Tag Archives: upcycling

Sweater to Hat and Mitten Tutorial

There’s a crackling fire in our wood stove and the fresh snow in the mountains is inspiring me  to refashion an ill-fitting sweater into a festive pair of mittens and a warm hat. How about you? Click here for the … Continue reading

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DIY Felted Wool Coffee Cozy (Great for Gifting)

Brrrrrrrr… I woke up the other day to the first frost, reminding me that winter really is on its way. Definitely time to bring out those warm sweaters and bundle up. How about making a sweater for your favorite winter … Continue reading

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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you tend to be more of a good witch than a bad witch, you can create this classic Glinda costume for Halloween from an outdated formal dress found at a thrift store.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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Costume Week: Homemade Dorothy Inspired Costume, Ruby Slippers and All

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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Throwback Saturday: Five Minute T-Shirt Shrug Tutorial

I don’t know about you, but I felt a bit of fall in the air yesterday. I’m not ready to give up my summer dresses quite yet so here’s a great way to be able to wear them a little … 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: 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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