Tag Archives: reconstructed clothing

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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You Really Can Make a Maxi Dress in Fifteen Minutes or Less

I know, I know, it does sounds too good to be true, but you really can make a fun, summer maxi dress in fifteen minutes or less when you start with a t shirt and add some knit fabric to the … Continue reading

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DIY: Easy Cropped Denim Jacket

Time froze for me the other day while at my beautiful niece Melanie’s house in St. Paul. The kids playing hockey in the driveway, listening to the Belmont Stakes on the tv in the garage, cold Leinenkugel in my hand and it suddenly occurs to … Continue reading

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Be in My New Book

Have you always wanted to see your name in print? Would you like to have your comment on the back cover of my new book that will be coming out in September?  All you have to do is write a few … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 3: Summer Shorts and Some Winners

Well, he-llooooooo…………summer! So nice to have you back. Here in Eastern Oregon the grass is green, the lilacs are blooming and the sun has been shining. Time to break out the shorts and get ready for those glorious warm summer days. Head … Continue reading

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Plenty of Pleats Skirt: A Refashion Tutorial

Blue is one of my favorite colors and when Pantone announced the color for Spring 2014 was Dazzling Blue, I was thrilled. Designers used this color in their spring collections on the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. … Continue reading

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Ten Minute T-Shirt Shrug

Ah, the pleasant air of spring…..makes me want to wear my summer dresses. But since it’s not quite warm enough for some of them, I transformed an old t-shirt to make a quick shrug that will ward off the chill … Continue reading

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When was the last time you did something for the first time?

 When was the last time you did something for the first time? This question has been floating around lately and it speaks so loudly to me. As you know, the past year has been filled with firsts for me, many of them exciting but … Continue reading

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DIY: Upcycled Infinity Scarf (Bonus Feature: How to Crop a Circle in Photoshop)

They say, you learn something new everyday. So, today I figured out, all by my lonesome, how to crop a circle in photoshop. I know, I know, I can almost hear you saying, “Beth, that is so easy!” But everything I … Continue reading

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DIY: Felted Jewelry Pouch Tutorial

I’m proud of the people I come from and I happen to be the lucky recipient and caretaker of some of their most cherished pieces of jewelry. Isn’t this dress amazing!   Aren’t they beautiful! And they were a big part of the Washington DC social … Continue reading

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