Tag Archives: upcycling

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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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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More Exciting News I’ve Been Busting at the Seams to Tell You!

I looked out the window as my plane descended into the Minneapolis airport that night last January and I couldn’t help but smile as I flew over the city and saw those brightly lit areas in every neighborhood. Most people wouldn’t even give those areas a … Continue reading

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Get More Life Out of a Too Small Dress

I admit it. I tend to shy away from refashioning things that are too small. But thanks to Susan, from Second Chances by Susan, that’s not gonna happen anymore. Nope, it’s not gonna happen anymore. She inspired me to try adding … Continue reading

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DIY: Celtic Knot Headband

Isn’t she beautiful!!! She’s a bit Celtic. And I’m kind of fascinated with Celtic things. I’d LOVE to take her to Scotland someday! If we’re ever lucky enough to travel there, the first thing on my agenda will be to head on over … 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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Give a Boxy Shirt and Sweater A New Feminine Silhouette

Why, oh why, do I do this every winter? Those snacks and treats that I would NEVER pay any attention to, much less have a relationship with in the summer keep finding their way into my life and into my … 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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DIY: Deer Head Silhouette Sweater

I have a love/hate relationship with deer. When twenty of them are milling around the field in front of my picture windows with the snow covered Eagle Cap mountains rising up behind them, I’m totally in love. But, when they … Continue reading

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