Tuesday, July 14, 2009

DIY: How to make a drawstring halter top/dress

I scoured the internet to find a how-to tutorial that would show me easy instructions to make this top. I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, so I've made my own. As the queen of instant gratification, I avoid difficult sewing projects at all costs (I hate patterns and instructions). This project is incredibly easy and almost no sew. Believe me, I've never been one to wear a piece of clothing I've made and this is my new favorite wardrobe addition!

You can use old t-shirts or jersey knit fabric. If you sew (Peggy) then you can embellish, finish, and experiment with other fabrics. Honestly, if I can do this anyone can!







I would love to see the tops or dresses you make! Send me pictures!

6 comments:

  1. That is very fun. But now you need to make one with absolutely no sewing, since I don't have a machine...

    Amie
    www.iamalive.etsy.com
    www.iamalivephotos.blogspot.com

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  2. Amie, you can easily handstitch the top seams! Because the drawstrings cinch up the top, the stitching is virtually invisible! Give it a try!!

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  3. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://carusbcharger.com

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  4. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://carusbcharger.com

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  5. I would definitely use a zig-zag stitch, as it holds up to stretching and pulling a lot more than the straight stitch does!

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