Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
My name is Shauna and I am one of the Shwins behind Shwin & Shwin. My sister and I started the blog to share our ideas with each other and with anyone else who was interested and it has been a ton of fun. Today I am going to share an inspired by the runway look.
|A few weeks back I made a skirt for my daughter inspired by this look from project runway. It was from the team challenge, from team millitary lace.|
This is the skirt I made for my daughter tutorial found HERE
|Today we are going to make a few adjustments and make one for a grown up.|
|So let's get started!|
You will need:
|On to sewing. First sew under the top edge. (you can do this now to all of your pieces, it will save you time later)|
|Then turn the piping so the flap is in the wrong side of the fabric and your piping should neatly outline the cutouts and top stitch in place.|
|This is what you should end up with. Do it for both sides of the cut out.|
|Then take your long narrow rectangle and with the basting stitch sew along both long sides of the piece.|
|Then pin your ruffled piece in side the cut out.|
|On the back now. First sew the zipper in place. (follow the instructions on the zipper you buy)|
Then sew the two back pieces together below the zipper.
I thought I got a picture of this next step but I didn't sorry. Next you are just going to sew the right sides together along the side seams, sewing together the front and back pieces.
|Then sew your pleats. The bottom of your pleat needs to taper off real gradually so your done have a weird pucker on the outside so make it a gradual slope (like pictured above)|
|When you are done pleating, you re done with your skirt. After this I added a few buttons to the front, but that is optional, do what you like.|
|Try it on|
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
I was contacted a while back by a representative from CSN (that online store where you can get pretty much anything - a bar stool (which I want for the breakfast bar I will someday have in my post-graduation apartment), other furniture, clothing, baking stuff, you name it!), asking if I'd be interested in reviewing a product of theirs on my blog. I was told I could either get a free product from them or pick something to give away. Well, I couldn't just pick something for myself of course, but I thought it'd be kind of boring to just do a giveaway.
So, here's the deal. I'm getting 2 of something from CSN - one for me to review and do some tutorials with, and then one to give away!
What is it you ask? A bundt cake pan. Sounds kind of weird for a sewing blog, right? When I originally started this blog however I wanted it to be a mix of different creative pursuits, and I've been getting the baking itch lately. So, I'm going to come up with a series of tutorials/recipes of awesome and yummy things you can make in this pan, and then after I show you all how to make them I'll hold the giveaway!
What do you think? Interested?
I already have some awesome guest posters lined up, so keep checking back - the first one will go live on Wednesday!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
But even though I have it set up, I just know I won't be able to get in nearly enough sewing to suit me or to keep you guys inundated with tutorials! I'm trying to graduate at the end of this year, so I have a really heavy class load that keeps me busy busy busy!