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 […]

DIY doily collar {easy sewing tutorial}


I’ve really been leaning toward easy projects lately. It’s hard when you’re juggling kids that don’t nap anymore and the house and work and church and all your other responsibilities to find time for a really involved project – and if you do make time and (heaven forbid) IT DOESN’T WORK, then you feel bad […]

colorblocked raglan refashion {women’s tee sewing tutorial}


I bought the “before” shirt in the photo above at the thrift store for three bucks a year or so ago. It was roomy and soft and I thought I’d wear it around the house with sweats on Saturdays. I’m sure I did once or twice, but I never really liked it: the neck was […]

sweatpants to kangaroo pocket skirt refashion {sewing tutorial for girls}


Ever buy things you don’t need just because they’re a good deal? Like that block of cheese at Costco your family will never get through in a million years? Or kids clothes that aren’t cute at all just because they’re on clearance? Well, at our house we actually eat entire blocks of Costco cheese a […]

easy DIY gold lace trimmed cardigan


This project took less than half an hour, and I love how it turned out! I had a plain black cardigan that I found (you’ll NEVER guess where): at the thrift store. It needed a little sprucing up, so I decided to try adding some trim or lace or something along the neckline. So I […]

side bow sweater dress {an easy upcycle}


The thrift store I shop at most often has recently discontinued 99 cent Mondays, much to my dismay. Luckily, I snagged a beautiful mint green men’s sweater on the final 99 cent Monday. It was originally intended to become a sweater for me, but I accidentally sewed it up in the size I wore four […]

DIY holiday glitter shirt and sweater skirt


I don’t know why, but there’s not much cuter than a little girl in a special holiday outfit, right? Since we don’t attend many (any) fancy holiday get-togethers I decided to keep my daughter’s holiday outfit comfy and casual, with a few special touches. The skirt and hat are made from a thrifted argyle sweater […]

the easiest way to make kid pj’s + a fabric giveaway


I love making pajamas for my kids at Christmas each year, but with 5 kids it can be a lot of work. Over the past few years I’ve found what I consider to be the easiest method for making a pair of pj’s for a kid, and now that I’ve done it a few times […]