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Sewing Journey: Fit & Flare Dress

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 […]

The One Hour Dress: Day 2

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

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. A week, many youtube videos, lots of clipped thread, and a certain amount of sweat later, I had learned a […]

Bahama Mama

Bahama Mama

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 […]

Summer Jewelry Projects

Summer Jewelry Projects

Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite jewelry DIY’s! These are perfect for making your own summer accessories or creating gifts for others. (We love stashing a few supplies in our suitcases so we can craft on vacation!) Click the article title to see […]

Retro 4th of July

Retro 4th of July

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

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 Painting Projects!

Summer Painting Projects!

Summer is painting season! Time to refresh clothing, accessories, and gifts with a little color! We have rounded up a few of our favorite DIY painting projects, just in time for the warm weather. Click on the photo’s caption to see the full tutorial. Let’s […]

Retro Summer Favorites

Retro Summer Favorites

Here are a few of our summer outfit favs, most of which were thrifted or refashioned! Click on the photo’s caption to see the whole project. Thrifted style + summer sun = favorite outfits! Fashion Challenge: Peasant Skirt Ice Dye: Apartment Edition “Refashioned” Button-Up Shirt […]

Summer Jeans Makeover!

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 […]