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A Man’s Shirt Refashion, a Winner and Another Book Giveaway

If I were in charge of the world, I would declare a National Celebrate Your Curves Day. I would proclaim that on this day, in every household, there would be at least one traditional refashion of a boxy man’s shirt into one that will … Continue reading

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End Waistband “Gaposis” for Good

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this. The waistband “gaposis” that happens when I buy jeans to fit my hips. Since my waist is quite a bit smaller than my hips, there always seems to be plenty of room in … Continue reading

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DIY: Resize a Too-Small Shirt and “Dwell in Possibility”

Next time you’re thrift shopping and you come across a nice, but too small shirt, you don’t have to wistfully hang it back on the rack, you can do what American poet, Emily Dickinson said and, “Dwell in Possibility” instead. It’s such … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to the Book Launch Party

I can’t wait to celebrate the release of The Refashion Handbook with you! It’s going to be a fun night! The champagne will be flowing as well as hors d’oeuvres, sewing themed cocktails and mocktails.  Rick and Evie Mugrage will be there … Continue reading

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DIY: Back to School Pencil Pouch and a Giveaway

We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what … Continue reading

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Denim and Doilies: A Delightful Dichotomy (And Some Exciting News)

Denim, so rugged and strong. Doilies, so delicate and fragile. Create a delightful dichotomy when combining these two completely different textiles by adding doily sleeves to an ordinary denim vest.  My latest tutorial over at eHow will walk you through the step by step process of … Continue reading

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DIY Summer T-Shirt Series: Add a Lace Doily

Believe it or not, lace doilies actually have a rich history and played a role in everyday life for over a hundred years. But not many homes display these incredibly intricate pieces of art anymore. Why not unearth your grannie’s doilies … Continue reading

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DIY Summer T-Shirt Series: Draw Something Nautical On It

Even if you’re landlocked this summer and won’t be anywhere near the sea, you can still rock the nautical look with this cute hand-drawn, life preserver T-shirt. All you need is a white T-shirt, a blue fine line permanent marker, a … Continue reading

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DIY Summer T-Shirt Series: Make a Peplum

Yay! It’s summer, the season of the T-shirt. Can you hear a collective T-shirt cheer as they’re all unearthed from the bottom of drawers and the backs of closets around the country? Unfortunately, thousands of these perfectly good T-shirts will … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 5: Recover an Old Pillow with Handmade Corded Piping

Oh my gosh, I am such a sewing geek. Seriously? Five posts on bias tape? But it’s so much fun and now that I’m pretty sure you’re addicted too, let’s bring our bias tape to a whole new level today and make our own custom… … Continue reading

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