Category Archives: DIY

Wearing the Pants

Hubby was about to give his pants away. He had absolutely no idea that plaid pants are quite in vogue. Even his …. Have you ever taken apart a pair of men’s pants?  Releasing a single seam gets you nowhere. … Continue reading

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Razook’s Remake

“Smile Granny!” joked my husband. This is all I need to look twenty years older – a matronly dress and no makeup. Ta-da! My mother recently gave me her latest thrift store find, suggesting I might want to do a … Continue reading

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Beachworthy in a Snap

Ummmmmm………………I bought this bathing suit coverup for one of my daughters in 2009. After trying it on she quickly dismissed it because she thought it looked like a nightgown. I planned to return it to T. J. Maxx but three … Continue reading

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Ruffles!

I’m ending the first month of my one year promise to make and not buy clothes with  ruffles!                           Around a year ago I saw these beautiful tops on … Continue reading

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The Top of Many Lessons

Oh my goodness. I thought this would be sooooo simple – loose fitting, no zippers, darts or buttonholes. My first Peasant Top. I know it’s not the Milly top I posted, but I like it.  My mother gave me the … Continue reading

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CAL PATCH

I just received  my copy of Design-It-Yourself Clothes by Cal Patch and realized the first thing I had to do was take my measurements….   E x c r u c i a t i n g  is all I’ve got to … Continue reading

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