• Q&A Monday:  A Life Refashioned? 1
    All,  Refashions

    Q&A Monday: A Life Refashioned?

    Q:  So what’s going on with you?  You’ve been on TV for your blog and it’s gotten pretty big.  How has your life changed since you started ReFashionista.net? A.  Ah!  The glamorous life of an internet celeb D-lister!  😉  If you look back at my earliest (and most embarrassing) entries, you’ll be just as surprised as I am at what an incredible following of cool people this little blog has garnered over the past 3 years.  I mean, seriously.  I…

  • Q&A Monday:  How to Refashion without a Dress Form 2
    Refashions,  Sewing Tips

    Q&A Monday: How to Refashion without a Dress Form

    Q:  I’m new to refashioning and I don’t have a fancy mannequin to measure my dresses on. What’s the best approach for taking something in by myself and with no one else to pin it for me?  A:  This is the part where I could be total smart ass and say, “Get you a dress form or make you one!”, but that would be really jerky of me, and I’m trying to avoid being a jerk as of late (It’s…

  • Q&A Monday:  Good Form! 3
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    Q&A Monday: Good Form!

    Q:  You do a lot of your custom fitting with a dress form!  What kind do you use?  How can I get one if I’m strapped for cash? A:  That’s right!  If you look through my earlier stuff, you’ll see how I took things in without a form, but I MUCH prefer refashioning with one.  It’s just way easier to do when you have a silent clone of yourself (actually, it sounds a bit creepy when I put it that…

  • 6 Ways to Repurpose Shoulder Pads 4
    Home DIYs,  Refashions,  Sewing Tips

    6 Ways to Repurpose Shoulder Pads

    Q:  You do a LOT of refashions where you remove shoulder pads.  What do you do with them when you’re done?  Do you just throw them away? A:  Oh heck no!  Shoulder Pads are awesome (just not on your shoulders)! Here are a few things you can make out of ’em! Puppy Poo Bag Holder When I take Douglas for his walks, I want to be a good neighbor and clean up after the little guy.  I could either buy…

  • Q&A Monday:  Dye! Dye! My Darling! 5
    Dye Refashions,  Refashions,  Sewing Tips

    Q&A Monday: Dye! Dye! My Darling!

    This week’s Q&A Monday is all about dye! Are you afraid of dyeing?  No no no…not this kind: This kind!  🙂 I get lots of questions about dyeing fabric.  Let’s address them, shall we?  🙂 Q:  I see you dye a lot of stuff in your washing machine.  Doesn’t that stain it?  How do I clean it out? A:  The washing machine method is my fave.  And I have yet to stain a washing machine (my current landlord is resting…

  • Q&A Monday:  What NOT to Thrift 6
    All,  Thrifting

    Q&A Monday: What NOT to Thrift

    Don’t let the title fool ya!  This week’s Q&A Monday has nothing to do with these guys: If you were hoping some mean skunk-haired lady and her fay cohort were going to show up and berate you for your fashion choices, I’m sorry (and I think you might have something wrong with you). Nonono.  This week’s question is: Q: “What don’t you buy when you go thrifting for future refashions?” A:  There’s very little that I won’t consider as a…