add a ruffled hem to a girl’s sweater {easy sewing tutorial}

how to add a cute ruffled hem to a girl's sweater - easy sewing tutorial

I’ve been cleaning out closets and boxing up clothes the kids have grown out of lately. Stuffed in a drawer in my daughter’s room was a cute sweater from Old Navy with a pretty ruffled hem that I bought on clearance a few years ago – and never pulled out last winter when it was […]

men’s tee to doily pocket shirt

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Hey guys! I have another refashion today - I’m going to show you how easy it is to transform a men’s tee into a cute, feminine, doily-pocket shirt. This simple refashion is perfect for t-shirts you find at the thrift store or steal from your little brother (or teenage son!). I started with a grey GAP […]

make a dress longer using the lining | sewing tutorial

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A few weeks ago I showed you how I made a thrifted dress longer by adding a band of contrast fabric across the hem. That’s an easy method, but what if you don’t want to add contrast fabric? What if you want the lengthened portion to look just like the rest of the dress so […]

thrifted dress refashion | make a dress smaller & longer

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It feels like about a million years since I’ve posted a refashion project. My pile of “things to refashion” was getting big and I wasn’t ever getting around to taking care of any of it, so I made myself stop buying things at the thrift store unless they fit as-is. But then I found this […]

update sleeves for summer | long to short + ruching

easy DIY tutorial for turning long sleeves into short ruched sleeves

To go along with the skirt with attached shorts refashion I posted earlier, today I have a super easy shirt refashion that lets you take a favorite long sleeve tee and get it ready for summer with cute, elbow length ruched sleeves instead. I started with an adorable striped baby Gap tee that I found at […]

gathered skirt with attached shorts | easy sewing tutorial

how to make a gathered skirt with attached shorts sewing tutorial

My little girl loves dresses and skirts, and lately she’s been insisting that they “float up” when she twirls. Gathered skirts are easy enough to make, but I end up spending the whole day reminding her to put her skirt back down and make sure her undies are covered. So I figured out how to […]

The Caroline Party Dress & Perfect Pattern Parcel

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I got the chance to try out a new pattern this past week – The Caroline Party Dress by Mouse House Creations. After all the pattern-less sewing I’ve been doing for Project Run & Play (remember to go vote!), it was an absolute pleasure to sew up a dress following clear instructions and knowing that […]

sweats to skirt refashion for women {easy sewing tutorial}

easy sewing tutorial! learn to refashion old sweats into a cute spring skirt.

A few weeks ago I refashioned a pair of clearance sweatpants into a cute kangaroo pocket skirt for my daughter. It turned out pretty adorable, and a couple of you had the same next thought as I did: could I make one for myself? I headed back to Walmart, found more clearance sweats, and gave […]