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Cosplay Inspiration: Locked & Lovely Steampunk Costume

This DIY ensemble delivers the goods. 

We’re learning about cosplay and DIY costuming and we want to share our insights with you! This is one of our recent creations, and we’re calling her Locked & Lovely. You agree, right? The Dritz® press locks feature dominantly on the corset and pretty much steal the show. But the skirt is solid, too. See how we made this costume, and get tips for creating your own!

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Cosplay Inspiration: Belted Beauty Steampunk Costume

Bring your creation to life with cool fabrics, DIY hardware & hacked patterns.

So, this whole cosplay thing is new to us here at Dritz®. We typically think of the folks who use our sewing products as seamstresses, design students, couture sewists, beginners, casual DIY enthusiasts, makers, home decorators … the list goes on. We’re excited to learn more about cosplay and those of you who like to wear costumes as part of your daily attire. Read more to learn about one of our first costumes, Belted Beauty. 

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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.

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Refashioning: Scarf to Kilt Skirt

Date night is looking really good.

Isn’t it great when this season’s perfect date night piece is hiding in your closet? We’re talking about that stack of scarves you might have stashed away. Too many? We just love the refashioning ideas from Trash To Couture using traditional tartan scarves. They are really good looking, and they come together quite quickly with a few basic Dritz® supplies and easy techniques.

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Beginner Sewing: Make a Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt

Do you have 30 minutes or so? This skirt is yours!

Can you tell we’re dedicated to beginner sewing? We are going to convince you that you CAN sew, and that it IS easy. Truly. Here’s another project in our beginner series, and this one is a real win for several reasons. Obviously it’s easy. But did you consider that elastic waist skirts are ideal for both kids and adults? Also, you can determine the seasonality of your skirt based on the fabric you choose … soft, light cotton for warmer months, or heavy denim or corduroy for fall/winter. Ready to sew?

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