Tag Archives: alterations

10 Most Popular Posts of 2015

“Remember, Cooper, something wonderful is going to happen today!” Even though Cooper sometimes sighs and raises his eyebrows when I say this, I can tell by the way the corners of his mouth go up a bit and by the little … Continue reading

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“The Next Black” and Give an Old Coat a New Look: An Easy Wool Coat Refashion

I love a good documentary. And when it explores the future of fashion and gives me some new vocabulary words to throw around in certain circles, EVEN BETTER! The Next Black is a compelling film that explores the way innovative designers … Continue reading

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DIY: Removable Faux Fur Cuffs

Ooh La La! Shopping never looked so good! My beautiful friend Linda is looking mighty fine in these, easy to make, removable faux fur cuffs. No need to make separate cuffs for all of your coats and jackets. Just make … Continue reading

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Holiday Sale: 25% Off The Refashion Handbook: Refit, Redesign, Remake For Every Body

Thanks for stopping by all these years! Your visits, comments and encouragement make it all worth it. For your holiday shopping pleasure, The Refashion Handbook is now 25% off. Click here to order some for the seamstresses in your life. Have a … Continue reading

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DIY: You CAN Rock That Too-Small Leather Skirt After All!

I’ve always thought that there is something so extravagant, so luxurious, and so gorgeous about a leather skirt. Leather skirts seemed a bit self-indulgent to me, but you know what?Why not be a bit self-indulgent during the holiday season? We’re so totally worth … Continue reading

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An Easy DIY Fringe Cardigan

Getting dressed in the morning will be so much more fun when you have a couple of these ridiculously easy-to-make fringe cardigans hanging around in your closet. All you need is 1 1/2 yards of knit sweater fabric and about 30 … Continue reading

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How to Hem Knits Without a Serger

I’m here to tell you that you can sew most anything on a basic sewing machine. Nothing too fancy here for The Renegade Seamstress. However, one of these days, I just know someone important in the sewing world is going … Continue reading

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How to Add Sleeves to a Sleeveless Dress

I do it all the time. I buy those sleeveless thrift store dresses with a little fantasy playing in my head about how great I’m gonna look when I wear it. When I get home, I try it on, only to … Continue reading

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How to Make a Pattern From Your Favorite Clothes

 We’ve all had one — that comfortable dress we want to wear every day and wish we had in every color. Well, wish no more. Learn how to create a pattern from that favorite dress, so you can make a … Continue reading

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Winner of The Refashion Handbook and More Fun Ways to Refashion Your Clothes

I’m a Kindergarten teacher. I’ve been a teacher for 26 years and have enjoyed (almost) every minute of it. When I grow up, I want to work in publishing. Magazines have always been my guilty pleasure and I’ve secretly wanted … Continue reading

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