Tag Archives: Sewing

eHow #ProjectThrowdown: Denim-Do-Over and Time to Vote

OK, all my friends out there. eHow #ProjectThrowdown is now live! So, here I am, as promised, giving you my cute look and asking you to vote for my #ProjectThrowdown Denim-Do-Over project over at eHow. There are two ways to … Continue reading

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eHow #ProjectThrowdown: These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

What do you get when eHow asks you to put a project together and the only rules are to mix lace, feathers, jeans and an old keychain? Why some boots of course! ****Click here to vote for this project by repinning**** I … Continue reading

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DIY: Skirt to Dress

Why just wear things for their intended purpose when you can have two for the price of one? With very little sewing and a little imagination you can transform an already beautiful piece of clothing into something completely different and … Continue reading

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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 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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