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Making Stuff: Chinese New Year Dress

by This is Carrie on February 16, 2010

When Princess got the American Girl doll, Ivy, for Christmas, she immediately started begging for a matching “Chinese New Year Dress”. A week later, I found this women’s dress at Savers and I knew it was meant to be. BEFORE (with refashioning already underway): AFTER: (finished on Chinese New Year’s Eve)

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Making Stuff: Pleated Plaid Skirt Refashion

by This is Carrie on January 27, 2010

Before: A thrifted, plaid, wool skirt in the greatest colors, that happened to fit perfectly at the waist, but was an unfortunate length (especially for my 5′ 3″ frame. After: 12 inches shorter and lot more fun.

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My Top Ten Tips for Scoring at the Thrift Store

by This is Carrie on January 21, 2010

shirt can be found at Zazzle 1. You don’t have to be poor, on a budget, or live a grunge lifestyle to embrace thrift shopping.  There are many other reasons for buying second hand stuff – my #1 reason has been the idea of cutting down on the amount of things I consume, instead choosing […]

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Making Stuff: Little Boy’s Christmas Tie

by This is Carrie on December 23, 2009

When I happened upon this little boy’s tie tutorial, I knew I had to give it a try with the extra Christmas tablecloth fabricI had the most fun picking out what fun contrast lining to use.

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Making Stuff: Christmas Dress #2

by This is Carrie on December 23, 2009

The second Christmas dress made from my thrift store tablecloth finds was a little more involved, but I still cut the ruffles on the bias and saved a lot of time hemming.Both dresses are long enough to be worn next year too.

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Making Stuff: Christmas Dress #1

by This is Carrie on December 23, 2009

Wasn’t sure what direction I was going with this year’s Christmas dresses until I came across two old Christmas tablecloths and a green crocheted poncho at my favorite local thrift store last week (and all were 50% off). I pulled out an old crocheted top from my box of maternity clothes and I had …

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Making Stuff: Vintage Party Dress Refashion

by This is Carrie on December 14, 2009

Definitely one of my favorite refashions–a dress for the firm holiday party. BEFORE: Crazy quilted dress from my favorite thrift and vintage store ($10.80 full price). Find more of my women’s refashions HERE.

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Love Me Some Vintage Patterns

by This is Carrie on December 3, 2009

I just happened to be sitting at my computer as a Freecycle e-mail for “30+ children’s sewing patterns” popped up. I figured in the 30, there might be a few I’d want to keep for basic blocks and such. Imagine my surprise when I found this handful of adorable vintage patterns …

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Tutorial: Easy, Peasy, Whrrly, Twirly Skirt

by This is Carrie on November 20, 2009

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Make one using a vintage floral sheet or turn it into a dress-up skirt using something sparkly. This skirt is so easy, you should probably make both. Find the full tutorial HERE. Tutorial also on Whrrl.

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Making Stuff: Ramones Baby Gown

by This is Carrie on October 29, 2009

In the bag: A Rockin’ Baby Gown made from the softest old concert T. Tutorial HERE (made an alternative girly puff sleeve)

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