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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 […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day Tribute: Let’s Go for a Walk!

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 […]

DIY Painted Leggings: St. Patrick’s Day Edition!

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 […]

Fashion Challenge: Refashioned Sweatshirts

Fashion Challenge: Refashioned Sweatshirts

Every since their creation, my refashioned sweatshirts have been on regular wardrobe rotation! I enjoy their comfy style during both work days and down time! To make your own, check out the tutorials here and here for step by step instructions! Happy sweatshirt refashioning!!

Sweatshirt Refashion- Tie Waist Cardigan (with No-Sew Option!)

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 […]