Sweater Refashion – Blue Skies Flashback

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Hey y’all – since this month is all about refashioning and renewal, I thought I’d share one of my favorite refashion projects – this Blue Skies sweater refashion. I still wear this sweater on a regular basis – and that is what I call successful as far as refashioning goes. Other refashioned items have made Read the Rest…


45 Minute Dress Refashion

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Hello all! I hope everyone had a good weekend. I did a ton of sewing that I’ll talk about later, and I threw together this 45 minute dress refashion. Yup, you read that right – 45 minutes! Take a look at the before and after Now, you might be asking why I did this in Read the Rest…


Flannel Shirt ReInvention


Today I’m going to show you how I refashioned my 1990s grunge men’s flannel into something more presentable in 2013.   I started by carefully cutting off  the sleeves. Then I tried on the shirt inside out, and with chalk, marked my shoulder points, bust, and hip.   Then I used the measuring tape on Read the Rest…


DIY Dyed Skinny Jeans

So after all my teasing yesterday, here is the project – dyed turquoise skinny jeans. I had Tater take some pictures today so I could get them on the blog, since Hubby doesn’t get home until after dark. I am sooooo happy with how these turned out. And total amount I spent on the jeans Read the Rest…


Guest Post – Vines T-Shirt Refashion

Kaysi at Keeping It Simple is letting me guest post today.     Click on the button above to see the tutorial on how I made this: And while you’re there, take a look around – Kaysi has lots of cute stuff on her site. Like the ruffled bag she posted earlier today. Hooray – Read the Rest…


ReInventions – Tone on Tone Hearts

The last ReInvention of the series! This isn’t what I planned at the beginning of the month (which means you’ll still be seeing ReInventions – just not every Sunday now) but I really like it, and of course it goes with all the Valentine’s stuff I’m seeing in blogland lately. I’m all for holiday attire, Read the Rest…


ReInventions – Wrap Sweater

Second to last ReInvention of this series, wow! I can’t believe that stack of stuff to reinvent is almost gone. This is what I started with this time – a Land’s End fine gauge cardigan from the thrift store in a size Large. First I took off all the buttons, then I chopped off the Read the Rest…


ReInventions – Grecian T-shirt

This was a super simple ReInvention. On my last trip to the thrift store, I was searching for longer tops that I could wear like tunic tops with skinny jeans. This top caught my eye because of the pretty apple green color and the neckline, but it was an extra-large and I’m an extra-small. No Read the Rest…


ReInventions – Violet Flowers Sweater

My second ReInvention, a pretty quick and easy one. This sweater started out as this It’s a rayon/nylon/angora blend that got a little felted, which is why I think it was at the thrift store. It’s marked as a size large, but clearly is not that big as it fits my XS self fine. And Read the Rest…