I’ve got a couple new designs in the store.
First is this light denim skirt with pockets.
It has a great pleating detail at the bottom. It’s the perfect blank canvas for spring’s wardrobe.
Next is the breezeway blouse in a coral and navy chevron stripe.
It has an open back detail with a small gold button closure.
Go check them out and all my other new items in my etsy store!
Tags: denim skirt, Lex Designs, shirt, top, women's top
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From the beginning I’ve been a fan of tone on tone clothing. And my color preference is white. Here’s a little tutorial using some scrap fabrics in different tones or textures. You could do this with any shade of shirt and coordinating strips.
First figure out what fabrics you want to use and cut them into carying length strips. Sew them all together so they are in one long piece.
Get your long strip and ruffle it.
Here’s how mine looked at this point.
Press the ruffle strip so it’s nice and flat.
Now pin the ruffle strip in a swirl pattern onto your shirt.
Then just sew it into place around all the edges.
Here’s the finished product.
I love this kind of shirt under a black blazer.
Have a lovely day!
Tags: ruffle, shirt, top, tutorial, women's tutorial
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I love tops like these from Anthropologie with all the heavy texture on them.
I’ve also checked out “The Art of Manipulating Fabric” by Colette Wolff from the library and it’s really inspired me to try some new texturing techniques.
So I thought I’d start with this style top with shirring with a gathering foot. Honestly, I’ve never used my gathering foot. I don’t have any idea why!! So here goes!
Tags: refashion, shirt, tutorial, women's top
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I got a lot of questions on how to make this simple shirt:
Tags: pattern, shirt, t shirt, tutorial, women's clothing
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I am totally loving all the nautical themed clothes and accessories right now. I wanted to make something a little more subtle, a little less navy/white and red. So I came up with this top.
Stitch all the way around the bib…
Easy, right!? The only thing I did after was add some pleats around the bib. It didn’t look complete to me. But I think it looks nice either way! I love cream and grey together!
I like how it’s nautical themed, but won’t ever go out of subtle because it’s not TOO over the top. Like it?
See, I’m still doing tutorials! And due to popular vote, a dress one will be coming soon.
Have the loveliest day!!
Tags: buttons, nautical, refashion, shirt, top, tutorial
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