Saturday, September 4, 2010

accentuate your waist tutorial

This top tutorial is easy peasy lemon squeezey.  I completed it in about 5 mins or less, and it looks so much better!

Accentuate Your Waist Tutorial
 You could do this with a shirt OR a dress, either way it's going to show off the lovely waist that you already have (it's just hiding under your bosom's...I promise.)  Basically all you're going to do is make a series of helpful darts!

  • a shirt/dress that you would like to fix
  • thread
  • a sewing machine, or a sewing needle
  • pins (optional)
  • scissors
  1. Turn your top inside out.  Take note of where your natural waistline is, and place some pins there so you will know where to dart.
  2. Take off the shirt, and begin to make tiny folds in the fabric.  Sew a seam over each fold to keep it in place.  These are your darts. 
  3. Make several more darts (folds and seams over the folds.)  I made 7, but please feel free to do whatever feels/looks right to you!  Also note that I made my darts under my chest, however, you can also do it on the back of the shirt as well.  I prefer the darts on the front of the shirt because it's forgiving and more comfortable in the tummy area.



1 comment:

Joy said...

that is so awesome!! i love that! I wish I could do that, but I'm pretty sure I'd mess up whatever shirts I decided to experiment on... and I don't think I have enough shirts to do that... haha:)

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