Category Archives: Refashioning Clothes

J McLaughlin Refashion

The RTW Fasters and I are halfway through our pledge to abstain from buying ready-to-wear clothes during 2014! Lots of the women are knocking it out of the ballpark sewing incredible clothes too. I’ve found reaching the halfway point serves … Continue reading

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Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann(a)

While looking for inspiration to fulfill the March Mood Sewing Network challenge of creating a look inspired by a fashion designer, I: Became obsessed with all things Anna Wintour resulting in a haircut my family loathed on me. (It lasted … Continue reading

Posted in Burda Patterns, Mood Fabrics, Mood Sewing Network Lace Challenge, Refashioning Clothes, Sewing Skirts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 51 Comments

Mother of the Bride – Part 2

Dear Readers, I can only hope my deepest appreciation and gratitude for your generous comments, support and vote of confidence is evident in this post. I feel the love and am passing it on! You kindness is making the world … Continue reading

Posted in Marfy Patterns, McCall's Sewing Pattern, Mother of the Bride dress, Mother of the Bride sewing pattern, Refashioning Clothes | Tagged , , , | 106 Comments

DKNY – RTW – MIF

It’s not that there is anything ‘wrong’ with my DKNY dress purchased four years ago,  but if I was shopping today I doubt I would buy it. Notice the long arms, below the knee hem and extra ease in the … Continue reading

Posted in clothing designers, Easy Sewing, Ready to Wear Fast, Refashioning Clothes, remaking clothes | Tagged , , , , | 103 Comments

Long Weight Over!

I was so inspired by Shams’ (Communing with Fabric) post regarding her impressive weight loss that I decided to tackle the pesky 13 extra pounds I’ve been lugging around for the last ten years. I hopped on board the same … Continue reading

Posted in Lilly Pulitzer, Refashioning Clothes, remaking clothes, sewing bloggers, sewing blogs, Worth Clothing | Tagged , , , , , | 129 Comments