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How to Make A Fabric Bead Necklace

The moment I saw the pink colorway of the Panda-rama collection by Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics, I knew the Garnet Dress, Skirt and Top pattern for Girls would be perfect to showcase these playful prints.  The pattern is available in sizes 12 months – 10 years and includes the dress pattern with knit bodice … Continue reading “How to Make A Fabric Bead Necklace”

Featured Patterns | Potato Chip Skirt | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

How to add a Faux Placket to the Potato Chip Skirt

Adding a faux placket to the Potato Chip Skirt pattern is a fun and easy way to add an extra detail to this incredibly versatile skirt.  With just a couple simple steps you’ll have added a faux button placket and be sewing on your way. The Potato Chip Skirt pattern features a flat front with … Continue reading “How to add a Faux Placket to the Potato Chip Skirt”

sewing tips | Tutorials

It’s Not SCARY: Continuous Lap Plackets

Continuous lap plackets are an invaluable technique for sewing, especially sewing for children.  A placket allows extra room for a garment to go over the head and shoulders easily.  They are found on many Tie Dye Diva Patterns tops and dresses, especially patterns for babies. Fair & Square top and dress for babies Every Day … Continue reading “It’s Not SCARY: Continuous Lap Plackets”

Butterfly Dress | Featured Patterns | sewing tips | Tutorials

It’s Not SCARY: Turning Bias Button Loops

  Raise your hand if turning bias button loops scares you!  It’s intimidating for many seamstresses to try and turn such a narrow tube, but with a few tips and tries you’ll be turning button loop tubes like a pro, and enjoying the professional look that fabric loops give your garment. Rule for Success #1 … Continue reading “It’s Not SCARY: Turning Bias Button Loops”

sewing tips | Tutorials

It’s Not SCARY: Shirring

Let’s pull the mask off some “scary” techniques in these days leading up to Halloween! Shirring is just sewing with elastic thread in the bobbin,  Simple straight lines and you’ll be shirring away!  It’s a fun technique that adds lots of extra options to your Tie Dye Diva or other sewing patterns. Tie Dye Diva’s Peasant … Continue reading “It’s Not SCARY: Shirring”

Sugarplum Skirt | TDD Pattern Add Ons

How to make a Suspender Skirt using the Sugarplum Skirt Pattern

    Suspenders Skirts are cute and trendy and perfect for fall!  We at Tie Dye Diva had been tossing around the idea of a suspender skirt tutorial using the Sugarplum Skirt pattern when Patricia at Two Snuggle Bugs shared this picture in the Tie Die Diva Facebook Group: Show Two Snuggle Bugs some Tie … Continue reading “How to make a Suspender Skirt using the Sugarplum Skirt Pattern”

Fairytale Dress | Holiday / Costume | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Tie Dye Diva Fairytale Dress for Halloween – Using a Directional Print

Today I have the most fun Fairytale Dress to share with you!  This is a pattern I adore and it is perfect for this time of year.  It can be transformed into just about any Halloween costume.  It layers beautifully.  And it’s great for featuring fun fabrics.   I had the privilege of sewing with … Continue reading “Tie Dye Diva Fairytale Dress for Halloween – Using a Directional Print”

Dress and Top Patterns | Fair & Square Dress and Top | sewing tips | Tutorials

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Make Double Fold Bias Tape

Today I will show you how to make your own double fold bias tape from any fabric, how to sew it to your Tie Dye Diva creations (or any garment) and how to finish overlapping ends for for the most professional look. Jen’s patterns that require bias tape include a complete tutorial on how to … Continue reading “Tutorial Tuesday: How to Make Double Fold Bias Tape”

Storybook Pinafore | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Tutorial Tuesday: Make a Wear-Alone Dress from the Storybook Pinafore Pattern

Pretty, frilly, pinafores! Originally pinafores were a protective apron designed to keep the dress beneath clean. (The word ‘pinafore’ comes from the fact they were originally just “pinned” to the front, or “fore” of a dress.) Tie Dye Diva Storybook Pinafore Pattern What if you love their vintage, ruffly goodness but … well … just … Continue reading “Tutorial Tuesday: Make a Wear-Alone Dress from the Storybook Pinafore Pattern”

Fairytale Dress | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

A Year of Dresses: Stripwork Fairytale Dress

My favorite part of sewing is being able to create something new.  Sometimes that’s simply following a wonderful Tie Dye Diva pattern. Other times it’s taking wonderful elements from one pattern and mix it up for a brand new creation.  That’s exactly what I’ve done this week. I have used the Fairytale Dress Pattern as … Continue reading “A Year of Dresses: Stripwork Fairytale Dress”