Monthly Archives: January 2011

Retro sweater and progress on jacket

I found this vintage sweater quite a while back at the thrift store, and finally got around to fixing the fit. It was quite baggy and unflattering. Sorry, no before picture. I simply took it in about one and a … Continue reading

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The Soda Fountain Dress

This button down dress was crying out for some love at the thrift store. I am drawn to polka dots, and this dress had a fifties vibe to it that I couldn’t resist. It had a tie at the back … Continue reading

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Purple cropped jacket from a dress

This purple dress was another $1 thrift store find from back in November. I’m still playing catch-up for all of the projects I completed over the last month. I really didn’t mind this dress the way it was, aside from … Continue reading

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Grey dress with floral belt

Here is another reconstruction that I only have before and after pictures for, but I still wanted to share it with you. It’s another dress that I thrifted for $1. Before, it was just pretty blasé and somewhat big throughout. … Continue reading

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Seventies Floral Reconstruction

Today, I bring you this fabulous floral dress from the 70s. This was a $1 thrift store find from a while back—probably around Thanksgiving. I was drawn to the print and the neckline. The colors are much darker than they … Continue reading

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Pajama Jeans…Are you kidding me?!?!

So, I saw a commercial for these earlier on the tube. I cannot believe someone thought this was a good idea. You can see more (if you dare) here: These are nothing short of distressing. Why on earth are … Continue reading

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Make-Up Pouch Tutorial and Vintage Patterns

Here is the process for the make-up pouch I made for Christmas gifts. Materials: fabric, lining, 6” zipper Create a pattern according to the measurements you’d like. I wanted these pouches to be wider on the bottom than on the … Continue reading

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Playing Catch-Up: Christmas Gifts

I am reunited with my sewing things and my camera! I am beyond happy. My husband and I have begun our search for a house, and I can’t wait to find our little fixer-upper. I have begun research about different … Continue reading

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Update and pics

We’re here. Our stuff is not here. My camera is not here. I will be reunited with my meager possessions soon. Posting will resume within the next few days. I have my sewing machine. No thread. No fabric. Please, pray … Continue reading

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Sorry for the unexplained hiatus

I apologize to every reader of this blog that I was absent for so long with no explanation. I have been in the process of moving across the country to Southern Maryland. I was hoping to be settled and posting … Continue reading

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