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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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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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A Truly Inspiring Refashion Story: Angel Gowns

I have two new heroes…. John and Diane Wright. They are my refashion heroes!!! To see what refashioning looks like in it’s finest form, check out what this couple is doing with yard sale wedding dresses. I’d love to be involved in … 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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Sewing 101: 14 Basic Sewing Alterations You Can Do Yourself

 You could hire an expensive tailor, you could ask your friend or you could even send them off to your mother, but why do those things when you could actually do it yourself. Altering your own clothes can be fun. Really! … Continue reading

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I Dream of “Genie” and How to Change a Crew Neck T-Shirt into a V-Neck

I saw it, but walked right past the unassuming plain sewing machine case, there on the floor of the thrift store. Just keep walking, I thought, you don’t need another sewing machine. But on my way out, I happen to look down … Continue reading

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Costume Week: There’s a New Sheriff in Town

It’s that time of year again! Time to pull out a few thrift store finds from the bottom of the pile and create a fun costume for Halloween. My motto is quick and easy these days so I kept it … Continue reading

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