• Sew an Artist Smock
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    Sew an Artist Smock

    Every artist needs an apron, and making one couldn't be simpler when you begin with a ready-made button-down shirt. Creativebug staffer and upcycling enthusiast Faith Hale explains how to choose the perfect shirt, then shows how to disassemble it and turn the sleeves into giant patch pockets. This project is great for beginners and quick to sew for the more seasoned sewist. With ample coverage and large pockets for stashing art supplies and tools, the resulting smock is sure to become a studio staple.

  • Foundational Figure Drawing: Heads
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    Foundational Figure Drawing: Heads

    The head and face are often the most daunting part of sketching a figure, but the process can be simplified by following basic rules of proportion. Artist and educator David Tenorio gently demonstrates how the head can be broken down into segments, resulting in properly proportioned facial features and details that make for a realistic portrait. You’ll learn the “ball and jaw” method, how to sketch with charcoal, and how to place features into the face. Finally, you’ll learn how to trust your eyes, recording what you see rather than how you believe faces to be – a skill essential for drawing the human figure.

  • Lingerie Sewing: Underwire Bralette and Ruffle Panty
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    Lingerie Sewing: Underwire Bralette and Ruffle Panty

    The pairing of Simplicity and Madalynne Intimates is a match made in lingerie heaven. Designer Maddie Flanigan uses the Simplicity 8711 pattern to show you step by step how to sew a gorgeous set of intimates. The underwire bralette features a monowire for support, housed in an interior frame called a floating bridge. The monowire and bust darts create a bralette that gives exceptional support and shapes without flattening. You’ll also learn how to attach a hook and eye closure and make adjustable elastic shoulder straps. The underwear is sewn in a matching fabric with three tiers of flounces for a glamorous effect.