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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How to Wear a Button Down Shirt as a Skirt | Tutorial

Recently I did an online challenge where the bloggers who took part had to wear a button down shirt three days in a row and style it differently each day. On day three I decided to wear my shirt as a skirt. You can see that style [here!] There are quite a few similar tutorials on line, this is my version. It makes more of a high waisted skirt that is good for layering. Of course, these are just guidelines, you can change things up a little and style it your own way; shirt tucked in or worn over it, with a belt, as an underskirt for extra length, etc. The usually works best with a plain button down shirt that's a size or two above what you'd regularly wear.

Underneath each set of photos the steps are listed with corresponding numbers.


1. Make sure the collar is folded over the shirt so that it's on the inside.
2. Find out which button and corresponding buttonhole fit best around your natural waist.

3. Place the top edge of the shirt at your natural waist. Make sure the collar is still turned inside.
4. Button shirt so that it fits comfortably around your waist. Button the rest of the way down.
5. Pull the yoke up. (The part that would go across your shoulders on the back.)
6. Fold yoke down and smooth.

7. Pull right sleeve across front and around to back.
8. Tuck sleeve into the ”waistband" that you made from folding over the yoke. (Don't worry if it's a little loose, that will be taken care of in the next step.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 with left sleeve.

10. Finished back. You'll want to check in huge mirror to make sure everything looks smoother than mine! 
11. Finished front.

Just incase you've noticed that it looks like I'm leaning slightly to the left. That's not the shirt, the camera, or your eyes playing tricks. That's just my slight spine curvature. 


So, there you go.  Shirt as a skirt! 






Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Peter Pan Collar and Lace Edging Crochet Patterns

--If you find errors in either pattern, please leave a comment so I can make the necessary corrections! Thank you!--


PETER PAN COLLAR



Notions:
Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread size 3
Hook size F/5-3.75mm 
Yarn needle
Button (optional, coller can also be made with tie closure)
[I stitch very tightly, you may find it necessary to use a smaller hook. However this whole project is fairly flexible and you can use different yarn weights and hook sizes as long as you size the collar around your neck as you go.]

Special stitches:
v stitch: v-st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in same stitch.
shell stitch: shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same stitch/ chain space (ch sp)

Notes: "dc in next dc" in rnds 3 - 5 refers to the one dc between each v and shell stitch, not the dcs that are part of those stitches.

To begin: ch 79 [You can ch any multiple of 3 plus 1 ch to create the size of your preference.]

Row 1: [for tie closure] sc in each ch across.

Row 1: [for button closure] sc in 9th ch from hook and in each ch across. (70 sc)

[first sc can go in any multiple of 3 away from hook, depending on size of button. Remember, the larger to button hole, the more chs you will need to begin to fit the collar comfortably.]

Row 2: ch 3 [counts as 1dc] turn, *sk next sc, v-st in next sc, sk next st, dc in next sc* repeat from * to * end row with dc in second to last sc. (17 v-st, 18 dc)

Row 3: ch 3, turn, shell in ch sp of first v-st, dc in next dc of previous row, *shell in next ch sp, dc in next dc* repeat from * to * end with dc in last dc of row 2.

Row 4: ch 3, turn, *(3dc, ch1 3dc) in next ch 1 sp, dc in next dc* repeat from * to * ending with dc in last dc of row 3.

Row 5: ch 3, turn, *6 dc in next ch sp, dc in next dc* repeat from * to * end with dc in last dc of rnd 4. Fasten off.

Button Closure: sew button onto top corner of collar without button hole with thread or yarn scrap.

Tie Closure: ch 80, sl st through each sc of rnd 1, ch 80. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


CROCHET LACE EDGING



Notions:
Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread 
Size 8/1.5mm
Yarn needle

Notes: Unsure what size crochet I used, it was veeeery thin, but you could use whatever size you think looks nice. The thread just needs to be thing enough and your fabric loosely enough knitted or woven that you can get the crochet hook through with ease.

To begin: 
Join thread to item with sl st.

Rnd 1: ch 4, sl st 3/8 inch into fabric. Rep around without pulling on previous sl sts. Join with sl st in first sl st.

Rnd 2: sl st  in first ch 4 space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc and ch sp)  tr, ch 1, dc, ch 1 in ch 4 sp. *In next ch 4 sp dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, dc, ch 1. Rep from * around. Sl st in third ch of ch 3.

Rnd 3: (sl st in next 3 ch sps, ch 2, dc, tr, dc, hdc, (scallop)) rep around until last 3 ch sps. Sl st in next 2 ch sp.

Rnd 4: sl st in first 2 st of scallop, *sc in tr of scallop, ch 4, rep from * around, sl st in first sc.

Rnd 5: sl st into first 4 ch sp, * 2 sc, ch 4, 2 sc in same sc* rep from * to * in each ch 4 sp around. Sl st in first sc.

Rnd 6: sl st in next sc an in ch 4 loop, *ch 3, sl st in ch 4 loop, rep from * around. Sl st in first ch 4 loop.

Rnd 7: ch 4,* in ch 3 (sp tr, dc, hdc) sc in ch 4 loop, in next ch 3 sp (hdc, dc, tr) tr in next ch 4 loop. Rep from * around. Sl st in top of ch 4. 
Fasten off, weave in ends.