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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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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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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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Create a Modern Sleeveless Blazer and a Giveaway

I really hope I’m not the only one who hears the voices. You know… those voices that come with the change in the weather. Those voices that speak in perfect harmony with the chirps of the spring sparrows. Those voices that … Continue reading

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How to Keep the Original Hem When You Shorten Your Jeans

You know, a girl really has to watch out for that “Sewing Paparazzi”. Those photographers just waiting for a shot of a self-proclaimed Renegade Seamstress using the wrong needle or not finishing a seam correctly. They almost got the perfect “money … Continue reading

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Get More Life Out of a Too Small Dress

I admit it. I tend to shy away from refashioning things that are too small. But thanks to Susan, from Second Chances by Susan, that’s not gonna happen anymore. Nope, it’s not gonna happen anymore. She inspired me to try adding … Continue reading

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Simple Alteration: Big Change for a Denim Coat

Pretty sure I’m not alone in this. Getting things big enough for my hips usually means too big in the waist. What to do? Sometimes too big not only means too wide but it also means too long. I love … Continue reading

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Another Peplum Refashion Tutorial: This Time a Shirt

I might have a new love. The peplum……..it’s flirty and flattering. What could be better? I started with this knit thrift store dress that I purchased for (you guessed it) fifty cents on half price Wednesday at my local thrift … Continue reading

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