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carrotpeople
Interests: upcycling, sewing, knitting, photography, dogs, exercise evangelism, urban farming
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Let's start with the most approachable - the hat. I must have had the same project in the works as Donna for we both made floppy hats last weekend. But mine turned out a bit different. It was tighter, with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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First the top. You've seen it before, the spring ruffle top from SewMamaSew. Except this is downsized to (hopefully) fit a 3 year old. She's 3000 miles away, so I've got my fingers crossed on the size. The pale yellow... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
Be very careful when you wash the wool sweater. You'll want to hand wash it in the sink with cool water. If you put it in the machine with regular soap and machine dry it, it will get felted - meaning the material will shrink and become thicker. You'll lose resolution of stitches because the wool sticks together. People felt things on purpose sometimes, but if it fits you now, it will not fit after being felted. Maybe you can just wear some long sleeves under it and then it won't itch?
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2009 on thrift store finds at Wardrobe ReFashion
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I'm proud to say I finished my first adult dress, and I have a new job starting next week (thankfully! I was laid off 8 months ago...). So, I want to share the dress with you, and then I have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
Depending on where the stain on the sweater is, I wonder if you you could add a pleat or dart making the stain hidden within? Patches or applique would also be cute.
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I like the shade of green and vote no on the collar. Good work!
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The sleeves could also become a handbag... If you lined it with dark material the holes in the knit pattern would show more.
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If you remove the sleeves, you can make them into a hat or cowl scarf (just a tube you wear around your neck). I like the vest idea - I'd take off the neck ribbing or leave just an inch or so (it will look more like a v-neck).
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That's awesome. Totally updated look that works with the pre-existing sleeves. That's my kind of refashioning - very efficient but also very effective. =)
Toggle Commented May 31, 2009 on blue polka dots top at Wardrobe ReFashion
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I would totally wear it with two minor (non-sewing) changes. I'd lose the belt, and I'd open up the neckline (can you unzip or unbootton it?) by dropping it down about 2 inches. Good find!
Toggle Commented May 31, 2009 on What do you think? at Wardrobe ReFashion
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While I've yet to post a proper refashion, I have 4 things to share that all sit somewhere near the edge of relevancy to refashioning. They have all helped me keep my pledge to not buy new things. I'm going... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
Here's a link to a cute tunic made recently and posted on burdastyle: http://www.burdastyle.com/creations/show/23378 To find the pattern go to burdafashion.com and click on Downloads, then the tunic is on the top right. It's free! I love the finishing on the sleeves of this one.
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2009 on Easy online patterns needed at Wardrobe ReFashion
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You can have this one! I got it for being an athlete... What do they give out now? Or is budget too tight for stuff like that?
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2009 on Neckline alteration at Wardrobe ReFashion
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