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Looking for the best DIY bedroom decor ideas around? When it comes to decorating your bedroom, thoughtful creative touches make all the difference in taking a room from OK to “Wow!” DIY your way into an amazing bedroom with these 100 crafts, wall...

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Looking for the best DIY bedroom decor ideas around? When it comes to decorating your bedroom, thoughtful creative touches make all the difference in taking a room from OK to “Wow!” DIY your way into an amazing bedroom with these 100 crafts, wall...

Learn how to make things that cost hundreds of dollars in stores, ones that actually look better when you DIY them. Lately, Target, Walmart and other big chain stores have started selling replicas of some of our Pinterest favorites. Why on earth would you want to buy these? I guess someone does, but I am not about to spend my money on DIY replicas. No way! Complete with easy to follow step by step tutorials, these DIY bedroom ideas can be yours for a fraction of the cost. Make one or more this weekend and get your room looking the...

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The Fur Trimmed, Pink Silk, Edwardian Skirt

1900 Edwardian Historical Me Sewing

The Fur Trimmed, Pink Silk, Edwardian Skirt

I was ready to cut into the pink silk lustring which started this whole Edwardian evening gown project. I'd made myself a S-bend corset. The hip padding was ready to go. My skirt pattern was drafted. The actual making of the gown could begin. Well, almost. A few minor pattern alterations still needed to happen before the scissors touched the pink silk. Evening dress ca. 1901 from the Munchner Stadtmuseum The longer I stared at the single photo I have of my inspiration gown, the more I became convinced that the skirt was just slightly gathered at the waistline. Thus, I...

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Say hello to one of my favourite projects, well, ever!

DIYStyle Sewing Style

Say hello to one of my favourite projects, well, ever!

Gathered styles were what I cut my teeth on when I was first learning to sew, that is, ones where you pretty much just add elastic to rectangles of fabric to create skirts, dresses and tops. Although crazy easy, there are soooo many different variations of this style. I’m actually working on another design as we speak, in between Frankie’s naps that is! But for now, I wanted to share with you a style that saw me through my pregnancy – the gathered off the shoulder dress… Made fancy thanks to a tiered skirt. So floaty, so roomy and so...

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