Category Archives: Upcycle

Living in Underwear Land

Still sorting out boxes that I find buried in various places.  Adding 3 pair jeans, 2 tops and 2 pair sueded leather pants to my wardrobe from said boxes.  Adding one skirt to the alterations pile.  One dress will be copied … Continue reading

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Parts of Things

Bear with me.  This rambles a little, but I’ve no finished projects to share just many parts. The only day I didn’t have a little person with me this week was the day I was in the hospital for some … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Make

Here’s TMI for you.  I haven’t bought new underwear since before A was born.  She’s almost 3.  Over year has gone by with the promise of making myself some.  I tried a free pattern online with an old undershirt and … Continue reading

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Rosebud Renewed

A longtime favorite of both my children Rosebud, my flannel Violette Field Threads Matilda, was getting snug in the bodice.  Originally made in a 2T width and a 3T length, the skirt was a pair of rectangles wide enough that … Continue reading

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Exigent Upcycling

Nightgown try on (over pants) As the temperatures soar, A insists on sleeping under her giant (to her) comforter, snuggling with her wool afghan picking out fleece footie pajamas or her flannel nightgown.  She melts into a tiny stinky ball … Continue reading

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Snuggly Snowy Sweater Leggings

These go with the last sweater dress or either of the flannel tunics that Old Navy sold as dresses or anything really.  I used a pair of jeans to determine the crotch length, adding an inch for the elastic casing … Continue reading

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Fall 2015 KCW: Snowy Upcycled Dress

It’s the return of upcycling sweaters to make warm dresses that will cover A’s bottom and some of her legs.  She gets cold easier than ever now that she is on the run and losing her baby fat.  This was … Continue reading

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