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refashion

Making Stuff: Lace Printed Tank {Fabric Spray Paint}

by This is Carrie on October 24, 2013

Supplies: Plain shirt,  Next Level Fabric Spray paint, lace yardage, temporary spray adhesive (optional).   Lay lace across shirt (to get a crisper image spray lace with spray adhesive before laying on shirt. Then spray with paint. Once dry, remove lace and repeat on the back of shirt. Enjoy your new shirt!

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Making Stuff: Gunne Sax Dress Refashion

by This is Carrie on July 18, 2013

I found this homemade “Gunne Sax” dress at Decades Vintage Clothing store in Salt Lake City during my Sewing Summit trip last fall. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for that era of Jessica McClintock design so I snatched it right up.  Turns out this dress was made for a woman who […]

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Easter snuck up on me this year so the family’s outfits were a combination of what we already had in our closets + what I found at Target + a few refashioned items from my large stash of thrifted “supplies”. The boys each got a new, handmade tie. Baby Brother’s bow tie was made out […]

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Even though I live in the Antique Capital of Southern California, I rarely purchase clothing at the many antique and vintage stores that surround me.  Most of the time, I just can’t bear to pay the inflated cost when someone else has to find me the “good stuff” when I love to find the “good […]

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The Trouser Refashion Swap: Elastic Hem Trousers {tutorial}

by This is Carrie on September 26, 2012

I remember watching the Button-Up Shirt Refashion Swap with envy, thinking how fun it would be to be a part of it.  But when I got the email asking if I’d like to join the swap this year, all of a sudden, I got scared.  Clicking through the amazing blogs of the women put the […]

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Seeing Princess get so excited to see the Pacific Symphony at Segerstrom Hall, it was hard for me to say no when she asked if I would make her something new to wear especially since it’s one of the few days the kids are allowed to break out of their usual red and navy school […]

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Making Stuff: Baby Gown {Concert T-shirt Refashion}

by This is Carrie on May 16, 2012

I have a new little niece who’s been really fun to sew for.  We are already indoctrinating her to her parent’s country lovin’ ways with a Rockin’ Baby Gown” made from an old George Strait concert T.  Unlike baby shoes, it’s super cute and practical at the same time. (to “girlify” the pattern …

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Making Stuff: Easter Skirt {Vintage Sheet Refashion}

by This is Carrie on April 27, 2012

Princess was the only one who actually got a “new” piece of clothing for Easter. And by “new”, I mean a skirt made out of a thrifted and renewed sheet.  I used the Whirly Twirly Skirt pattern but changed the front to a flat waistband and and used an enclosed elastic waistband in the back. […]

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Making Stuff: Psychedellic Skirt Refashion

by This is Carrie on March 8, 2012

I purchased a psychedellic maxi skirt at Aardvark’s way back when we lived in Pasadena (the store has since closed). I had pieced it out to make a couple little aprons, but I saved the top half knowing it was to be made into skirt for one of my girls.  The border at the waist […]

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Making Stuff: Ombre Girl’s dress {thrifted dress refashion}

by This is Carrie on February 15, 2012

Do you remember wearing Amy Byer? I sure do. Back in the late 80′s, early 90′s I loved those dresses.  I found this white Amy Byer dress at the thrift store for a whopping $1.50 and I knew it had potential. But not as an 80′s fad, but as a sweet “grandma’s sewing nook” inspired […]

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