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 […]
This project has everything; replicating, inspiration, upcycling and fandom!
The B52’s have the most amazing stage clothes, period. When I saw Cindy Wilson bouncing around on stage in a Sunday Morning show story clip I knew I wanted a piece of that fun.
I went to the local thrift […]
G’day! Have you ever fallen in love with something so odd… and then, the next thing you know your drawers are chockers full of the bloody item?
In 2012 I was introduced to Style Arc patterns, a huge pattern company like no other, based out of Australia. With the motto, Patterns That Fit, […]
Wait till you see how easy this is!
The Refabrication Challenges have really stoked the flames of creativity and pioneering new territories. March’s challenge was to make something out of knits and/or denim. I hope you enjoy my lesson on reverse appliqué and how this project came about.
My friend Sam and I take walks in the […]
When a friend shows you a fashion exhibit that can be visited in a single day trip, I highly recommend going. This exhibit, Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panamá, and The Cleveland Museum of Art were both amazing!
There seems to be […]
February was an amazing month and a big part of the reason was having something fun to stay focused on, something to look forward to everyday… Swimwear MONTH!!
I started planning and buying fabric for swimwear month in July last year. The focus this season was 1920s inspired looks. A friend was kind enough to send […]
This challenge was inspired during walks to local coffee shops and thrift stores with my friend Samantha, owner of Riley Street Photography! I hope you will join us!
The ReFabrication Challenge
To help spark creativity and fun you are invited to join in on our monthly ReFabrication Challenge. The idea is to use listed […]