Monthly Archives: September 2015

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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DIY Costume Week: Glinda the Good Witch

Welcome back to Costume Week! If you tend to be more of a good witch than a bad witch, you can create this classic Glinda costume for Halloween from an outdated formal dress found at a thrift store. Just add … Continue reading

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DIY Costume Week: Wicked Witch of the West

It’s costume week at The Renegade Seamstress! Whether you’ve been invited to a costume party or you’re lucky enough to be able to dress up at work, it’s never too early to be thinking of this year’s Halloween costume. Here is a week’s … Continue reading

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DIY: Cool No-Sew Friday Night Football Shirt!

There’s nothing like Friday night football in the fall! It’s cool. It’s loud. And the energy is electric. Next to waving pompoms and shouting through a megaphone, wearing a team shirt shows support for your favorite sports team. However, those … Continue reading

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Save Some $ and Make This Top Selling Anthropologie Swing Top Yourself

I used to throw catalogs away when they would fill my mailbox. To me, they were evil and filled with temptation. If I would succumb to the lure of the beautiful clothes inside and order something, the excitement would usually … Continue reading

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How to Sew With Lightweight and Sheer Fabrics

It’s been a week full of glue sticks, paints, safety scissors, crayons, stories and ABC songs. I’m happy to say that my sweet new class and I have made it through our first week of all-day kindergarten and we all still … Continue reading

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Refashion Runway Season Three: The Winner of the Asymmetrical Challenge and the Overall Winner Announced Today!

Wow! It’s hard for me to believe that Season Three of Refashion Runway is already coming to a close. It’s been a fun season of transformations and I’m going to miss opening the emails of all of these talented women … Continue reading

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