Tag Archives: Thrifting

Time to Vote! Refashion Runway Week One: Floral and Geometric or Stripes

Flowers and Geometry? What do they have to do with each other? One seems so random and colorful and the other so linear and black and white. What was she thinking when she made this one of the challenges?! But … Continue reading

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Kimono Vest Goes West: How to Make a Kimono Cardigan From a Dress

I LOVE the idea of a kimono vest. Long enough to cover up those BBQ potato chips that decided to hang out with me for awhile, yet open and airy enough to see my cute new skinny jeans underneath. AND I just … Continue reading

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Introducing the Beautiful, Talented and Amazing Women of Refashion Runway: Season Three

It’s finally here! Refashion Runway: Season Three *** You didn’t take it easy on me when it came to choosing the participants this season. No. You. Didn’t. Once again, it was so difficult to choose from all of the talented … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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 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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