Browsing the "Clothing + Fashion" Category

Clothing Refashion: Prom Dress Pants

March 10th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

Prom dresses are some of my favorite articles of clothing to upcycle. Thrifted, that fancy fabric is cheaper by the yardage than purchased new, and they always include gorgeous embellishments and perfect hardware that careful cutting can preserve


10 DIY Skirts from Reclaimed Materials

February 10th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

I know, a lot of you probably are still digging your way out of that last round of crazy snow. This late-winter cold snap has me dreaming of spring like nothing else. I can't wait for bare legs, open-toed shoes, and skirt weather!


How to Make Rosettes from a Reclaimed Tee

February 5th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Don't you love the look of a rosette? These simple fabric flowers are very cute, and they're actually simple to make with just an old t-shirt from your stash. Here's how to make rosettes and use them in your crafting


Clothing + Fashion: How to Patch Your Pants

January 13th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

Why is there a hole in the butt of my jeans? Why did I sew a dinosaur patch over that hole in the butt of my jeans? These are questions that you probably shouldn't ask, and that you definitely do NOT want the answer to. What you DO need to know is how I did it, and that's what I'm going to tell you!


How do I Re-use T-shirts: T-shirt Crafts that You Can Wear

September 17th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Before you take the scissors to that pile of screen-printed jersey knit, check out this master list of T-shirt crafts that you can wear--there are T-shirt mods for your top, T-shirt mods for your bottom (ahem...), T-shirt mods for kids, but all of it is just the way that T-shirts are meant to be. Wearable


How-to: Change the Neckline on a T-shirt

September 10th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Tired of always having the same old neckline on every single T-shirt? Fortunately, the neckline of a T-shirt is the easiest thing to alter. You can create tons of different looks, it's super quick and easy to do, and it doesn't require any sewing skills! All you really need, in fact, is a pair of great scissors, a T-shirt to play victim, and a brave heart and bold hand


How-to: Take in a Too-Large T-Shirt Tutorial

September 9th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Tired of being swamped by a too-large T-shirt? My Mammaw would tell you that you look slouchy when your clothes are too big. Gain my Mammaw's approval, and a T-shirt that is cuter and comfier to wear, by taking it in


How-to: Organic Terrycloth Hooded Towel with Applique

July 29th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

There's nothing like hopping out of the pool and into a comfy, soft, bounteous towel. But big beach towels are hard for little kids to manage, and that bleached, dyed terrycloth can be scratchy and harsh on damp, delicate skin. It's an organic terrycloth hooded towel to the rescue!


Crafty Book Review: Knits for Dolls, by Nicky Epstein

July 2nd, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Got some yarn leftover after your last knitting project? Wondering if you should stuff it back in your stash for perhaps forever? Pass it on? Trash it? Instead, how about you thrill your favorite little kid by using that stash to knit him or her the most awesome, clever, modern doll outfits ever



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