As summer comes to an end, it's time to start pulling out your warm winter/fall clothing. One of the standards of a fall wardrobe is a great sweater. We're not talking those lightweight, cheap sweaters, we're talking the thick, heavy knitted sweaters. The trick is to find one with lots of detailed cabling. But if you're going to go plain, make sure it's one with a great color combination to make your outfit stand out. Choose earth tone colors for a warm vibe.
Here's a dilemma we all face every now and then. You've gained a little weight but you're still using your old dress form because you either can't afford to buy a new one or you plan to loose the weight soon and don't want to buy a new one. Has this ever happened to you? It's a situation we're facing currently. As a result, we decided to do a bit of research on solutions and this week's Video Of The Week is what we found.
The solution? Pad your dress form. Who knew it only takes a few things like rulers, pins, padding, bra, batting, and felt as explained in the video. Don't believe me? Just watch the video.
This week's video of the week is another good list maker of useful sewing tips. In it, we learned a new tip he had never heard of before. Have you ever thought to moisten the needle instead of the thread when threading your sewing machine needle? Just one of the useful things you'll learn from watching this quick video. If you have any tips you'd like to share, comment below and we may feature it in a future post! And until next week, happy sewing!
As mentioned in a prophetic line from one of the Netflix trailers for The Crown, "The Crown must win. Must always win." And so it did, at the 2017 Emmys. For Costume Design that is. Though it received 13 overall Emmy nominations, surprisingly it won only a measly 3, including the win for Outstanding Periond/Fantasy Costumes For A Series, Limited Series Or Movie. Just as we predicted.
Dramatic sleeves are trending. Who doesn't love a simple, classic dress or blouse with a unique pair of dramatic sleeves to set the outfit off just right? This week's video of the week that we found while YouTube surfing shows you how to make a basic sleeve pattern. Comes in pretty handy if you're looking for a stepping stone to use, to add dramatic sleeves to your garment. Have you already made any projects with dramatic sleeves? If so, we'd love to hear about it. Let us know in the comments below.
And the nominees are:
Viola Davis In How To Get Away With Murder
Claire Foy In The Crown
Elisabeth Moss In The Handmaid's Tale
Keri Russell In The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood In Westworld
Robin Wright In House Of Cards
These are the leading ladies nominated in the 2017 Emmys for Best Leading Actress In A Drama. We're taking a look back at some of our favorite pics from some of their past fashion.
This week's video of the week shows you how to knit a scarf. It's a great video we found on YouTube for beginners. What we like about it is that it takes you step by step through the process of casting on, knitting, and casting off. You will be able to make a scarf from start to finish. We are giving it a try and have started a scarf project with some yarn we had stashed away. Perhaps we'll share photos in a later post and in the mean time, hope you share your photos in the comments below. We'd love to see what you learn and make!
We're still gearing up for the 2017 Emmys, and covering all things Emmys. Most people are probably aware that they will air Sunday September 17th (5pm - 8pm) on CBS, hosted by Stephen Colbert. But we've got an extra tidbit for you. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards have already occurred and will air on Saturday September 16th at 8pm on FXX.
This week's Video Of The Week shows you how to make a dress form. If you're like us and you created one with duct tape, you're probably wishing you could make one that's a bit more professional. We were delighted to find this video tutorial that shows you how to do just that! All you have to do is buy the pattern and materials, then follow the tutorial. Seems pretty simple right?? We haven't tried it but if you do attempt to make one, let us know. We'd love to hear how it turns out.
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