Would you believe I made this simple dress in less than an hour and with only two yards of fabric? This design was adapted from the simplicity of the old children’s pillow case dress pattern. A few small changes make it very suitable for adults. And hey, sometimes you just want to get your mojo […]
Throw out your fears with these tips for sewing tricky fabrics like latex, wet look and other rubber coated knits.
I found the purrrrrfect fabric in NYC’s garment district, a wet look knit. The outside is shiny rubber and the inside is a poly knit. The problem is that […]
Since the term One Yard Wonders has long been taken I’m calling my series of one yard garments My One Yard Thing! You might know that it is very, very difficult to make adult clothing out of one yard of fabric. You have to get extra creative and really love a challenge, but, it can […]
I said to myself, “I’m not going to do every little project!” And then Fairy Godmother Creations offered our entire meet up free wedding dresses to ReFabricate. Well, I definitely got on that train (lol, get it?) and then just like that, there I was… headed for Experimental-ville.
Let’s face it, the year of less was a total joke. I adopted the mantra from a book where the author tried not shopping for one year. Her addiction to shopping changed into other addictions until she realized the secret to happiness for her was crafting, having extra time, friends, and family.
By January […]
We visit New Orleans the most because my little grandma, cousin, and uncles live there. We love the culture, food, people, and the WARM weather.
NOLA has a bunch of amazing fabric stores, including the last couture fabric shop in the south, Promenade […]
My blog as has taken a back seat after the newest Apple update crashed my computer. Apple was kind enough to wipe it clean and restore it to a 2014 update – and today I am writing you from my cell phone.
So, I’m ten months into my Year of Less and finding even more creative […]
Have you ever tried something that looked so easy only to find out it was an uncontrollable challenge? This was my lesson in free motion sewing machine embroidery. I watched a few YouTube videos, thought I knew what I was doing, and failed miserably. Modern life, ha!
I decided to practice everyday for […]