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Sewing a Plaid Holiday Dress!

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!

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!

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

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!)

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

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 […]

The Easiest Dress DIY?

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 […]

Socially Distant Regency Dress

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!

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 […]

Summer Upcycle (From my closet!)

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, […]