Category Archives: Thrifting

DIY: Ten Minute Summer Dress Tutorial

  At first glance, you might think I just cut off the length. I didn’t, but it was almost as easy and I was able to give a too small dress a refashion for a change. To refashion something that … Continue reading

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DIY Blue Indigo Tie Dye Refashion

Tie dye is NOT just for summer camp anymore. Believe it or not it’s actually being seen on the high fashion runways! So I gathered up supplies, headed out to the yard, put a flower in my hair and got … Continue reading

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A name change: The Renegade Seamstress

As you probably noticed from yesterday’s post, I’m trying on a new name for size. Now that I’ve had a chance to look in the mirror a bit, I think I’m going to slip into this one, it feels much … Continue reading

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One Thrift Store Dress+One Refashion=Three New Looks

Three new looks from one thrift store dress. Start with this Little House on the Wrinkled Prairie Dress : Let’s make that into three new looks.   This particular thrift store dress gave me the perfect opportunity to try out … Continue reading

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DIY 1950s Shirt Dress Refashion Tutorial

Styles from the 50s. Super cute! But are they for me? There’s only one inexpensive way to find out…… Refashion an old fifty cent thrift store dress, of course.   You might also like:

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DIY Ruched Maternity Shirt Tutorial

No, I’m not pregnant! Remember that big secret I had to keep awhile back. It’s Katie! And I promised I’d make some ruched maternity shirts for her. Here we go: I started with thrift store shirts of the same color. … Continue reading

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OK, so about that pink belt……

For some reason I’m feeling compelled to either apologize or explain about that pink belt. Some readers loved it, others hated it, and others very graciously eluded to the fact that it wasn’t their favorite. Perhaps it’s the fact I … Continue reading

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DIY T Shirt Dress

A Summer of No Pants. I love this idea. Not sure I could pull it off  but, I’d like to honor this movement with a refashioned t- shirt dress. I started with this thrift store shirt which I had already … Continue reading

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DIY Nautical Shirt with Fabric Paint

So what does a DIY girl such as myself do when they are feeling nautical? Refashion of course! Start with a thrift store t shirt.   First, alter your shirt to fit if need be. (You can find a resizing … Continue reading

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DIY Bleach Pen T Shirt Design

I seem to have an endless supply of thrift store t shirts hanging around just begging for a refashion. So today I tried a new technique. Bleach pen drawing. And it worked!!! If your t shirt is too large, first … Continue reading

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