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Miss Prickly
Portland, Oregon
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No refashions this week, but I did make a bag to pack all of my yoga stuff: It holds: my mat two towels water bottle coconut water a change of clothes hair product, moisturizer and a comb A BIG, HONKIN'... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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I chopped up a pair of paint-splattered cargo pants and made a hipster bag. I cut out one panel with a pocket, and then stitched another on the other side, leaving the edges raw. Then I lined it with some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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My LBD was getting a little sad looking: So I got out the bleach and came up with this: The wide lace around the bottom is scavenged from someone's garage sale leftovers. After several failed refashions lately, I'm just thrilled... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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I had every intention of refashioning this Echino coat that I found at a thrift store into a new bag: But I don't think I can cut it up! Is this a great coat or what? It was $8.00US....super score!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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But, hey, I got some killer boots, and we have shamelessly composed a fashion show for you. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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No refashioning lately, but I've been making some bags from some Meadowsweet fabric that I got on sale a while back: I LOVE this fabric. I've got several more cut out to sew: Details at My Inner Old Lady. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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I dyed some ugly lilac calico with some crochet trim that I found at a garage sale... ...and made my girl a dress from one of my Japanese books. Details at My Inner Old Lady. On another note, THANK YOU... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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You know what I love about blogging? It's when you're so darned excited about something that you HAVE to share it (with someone besides your husband and kids who really don't give a toot)! And I love reading your comments... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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Here's a project from my scrap bag. Book bags for the library: Every girl needs a good book bag in her wardrobe, right? They have one little pocket on the inside for our library cards. Details at My Inner Old... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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Lazy, summer sewing... One fun, patchy head scarf made from scraps for my girl: One sweet little head scarf made from a vintage sheet for me: Details at My Inner Old Lady. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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It's great to see so many new members here on WR - you ladies have game! It's been inspiring to see what you all have been doing. Here's a top that I refashioned from a theater dress that I bought... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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No refashions this week. I did make a messenger bag for our babysitter. I had the fabric in my stash, which I had bought earlier for $5.00 a yard. Details at My Inner Old Lady. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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I made a cami for myself to match a dress that I made for my girl. I used two different vintage sheets that I got at the thrift store. If any of you have the appropriate influence, please send some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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I made dress for my girl from a vintage sheet that I got at an estate sale for a quarter. This is the first time I made my own bias tape. It was fun to make, and I love the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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This sheet cost me a quarter at an estate sale. The waistband is made out a piece of Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut that I had in my stash. It was so fun to make! I'm off to make more... Pattern... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
Yes, yes to making it into a skirt. Those kind of waistbands on pants are hard to pull off. Rip out the inner seam. cut off the legs and insert triangles at the front and back. It looks like you could hem it right at the knee. Let us know what you decide!
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...because I wanted to look cute at my new yoga class. I also bought a fabulous bag, which I needed like I needed a hole in my head. When we were checking out, I said to my 6-year-old daughter, "We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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From a thrifted men's flannel shirt: To a smokin' tank top: I've completed six shirt refashions this month. Shew! I've been sewing up a sweat! Here are all six: Details at My Inner Old Lady. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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This is #5 for me in my series of men's shirt refashions. I'm really happy with this one and will wear it a lot (as soon as it stops frickin' raining in Oregon). Details on My Inner Old Lady. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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Here are the first three men's shirt refashions that I've done this month: Here's number 4: I've got two more to do before I finished my (self-imposed) assignment for the month. Details and specs at My Inner Old Lady. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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The J Crew outlet had some things that I liked. It was Mother's Day, so I felt entitled My husband doesn't buy me gifts - Mother's Day, Birthday, Christmas....and it hurts my feelings. I cheer myself up by buying gifts... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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From the stash.... My boy wanted a magician's cape. Can you tell that he's mad that I'm making him pose like this? I wrote up a how-to on my blog. Miss Prickly Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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Here's #2 in my series of six men's shirt refashions. I like this one. If the weather here in Oregon would get above 50 degrees, I'd wear it. Really, we had snow today at 1,000 feet! The construction specs and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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Here they are: six men's shirts waiting to be turned into something fabulous wearable. I finished #1 over the weekend. It's definitely wearable and just short of fabulous. The top-secret construction specs are here. Miss Prickly Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion
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Really, I had this black Mary Engelbreit fabric covering an ugly bulletin board when I taught fourth grade. Now it's a darling wrap dress for my girl. Put that in your refashioning pipe and smoke it! (I have no idea... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at Wardrobe Refashion