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Crafts fashion for women: lyendecker dress tutorial

Green crafts, Repair work, Sewing  |  September 4th 2011  |  0 Comment

Crafts fashion for women: lyendecker dress tutorial

You’ll need:

  • a long plain tee or dress
  • a half skein of yarn
  • a lace applique or lace doily cut into the shape of the collar of the tee
  • a pair of scissors
  • a legal sized file folder


Start by measuring the bottom hem of the t-shirt to determine how may tassels to add. The bottom of Jessica’s shirt measured 48 inches and because she wanted tassels 2 inches apart, she needed to cut 24 tassels. Lightly mark each placement right above the hem with a pen.

Wrap yarn around a legal sized file folder approximately 12-14 times. Cut the strands off the folder and set aside. Repeat the steps to make 24 tassels. (Click images to enlarge)

Using a dowel or pair of scissors, pierce small holes into the tee using the marks as a guide. Pull each set of yarns through the holes and center them.

Lisa and her pup Mars are making one too!

Wrap a piece of yarn around the top of the tassel a few times and tie into a knot. Trim away any excess and repeat.

After tying off each tassel, tie off a second and third row for a netted look. Separate two neighboring tassels into halves. Group one half from each tassel into a single bunch. At about an inch of the way down, wrap and tie. Repeat the steps until a second row is complete. Repeat the same steps for a third row.

Lookin’ good!

Once the fringe is complete, pin a lace applique or lace doily to the collar of the tee. Hand stitch it with a needle and thread.

Your gorgeous Leyendecker-inspired dress is finished!

Thank you, Lisa & Jessica, for an epic DIY! We had a blast!!! xx


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