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Just ran across you on Pinterest! Love…I’ve been doing what you do for years, keep saying I’m going to take it further but never do. I mostly work with small boutiques locally! I could use some help and advice!? I mostly upcycled kids clothes!
I’d be happy to share what I’ve learned. What kind of help and advice would you like?
I really like the fact that your re-fashions are so me!!!
I’m glad you like them!
I am a Family and Consumer Science teacher in Arkansas and am really inspired by your blog. I recently started to refashion clothing myself. I have been sewing since I was eight, but never upcycled anything before. I would love to start a blog myslef. Would you mind sharing highlights of your journey? How did you get started? How much extra time does it take? How much money did you put in to starting a blog? I know that teaching takes up a lot of my time, but I would love to have a hobby on the side. And it would be even better to make some extra money.
Hi Kendra, very nice to meet you. Blogging, sewing and thrifting has really been fun for me. I bet you’ll love it, too.
When I started, I just closed my eyes and jumped right in, learning as I go. I invested a little bit in some e-courses on how to do it. (I’ve been putting one together myself and will be offering it very soon) WordPress is free to use unless you want to upgrade.
When I first started my goal was to work on it at least an hour a day. Of course it was more on weekends, but it was never a chore and always something fun!!
My favorite part of blogging is finding a community from all over the world of people who enjoy doing the same things that I do.
Have a great day!
I totally LOVE the shoes at the very top of your blog. The reddish ones with a flower. Soooooo cute. Thanks for the blog. You’ve given me lots of ideas! Laura in Arkansas
I know!!! Aren’t those the cutest shoes, EVER!!! My favs.
Thank YOU, Laura, for visiting! I’d love to see your projects sometime.
Where did you get the red shoes? I love them too! I am just now beginning to recycle thrift store clothes.
I actually jumped right in as well. I started using blogger.com, but do you recommend wordpress because of the upgrade feature if needed? I would love to take your class when you finish putting it all together. My blog is http://www.kendrasclothingcloset.blogspot.com. Check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think.
Thanks for the reply,
Hi Kendra, I’ll definitely check out your blog. I think both WordPress and Blogger have their pros and cons, but I’ve always used WordPress so I’m most familiar with that.
I’m off to check out your blog….
Have a great week!
I checked out your blog, I think you have a great start, but I couldn’t find a place to subscribe…..
My Goodness woman, I haven’t sewed in 30 years. Because of your website, I am now going to dig up my old singer machine, take it to the shop for refurbishing, and try some of these wonderful fashions!
Thank you, thank you, thank you,
Maybe I should work on my typo’s first.
YAY!! I’m so glad you’re going to take up sewing again. I’d love to see some of your projects!
I would love any tips you could give me on how to get more exposure for my blog. craftyrdh.blogspot.com
When I started, I tried to make as many connections as possible, worked a little everyday on my blog, and tried to only post quality content.
Good luck and have fun with your new blog!
I really like following your blog. I was there when the refashion contest started. Much as really wanted to join, be updated….hmmm…my job is quite in a bulk for now. Maybe in the next season I could join….hehe…I am a court stenographer and I love to sew and create new looks. I picked up a lot of things and learned so much in your blog. It’s an inspiration. Thank you and more power!
What a FABULOUS blog! You came into our shop a couple of weeks ago (Alma Jane’s in La Grande, Oregon), and the owner and I were wanting to email you about an upcycling idea, but for some reason can’t get through on your email address email@example.com! Is there another way we can contact you? Thanks!
~Emily at Alma Jane’s
Yes, give me a call at 541-805-5566. I’m looking forward to hearing your idea!
I’ve sewn for most of my life – recently tried some upcycling projects. I love figuring out how to best use as much as possible of an article of clothing to create something new! I also started a blog to share my snow skirt patterns (very effective and stylish cold blockers!). I would love to know more about partnering with your site.
I received your email this morning and I’ll send details there. Have a great day and stay warm!
Please don’t think I’m stalking you – it’s the third comment in 10 minutes LOL
I’d like to know more about partnering with you 🙂
MammaNene @ SergerPepper.com
I was trying to use this email address to send you information about a partnership, but it wouldn’t go through. Is there another address I should use?
Just stopping by to say that I love your blog, and more specifically how you give new life to things that maybe someone else would simply throw away. Thanks for sharing!
I just LOVE your refashions… I want to learn more!
Thank so much, Jennifer!
Congratulations! I just received my copy for my birthday. I absolutely love it, we are sorta birds of
Feather. I’m self taught also and last year did my first repurpose chemise dress. It was chic when I finished. I love repurpose. Your book is great.
Thank you so much, Libby!!! Happy Birthday!
I think you are amazing! I see what you see when someone throws aware a garment… So much potential! Thank you for the inspiration😀
If you are ever in the Dallas area I will give you free room and board
(2 extra bedrooms) for some tips. I like to barter and a crafter at heart. This is a safe place. 🙂
Thanks so much for the offer, Renea! I’ll definitely let you know if I ever come to your neighborhood. 🙂
I really love what you do on here. I refashioned my first garment over 40 years ago. Back in high school, when I had no money, people would give me clothes & I would turn them into something I liked. I am now 56 & buying from thrift stores & refashioning is one of my favorite hobbies. I no longer do it because I need to. I have tons of fabric & recently inherited a few more tons from an elderly friend who passed away. I do it for the challenge! I love rescuing what someone else discarded & creating something new. You are a positive influence. Keep up the good work.
On a 3week bsns trip but please check me out
Would live to chat in person about working somehow together…
House for sell and hoping to move from Illinois to Tennessee in next few months so Tia crazy but don’t eanna lose your contact info
Right now the pillow calls after a full day of driving
Love your work! You’re such an inspiration to me. I love to refashion old clothes into new and really enjoy seeing what others are coming up with.
Just joining your group. I was hooked by the off center sweater. I’ve been telling myself I am going to redesign my clothes, especially into long skirts, for some time. Thanks for the inspiration. I am looking forward to coming back to your site often 🙂 Jacque
We run a non profit to help under served families and veterans, build housing, gardens and create jobs and business. We have a thrift store, with tons of donated fashions that dont sell. We would like to create a worksop/club for recycled fashions. Need help marketing, love your blog would luv to figure how make money to help our community
What a wonderful service to your community. What did you have in mind Yvette?
Love your site and info. Had to close my vintage shop and not being able to store everything left I cut up to reuse all my great fabric, furs, button and trims as well as loads of vintage jewelry. I am currently on assistance $700 a month so hope to make money reworking and creating wonderful pieces that honor these bits of history. Guess I have to learn to sew first.
Here is a link to the Learn to Sew series if you’re interested in learning how to sew.
Your DIY- projects are soooooooooo great!!!!
Thanks for all.
Thank YOU Kerstin for your nice comment. Have a great day!
I’ve enjoyed reading your book very much. It’s so inspiring and your work is amazing! I just started my blog on WordPress a few weeks ago. My goal is to add more sewing projects to it. I am a big fan of re-fashioning. Thanks Beth!
Thank you so much Diana! I love your blog and wish you the best!!