestyle as we didn't have a place of our own for almost 3 months!) and being able to sew some projects here and there- that really helped me keep my sanity!
And like I said, I really am so excited to be guesting here today and can't wait to share with you my latest projects!  I had originally envisioned a skirt for me but after making my Party Skirt, I knew that I had to have one for Miss M but pint sized.  So that is what I'm here to share with you today- a tutorial for a mini sized Party Skirt…
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The Pinwheel Skirt Tutorial by Elle Apparel

First off, I just want to say that I am honored to be a guest blogger on Ucreate!  I was a little intimidated when Kari asked me about it, since this is pretty much the mecca of all craft blogs.  But here goes nothing!

     My name is Leanne and creator of the blog Elle Apparel.  I am married to my high school sweetheart and mother to my one-year-old son, Bradley.  I started Elle Apparel to sell my hair accessories and aprons, and it has become an outlet where I can post tutorials of the clothing, home d├ęcor, etc. that I create. Enjoy this tutorial and feel free to stop by my blog to see more tutorials and accessories I have for sale in my shop.
     One thing that you should know about me is that I rarely use a pattern when I make clothes.  Patterns give me the heebie jeebies and make me all nervous and sweaty.  I’d rather figure out how to make something on my own, and measure it to my body so that I get it to fit just how I want.

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