Tag Archives: Thrifting

“Vacay All Day” in This Fun DIY Summer Hat

Ah, summer: it’s the time of year when you want to spend every single day out in the sunshine. And whether or not you’re soaking up rays in your backyard or on a holiday, now is the time to take … 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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How to Hem Knits Without a Serger

I’m here to tell you that you can sew most anything on a basic sewing machine. Nothing too fancy here for The Renegade Seamstress. However, one of these days, I just know someone important in the sewing world is going … 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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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: Gypsy Costume

Mrs. Battington, Mrs. Huntingstone, Pete the Cat, and Mrs. Wishy Washy. To name just a few of the Halloween costumes that Mrs. Huntington has worn over the years. I instantly knew I’d be a gypsy when I saw this skirt … 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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DIY Costume Week: Homemade Dorothy Inspired Costume

Welcome back to Costume Week at The Renegade Seamstress. Today, you can Follow the Yellow Brick Road and click your heels three times to find out how to make the iconic Dorothy costume. “You’ve always had the power my dear, … Continue reading

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