Category Archives: indie

Hint of Spring Skirt

The end of last week and this weekend was spent house hunting (Hence, the shortage of posts). The hunt has yielded results. More details later. Today’s project started as the dress below. I found this dress a while ago, started … Continue reading

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Retro sweater and progress on jacket

I found this vintage sweater quite a while back at the thrift store, and finally got around to fixing the fit. It was quite baggy and unflattering. Sorry, no before picture. I simply took it in about one and a … Continue reading

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Pleated Blue Dolman Sleeve Blouse

Today’s reconstruction began as this fabulous dress. There was just so much going on with this dress. I knew it was going to take a lot of tweaking to make this remotely wearable. I look like I’m wearing some strange … Continue reading

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Cropped Houndstooth Vest

I purchased the pencil skirt below at the thrift store for $.99. It was too long for my taste, so I had to trim and hem it to a more appropriate length. When I realized how much material would be … Continue reading

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Purple Panache Dress

My second thrift store project for the week began as the dress below.     For some reason, even when I stood stock-still, the pattern blurred in most of the pictures. It has four buttons at the waist, but they’re … Continue reading

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Make ‘Em Green With Envy Jacket

My second reconstruction project for the “Remake Challenge,” started as the dress below. I wanted to turn it into a short-sleeved jacket. The first step was taking it completely apart. I planned to use a portion of the skirt to … Continue reading

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Purple Picnic Dress

I hope you can forgive my short hiatus. I’ve been hard at work, seam ripping, sewing and planning…but mostly seam ripping. I’ve been making progress on several of the reconstruction pieces for the Project Runway Remake Challenge on Burdastyle, and … Continue reading

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