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The French Striped Dress Tutorial by Sewing Daydreams

DIY – The French Striped Dress Tutorial

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Summer is well underway and I find myself lacking an essential summer wardrobe dress staple; the French Striped Dress.  No one can deny that the French have some serious style and some of their pieces seem to never really go out of style.  This French-inspired dress is one of them.  When I came up with it, I was thinking of something that a 1960s Brigitte Bardot would have worn.  So, to remedy the deficiency in my wardrobe, I’m going to make myself a comfortable French Striped Dress to have to wear in the months (and years) ahead.  This tutorial will have instructions on how to first make the pattern, and then make the dress from scratch.  Read on for my full tutorial!

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Adding Inside Pockets onto a Blazer Sewing Tutorial

DIY – Adding Inside Pockets onto a Blazer

Adding Inside Pockets onto a Blazer Sewing Tutorial Adding Inside Pockets onto a Blazer Sewing Tutorial

Today we’re going to add inside pockets onto a blazer.  I love the blazer, but the pockets that came with it are essentially non-functional.  The opening is a vertical slit and they are only a few inches deep.  I’m pretty sure I would only trust them to hold my chapstick, if that.  So, we will be adding a pair of patch pockets to the inside of the blazer to make it that much more useful.

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Classy Plaid Gathered Skirt Tutorial

DIY – The Classy Plaid Gathered Skirt Tutorial

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Today is a good day.  Today I finally begin my Christmas present to me! I’m going to make a classy plaid skirt that will *hopefully* be done in time for Christmas.  This will be a gathered skirt tutorial.  I’ve been wanting to make something plaid for the winter season.  In the back of my mind I kept thinking about this lovely skirt made by Gina Michelle and decided that it would be a classy winter look using some plaid fabric.

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Striped Summer Dress Tutorial

DIY – The Striped Summer Dress Tutorial

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Sewing Daydreams - The Striped Summer Dress Tutorial

Playing with my little love <3

Hello! It’s been a hot summer this year, and I have been living in dresses (which I have to admit is one of my favorite parts of summer!)  I’ve been thinking about adding a new dress to my summer wardrobe and finally got some time to make it happen.  So today we will be making a nice, comfortable striped summer dress perfect for hot and lazy August evenings (my favorite weather, in fact!).  This dress will have a v-neckline in the front and back, an elastic waistband, and very useful front pockets.  We will first make our pattern using an old dress as a guide, and then our striped dress.  Read on for my Striped Summer Dress Tutorial!

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inseam pockets tutorial

DIY – The Inseam Pockets Tutorial V2

I had previously made an inseam pockets tutorial which uses interfacing to help create sturdy pockets on clothing made with a very light fabric.  However, I’ve realized that most of the other times I’ve made inseam pockets, I do it a bit differently and don’t use as much interfacing.  Hence, today’s post titled Inseam Pockets Tutorial Version 2.

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DIY – The Inseam Pockets Tutorial

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Hi all!  I just recently made Simplicity’s 1360 dress using their pattern, and after trying it on to see how it fit, I realized that the dress would be way better with some inseam pockets.  And I figured why not share it with you?

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DIY – The Comfy, Cozy Sweaterdress Tutorial

The back of the comfy cozy sweaterdress tutorial.

Detail of the front pockets

Brrr!!! This was a cold, windy day!

Brrr!!! This was a cold, windy day!

I love to dress up, but must say that I have a hard time when it’s cold out.  So, for my winter wardrobe, I decided to make this comfy and cozy sweaterdress with long sleeves and an elastic waistband.  To add to the comfort factor, I added front pockets, because, honestly, who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?  Now onto our comfy, cozy sweatdress tutorial!

You can also make a summer version of this dress using my Striped Summer Dress Tutorial.

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DIY – The Golden Skirt Tutorial

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I made this skirt in preparation for a friend’s upcoming birthday night out and it was perfect!  Read along for my DIY Golden skirt tutorial.

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