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Ombre Dip Dye Skirt Tutorial

Ombré is a French word meaning “to shade” and is often used to describe a dip-dye effect given to fabric in which the shades of color graduate from light to dark. You can choose to do a monochromatic color scheme for a sophisticated look or you can combine different complimentary colors.  The technique is quite simple, today I’ll be showing you two ombre styles for a knee length tulle skirt on the Lil Luxe Dress but you can use this technique for a regular skirt too. For this tutorial you will need: A large bucket A mixing stick Vinegar Rit dye liquid or powder A measuring cup Rubber gloves A hanger with clips Nylon tulle Make sure you have 100% Nylon...

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Northwest Flares Sew Along

Hello Lil Luxe fans! Angie Burgett here, introducing the Northwest Flares sew along! Jessica has received so many requests to host a sew along featuring the flares pattern and I am happy to say – that day has come! DATES The sew-along will be held Sun., January 24th-Sun, January 31st. So mark your calendars!  I will be updating this post daily throughout the sew along and helping you perfect a few of the techniques included in the pattern. In addition, I will guide you through how to distress your jeans for that one-of-a-kind look! PRIZES Winners from each category will receive a Lil Luxe Pattern of their choice + $25 gift certificate from our sponsor, Threadbare Fabrics. Categories are “Fan...

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Hand sewn hems – A tutorial for blind hem stitches

Hand sewn hems can be nearly invisible from the outside and lend themselves to a look that is discreet and will not distract from the beauty of your garment.  Don’t get me wrong…I love to topstitch!! But sometimes traditional hemming just doesn’t cut it when you need a polished hem.  You may even enjoy sitting back and relaxing with your needle and thread in hand We’ve put together some of the most commonly used hand sewn hems complete with pictures and step by step instructions. Note: For demonstration purposes, I have chosen a contrasting thread color.  You will want to match your thread to the dominant fabric color in your garment. Catch Stitch The catch stitch creates an x-like formation at the top...

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Simple D-ring belt tutorial

I love to make a statement with accessories! So, here is a quick and easy D-Ring Belt tutorial. Measure your model's waist and add about 14-20 inches.Belt suggestions: Make it Luxe! Use fur trim, leather or a specialty trim to make it a stand out piece. Add a flower, bow or other adornment to conceal the D-rings   Notions: *One set of 3/4” (1.9cm) or 1" (2.5cm) “D” rings *3/4” (1.9cm) or 1" (2.5cm) Trim 1: Slip your “D” rings onto one side of your belt. 2: Turn your belt over and fold the raw edge 1/4”(.5cm) followed by another 1/4” (.5cm) to conceal the raw edge. Pin in place. 3: With wrong sides together,  fold your edge 1”(2.5cm) over,...

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