Tag Archives: reconstructed clothing

Throwback Tuesday: DIY Ruffled T-Shirt Cardigan Tutorial

Here’s another refashion blast from the past that I think still holds up. So, if you’ve been thinking about giving this refashion thing a whirl, it’s the perfect beginning project. I promise you will be successful. 🙂 What should we … Continue reading

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New One Minute Video: How to Add Pockets to a Dress or a Skirt

Oh, the luxury of a good pocket–perfect for phones, lipstick, or loose change. Plus, you can plunge your hands into them to look effortlessly casual during social situations. But what to do if your favorite dress or skirt is pocketless? … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Sewing Survey So I Can Give You More of What You Want

Wow! It’s hard to believe that we’ve been doing this blogging thing together for 6 years now. From my very first tutorial to 5 fun seasons of Refashion Runway to publishing The Refashion Handbook to creating videos that have received … Continue reading

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Throwback Tuesday: A Mumu Makeover

A fun summer makeover for you from a few years ago:   Seriously, who cares if I get freckles on my legs. Sometimes you just need to go outside, relax and accept what the sun has to offer. I know … Continue reading

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Throwback Saturday: Denim Dress Refashion

Who doesn’t love a good denim dress? Well not this one. Eddie, Eddie, Eddie! What were you thinking? No wonder someone dropped it off at the thrift store. They probably laid it on the doorstep, rang the doorbell and ran. … Continue reading

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Throwback Saturday: Cropped Denim Jacket

Just spent two weeks in Minnesota so I thought this would be the perfect post to bring back to life: Time froze for me the other day while at my beautiful niece Melanie’s house in St. Paul. The kids playing hockey in the driveway, … Continue reading

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Throwback Sunday: Mother of the Bride Dress Redesign

Another good tutorial worth unearthing from the archives: I’ve never been a good clothes shopper. Just ask my sister, Jan, who would painstakingly shop for the perfect outfits while I was off swimming, riding my bike, and hanging out with … Continue reading

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Throwback Sunday: DIY Summer Maxi Skirt Redesign Tutorial

Another early post worth pulling from the archives. Thank you Cooper for being such a good sport and taking so many pictures of your mom back then. 🙂  I’ve been seeing summer maxi dresses and skirts everywhere! And I had … Continue reading

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Throwback Saturday: Dress Redesign (Mad Men Inspired)

OK, so maybe I HAVE been watching too much Mad Men this summer. BUT THOSE DRESSES!!!! I just can’t get enough! I want one……. So….. I found this little number at the thrift store the other day and made it … Continue reading

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Throwback Saturday: Shirt Redesign

“Life is trying things to see if they work.” -Ray Bradbury This shirt and post are the perfect examples of Ray Bradbury’s quote. When I started out redesigning this huge shirt, I wasn’t really sure where I was going with … Continue reading

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