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SewbusstedRhonda Buss, Chicago, IL, US
craft interests: fashion, knitting, restyle, sewing
Member Since: 12/29/2011
Start with a basic t-shirt pattern, add 2 rectangles for a top that has lots of movement and is easy and comfortable to wear. You can find the tutorial...
For this week's Sewing Indie Month Pattern Hacking entry, I made the Zlata Skirt from Stepalica Patterns. The instructions say that it isn't suitable for stripes, but with a little manipulation...
Draft a square shoulder sleeve and make it really pop with stripes! You can see the full post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2014/03/sleeves-on-saturdays_15.html
A simple to draft 't' shaped dress with casings and drawstrings added for shaping. You can see the full post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2014/03/fabulous-free-pattern-friday.html
This sleeve is drafted using a basic raglan sleeve. A portion of the shoulder dart is rotated into the lower section of the sleeve creating fullness. You can see the entire post here...
The square shoulder raglan sleeve gives emphasis to the garment while also giving the ease of setting in a raglan sleeve. The the entire post on how to draft this sleeve can be found...
8 rectangular panels make up the skirt and 8 rectanular godets give it the swish! So easy to make. http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2014/01/fabulous-free-pattern-friday.html
The poinsettia napkin ring adds a special touch to a holiday table and even looks lovely as a wreath. http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-poinsettia-napkin-ring.html
A wonderful little bag for any special occasion. You can find a link to the downloadable pattern here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-holiday-gift-to-you.html Happy Holidays!!!
The bat-wing sleeve offers a lovely underarm drape and it is very easy to draft. Find out how here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/11/sleeves-on-saturdays_23.html
A fabulous skirt made using a simple circular skirt formula and adding 4 rectangles to the bottom of the skirt. An easy to make, stylish skirt...
Drafting the leg-o-mutton sleeve. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/10/sleeves-on-saturdays.html
A top that is nothing more than a gathered triangle. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/10/fabulous-free-pattern-friday.html
A skirt with the ease of a culotte. See how to draft it here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/07/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_19.html
The shirred drawstring sleeve. Easy to draaft and gives a lovely, soft look to the sleeve. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/06/sleeves-on-saturdays_15.html
A sleeve that adds fullness to the cap without adding gathers. It also gives you the opportunity to add interest with the style lines. You can see the post here...
A lovely sleeve that is such fun to draft. You can find the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/06/sleeves-on-saturdays.html
Your napkins are no longer safe in the drawer. Make a fun little summer skirt out of a set. http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/05/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_31.html
The cutest clothespin bag that I have ever seen. This design comes by way of Spain. You can see the post and find the instructions...
A traditional petal sleeve that extends from the underarm and forms a band. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/05/sleeves-on-saturdays_18.html
A simple off the shoulder dress made from 2 rectangles. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/05/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_17.html
A very easy skirt made from 4 rectangles. You can see the complete tutorial here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/05/fabulous-free-pattern-friday.html
This little camisole was made using vintage linens, but it could easily be replicated with a lovely cotton and rows of gathering stitches. You can see the post...
This dress is so simple to make, just 2 rectangles. The gathering stitches make a faux cap sleeve. A perfect project for someone who is learning to sew. You can find the full post...
A lovely skirt that is easy to draft. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-peg-skirt-tutorial.html
A fun and flirty sleeve with a yoke. You can see the post and find the instructions here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/03/sleeves-on-saturdays_16.html
The Stylized Dolman Sleeve is an easy sleeve to draft and great for color blocking. You can see how to draft the sleeve and the entire post here...
A wonderful bag with a plastic lining, perfect as a lunch bag or travel makeup bag. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/03/fabulous-free-pattern-friday.html
Take an ordinary stripe fabric and turn it into something out of this world!! You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/02/sleeves-on-saturdays_23.html
Tiers of faux ruffles make this simple skirt constructed just from rectangles a must notice skirt. You can see the post here...
The Haute Hippie Sleeve. An easy detail that really sets your sleeves apart!http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/02/sleeves-on-saturdays_16.html
An easy treatment that shows off a contrasting fabric in an interesting way. http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/02/sleeves-on-saturdays.html
I just finished Paco Peralta's Treky Dress pattern. What a lovely pattern. You can see my post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/02/im-in-love-with-another-man.html
A wild little vest made from 4 rectangles. You can see the post here, http://www.rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/01/fabulous-free-pattern-friday.html
An easy vest made from two rectangles, a casing and three drawstrings. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/01/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_12.html
A sweat shirt destined for the rag bin is given new life as a cute little skirt. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-to-do-with-rag-bin-sweat-shirt.html
A rather dramatic draped dress made from 5 rectangles. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/12/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_28.html
An interesting sleeve with all the design detail in the back. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/11/sleeves-on-saturdays_17.html
A wonderful sleeve that gives a tailored look to a garment, The Pleated Epaulet Sleeve. You can see the drafting instructions here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/11/sleeves-on-saturdays.html,
A simple skirt made from two rectangles, but one has legs!! You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/11/fabulous-free-pattern-friday.html
A fun top made from a simple rectangle shape and then turned on its side. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/10/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_26.html
A simple little dress made from two half circles. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/10/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_19.html
The perfect travel dress. It's a dress, it's a top, it's sexy and it's not! You can see how to make this dress here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/10/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_13.html
A night at the opera in a striped dress. The boice is cut with a princess line seam and the skirt is a basic half circle skirt. You can see the full post here...
A very easy jacket made from one rectangle, one half circle and one triangle. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/10/fabulous-free-pattern-friday.html
Create an easy band for the hem of your knitted garments. http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/09/faux-hem-band-tutorial.html
No reason to spend a fortune for sock slippers. See the directions and get the link to the free pattern here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/09/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_20.html
My favorite piece in my entire wardrobe! Very easy to make, basically a big rectangle. Very versitle as well. Turn the jacket upside down and you have a totally different look. You can see the post...
An easy draped jacket made from one large rectangle. You can see the post and other pictures here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/08/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_24.html
This sleeve is a traditional sleeve used in Philippine dresses, made popular by Imelda Marcos. Great for a bridal sleeve as well. You can see the post here...
I had the opportunity to test the new Alma Blouse from Sewaholic Patterns. It's a great pattern, very versitle. All the necklines and sleeve versions are interchangeable. You can see my post about...
The Drop Shoulder Sleeve lends itself to many design possibilities. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/07/sleeves-on-saturdays_26.html
A lovely and graceful sleeve, The Cowl Sleeve. So easy to draft. Perfect for t-shirts to evening gowns. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/07/sleeves-on-saturdays.html
A very easy tutorial on how to draft a very feminine sleeve, perfect for the warm summer days. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/06/sleeves-on-saturdays_30.html
The elbow dart is rotated to the wrist and a pleat is added at the shoulder. Very easy to do. You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/06/sleeves-on-saturdays_23.html
A fun little outfit for summer. The fabric was purchased at Joann's, coordinating cotton prints. I had a great time playing around with the prints. You can see the full post...
Wrap Your Arms Around Me, A very easy top made from four rectangles You can see the post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/06/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_15.html
The eight gore skirt is a very easy skirt to draft. All you need is your waist, hip and length measurements. So many additions can be made like pockets and a raised waistline. You can see the post...
Finally wore the peg skirt I drafted a couple of months ago. You can see the post and the tutorial here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/06/peg-skirt-ootd.html
An easy bag made from one rectangular placemat. The principles will work for any rectangular placemat. You can see the post here...
A wonderful detail that gives interest to the sleeve. You can see the entire post here, http://www.rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/05/sleeves-on-saturdays_26.html
This week's Fabulous Free Pattern Friday is about the Dashiki. It's so easy to turn this beautiful piece of fabric into an easy to make, great looking top. You can see the full post...
Instructions on how to make this sleeve can be found here, http://www.rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/03/sleeves-on-saturdays_31.html. Each week a new sleeve drafting tutorial is added.
This week's Fabulous Free Pattern Friday post is a super simple top made from 3 rectangles. You can see the post here, http://www.rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/05/fabulous-free-pattern-friday.html
An easy little bag made from one rectangular piece of fabric. You can see the entire tutorial here,http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/02/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_24.html. This is part of a wekly...
Last summer I took the French jacket class with Susan Khalje. The jacket was not completed in the class. I intended to come home and finish it right away, but it stayed in the bag waiting for me for...