DIY: new skirt in an hour

I had some left over fabric after my dress sewing last week, and wanted to make an skirt from this. Tight fitted skirts are really easy to make and you do not need a pattern. Use an old skirt you like as pattern or just make an square a little larger then your thighs/butt( where ever you are the largest)

You don’t need a lot of fabric, just a enough for the dress. Remember to make the top a bit bigger then your hips, about 5 cm in each side.

As you can see I cut the skirt out in an angle with the tightest in the top, this to make the skirt follow my shape.

After cutting, sew the sides together(remember to leave room for the zipper!). If you try it on now you will realize that you need some incisions on the top to make the skirt follow  your shapes. Make two incisions on both the back and the front. See for yourself how long and deep they need to be.

Then it is just finishing left. Cast the button of the skirt and add a lining on the top ( see tutorial on bea lining). Insert an zipper on the side and you are done!

Cute little skirt in under an hour.

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Pimp my wall: butterfly style

At Rodeløkka in Oslo i found this fantastic wall. The wall is full of butterflies in clay. The butterflies is in many different colors, adding life to an gray building. Great idea!

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Pimp by bike: flower power style

On a flee marked I found this fantastic bike. Pimp up your this way by first painting the bike all black first, then adding the flowers afterwards.

itsy bitsy flower bike, love it

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Something for the ladies

Not all body types fit my usual dress pattern. Some want to highlight different parts of there bodies. For my aunt I made a dress with a higher cut in the waist.  Here I also used an fabric from IKEA, lovely right?

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Classy dress for classy ladies

Last dress for this week. The fabric is from IKEA. I love to use interior fabrics as dress fabrics, they often give an dramatic effect.

Norsk: denne kjolen er også på salg på epla.no: http://epla.no/handlaget/produkter/524321/

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Party dress

Normenn: lyst på en unik festkjole ingen har maken til? Gå til epla butikken min: http://epla.no/handlaget/produkter/524033/

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DIY Lace Top

A lace top is a great way to make your outfit more romantic. I have been looking for the perfect top all summer, but have not found it, so I decided that I would make one myself.

My sister gave me the idea to copy one of her H&M tops. The top was made out of one big square and a hole in the neck line. I bought an old lace curtain on a Flea Market during my holiday that will be perfect for a lace top.

I started with cutting the fabric with the old H&M top as pattern. If you do not have an top to trace, simply make a big square. Make the square a little wider then your measurements so the top is a bit loose.

After cutting I overlocked  the side seams and the shoulder seam together. Then I overlocked the edges around the arms and the edges around the neck line.

Then out to enjoy the sun!

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