Tag Archives: refashion

chanel-inspired alabama chanin sweater

i’m back on pinterest in a big way recently. i had a fairly severe addiction over the summer, when it was the only cohesive way to bookmark garden designs and plant ideas while still keeping track of my garment sewing … Continue reading

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a snowy day here in siberia deserves a snuggly outfit: papercut patterns rigel bomber (refashion)

here’s the view from my window today. awesome, right?  according to the weather channel’s bizarre new method of naming storms, this is winter storm “maximus.”  i’ve noticed that while touting this new name whenever possible, the weather channel has declined … Continue reading

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FO: insanely frankenpatterned yet awesome star wars t-shirt

look, ma!  i made something! yes, friends, after nearly four months, i finally turned my sewing machine back on.  i’ve come to realize in my life-long hobby obsession that you have to go with the flow and not force yourself … Continue reading

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“design features” and a scrap-tastic burda handbook skirt

i wanted to show you what else i’d been doing with the leftover skirt from my former advance 3929. (the bodice is now happily situated as a peplum top, thank you very much!) since my first version of the burda … Continue reading

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refashion: vogue 1229 + simplicity 1920 = (almost) sewing awesomesauce

so we started with this: i think we can all agree on “meh” as the operative term here.  and it didn’t fit.  or look flattering.  i soon began scheming. the spring 2012 issue of sew stylish featured an intriguing redesign … Continue reading

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moriarty was real.

starting point: results:

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happy birthday, oona: simplicity 2250

it’s 10pm EDT in nyc, sunday night, and i am sitting here at my desk in makeup, heels, updo, crinoline and my promaballoona prom dress. i can’t think of a better way to say happy birthday to our dearest oona.  … Continue reading

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refashionista: my very first drafted-from-scratch RTW-inspired garment

FINALLY. i have been working on this dress since february.  i was perusing the local fancy department store and spotted this delicious yellow number from alice & olivia.  the price was much less delicious:  an outrageous $385.  for a dress … Continue reading

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‘locked and loaded

inspiration: starting point: results:

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it’s time to roll the dice

this one might be a little esoteric, even for the geek fans out there. inspiration: starting point: i actually designed this one myself, because of all the geeks out there, no one seems to have made a cool t-shirt for … Continue reading

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