Have you ever wondered why couture and special occasion dresses are so expensive? Well today's Video Of The Week will give you a glimpse inside the making of a couture gown. It will help everyone appreciate the attention to detail that goes on behind the scenes. Just by watching this video from Nigel Chia, we see that it must take an extreme amount of time and effort to hand sew all the beading and sequins. Hence the reason for the exorbitant pricing. Now that you can appreciate it, why not try your hand at it? All it takes is a swatch of fabric and a pack of sequins. We'll try our hand at it, hope you will too.
Did you catch our last post on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show? Were you able to recreate any of the looks? If not, we've got another great Video Of The Week from April's YouTube channel. She'll step you through how she fabulously transformed an over sized dress into a lovely flowing skirt and crop top ensemble. Absolutely AMAZING! It's actually similar to model Maggie Lane's ensemble look, worn at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party. So follow the video and give it a shot . We can't wait to see your creation, if you so dare.
We hope you enjoyed your Halloween, but now it's time to get back to the normal grind. So for this week's video of the week, we're bringing you a short explanation of how to drape and measure a bodice for pattern making. We're sharing this video found on YouTube . The narrator gives clear explanations and takes you step by step in the directions. You can try this one out, as it is sure to be a great foundation if you are just starting to sew. As always, if you make it tell us about it in the comments!
Did you happen to catch Michelle Obama's dress that she wore to the Final State Dinner? We did and it was fabulous! We did some research and found out it was none other than the iconic Versace. Seems you can't go wrong on any red carpet wearing a Versace gown. Disagree? Shout out an example in the comments. We'll take you up on that argument. It could make for some interesting commentary.
Still trying to decide how to complete your summer wardrobe? Hopefully you started with our summer dress trends post. One of the trends for the summer is to show off a little shoulder. So once again, we're sharing a cool video from one of our favorite's, April's "Thrifted Transformations" YouTube show.
Hopefully you'll follow her tutorial to create a top for the summer. We'll be making one in the future so tune in, and share what you've made with us so we can feature it in a future post! And remember to sign up for our Newsletter in the sidebar!
Continuing our Graduation series, we hope you enjoyed our Graduation Gift Guide. Your Grad will also need a dress (if it's a girl of course). We promised to help you sew one for your graduate, so without further ado, we present this week's video of the week: "How to Make A Prom Dress." It says prom but why not use it for graduation? Try using the school's color to show your spirit.
Happy Friday! I know you've been waiting all week for our video of the week. So with no further ado, we present a YouTube video on "How To Drape A Sweetheart Strapless Bodice."
While surfing the web for projects to sew for Mother's Day gifts, we came across The Crafty Gemeni's YouTube channel. There are a lot of instructional videos with lots of useful information. Searching for cute, small, and casual wristlets to make, this tutorial brings just that. She takes you step by step through the process of making one.
Mother's Day will be here soon, and this makes a perfect accessory addition to your gift. It's quick and easy enough for beginners to make. Fill it up with toiletries or makeup and your Mom is sure to love it!
Continuing our Prom series, this week's video of the week is another "Thrifted Transformations" episode. Watch in amazement as April takes an old prom dress and turns it into a cute, more modern prom dress. It just may inspire you to head to your local thrift shop. In fact, Goodwill is having a 100 year anniversary sale this weekend, with free items and vouchers. So what are you waiting for? Watch the video for an inexpensive Prom dress idea and check back for more of our Prom 2016 series. If you think you'll forget to check back, sign up for our newsletter in the sidebar to stay informed.
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