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refashion — insatiable need


tired turtleneck transformed


Too much alliteration? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Anywho, check out my latest refashion: Many years ago, I went through an inexplicable turtleneck-loving stage, which ended suddenly and with even less explanation.  These days I can’t stand wearing turtlenecks, but I hate being cold even more. The obvious solution is to turn those turtlenecks into something […]

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wear it this weekend: a holiday sweater you’ll actually wear


I’m going to my first holiday party of the season this weekend. (Incidentally, it’s my 8th anniversary party. Click here to see the Facebook invite and RSVP!) Obviously I want to wear something sparkly, but going to the mall depresses me…time for a refashion! I started with a plain black cardigan. Another refugee from my […]

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wear it this weekend: nautical cardi refashion


Although September is well under way, around here it’s still a little warm for long sleeves and jackets. It’s the perfect weather for layers, like a nice lightweight cardigan. You can make this cute nautical style cardigan from a t-shirt, and wear it this weekend! This tutorial is very easily adapted to different weight shirts […]

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wear it this weekend: the easiest t-shirt skirt in the world


So, it’s Wednesday. Whether you’re going to the beach for Memorial Day weekend, or planning on settling in for a staycation, you’re going to need something cute to wear. Something fun and summery, yes? When it’s too hot for jeans, a loose fitting summer skirt is your best friend. I’m going to show you a […]

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tragic brown cardigan refashioned into something wearable

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My new year’s resolution is to finally have the wardrobe of my dreams in 2012. I don’t plan on doing much shopping though…I’m going to refashion what I’ve got into fabulousness, and sew the rest from scratch! This chocolate brown cardigan is a perfect candidate. How unspeakably dull is this thing? Why would I want […]

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wear it this weekend: DIY envelope clutch


I have long been a huge fan of the envelope clutch. Not only is my own version one of my flagship designs for Holland Cox, another version is the very first sewing pattern I’ve offered for sale! Despite what you may think, an envelope clutch can be very versatile. This little tutorial is just one […]

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this top would be perfect, if only…

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You know those garments you have that you like, but that you could LOVE if only…that one thing about it could be changed? Those little pretties are ripe for refashion. Here’s my latest. before: cute top, dull tie. When I still had an office job, this sleeveless top spent most of its time underneath jackets […]

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summer skirt refashioned from old dress shirts


It seemed like last week was dress shirt refashion week on Pinterest…I came across several really cute ones, including this one inspired by Grosgrain. They got me thinking about all the dress shirts sitting in my closet left over from my office job days. I should really do something with those, I thought. Here’s the […]

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new life for an old sweater


A few weeks ago, I saw a t-shirt refashion in a craft magazine, and was inspired to apply its techniques to a little red sweater that I’ve had forever, but is now tragically too small. Here’s the end result: The t-shirt refashion took two over-sized t-shirts and turned them into a single, shawl-front cardigan. I […]

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how to save a cashmere sweater


I was gifted a black cashmere sweater many winters ago, and I have never worn it. It’s a damn shame, too, because I’m cryophobic and I need a winter wardrobe well-stocked with warm sweaters. But it was an awkward shape – it had a very high crew neck, and ribbing across the hem and at […]

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