Tag «sewing»

Princess Dress Pattern for Curvy Barbie

I love Miss Blue’s beautiful space princess hair. Of course my first dress for her had to be a princess seams sundress. Princess seams are not a very easy design to create. I set out to do a strapless at first, but it didn’t happen and this did. Might be because I can identify with …

Sushi Cushion to Sew

Here’s a great project from a reader named Susan. She wanted to sew a sushi pillow as a gift for her grandson, and happened across my spirals page while looking for ideas. I had no idea “sushi pillow” was a thing, but when I googled for it, it looks like many people have made one. …

Adult Size Spiral Dress

Here’s a full length spiral dress for a grown-up! …with wolves on it. When I was a teenager, I found a spiral dress at a second hand shop. It was too small for me, but I was so fascinated with those seams going round and round that I bought it anyway. Eventually I decided it …

Child Size Spiral Dress

Ruffles!! A huge, swirly overload of fluttering spiral. How to do this? We need volume of fabric. As usual, I started moderate before going more extreme.  The first attempt with a 4″ curved gore produced a conservative A-line skirt shape. Simple. Just add more stripes. The delightful “Peppermint Swirl” gave me the idea of purposefully …

Quilt As You Go Potholders

Easy and quick homemade scrapwork potholders make great DIY gifts! You don’t need a pattern and they’re FREE to make out of fabric scraps. Most of the instructions I found for quilted potholders use bias binding, like commercial potholders. But it’s so hard to sew bias binding on straight. Why not cut the backing larger …

Free Peasant Dress Pattern

Free printable peasant dress pattern for adult women. Simple pattern in PDF format for 8.5 x 11 letter size paper. I had to make up my own because none of the others were quite right. I wanted a smaller, more modest neckline instead of a huge one. I wanted it to have plenty of fabric …