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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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Surprise Yourself and Learn How to Make a Crinoline or a Petticoat

I totally missed the fifties and the petticoat era. And to be honest, I never thought I missed anything. Nope, didn’t miss a thing. Until… I MADE ONE and wore it under this circle skirt, and I was thinkin’ to myself, … Continue reading

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YAY! It’s Back! Open Casting Call for Refashion Runway: Season Three

Yay! I’m happy to announce, it’s finally back! Refashion Runway: Season Three! All of the creativity and talent brought by all of the contestants of the first two seasons was so impressive. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Refashion … 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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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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