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Tutorial: Hand-dyed lace details

How to hand dye lace and make easy accessoriesWe love lace! Not only is this fabric beautiful on its own; it’s a costumer’s best friend when it comes to adding detail and design interest. If you need the look of embroidery but don’t have an embroidery machine or the time and inclination to do it by hand, a carefully-selected lace motif can fill the gap. Or use it for trim, overlays, or cutout details on a bodice, hem, collar, anything you can think of. It can even be used alone to make delicate accessories.

Although most laces are only available in white or a handful of colors, you can dye the lace yourself to achieve any color or combination of colors you may want. And if you just need a few pieces for small details, you can spot dye them instead of making up a whole pot of dye. This also gives you more control over where the dye is placed, so you can dye specific areas in different colors, almost like painting. To make it extra easy, our Cosplay by McCall’s designer created this tutorial to take you through it step by step. And stick around for a simple, pretty accessory project at the end!

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Tutorial: make a bouquet to go with your gothic gown

DIY goth bridal bouquet tutorial

Belle Noir and Belle Rogue patterns by Ichigo Black available from Cosplay by McCall’s

If you’re making a gothic gown for your themed wedding, cosplay, or alternative fashion event, you need the right accessories to finish it off. And what could be more appropriate than a matching bouquet? All you need are a few silk flowers and some basic supplies, and you’ll have a gorgeous lasting memento of the occasion. Read on to see how you can create your very own customized floral accessory.

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Bodysuit Sewalong: Measuring and Fitting Your Pattern

M7217 Sewalong: Choosing a size and fitting your pattern

Hi everybody! Today’s sewalong topic is choosing your size and fitting the pattern, which is an essential step before you cut into your fabric. Stretch knit fabrics do take some of the pressure off when it comes to fitting, since the stretch accommodates a wider range of sizes than a non-stretch fabric would, but it’s still important to measure your pattern before you begin to avoid any surprises.

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