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Friday, 24 October 2014

infinity scarf

I shopped everywhere for an infinity scarf in a pretty green and couldn't find one. Then I remembered a cute Summer top I put into my donate basket. It was a Plato's closet purchase I never wore. The tube top style bust just didn't work for me. Stop by and see my refashion tutorial   no sew infinity scarf

The Rest of the Skirt!

Hi, it's Skirt Fixation again!  Last week I promised to show you what I used the rest of the skirt for.  Remember that cute little elephant I made for my little boy?  Well, here's what his older sister received from that same skirt!
And another skirt except it was red.  And the dress I used for the lining.  This top is a pattern I was testing for Terri from Sew Straight and Gather, and it should be released soon!  Here is the post where you can find all the details.  (Have you entered the giveaway on our blog?  Only one more week!)

Part one: new color


I was inspired by some of the ladies at Refashion Co-op to dye some of my clothes. 
I started out with some thrift store finds: a grey ruffle shirt and brown/cream skirt that I almost never wore._MG_6026_MG_6013

After reading the instructions at the RIT dye studio , I let my machine do all the work.  When I pulled them out, it felt like opening up a present on Christmas day….what was I going to get from this little experiment?

I was thrilled to see that the ruffle shirt and ruffle skirt were a perfect match!  Hello new outfit!

I wore it to work and got loads of compliments. 

However, I’m considering sewing them together to make a dress.  The skirt is too big for me, so it moves around a bit and the shirt has three small holes under the ruffles that would disappear if I attach the two together.  The top is tee shirt material, but the skirt is lined cotton with a side zipper. 

I could eliminate the zipper when I resize it, but I’m wondering if I’ll be able to get the dress over my head and hips if I attach them, since the cotton doesn’t have much give. 

Any thoughts before I get going on part two of this refashion?   I attach shirts to skirts all the time for my little girls, but have never tried this for my own clothing.

Thanks for any thoughts you might share!
Amy Jo at The Little Moments

Fitted Fleece Jacket

Yesterday, my brand new, beautiful dress form arrived! Her name is Rosy, and it was love at first sight.

Meet Rosy

I was so excited to see her, I had to give her a test drive immediately. With Rosy's help, I turned an oversized fleece jacket into the perfect outer layer as the weather begins to chill.

And no more awkwardly pinning clothing inside out on my own body! Hooray!

Fleece Jacket - Before & After

Check out more details and pics at CarissaKnits!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

coat mom for her little girl

 This coat from my high school years, was transformed into baby coat for my daughter  

I used a French pattern, in size 1 years. the coat is fleece lined.
La mare à bout de ficelle