Archive of ‘No-Sew’ category

Take Advantage of the Details Tunic

Here’s a super-comfy shapeless/dated dress!

 

Ugh.

Ugh.

 

Not much to dig here. The length is lousy.  As I said, it has no shape.  It’s just not terribly exciting, now is it?

Luckily, all it really needs is a few chops!

 

Douglas investigates!

Douglas investigates!

 

That very bottom bit was chopped off to remove an ink stain that didn’t come out in the wash.  The next-up bit was going to come in pretty handy.  See those buttons on the side?  They’re totally functional!!!

I used the button-up part to make a belt by wrapping it around my waist twice.

I’m pretty happy with this no-sew tunic, I must say!

 

No need to hem, as Jersey doesn't fray!

No need to hem, as Jersey doesn’t fray!

 

 

I think my sweet vintage brooch looks swell with my new top!

I think my sweet vintage brooch looks swell with my new top!

 

My new top had a fun mellow evening with friends.

 

…like Ryan here!

…like Ryan here!

 

We even crafted a tasty fall cocktail with ginger beer, whiskey, and…other things????

 

Yum!

Yum!

 

 

Cool pose.  Bad lighting.

Cool pose. Bad lighting.

 

Cheers!

 

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A No-Sew Sweater for Douglas!

Remember the Trace & Stitch Dress I refashioned for my trip to Asheville a few months ago?  Here…let me jog your memory.

Remember?

Remember?

I dug the dress, but just couldn’t come up with a good way to save the jacket part…until a surprisingly chilly day when my little Douglas didn’t want to go outside, that is!

First, I cut off one of the sleeves!

A simple chop!

A simple chop!

Then, I cut a hole through both sides of the sleeve that was big enough for Dougie’s legs to fit through.

Holey Moley!

Holey Moley!

THEN, I trimmed off the part of the sleeve that was too long for my pup.  :)

Just one more chop!

Just one more chop!

Just look at my comfy cozy pooch now!  :)

Snug & Warm!

Snug & Warm!

This sleeve trick is great for Dachshunds, as they’re usually too long for normal dog sweaters.  Normal dog clothes tend to make them look like little puppy strippers wearing midriff-bearing crop tops :/

Luckily, Dougie gets to stay classy AND warm during this cold snap!  ;)

Thanks, Mom!  :)

Thanks, Mom! :)

 

 

Windy Hill Dress

I am on a cider kick, my friend!  :)  Most of my beer snob pals turn up their noses at me as I blissfully sip what they call “apple juice”, but I just don’t care!  Hard Cider is so incredibly tasty, refreshing, and my new favorite summer beverage!

When a friend texted me, telling me Windy Hill (a nearby cidery) was being featured at World of Beer, I wanted to dash out the door right away!

Unfortunately, I didn’t have anything to wear!  :/  I needed a super-fast refash, STAT!

I chose this summery polyester dress for the evening:

I'm attempting a "Glamor Shots" pose here.  It's not really working out...

I’m attempting a “Glamor Shots” pose here. It’s not really working out…

Check out the neck ties on this one!

Why would anyone tie these together???

Why would anyone tie these together???

I grabbed a small pair of scissors and got to snipping!

Snipping off those sleeves and that collar!

Snipping off those sleeves and that collar!

Farewell, oh Puffy One!  :)

Farewell, oh Puffy One! :)

No, Douglas!  NO!

No, Douglas! NO!

Can't forget these!

Can’t forget these!

I took the snipped-off neck tie thingies and used them to cinch the top of each shoulder, like so:

Hmmm...Okay.

Hmmm…Okay.

And that’s it!  A quick No-Sew dress is born!

Easiest Sundress Ever!

Easiest Sundress Ever!

Most of the ciders were, of course, amazing!

This is Cider Night and feelin's right...

This is Cider Night and feelin’s right!

Just chillin in the background...

Just chillin in the background…

Fancy a flight?

Fancy a flight?

Cheers!

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