Upcycled Clothes from FREE Stuff
Time for another upcycle project, Crafters! In today’s adventure, we will take three garments that I got for FREE and try to refashion them into wearable clothes! This DIY brain teaser may stretch our creative muscles, but it should be fun too! There’s something so […]
Tie Dye Hair Accessories
Ever wish you could design your own hair accessories? 🙂 What if YOU were able to pick the colors and designs of the scrunchies and headbands in your life?! In today’s project, we are going to do just that! First, we’ll go to the craft […]
DIY Wedding Guest Dress
Wedding and special event season is here for sure! After a long hiatus from “dressing up,” however, my wardrobe needed some help! When online and thrift shopping let me down, I was determined to SEW my own dress for an upcoming family wedding reception! (Think […]
Tie Dye Leggings! (Easy DIY)
Wouldn’t it be great if you could customize your own leggings?! You could choose the colors, the patterns, and the style! In today’s DIY project, we are going to do just that- with TIE DYE!!! 🙂 We are going to transform three pairs of white […]
Flannel Peasant Skirt (from scraps!)
Today’s project is brought to you by my fabric stash- specifically the flannel collection! 🙂 I just LOVE flannel’s cozy feel and pretty plaids, so I hoard flannel remnants whenever I find them! (Yes, I admit that I may be a little obsessed…) The time […]
Sewing a Pinafore Dress: Academia-inspired!
Today’s project is another mashup of old and new! I’m using a vintage pattern from the 1940’s and tweaking it into my version of the “academia” aesthetic! Will this pinafore dress fit best with the dark academia, light academia, or cottagecore trends? I’m not sure, […]
Linen Peasant Blouse (for fall!)
I’ve been craving fall sewing projects lately! (Ya’ with me?!) Since the season has now officially arrived, it’s time to let our fall flags fly! 🙂 I’m starting off by making a simple, linen peasant blouse that I hope will become a closet staple! I […]
The Easiest DIY Dress?
Sometimes I just want an easy sewing project! (You with me?!) I don’t want to do anything tricky or time consuming, but I still want wearable results! This laziness/pickiness has inspired today’s project- the Easiest DIY Dress! Now, is this really the world’s easiest dress […]
Dream Vacation: DIY Caftan Dress (Caftancore)
It’s not often that you find a creative challenge, a wardrobe staple, and a (seemingly) new aesthetic all in one project! After witnessing a fabulous dress worn by my fabulous cousin, I was inspired to recreate a seeming simple but very clever design for a […]
Dream Vacation: DIY Beach Pants
Who’s ready for some vacation vibes?! I am more than ready, although my travel plans do NOT include particularly far-flung or glamorous destinations! (Lol!) This is still the perfect time to dream up some summer DIY projects full of bright prints and comfy pieces! 🙂 […]
Sewing a Pinafore Dress (for my birthday!)
Special occasions call for special outfits, and what’s better than a DIY dress?! 🙂 My birthday is the perfect excuse to try a vintage pattern for a pinafore dress from the 1940s! I even have the perfect retro fabric, a remnant from my childhood! Join […]
Rainbow Gingham Dress DIY
The time is right, Crafters! Time to make something wild and crazy and fun and (only slightly) ridiculous! Why? Because why not?! 🙂 Get all the bright-colored fabric you can find and join me for the sewing adventure! I began with inspiration from one of […]
Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts to DIY
Is it just me, or does Mother’s Day kind of sneak up on us?! If you are still looking for a cute gift for Mom, then check out some of our favorite quick-and-easy DIY’s! These projects all use basic supplies and straightforward techniques. I hope […]
Upcycled Clothes from Free Stuff: Men’s Shirts
Hi Crafters! 🙂 It is TIME for a spring upcycling project! I have the perfect candidates in mind… two men’s shirts that I got for FREE! While I love the fabric, length, and detailing on both of these shirts, they need to be refashioned before […]
Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1950s Style!
It’s hard to not get inspired by spring! The temperatures are warming up, while all the plants are leafing and blooming like crazy! I am officially ready to bring out my spring/summer dresses for a day in the sun! Or I could make dresses… that’s […]
DIY Earrings: Pom-Pom Fruit
Anybody want to DIY some fun, new jewelry? Anybody love pom-poms, bright colors, fruit, and all things spring?! (Hey, me too!!! 🙂 ) In today’s project, felt leaves , felt stems, and earrings backings transform tiny pom-poms into cute fruit earrings! 🙂 Let’s get started! […]
Spring Prairie Dress
Happy spring, Crafters!!! 🙂 Of course, spring weather calls for spring sewing, and I have a very spring-y dress project in mind today! I have been envisioning a prairie/peasant-style maxi dress in a floral print, just the thing to wear right now! Here is my […]
Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1970s Style!
Today’s project is inspired by both cottagecore aesthetics AND fashion from the 1970s! What do these things have in common?? Let’s pick a vintage pattern, iron lots of cute fabric, and find out! Come along for the sewing adventure! 🙂 I started off with a […]
Upcycled Clothes from FREE Stuff
Hi Crafters! Today’s project is all about upcycling old clothes into “new” pieces for your wardrobe! To add to the challenge, I am only refashioning clothing that I got for FREE! Here are my two upcycle candidates- a wool sweater (that is the wrong color […]
Rainbow Crafts: DIY Picture Frames and Pillows
Time to brighten up your space, Crafters! In today’s tutorial, we will transform plain pillow cases and picture frames into rainbow-bright room accessories! (You may even be able to upcycle items you already have!) Create rainbow decor for your own space or brighten someone else’s […]
Sewing a Pinafore (From a Vintage Pattern!)
I’ve had so much fun sewing my cottagecore and prairie dresses, but I am missing an important accessory! That missing piece is a pinafore apron! After lots of research, I discovered a vintage apron pattern from the 1940s (Simplicity 1221). This pattern includes several cute […]
Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1940s Style
I have had lots of fun exploring the “cottagecore” trend through my sewing! (Check out some of my videos below!) But, it turns out this aesthetic is nothing new! There have been many times in history when romantic/rustic/peasant/farm/old-fashioned-y styles have been popular! That got me […]
Perfect Valentine Outfits (According to ME!)
Valentine’s Day is almost here, so it’s the perfect time to put together some cute outfits! Unfortunately, this year’s celebrations will be pretty different, and many of us are more used to PJ pants and sweatshirts than anything resembling fashion. (It’s not just me, right?!) […]
DIY Embellished Beanies
Time to brighten up some boring beanies! In today’s easy DIY project, we’ll use buttons, thread, and patches to make plain hats unique! Personalized beanies make great gifts (Valentine’s Day, eh hem) but be sure to make a few for yourself! 😉 Let’s start embellishing! […]
Fashion Trends for 2021 (According to ME!)
Ever wonder what fashion trends await us in 2021? Ever wish you could pick the trends yourself?! (I do!) In today’s fashion adventure, I present you with my optimistic (and only slightly self-seeking) trend forecast for this new year! 🙂 Come along on a visit […]
DIY Gifts: Upcycled Candle Jars
Today’s project takes us on a fun, colorful, upcycling adventure! We are going to give new life to something you may already have lying around- empty candle jars! 🙂 This is a great way to use recycled materials to make personalized gifts or accents for […]
Cottage Style Dress… or Nightgown?
Winter calls for cozy DIY projects! For inspiration, I searched the archives until my Prairie Dress/Cottage Style project from the fall caught my eye! I would love to make another dress like that, but it’s winter… That means that all I want to wear are […]
Upcycled Clothes from FREE Stuff!
Happy New Year, Crafters! 🙂 January may not be the most fun or exciting of months, but it’s a great time for a little wardrobe refresh! (If that can be done on the cheap, then even better!) In today’s project, I’m upcycling clothing that I […]
New Year Tie Dye!
Happy New Year, Crafters! 🙂 To celebrate, I’m creating a fun, easy, and freeing tie dye project! I want my new sweatshirt to be as bright and colorful as my hopes for 2021! 🙂 Come along for the adventure and help me celebrate! 🙂 Supplies […]
DIY Holiday Loungewear
The ideal holiday outfit can be hard to find, but 2020 has changed the requirements a bit! Comfiness is the most important factor, followed by warmth and cuteness! 🙂 If you are looking for a vintage spin, check out our post on flapper loungwear! But […]
Nifty Gifties: Favorite DIY Gifts!
It’s Gifting Season, Crafters, and you know what that means! It’s time to DIY!!!! In honor of the season, I’ve rounded up some of my very favorite projects to make for gifts AND for myself! 🙂 You may recognize a few projects from previous posts […]
Holiday Loungewear: Flapper Style!
This year has got me rethinking my holiday outfits… All the time at home has made me value comfiness, warmth, and cuteness! If I can get at least two of those features in an outfit, then it is a win! That got me thinking- why […]
Retro Gifts to DIY!
It’s OFFICIALLY holiday crafting season! (YAY!!) Although this year’s celebration will be, shall we say “unique,” that won’t limit our creativity! 🙂 Today’s video highlights some of my favorite retro-inspired gifts to DIY! These projects are so fun to create, that you should plan to […]
Plaid-vember Flannel Scarf
It’s that time of year again, Crafters! Time for warm fabrics in peppy plaids! We may as well agree to refer to November as “Plaid-vember” from now on! In preparation for said Plaid-vember, I have been squirreling away flannel remnants for projects! Today’s project is […]
Sewing a Plaid Holiday Dress!
The holidays are going to be a little weird this year, but that won’t keep me from sewing up some holiday goodness! Especially if that goodness includes plaids and flannel! Mmmm, cozy! 🙂 Plaid flannel was a major inspiration for today’s project- a “prairie” style” […]
Upcycled Clothes from FREE Stuff!
Time for another upcycling project, this time using clothing I got for FREE! 🙂 “Upcycling” or “refashioning” old clothing is a fun way to flex your creative muscles and create “new” clothing for little (or no) cost! Not only is this good for your wallet, […]
Costume or Clothing? Some of Our Favorite Outfits!
Happy Halloween, Everyone! To celebrate, I searched the archives for some of our favorite costume-meets-clothing outfits! Along the way, I got to relive super fun memories and collaborations from past blog posts! (Click on the headings or photos to see the original posts and projects!) […]
Costume or Clothing? Sewing a 1920s Kimono-Style Coat
October means it’s costume season, AND the holidays are coming! Obviously, this is the perfect time to show your vintage flare! But have you ever put together the perfect retro outfit, only to discover that the weather didn’t agree with your fashion choice? With temperatures […]
Sewing a “Prairie” Dress (and Pumpkin Picking!)
In my quest for the perfect costume-meets-clothing pieces, I have gone back in time- literally. Remember when flowing dresses with puffed sleeves and floral prints were a thing? (Hello, 1980s and 90s!) Well, those pioneer/Victorian/Edwardian-inspired dresses are back! The “cottagecore” and “prairiecore” aesthetics are highlighting […]
Costume or Clothing: 1930s Hooverette Dress
It’s Costume Season!!! It’s also a time of pandemics and economic poopiness… What’s a girl to do? Time to sew a dress- obviously! But not just any dress. It’s time to make a dress like those worn by women living in another troubled time- the […]
Costume or Clothing? 1920s
October is here! This means, of course, that it’s Costume Season! 🙂 However, we all know that the holidays this year have all been a little wonky. How can we show off our costumes during times of modified celebrations? My answer is to create “costumes” […]
Tie Dye for FALL!
Who says that tie dye is a summer-only fashion statement?! I collected a few fallish pieces and a tie dye kit to answer this question! After lots of dyeing, I have some new fall clothes that I’ve already been wearing and can’t wait to wear […]
Apples! Leaves! Pumpkins!
It’s FALL CRAFTY TIME!!! Cooler days are coming; pumpkins are turning orange; and apple harvest is already underway! I’m getting into the fall spirit by putting together some of my favorite fall crafts and outfit ideas. Click on the headings to check out the full […]
Tie Dyed Graphic T’s (and Dress!)
Ever get stuck in a crafting rut? You know, get used to working within certain parameters and forget to think outside of the box? It’s easy to do that with tie dye. White garments are just begging to be dyed, but what about clothing with […]
The Easiest Dress DIY?
Long weekends call for easy diy projects (and easy-to-write blog posts too)! 🙂 In honor of this warm and hazy weekend, I’m sharing a super simple dress project that may be one of the easiest sewing DIYs ever posted on this blog! Depending on the […]
Tie Dyed Hair Accessories!
For the tie dye obsessed, the projects never end. One constantly grapples with the question, “What ELSE can I tie dye?!” The struggle is real… This time, I’m tackling a small-scale, easy project that should be fun and super customizable! Why not tie dye hair […]
I (Finally) Try a Tie Dye Kit!
I know it sounds weird, but I don’t have much experience with tie dye kits. Ya know, craft store kits with plastic squeezy bottles full of fabric dye? Nope, never really used them! When I learned how to tie dye (Thank you, Aunty Mug!!!) I […]
How to Tie Dye in an Apartment: Starburst Dress and Tote
Another day, another dye! (Tie dye, that is!) I’ve been having too much fun trying out small-space dyeing projects to quit now! Today’s DIY project is only slightly harder than last week’s tutorial on basic tie dying methods. (You can find that post here!) Today, […]
How to Tie Dye (in an apartment!)
If you thought I was done with fabric dye for the season, you should double check your calendar! It’s still summer, and I’m dyeing to tie! (Tie Dye, that is!) My ice dying project from this post was so much fun! I couldn’t wait to […]
Summer Ice Dye DIY!
It’s not really summer until the fabric dye starts flying! 🙂 Tie dye, ice dye, dip dye, bleach dye, whatever! I mean, who doesn’t need a little dye dripping down their arm, nails turned purple, and a newly rainbow-ized summer wardrobe?? (Everyone needs this. Don’t […]
Socially Distant Regency Dress
As our dear readers know, I have long had an interest in Regency fashion, mostly because Elizabeth Bennet is a badass. My first project, though not historical, was so much fun to wear that I resolved to try a historical dress pattern! Unfortunately, after my […]
Staycation: Tips and Tricks!
Staying close to home this summer? Yeh… me too. (Sigh) But, that doesn’t mean I can’t find creative ways to stay crafty AND give myself a little mental vacation! Here are some of my staycation ideas so far! Let me know how you plan to […]
Retro Red, White, and Blue!
Happy almost 4th of July! Although this year’s celebration will be different from usual, that doesn’t mean I can’t dress up for it! 😉 Accordingly, I went through my closet to find accessories and vintagey clothing to fit the red, white, and blue theme! The […]
First Time Back… THRIFTING!
They day finally arrived! The thrift stores in my area have reopened!!! Aaaahhhhhh! As a dedicated thrifter, I have been looking forward to this day for months! (I also had a large bag of donatables from my pandemic closet cleaning efforts! lol!) I donned my […]
DIY Cherry Tshirt (with Homemade Stamp!)
This is one of my all-time favorite craft projects for summer! A simple DIY stamp and fabric paint are all you need to create totally customizable patterns on clothes, accessories, gift, whatever! 🙂 Of course, I can never pass up a cute fruit print, so […]
Sewing a 1940s Dress (for my birthday!)
Sometimes you just HAVE to make a project happen! I had a vintage pattern, nearly vintage fabric, some stress to burn off, and an occasion coming up- my birthday! 🙂 It was high time to get sewing! You may recognize the vintage pattern from this […]
1980’s Meets 1940’s: “Vintage” Style on a Budget
It is time to address two very important and seemingly incongruous topics: vintage style on a budget AND dresses from the 1980’s. Though these subjects conjure very different mental images, I have discovered a link between the two! Let’s examine the first topic- dressing vintage […]
Summer Upcycle (From my closet!)
Sometimes you just want new clothes. Maybe it’s because of a change in season, a change in size, a change in taste, or I don’t know… maybe you just want a flippin’ change?! Clothes can provide creative inspiration and a sense of new-ness. Right now, […]
DIY 1920s Dress (and NEW Youtube Channel!)
Have you heard the big news? We are finally starting our own YouTube channel for Partners in Craft!!! Just like on the blog, we will use the YouTube channel to demonstrate our favorite DIY crafts, refashions, sewing projects, and more! Our first video was actually […]
DIY Flower Stamp Cards
Here’s a fun DIY that’s perfect for spring and summer occasions, including Mother’s Day! After creating your own simple stamps, you are ready for paint and blank cards! Of course, these cheery flowers would also be super cute stamped on clothing (similar to this post […]
Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1920s Loungewear!
Anyone else been tempted by those loungewear adds popping up everywhere? The past weeks have definitely been THE time to wear one’s lounge-ables! While I am still eying a few pairs of joggers, the adds got me thinking. My first thought was “I should make […]
Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1940s Dress From Fitted Sheet
Weeks of shelter-in-place have gotten me thinking about other tough times in recent history. The Great Depression and World War II come to mind right away. Creative ladies REALLY had to be resourceful during those times of small budgets, shortages, and rationing! With our fabric […]
Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Scrap Stash Projects
This shelter-in-place business has definitely made me get creative with what projects I tackle and what supplies I use! My craft, refashioning, and fabric scrap stashes are finally being put to the good use they deserve! Today’s post is all about that scrap stash! It’s […]
Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Pillowcase Tote
It’s week four of shelter-in-place, and I am digging deep into my fabric and refashioning stashes for available materials! I recently rediscovered this pillowcase, a second-hand purchase from long ago. This seems to be the opportune moment for bed linen transformations! (Just check out last […]
Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Tea Towel Tunic
Hi, Crafters! 🙂 This is one of my favorite projects from the early days of the pandemic. I hope you get inspired as I did to think of unconventional materials in new ways! 🙂 My area has been under shelter-in-place orders for about a week, […]
Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! We’re rounding up our favorite shamrock-inspired crafts to help you show off your Irish side. Start with your own homemade stamp, and then pick your painting project! You’ll make everyone green! 😉 DIY Shamrock Stamp (Made from […]
Fashion Challenge: Vintage Coat
This winter/spring, I have been “digging deep” into my closet and into my own creative dependence on new inspiration. In an attempt to investigate/use/celebrate clothing from my closet, I found lots of material for seasonal fashion challenges. For these challenges, I will use thrifted items […]
Eek! A new film version of Jane Austen’s Emma has just come out, and I have nothing to wear! Well, perhaps I do, in truth. My first Regency-inspired dress and bonnet (made in this post) and my red cape from the Little Women post will […]
Valentine’s Vintage- 1940s
Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to bring out your retro finery! Real vintage, modern re-makes, thrift store scores, and homemade accessories are all present in this outfit! Believe it or not, my earrings and purse are the only true vintage items! This dress is […]
Valentine Cards + Bling
Who doesn’t need a little extra bling in their life this wintry season? And who, pray tell, doesn’t like Valentine cards that include gifts?! This present-of-a-card is the perfect project to make for all the lovely Galentines in your life! As that’s basically every “gal” […]
Cozy Crafts with Felted Sweaters
Today’s post is the second in our series of “cozy crafts,” projects perfect for winter afternoons! This time, we are using felted sweaters as our main ingredient. What are felted sweaters you ask? Imagine that you accidentally washed and dried your favorite wool sweater on […]
Little Women Tribute
Inspiration for today’s post comes from the recent film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women! As soon as I heard about the upcoming movie, I mentally began planning a costume tribute! A good deal of my Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks were required for these […]
Have you heard? It’s almost the 20s!
I couldn’t be more excited about the fashion implications of our new decade! I’m already digging out my cloche hats and planning 1920s-inspired outfits! What better way to ring in the new year but with some flapper flair? Start with a vintage coat (this one […]
Nifty Gifties- DIY Jewelry
Ladies, it’s time to DIY some holiday bling! We’ve rounded up our favorite fun, straightforward jewelry projects that are perfect for make-ahead gifts! Each project is completely customizable, so you can craft personalized gifts for all those snazzy ladies in your life (including you)! Click […]
Nifty Gifties for Kids!
You know who really gets Christmas? Kids. They don’t wait to get in the holiday spirit. They get excited about every Christmasy experience that comes their way. And, they know exactly how many days are left until the big day… Speaking of days left, it’s […]
Nifty Gifties: DIY Painted Leggings
Huzzah! The season of crafting is officially here! 🙂 Not that we don’t craft throughout the year, but now it’s a no-holes-barred kind of crafting. Christmas is coming, and we need gifts! We feel no shame (ok, less shame) in creating giant craft messes, spending […]
Plaidvember Plaid Earrings
Plaid shirts? Check. Plaid skirts? Check. Plaid scarves? Check, check. Plaid jewelry? Uh… well… How do you take that adorable plaid fabric and turn it into some bling? Enter the fabric-covered button kit- a set of tools both harder and easier to use than expected! […]
Plaidvember PJ Project
Early Bird Crafters, this is YOUR season to shine! Come mid-November, all those Christmas craft and shopping projects are fair game, although you may want to wait a bit on baking and decorating… (At least wait until after Thanksgiving?) Also, don’t let on if you […]
Plaidvember- 1940s Dress Refashion
Happy “Plaid-vember,” a month of (mostly) plaid-themed fashion and diy’s! We start things off with a project from the archives! I completed this project a while ago, but saved it for plaid month! Here is the plaid 1990’s dress I started with… Based on the […]
Sewing Journey: Renaissance Costume
Sewing… It’s a journey. You never know what you’ll be inspired to make next! You probably remember my first foray into a “very easy” Vogue pattern this summer. Several days and two dresses later, I had a wearable fit-and-flare dress that you can see in […]
Pumpkin Time- “Squashwear”
It’s PUMPKIN TIME!!! At what other time of year do people slow down to ogle corn mazes or get all giddy about buying squash?! Although sarcasm exists in the world, I’m too busy enjoying my pumpkin spice latte to worry too much! 🙂 I’m also […]
Costume Time: 1950’s-1960’s
Bring on the bright dresses and loads of accessories! This week’s costume inspiration is coming straight from the 1950’s and 60’s! We included some of our favorite vintage and thrifted outfits as well as plenty of DIY accessories! Fun looks for costumes, dress up, and […]
Sewing Journey: Regency-Inspired Costume
I looove efficiency. When I finally got the bodice of my fit-and-flare dress to actually FIT, I began envisioning ways to reuse that bodice pattern. My first idea was a Renaissance-inspired overdress which will appear in the blog soon. My next idea was a Regency-inspired […]
It’s apple season, and we’re just rolling in apples around here! Time for some apple crafts, starting with a suitable pair of earrings! I found some apple-shaped buttons and removed the button hole on the back using wire cutters. I glued on the backings and […]
1940’s Headscarf DIY
Headscarves are a recent discovery of mine, as I love creating 1940’s looks, but have hair that is inappropriately short for the decade! (I also love snoods. Check out my diy here!) I failed, however, in my attempts to scarf my head until I discovered […]
Sewing Journey: Fit & Flare Dress
You know those projects that end up being more involved and time consuming than you had planned and become an epic journey of learning, failing, and occasionally succeeding? My summer journey involved sewing- learning fundamental techniques while increasing my ability to sew from patterns. Although […]
Retro Beach Attire
During my 10 Decades in 10 Days Fashion Challenge, I experienced first hand what people may have worn during summers in the past. As I had two beach trips planned during the ten day period, I had to come up with beach-appropriate-but-still-vintage-inspired outfits! Needless to […]
Fashion Challenge: 10 Decades in 10 Days
As the title indicates, I gave myself an extended fashion challenge. For ten days, I would wear outfits inspired by the decades between 1910 and 2000. Realistically, I couldn’t aim for historical accuracy, as most of my “historical” clothing is homemade or thrifted. I also […]
The One Hour Dress: Day 2
As you may conclude from the title of this and last week’s posts, the vintage “One Hour Dress” pattern has required more time than its name would suggest. Since I have much to learn about sewing, I have chalked this and several similar projects up […]
The One Hour Dress: Day 1
One of my summer goals has been the improvement of my sewing-the-right-way-from-a-real-pattern-instead-of-winging-it skills. Accordingly, I researched patterns know for simplicity and raided my fabric stash. After week’s worth of time, many youtube videos, lots of clipped thread, and a certain amount of sweat, I had […]
Vacation is a state of mind, right? In that spirit, I’m busting out my favorite vintage mumus in all their bright, summery glory! I will be taking a little vacation time to visit family and friends, and hopefully allow a summer breeze to waft through […]
Retro 4th of July: Dress Refashion
Sometimes projects take you by surprise. I had another post originally planned for this week, with an outfit and photoshoot in the works. But then I spotted star printed fabric and a sailor collar on the Goodwill rack. I COULDN’T LEAVE IT THERE! A Providential […]
Modern Supplies, Retro Results: Vintage Fruit Jewelry
I love vintage costume jewelry! It’s fun; it’s blingy; and it’s often kinda wacky! One of my favorite styles to look for is novelty fruit jewelry! Although *adorable* vintage styles are easy to find online, they can be pricey! I challenged myself to make my […]
Summer Jeans Makeover!
Summer calls for easy DIYs and fun wardrobe refreshers! (If the project involves clothing you already own, even better!) Today’s project checks all those boxes with fun update for your denim! Time to get colorful, Jeans! As with most of my painting projects, I love […]
Don’t Rain on My Photo Shoot
After the wettest “spring” in living memory, a theme has developed in my wardrobe- umbrellas! What can you do when you have a photo shoot planned and rain is forecasted AGAIN? Change your outfit, modify your travel plans, and bust out a retro umbrella, of […]
Mother’s Day Tribute: Grandma Style
As our final Mother’s Day tribute, this week’s post asks the question, “What is grandma style?” Well, if you are lucky enough to have a fashion-conscious grandma who kept lots of fabulous pieces from the 1950’s, grandma style is pretty awesome! Lindee and I seized […]
Mother’s Day Tribute: Mom’s Gunne Sax Dresses
This week’s Mother’s Day post honors none other than our Mom! Thank goodness she saved her awesome Gunne Sax Dresses from the 1970’s! This brand proudly took the prairie/medieval/hippy trends of the day to a whole new level! Since the dresses fit Lindee perfectly, she […]
Mother’s Day Tribute: Let’s Go for a Walk!
In preparation for Mother’s Day, we are writing posts in honor of some fabulous ladies in our family! Today’s post takes us to one of our favorite wildlife preserves and honors true outdoor enthusiasts- our grandma or “Amah” and our Great Grandmother Mary! Amah took […]
Flower Accessories: Sunflowers!
We have been loving our DIY flower accessories! Today, we feature a throwback bloom popular in the 1990’s. You guessed it- sunflowers! Lindee designed these pieces to add a touch of 90’s grunge to otherwise girly accessories! Let’s first see how she made the hair […]
Flower Accessories: Hair Clip and Pin
To celebrate spring, we have been busy crafting bouquets of DIY flower accessories! I love this retro pin and hair clip set and have worn them several times since their creation! The pin was the perfect accent to the vintage hats I posted here and […]
Vintage Hat Patterns: 1920’s
Although the last to be featured in our series, hat patterns from the 1920’s were the first to spark my millinery curiosity! A quick search of Pinterest revealed many free patterns with accompanying dimensions and sketches of hat styles. The projects appeared to be quite […]
Vintage Hat Patterns: 1950’s
The more I dove into free vintage hat patterns, the more intrigued I became! After making the 1930’s/1940’s pattern shown in last week’s post , I chose a new style from the 1950’s! There was really no excuse to not try this pattern, as the […]
Vintage Hat Patterns: 1930’s-1940’s
While scrolling through Pinterest, I became intrigued by pictures of vintage patterns. Many of these patterns had been originally published in old periodicals but were recently scanned and posted online! I decided to try some of these patterns to see if I could follow them […]
Vintage a la Thrift Store: 1960’s
A huge advantage AND disadvantage to thrift store shopping is the fact that you never know what you will find! Sometimes you find exactly what you are looking for and other times no such luck… Of course, there are the days when you find something […]
DIY Painted Leggings: St. Patrick’s Day Edition!
I love seasonal clothing, but those cute holiday leggings always seem to be too expensive or the wrong fit! After much thought, I discovered a way to paint my own! Humble stretchy pants, prepare to become fabulous! I began by making my own stamp for […]
Sweatshirt Refashion- Tie Waist Cardigan (with No-Sew Option!)
Time for another sweatshirt refashion, this time a cardigan style with a belted waist! Since this design relies heavily on eyelets, you could skip the sewing steps if necessary! First things first, I obtained a men’s extra large sweatshirt. Unlike last week’s project, this new […]
Sweatshirt Refashion- Wrap Front
The cold weather and shorter days have revealed the “hibernation phase” of my wardrobe. The only thing I really want to wear are sweaters, leggings, and baggy sweatshirts. Since baggy sweatshirts aren’t particularly work appropriate, I’ve made it my mission to transform the simple sweatshirt […]
Heart On Your Sleeve Stamped T’s and Cards
Valentine’s Day is such a great excuse for crafting! In our last post, we made fun DIY gifts for our Galentine’s friends. Today’s post, however, is all about making your own holiday gear! I used a favorite paint stamping technique to give a plain T-shirt […]
Nifty Gifties: Galentine’s Day Earrings
Here’s a simple DIY that’s perfect for making Galentine’s Day Gifts for all the awesome ladies in your life! To start with, gather cute little appliques and heart-shaped buttons. Next, check out our Flower Applique Earrings post for a complete list of supplies and step-by-step instructions. […]
Fashion Challenge: Leopard Print Love
Brittany and I have been eyeing leopard print items at Goodwill for quite a while. With a little encouragement from our favorite fashion magazines, we decided to embrace the trend! The Partners in Craft took a walk on the wild side… We soon realized that […]
Thrift Store Style: Menswear Sweaters
Especially at this time of year, Lindee and I are on the hunt for thrift store sweaters comfy and cosy enough to counter the January blahs. On a recent thrifting trip, we made sure to search both the women’s AND men’s clothing sections! Some of […]
Holiday Accessories: 1940’s Style!
Merry Christmas, Everyone! To celebrate, I’m sprucing up a refashioned dress with homemade accessories, just like they might have done in the 1940’s! I searched my craft store for vintage-y silk poinsettias and holly, shoe clips, pin backings, hair clips, felt, and glue! I tackled […]
Nifty Gifty Kid’s Edition: Indoor Snowball Fight!
Here’s a fun and easy DIY gift for the young ones in your life! It’s even easy enough for crafty kids to make for themselves or for younger siblings! The main ingredients are yarn and pom-pom makers, and you know that I love any excuse […]
Vintage a la Thrift Store: 1930’s Holiday Edition
Fashions from the 1930’s are a challenge. For a long time, I assumed that most people dressed in hand-me-downs, like the orphans in the Annie musical. Turns out I was totally wrong. Times were tight, but there were some fabulous fashion statements made in the […]
Nifty Gifties Kids’ Edition: Felt Playsets
While poking around in my craft stash one day, my inner child became inspired! Turns out I had all the random bits needed to create felt playsets for my nieces! Each playset is basically a miniature world that kids can customize and use for creative […]
Freezer Paper Stenciling
Customized T-shirt are some of our favorite projects, and what better excuse to make shirts than our Blogiversary?! Yes, our blog has officially turned one! Cue the music and bring on the cupcakes! Make the fanclub shirts and wear them shamelessly! Wha-hoo! 🙂 In order […]
I can no longer resist the call of pumpkins! For a short time at least, I’m seizing the moment to enjoy pumpkin everything! Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin candles, and especially pumpkin decor! (I’ll send any haters a batch of pumpkin scones to console them.) […]
Costume Time: 1920’s Style!
I used the think that 1920’s costumes were challenging to create. Over time, I have found that it’s very possible to turn thrift store garments into “mod” looks! Today’s post features some of our favorite 1920’s outfits and a range of crafting commitment. Bring on […]
Costume Time: 1940’s Style
With Halloween around the corner, it’s the perfect time to create vintage fashion magic! This month we will feature some of our favorite tutorials for turning thrift store clothes into old-time fashion statements! Wear them to a costume party or wear them everyday! Today’s post […]
1920’s Dress from a Polo Shirt
I *love* re-fashioning thrift store staples into unique, historically-inspired outfits! Oversized polo shirts are ideal for such projects, since they are easy to find and are practically dresses already! With the addition of some coordinating fabric and elbow grease, my polo shirt will become a […]
Apple harvest is underway, and I have been busy creating a “bushel” of fruity crafts! These projects use some of my favorite techniques from previous posts, but give them an apple twist! All of these crafts would be perfect for teacher gifts (show those teachers […]
Make A Statement: Painted Denim Jacket
Recently, I have been inspired by statement jackets and decided to paint my own as the perfect adition to my back to school wardrobe. This oversized denim jacket used to be my dad’s but he let me steal it from the coat closet. If you […]
Ice Dyed Curtains
Two of my best friends recently moved into a new appartment and needed some new curtains. I thought what could be more fun than tye dyeing them some curtains! My mom had saved some white cotton sheets and Brit and I had just tried out […]
Ice Dye: Apartment Edition
Britt and I have a tradition of tie dyeing almost every year! This summer we decided to attempt it at Britt’s apartment… Instead of doing pots of dye on the stove or in buckets outside, we discovered ice dyeing, which was a new technique for […]