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The Louisa Coat

Technically this was a muslin, and there are several things I will change about the pattern after making this coat, but I hope you’ll agree that this is a very wearable muslin.

The material is actually a vintage double-knit that I found at a thrift store several years ago. The pattern in the fabric is perfect for a coat. At first, I chose the material because there was plenty of it and I didn’t have plans for it otherwise. However, once I started cutting it out, I realized how perfect the material was for a coat…

The design is based on a well-worn and well-loved coat that I have had for several years.

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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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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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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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I Love the ’80s Dress

It’s time to show the ‘80s some love, with this dress by Paquette Too. When I saw this little beauty hanging at the thrift store, I was immediately drawn to it. As soon as my eyes glimpsed the sliver of … Continue reading

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