Monthly Archives: September 2010

Make ‘Em Green With Envy Jacket

My second reconstruction project for the “Remake Challenge,” started as the dress below.   I wanted to turn it into a short-sleeved jacket. The first step was taking it completely apart. I planned to use a portion of the skirt … Continue reading

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Purple Picnic Dress

I hope you can forgive my short hiatus. I’ve been hard at work, seam ripping, sewing and planning…but mostly seam ripping. I’ve been making progress on several of the reconstruction pieces for the Project Runway Remake Challenge on Burdastyle, and … Continue reading

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Epiphany Blouse and Upcoming Projects for Reconstruction Challenge

BurdaStyle is hosting the Project Runway Remake Challenge, hosted by Rowena. It is based on the challenge from the first episode of this season’s Project Runway. Here’s the gist of the contest, from BurdaStyle: “On the first episode of this … Continue reading

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Epiphany Skirt

This morning’s project commenced with what looked like an extremely tall man’s dress shirt. Perhaps, the tallest man in the Guinness Book of World Records had a similar shirt in his wardrobe. Well, probably not, since he lived from 1918-1940, … Continue reading

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Grey Gardens Dress and Triangle Trail Dress

There are two dresses in this post. So, be sure to keep reading to see the second. The first dress was inspired by another dress. I had this picture of a dress from ModCloth saved to my desktop. It was … Continue reading

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Blushing Bookworm Dress

Since fall is a comin’—albeit, slowly—it’s now time for me to start creating season appropriate attire. So, remember this “Princess Leia” dress from last Tuesday? Let’s revisit it… You may be asking, is a pastel (especially pastel pink) OK for … Continue reading

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Mary Jane’s Last Dance Dress

As promised, here’s what I did with the bodice of the dress pictured below. Along with what was left of the bodice, I used some recycled materials.  The pink fabric is material left from another reconstruction. The recycled black butterfly … Continue reading

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