tag archives: clothes (to sew/DIY)

Sewing Tutorial: DIY Elastic Waist Pleated Skirt

Hot look for holiday happenings.

Talk about a dramatic entrance. This full pleated skirt combines Dritz® metallic waistband elastic with a metallic brocade fabric to steal all the looks. Perfect with a simple sweater, or paired with a festive jacket or scarf, this skirt just moved to the top of your holiday must-make, must-wear list.

Continue reading »

Inspiration: Add Flair to Garments with Dritz Hardware

Favorite fabrics & sewing patterns turned fab with the addition of hardware.

We’ve been on a garment sewing binge lately and we are having so much fun taking our favorite sewing patterns and fabrics, and figuring out how to add Dritz® hardware to the mix. We’ve got some really great pieces to share with you today, made with sewing patterns from Indygo Junction, plus our Dritz® hardware – grommets, eyelets, rings, swivel hooks, snaps and rivets. The goal here is to inspire you to take your favorite materials, lay them all out on your sewing room table, and mash them up! You’ll be surprised – and delighted – at what you come up with.

Continue reading »

DIY Fashion: Make a Corset with Dritz Eyelets

Cosplay. Halloween. Everyday fashion. 

Yes, yes and yes! We love this DIY corset because of its versatility – not to mention, it’s easy to make. You’ll use Dritz® eyelets and the material/lacing of your choice to construct it. And how you’ll wear it? Well, that’s up to you. We love how it’s paired here with an off-the-shoulder white top. But if you’ve got an alter ego, it is also the perfect accessory for period and Halloween costumes. 

Continue reading »

Refashioning: Upcycle a Basic Sweatshirt with Dritz Grommets & Eyelets

An edgy update to any top or sweatshirt can be yours in minutes.

From drab to fab is what we’re talking about! You agree? Check out this DIY sweatshirt refashion that gives a basic black sweatshirt new life as a pretty hip looking top. The combination of black and white Dritz® fashion grommets and gunmetal eyelets pops off of the sweatshirt and screams, “look at me!”. What a fantastic way to upcycle that blah sweatshirt we know you’ve got hiding somewhere in your closet!

Continue reading »