Category Archives: Upcycle

Nine for #MakeNine2019

I’ve been setting aside appropriate scraps of my favorite knits for new underwear.  Only as I was working on dinos, dragons, and mermaids, I realized that most of the cute fabrics I’d set aside could be used to make dresses … Continue reading

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Almost There

The simplicity of indie patterns sometimes lulls me into a false sense of security.  Not because they are simplistic, but just because I expect a pattern or pattern variations that go together.  Simplicity 1692 is not like that.  Views A … Continue reading

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Recycled Fashion

This amazing vintage style dress is made of old sewing patterns. It was one of many dresses on display from last years recycled runway, something I hadn’t heard of before. Designers make their garments entirely from used materials. The accompanying … Continue reading

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Full Busted Thrifting

Upcycling for non-standard sizes. Create a skirt out of your favorite dress find. Continue reading

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Warm Wintery Plaid

My second Sis Boom Carolina Mae may not have gotten all of the adjustments I had thought to make, but it did get all the same as my first plus a full lining made from a thrifted percale sheet.  The … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Butterfly Needlework Kits

Lately our local thrift store has had a nice variety of vintage needlework kits.   During our last gaming session I started a pair of surface embroidery butterflies vintage 1983.  At yesterday’s session the second was finished and I started … Continue reading

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Linen Evolving

A second hand find from a reuse store with the tag still on, this FLAX skirt is a nice heavy weight linen knit.  Something in the way of an above the knee aline skirt was my initial thought, but it … Continue reading

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