Category Archives: upcycling

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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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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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 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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DIY Summer Maxi Skirt Refashion Tutorial

 I’ve been seeing summer maxi dresses and skirts everywhere! And I had just the thrift store dress to refashion into one. It was so unflattering in every way except I loved the color and the print.   So I got … Continue reading

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DIY Simple Skirt Refashion

Paper bag waist skirts. Super cute! Super easy! I started with this dress from the last bag sale at my local thrift store. When you divide all the things I stuffed into the bag for two dollars, this dress most … Continue reading

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DIY Create Skinny Trousers from Wide Legs Tutorial

Stacy and Clinton told me NOT to do this. But I did it anyway. And I like it! Stacy and Clinton have been telling me all these years with my wide hips that this narrow cut will make me look … Continue reading

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I’d love to be in your sidebar!

I finally did IT! I figured IT out! IT took me forever! But now that I’ve done IT, I’d love IT to be in your side bar! Check out my new button! I even figured out how to add a … Continue reading

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DIY Ruffled T Shirt Cardigan Tutorial

What should we do to liven up this plain old gray t shirt? Perhaps some more ruffles would do the trick. What do you think?   You might also like:

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