Hello Readers. That's right, it's fall, and you want to make the front porch look festive... Like you are in the spirit... Like you cared and tried just a little. But you don't want to spend your whole paycheck at Home Depot to buy more "stuff"? I completely understand. I spruced up my front porch with a bunch of stuff I already had. Read on and I will show you.
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Friday, September 23, 2022
Hello Readers.September feels like back-to-school season to me. It's not really true because in my area kids go back to school in August. I have been doing a lot of skirt refashions this month because when I was a kid having nice skirts for school was a thing. I don't think it's as important anymore but it is stuck in my brain. So... skirts for September it is.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Hello Readers. Look at this wild dress. I loved all the colors and the fit of the dress was great. I didn't like the neckline and I wanted to fill it in with something. I really wanted it to blend in though. That dress really wants to be the star of the show.
Here is a sweater tube top. It wouldn't work for me as a shirt but it will be perfect under my wild dress.
Friday, September 16, 2022
Hello Readers. Sewing is so much fun. I love to put pieces together and make something new and hopefully wearable. My daughter gave me a piece of amazing argyle fabric that she didn't want and it was perfect for making a very simple, very basic skirt. This is the kind of skirt I wish I learned to make in junior high sewing class when I was forced to make a tote bag. The bag wasn't fun or cute or colorful. It felt like a wasted opportunity. If the sewing isn't fun, why are we doing it? We can answer that later. For now let's make a skirt.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Hello Readers. I am in the mood to refashion a skirt. This purple silk skirt was fabulous but it wasn't fabulous on me. It was too long. I could simply hem it but look at the beaded tassels!!! I don't want to lose the beaded tassels. So, I need to shorten it from the top. Let me show you what I did.
Friday, September 9, 2022
Hello Readers. I am always trying to save my small pieces of fabric for later in the hopes that eventually I will find a way to use them. I hate to waste fabric. Today's post is about using some of the pieces of clothes that I have cut up for refashions. Like what could I do with the legs of some old pants? Let's see...