Author Archives: The Renegade Seamstress

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.

Channel Your Inner Hippy and Make a Peasant Blouse From a Button-Down Shirt

 Sometimes, I worry about myself. Katie used to remind me quite often that it wasn’t the 70’s anymore. Maybe she was right, perhaps I haven’t moved on. I’ve always had a thing about off-the-shoulder peasant blouses. I think they are so cool. I think … Continue reading

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A Dress Fit For a Kentucky Derby Party: Simplicity Sew Simple A1394

I know! I know! The Kentucky Derby is supposed to be all about the hats. (Oh yes, and maybe a little bit about the horses, too.) So, why am I showing my hat when it’s truly so very basic and … Continue reading

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The Renegade Seamstress on Television Today

Presented by Creative Kidstuff, The Happi House is an entertaining and informative weekly magazine style television series for women. Hosted by Happi Olson, Lifestyle Expert, each episode is full of robust content on a variety of fun and useful topics … Continue reading

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How to Add Decorative Trim to a Button-Down Shirt

Pop some pattern into your wardrobe by combining a floral and a plaid. Simply sew some fun, floral fabric to the button plackets and give a classic plaid shirt a fresh new look.  Get the full step by step directions … Continue reading

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DIY: Update Your T-Shirt with a Quick and Easy Off the Shoulder Ruffle

Before you start with all of the Daisy Duke references, and I won’t mention any names… -KRIS!!!!!-  I’m telling you, Gingham is Back! And it’s back with a vengeance. It’s all over the runways and I love gingham! I have so … Continue reading

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Another Guest Appearance on The Happi House Paired With How to Host a Wine Tasting Party! I say YES!

If you hang out with me, you know how much I LOVE a good glass of wine. So naturally, I was hoping the producers of The Happi House would “pair” one of my guest appearances with How to Host a Wine … Continue reading

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Another TV Guest Appearance on The Happi House This Morning

Just a friendly reminder to my Minnesota friends and family, stay tuned to the CW channel this morning at 9:00 am Central Time to catch my second guest appearance on The Happi House this morning. The Happi House is an entertaining and informative weekly … Continue reading

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A Ten Minute Pencil Skirt to Show Off Your Curves

My ruggedly handsome husband has always loved my curves. Me? Not so much. It’s taken me a lifetime to start to appreciate my body. When I was very young, Twiggy was marketed as the ideal body type. For so long, in … Continue reading

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DIY: Wedding Sash and Garter

YAY! It’s wedding season! For those of you lucky enough to to have a beautiful bride in your life, or to be a beautiful bride yourself, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! eHow asked me to create two tutorials especially for you… How to Make a Sash … Continue reading

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This Morning’s Television Debut

Thought you might like to see this morning’s television debut on The Happi House. My ruggedly handsome husband has suggested pulling my hair back next time. Pretty sure he’s right. :) So. Much. Fun! Thanks for having me over Happi! I had … Continue reading

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