Sunday, January 31, 2016

My Dress!!!

Hey SewChloe readers!

Long time no write! Sorry! Well, I made that dress I sketched! It was really fun! I changed the dress a little bit, but here it is!


I love the way it turned out!  I hope you do too! Don't forget to comment and subscribe!
SewChloe

Monday, January 18, 2016

Knit Dress Variation! :)

Hey SewChloe readers!
(Sorry, I am going crazy about dresses. They are sew easy to make!)
How was your day today? Mine was great! I came up with this little dress and I wanted to share it with you! It is a variation of the knit dress, just a little more complicated.

Materials:
~Four shirts in coordinating colors
~Coordinating fabric strip

Ok. I made mine out of 4 old uniform shirts and added a little khaki flair to the bottom because it added a little extra uniformess. Don't you think?! So, lets get started!
(Note: The shirts should be the same type so that you don't have to worry about the shirts lining up or being bigger than each other.)




Cut all 4 shirts right under the sleeves to leave you a clean tube. Save one of the tops for the top of the dress.


Cut all 4 body tubes up the middle, making sure that you cut in the middle. Original seams should be on the sides.


Lay one of your rectangles right side up, and lay another color on top, wrong side facing up.


Sew shorts sides up.


Turn it right side out and cut the tube into 3 equal sections. Do this with all of your tubes. 
(Note: You will have some strips left over because otherwise your dress is going to be REALLY long! Just make another one! :)


Take two diffrent color strips and pin them at one top all the way around, lining up seams and making sure that the center seams anre lined up. I suggest putting a pin at every seam. Sew.



When you are done, turn it right side out. Already cool!


Keep doing that with 4 more strips, or more if you want. Altrenate with the colors and mess around with the pattern. There are sew many ways to do it! You should have some left over though. Here is my tube after I sewed it together.


Now, cut a length of fabric, maybe 5 inches wide, any it doesn't matter how long. You are going to gather it. Which, I am NOT good at! If you have any tips, PLEASE comment!!


Now, gather it! :)


Sew the ends of the ruffle together and pin it to the bottom of the skirt, making sure that the right sides are together. Sew.


Take your top piece and pin it, right sides together, to the top of the body tube. Sew the seam and turn right side up. You are done! Add any embellishements, like lace or buttons. (If you want.) 
So, I hope you try this! It turned out really great! Try diffrent things with the pattern and please leave a comment telling me how you did yours. I would love to know! Also, this is great way to use shirts that you love, but have been ripped or stained! Just don't use the stained strip. :)
Alrighty! Don't forget to subscribe, and I hope you have a great night.
SewChloe




Sunday, January 17, 2016

Knit Dress: Sew Easy!

Hey SewChloe readers!
(Sorry, I am kind of going crazy with all of the sew, so puns!)
This is how to make your own knit dress. These are so fun and really easy to make! Do you have two old sweaters that are too short or you don't like the look of? Well, you can make this quick and easy dress in no time!

Materials:
~Two sweaters you want to get rid of
(Yes, only one material!)

So to get started, (and no, I don't have any pictures, sorry) cut one of your sweaters from the sleeves down. Like, the whole body. Cut the body piece into 4 sections. Now, the other sweater has to have a picture or something on the top. Here is one picture of my dress:


You see? I cut the second sweater right below the birdie so that I could have him on it too! :) Cut the remaining body portion into 4 sections too.
So now, pin a strip from the first sweater onto the second sweater, right sides together, at the bottom edge of the second sweater. Try to keep the side seams together on the strips. Sew. Keep repeating that on every strip, alternating colors, until you run out of strips. You are done!
You could actully use three sweaters and make it three colors and longer! Your choice.
Thanks for reading and don't forget to comment and subscribe! If you have any questions, email or comment me. Thanks!
SewChloe

Sew Cute dress!

Hey SewChloe readers!
Chloe here again! How was your day?
Here is a short tutiorial on how to make your own dress!

Materials:
~Old shirt or dress top, basicly a plain tee shirt, anything!
~Cordinating fabric to the tee shirt
~Ribbons and embellishments

The first thing you need to do is spiff up your shirt. Add lace to the collar, fix the collar, add buttons, anything! I used an old polo shirt and cut the collar off. I sewed ribbon in its place and added the same buttons.


So, this is going to be a pleated dress, so you need fabric long enough to wrap around you waist twice. Hem it and lay it out with your pins and your measuring tape at the top side.


Start pleating it by starting at the one inch and bring it over to the 2 inch. For the next pleat, go from three to four, and so on. Don't forget to pin them!


Sew a straight stich along the top of the pleats so that you tack them in place. Remove the pins as you go.


Now is the time to iron it. You can iron it, or just leave it. I am going to leave it so that it looks more like a gather.


Then sew the two sides right sides together starting from the bottom.


Pin the shirt to the skirt right sides together.


Now sew your seam and turn it right side out!


Sew ribbons and flowers to the waist and tie in the back. You are finished!!!

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or comments, please comment! I will get back to you. Don't forget to subscribe!
SewChloe







Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hello!


Hey SewChloe readers!
This is going to be so fun! This blog is going to be all about fashion and sewing! I love to design clothes and then sew them. In this blog I will give you tutorials, updates, and lots of my designs. I also love to sew doll clothes!(Yes, not just human clothes, I am pretty new at that! Be sure to check out littledollsonthepraire.com!)
It is pretty funny actully, because I am really advanced in sewing doll clothes! (ok, not SO advanced) But anyway, I am trying to transfer my sewing to my size clothes. You know, you never really think about it. If it fits on a doll, just make it the same way for you, just bigger! Essentially, yes, but you actully wear and move around in the clothes. That is something to consider! Yes, I am planning to make this dress. A little sheath dress made out of sequined fabric and a mesh top. I am really excited to make it!

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more things, and while you're at it, subscribe and leave a comment too! Thanks!
SewChloe