DIY clothing refers to clothes that are made by the individual who either does not have a full understanding of sewing or cannot afford the materials needed to create the clothing. This can be anything from a one-piece swimsuit on a small budget to a full figure top for those on a very tight budget. A great way to get started is to purchase a simple bodice first and then sew it together to form a skirt. This tutorial will show you how to make a DIY dress, using a pattern that you can find online at no cost.
The first thing you need to do in this tutorial is to get some old jeans and a workable pattern for your DIY clothing project. One option is to use a picture of your own body shape to make sure the pattern looks good. Another option is to simply use a picture of someone else’s body for reference – it is important to have a photo that can be used as a guideline because it is difficult to obtain the exact measurements for older jeans. Once you have these two things, you can begin the process.
After you have sewn the bodice and skirt, you can move on to the arms and other parts of the body for your diy clothing project. If you would like to wear an embellishment to give your outfit that extra fashion edge, you can hem the edges of your jeans before you begin to sew them. This is especially helpful if you are not familiar with sewing and want to make something that you can wear as a great casual outfit.