Category Archives: Upcycle

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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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  Originally made in a 2T width and a 3T length, the skirt was a pair of rectangles wide enough that … Continue reading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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