tag archives: summer

Refashioning: Dress Shirt to Skirt, Halter Top with Dritz Elastic

Spring upcycles are the jam.

This skirt is just so sassy, we can’t wait to make (and wear) one! It’s another clever refashion from Laura at Trash To Couture, using a men’s dress shirt. The very cool thing about this sewing project is that you can also wear it as a halter top – and when you do, you’ve got options with how you tie it. And whether wearing it as a skirt or halter, rest assured it sits comfortably in place, thanks to the Dritz® elastic you’ll insert at its top. 

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Dritz Espadrilles: Make a Pair of Wedge Espadrilles

Spring into the season with a sweet pair of DIY wedge espadrilles.

You’ve always got the right shoe to pair with your outfit when you make them yourself. You choose the fabric, you choose the add-ons – it’s a win, win situation. Dritz® Espadrilles jute wedge soles are the key ingredient needed to make these sweet kicks. Read more and see how Laura from Trash To Couture whipped up this super pair of wedges just in time for Easter.

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Refashioning: DIY Shirred Top with Dritz Elastic Thread

Learn how to use elastic thread to create shirred effects on fabric.

This top is begging for warmer temps! Although spring is officially here, it’s still quite cool in many places. Why not get a jump on spring/summer sewing and at least dream about those warmer days to come? Enter this shirred top. We can’t wait to show you how easy it is to use Dritz® elastic thread to create shirred effects on fabrics. Shirring is a wonderful textured detail to incorporate into your next refashion!

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From Sew4Home: Make a Mesh Beach Bag

Super functional bags for summer fun.

Yes, these bags look fantastic. But the choice of mesh fabric is clinch. Not only does the mesh keep sand out, it lets air in, allowing suits and towels to dry quickly. In addition to the clever fabric choice, these great bags use stylish Dritz® hardware, and iron-on lettering for personalization. Check out the details, then head to Sew4Home™ for more inspiration and full instructions.

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From Sew4Home: Elastic Waist Boho Skirt

A flirty summer look using Dritz® jacquard elastic & fun fabric.

Oh, we love this look! Perfect for warm summer days, this short boho skirt from Sew4Home™ is so much fun! The new Dritz® jacquard elastic that’s used for the waist creates an eclectic look when paired with printed fabric. The optional braided tassel belt is the perfect finishing touch! Continue reading »