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How to Make a Trompe l’Oeil Baby Tee – DIY Fashion Tutorial

I’ve always loved trompe-l’œil (which means “deceive the eye” in French). I love things that look like other things: tuxedo shirts and bookcases that are secretly doors and paintings that look like windows to a secret garden.

Here is a project I made as a baby shower gift for an old friend of mine. We

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Free Mini Apron Pattern in the Shop!

I’ve just added a new free pattern to the shop. It’s a mini apron add on for the Vintage Style Apron pattern. You’ll need to purchase (or have already purchased) the Vintage Style Apron if you want to use it as shown in the example below.

However, as a bonus, I’ve also put together

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How to Make a Half Apron – DiY Fashion Tutorial

This is my step-by-step tutorial that will show you how to make a half apron using the free Mini Apron add-on pattern from my shop.

It’s a quick and easy project- great for beginners- and aprons make great gifts!

You might also want to grab the free pocket pattern or one of the

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How to Gather Fabric – DIY Sewing Tutorial

This is a seven part series (in progress) that will show you damn near every possible way to gather fabric. Yeah, I said seven.

Why so many, you ask.

Isn’t one good enough?

Different fabrics will be better suited to different methods of gathered, so that’s why. Now quit questioning my authority!

Hold on to

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How To Make a Rosie Wrap Head Band – DIY Fashion Tutorial

Rosie wrap, tie up rockabilly headband, dolly bow… whatever you want to call it, this is a super duper easy and quick sewing project. This would be a perfect tutorial to start with if you’re new to sewing.

I made mine in a pretty pink floral print, inspired by the trends featured in the spring

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How to Make a Mini Top Hat – DIY Fashion Tutorial

Nothing completes a costume better than a mini top hat! It’s like the cherry on top of the sundae. And nothing could be easier than making your own custom top hat.

I think it would be super fun to have a Hat Making Party with some friends. Serve tea and make it a Mad Hatter’s

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Garden Fever

If you follow me on Pinterest, my apologies for the bajillion garden photos I just repinned. I’m a little bit obsessed at the moment.

It’s been unseasonably warm the last few days, which made it a little hard to get outside to do much, though I’ll try not to complain after the super frigid winter

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Two new retro inspired sewing patterns!

You kept begging so I had no choice but to obey! The two newest WhatTheCraft sewing patterns are my retro swing dress:

And my high-waisted zipper back pencil skirt:

Both patterns are available XS-XL and use stretch knit fabrics! And don’t forget: the more patterns you buy, the more

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How To Sew a Circle Skirt – DIY Fashion Tutorial

The moment you’ve all been waiting for: a circle skirt tutorial that has the math already done for you! Download my FREE circle skirt template, and you’re ready to go!

For detailed instructions, watch my video tutorial here:

I tried to address all the questions you guys have asked about

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How To Make a Fabric Gift Bow – DIY Fashion Tutorial

What better way to get #fabulouslyfestive than to festoon yourself (and others) with bows? This bow would make a great topper for a gift since it’s the classic gift bow design… but the bonus is that since it’s made from fabric, it can double as a hair bow, brooch, or bracelet! Of course you can

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