Monthly Archives: March 2013

Put a Ruffle on it! (Bonus Feature: How to Make a French Seam)

I know! I know! You’ve heard me say it before. But this shirt REALLY needed a ruffle! It was such a sad little shirt! It did have some fun eyelet detail, but other than that… Snoozarama! Let’s give it some … Continue reading

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DIY: Quick Cropped Sweater

They were right, it WAS my kind of candy store!!! I just spent the last two hours tasting the patterns on the BurdaStyle site. I’ve had little samples of their sweetness before, through other sewing blogs, but never have I … Continue reading

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DIY: Dress and Cropped Denim Jacket

Ahhhhhhh, Spring Break is finally here! Nine whole days to exercise, sew, relax, and generally get caught up. Our family doesn’t usually use this time to travel to exotic places as so many people do since my Ruggedly Handsome Contractor … Continue reading

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How To Get New Work Clothes For Free (Almost) :)

It’s fun for me to see the comments people write when they pin pictures from The Renegade Seamstress to their boards on Pinterest. Often times my head is swelling from the nice things they write. The biggest thrill for me … Continue reading

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See Things With New Eyes: Upcycled Ruffle Sweater Dress

It’s all about seeing things with new eyes. Whether it’s our relationships, our situation, our home, our job, or even our old clothes. When we adjust our vision, or what we focus on, magic happens. For instance, I love my … Continue reading

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Upcycled Flannel Leopard Print Infinity Scarf

Are you getting ready for the Dress for Change Week ? It’s coming up fast. The first week of April will be here before we know it. I hope you will support Sheyanne’s senior project by participating in this worthy cause. … Continue reading

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Upcycled Cashmere Peplum

A great place to find bargains at your thrift store is in the men’s section. So often we women buy our men wonderful cashmere sweaters as gifts. We imagine ourselves snuggling up to our sweetie pie, watching movies, and feeling … Continue reading

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Upcycled Romantic and Modern Bridesmaid Dresses

Every once in awhile, I get blown away by an upcycling designer. This morning, I came across Armour sans Anguish and I thought you might like what she does, too. All I can say is, WOW! Armour sans Anguish garments are … Continue reading

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Easy Zippered Pouch Tutorial

 As a teacher, I find myself needing quick little presents for people throughout the year. But a teacher’s salary doesn’t allow me to be too extravagant in my gift giving. A zippered pouch is a win-win situation in my book. It … Continue reading

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