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refashion

After seeing the the crocheted and beaded t-shirt bracelet I made, my six year old wanted to make Valentines bracelets for her whole class. We simplified the process so she could do it without much help: one single strand of “knit noodle*” and one single heart pony bead.  She just might start a new, first-grade […]

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Making Stuff: Girl’s Dress {Women’s Dress Refashion}

by This is Carrie on February 7, 2012

This shirred dress was another one that used to hang in my closet and didn’t get worn much anymore. The colors so suited Pumpkin, I had to make it into a dress for her. Find the basic steps for turning a shirred women’s dress into a girl’s dress HERE. This one didn’t have sleeves or […]

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Making Stuff: Crocheted Skirt {Thrifted Afghan Refashion}

by This is Carrie on January 25, 2012

I’m always attracted to the many brightly colored afghans at my local thrift store. I finally bought this one since it’s border and decorative flower just screamed to be made into a skirt. Basic Steps: -Cut a rectangle from the afghan for the skirt based on how full you want the skirt. The thicker the […]

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Women’s shirred top dresses and skirts are always easy and fun to refashion.  A dress that used to be mine (and I never really liked) looks so much better on Princess. Pin It Basic Steps: 1. Take in shirred panel on each side to fit chest. With so much fullness, you can blend to nothing […]

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Making Stuff: Holiday Dresses {Women’s Sweater Refashion}

by This is Carrie on January 10, 2012

Before: Two gold women’s sweaters, a women’s blouse and a piece of embroidered sheer curtain fabric. After: Two 60’s inspired mini dresses for the holidays. The embroidered sheer curtain fabric that once sat in Todd’s (recently passed) Grandmother’s sewing pile made perfect puff sleeves for Pumpkin’s dress. Basic Steps: Cut off sweater sleeves. Sew up […]

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Since the advent of the Slim Slack refashioning tutorial, I just can’t bear to buy boys pants (other than jeans) off the rack anymore.  The selection of men’s pants at the thrift store is always so amazing, I think I have a stack of a half dozen pairs just waiting to get attacked with scissors. […]

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When I spotted this little boot design on Pinterest a few months ago, i immediately popped over to IThinkSew.com and bought the pattern.  Best $4 I’ve ever spent since I think these boots are going to become my “go to” baby gift for the next little while (especially if I can keep finding houndstooth sport […]

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Making Stuff: Baby Wrap Dress {Handkerchief Refashion}

by This is Carrie on November 28, 2011

Using four vintage hankies and a dyed, newborn wrap shirt, a variation on the Newborn Wrap Dress Tutorial was born.

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Making Stuff: A Sweater Full of Memories

by This is Carrie on November 15, 2011

Way back when we lived in NYC, Maria was our adopted grandma. Since she didn’t have any family there and neither did we, we were happy to make her a part of ours.  She was adorably funny and super talented but was taken too soon by a battle with cancer. Stupid cancer.  After she passed, […]

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Shoulder Tie Shirt Tutorial {T-shirt Refashion}

by This is Carrie on November 3, 2011

I know you have a ton of big, yet sentimental, t-shirts sitting at the back of your drawer that are just begging for a transformation.  They deserve to get worn! Head on over to the Words to Sweat By blog for my latest T-shirt refashion tutorial. And while you’re there, check out their “mantra” workout […]

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