• Dress to Top and Fun Life Things! 1
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    Dress to Top and Fun Life Things!

    Hello!  Welcome to November! I’m happy to start this new month with some pretty big news!  🙂  As most of you know, I don’t just get to hang out at home refashioning all day.  I, like many of you, have a full-time day job.  I’ve been working at the South Carolina Arts Commission for seven years as their Grants Manager.  It’s been real. But sometimes you just need a change.  I’m very excited to announce I’ve accepted a position with…

  • We're Not in Kansas Anymore - Kat's Darling Dorothy Costume! 3
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    We’re Not in Kansas Anymore – Kat’s Darling Dorothy Costume!

    This week’s Reader ReFash is a fun bit of Halloween Costume Inspiration (HCI)!  🙂 Costumes are so much fun!  But it isn’t very fun buying some cheaply-made plastic garb from Halloween Express.  And c’mon…do you really want to be a sexy _____(fill in the blank with Cop, Cat, Tree, or Whatever else they’ve found a way to make “sexy”)?  Why not get creative instead? Kat totally gets it.  🙂  She began her costume quest with this dowdy housedress: Ever since…

  • Chrystal's Reader ReFash! 4
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    Chrystal’s Reader ReFash!

    The $1 a pound Goodwill is a magical place filled with many wondrously awkward items of clothing just aching for a refash!  I go bin diving quite frequently.  If you want a nice overview of what it’s all about, you can read this post right here.  🙂 Chrystal is also a fan of the $1 a pound Goodwill! I got this dress at the Goodwill outlet where everything is $1.39/lb (seriously, the best place ever!). I loved the print, but…

  • The Janome Sew Mini:  A ReFashionista Review 5
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    The Janome Sew Mini: A ReFashionista Review

    As most of you know, I like to bring a little friend with me when I travel.  His name is Janome.  🙂 I get a lot of questions about this little guy, so I thought I write up a review for you to share my thoughts on this Tiny Tim of the sewing machine world.  🙂 This is the Janome Sew Mini 2-Stitch Sewing Machine.  I bought this machine strictly for travel purposes.  I prefer to not mess with checked bags…

  • From 80's Meh to 60's Mod! 6
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    From 80’s Meh to 60’s Mod!

    Sometimes it’s fun to make a vintage dress from one era look like a vintage dress from a completely different era! Take this dress from the 1980s: It’s not very exciting, is it?  I saw several details I really liked, such as that lace front panel and the pleating on the front bodice.  But it was just too blah for a fun day of celebrating with friends!  :/ Don’t fear!  I knew exactly what I needed to do to transform…