Monthly Archives: October 2010

Cropped Houndstooth Vest

I purchased the pencil skirt below at the thrift store for $.99. It was too long for my taste, so I had to trim and hem it to a more appropriate length. When I realized how much material would be … Continue reading

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The Difference a New Hem Makes

I decided over the last few weeks that I would like to start making my own trousers and jeans. However, due to my lack of material and the need to knock some other items off my to-do list first, I … Continue reading

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Teal or Burgundy/Magenta?

Where did this month go? At the start of the month, I was very optimistic about all of the projects I would get done. Now October is half over and I haven’t even made a scratch in my to-do list, … Continue reading

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Dress From a Jacket

I’ve got another remake from my closet for you today. It was one of the projects that I didn’t get to on my list of possibilities for the Burdastyle remake contest. I pondered for a long time about what to … Continue reading

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Purple Panache Dress

My second thrift store project for the week began as the dress below.     For some reason, even when I stood stock-still, the pattern blurred in most of the pictures. It has four buttons at the waist, but they’re … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather Cardigan

I needed a break from the reconstructions from my closet, so I have two thrift store finds for the next two posts. The first project was this weird two-in-one sweater/cardigan thingy. The sweater was horribly unflattering in the state I … Continue reading

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