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Japan Quake Appeal Raffle- Closed

Japan has been in my thoughts and prayers over this past week, and I wanted to help in some way, even if small. So, I’m offering a choice of either a dress and matching pouch or a giant beach bag … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music Dress

Some of you may recall a post that I wrote about The Sound of Music last summer (See it here, if you’d like). At the end of the post, I made a remark about the possibility of a future dress … Continue reading

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Purple floral dress for my sister

My new sewing machine and I are getting along swimmingly. Oh, we’ve had our share of misunderstandings this first week, but new relationships always require work. 😉 Learning the particulars of a new machine hasn’t allowed me to get too … Continue reading

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Reconstructions, Sewing Machine and Iron

It has been an eventful and thrilling week. I have a variety of items and some news to share with you. Custom Reconstructions I wanted to show some reconstructions that I just finished for a gal on Etsy. She sent … Continue reading

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Red and blue striped dress with chevron

This reconstruction is one of my favorites so far. The dress started out as the dress below, which was likely from the 80s. My first step was to remove the shoulder pads and sleeves. I then, removed the top and … Continue reading

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Flowers and Silver Sheath Dress

A couple months back, I set out to make a sheath dress from a vintage pattern. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a pattern in the style I was looking for. I looked through my patterns again and came across the one … Continue reading

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Rainy day teaser

I was planning on taking pictures today and posting about the process of a recent project, but it’s raining. So, here’s what I’ll do. Below are a few teaser pictures for some of the posts coming next week. I finished … Continue reading

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The Soda Fountain Dress

This button down dress was crying out for some love at the thrift store. I am drawn to polka dots, and this dress had a fifties vibe to it that I couldn’t resist. It had a tie at the back … Continue reading

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Purple cropped jacket from a dress

This purple dress was another $1 thrift store find from back in November. I’m still playing catch-up for all of the projects I completed over the last month. I really didn’t mind this dress the way it was, aside from … Continue reading

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Grey dress with floral belt

Here is another reconstruction that I only have before and after pictures for, but I still wanted to share it with you. It’s another dress that I thrifted for $1. Before, it was just pretty blasé and somewhat big throughout. … Continue reading

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