Tag Archives: reconstructed clothing

How to Alter a Jacket

March is coming in like a lamb for all of us in Eastern Oregon. This is the time of year when jackets become a great transitional wardrobe piece. You can wear them with a lightweight sweater or T-shirt underneath, but a well-fitting, modern … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Snow Skirt From an Old Jacket

OK, all my friends and family still dwelling in the clutches of old man winter, here’s a fun sewing project to help keep your buns warm and look great at the same time. Make a cute snow skirt from an old jacket. … Continue reading

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Bootcut to Skinny Jeans in 5 Easy Steps

I know it’s early, but it seems as though spring has arrived in Eastern Oregon. The signs are everywhere. Daffodils, crocus, blue skies, warm temperatures and skinny jeans. Yep, skinny jeans and cute shoes. I’ve been seeing them everywhere! Don’t … Continue reading

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Look Cooking-Show Chic in This Apron Made From a Shirt

Pretty sure my future is much more likely to include my own sewing show and not my own cooking show. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got a few dishes that my sweet, ruggedly handsome husband is sure could make us … Continue reading

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DIY: Sweater Slippers

Most days I wake up and when my feet hit the floor, I’m accomplishing things. Whether it’s laundry and dishes, heading to work, or creating some content for eHow, there is always something on my agenda. Most of the time, … Continue reading

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Add Some “Hattitude” to Your Winter Wardrobe With a DIY Pom Pom Sweater Hat

Let’s face it, winter can be cold, dark and sometimes seem to last forever. But, growing up in Minnesota taught me to find ways to enjoy winter. As kids, we didn’t let the sub zero temperatures stop us from having … Continue reading

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Create a Winter Sweater Tote From an Old Houndstooth Sweater

New Year’s Eve is on the way. Ring in the new year with this adorable DIY winter sweater tote. Along with all of the self-improvement resolutions you make this New Year’s Eve, be sure to include a declaration to make a … Continue reading

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Create a Cozy Cardigan Cowl and Boot Socks From an Old Sweater in 10 Minutes or Less

Whoa! It’s December 21. Only four days left. How did THAT happen? As a teacher, I get so caught up in all the school festivities that gift making and shopping for my own family doesn’t usually begin until the first day of … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to a Book Signing Party at Looking Glass Books This Saturday

Jessica and Greg at Looking Glass Books, in LaGrande, Oregon, are graciously opening their beautiful shop to host The Refashion Handbook Book Signing this Saturday, December 13th at 1:00. Please join us for some holiday refreshments and to get your signed copy of The … Continue reading

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Sign Up For My BurdaStyle Webinar Today and Win

Today, at 11:00 EST, I’ll be presenting live for BurdaStyle: Refashion: Inspiration and Projects to Revamp and Recycle Your Wardrobe for Less You can sign up here, and even if you aren’t able to attend the live version you will … Continue reading

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