Reposting from Goodwill Fashionista: Fashion Forward: No lace, please

I love this post from Lisa the Goodwill Fashionista and wanted to share with you. As you know I’m all about refashioning vintage and looking beyond a piece that at first appears to have no potential. The jacket Lisa refashioned is uber cute and the removal of the lace really made it hit its mark.Continue reading “Reposting from Goodwill Fashionista: Fashion Forward: No lace, please”

Sweater Refashioning project, Step 2

This is clearly the most difficult part of this project. Getting the darn thing off the ground. Maybe I’m too sleepy and I’m not concentrating but the color scheme I envisioned is not coming out as planned. Nevertheless I keep going. I decided to go with the acrylic sweaters first. I begin with the red v-neckContinue reading “Sweater Refashioning project, Step 2”

Sweater Sewing Project, Step 1

With this 60 degree weather it makes me wonder if I should be spending my time working on a sweater project or pulling out the linen fabrics to make summer sundresses. Geesh! It’s way too warm these days to wear the latest designs I’m working on however I keep trudging along. I’m certain the dayContinue reading “Sweater Sewing Project, Step 1”

Refashioning a pair of jeans

Even for me when it comes approaching a sewing project if I bite off more than I can chew I will lose momentum and never finish. Which is why I’m starting this year off with small sewing projects and leading up to bigger ones along the way. It’s also the reason I enjoy refashioning. ForContinue reading “Refashioning a pair of jeans”

Kicking off February with a long awaited Refashioning Project

As we are wrapping up the first week of February I’m realizing how quickly time is passing and although I have set these resolutions I’m not faring very well in getting my progress posted. Right now I’m tackling two projects I’ve prepped for over the last month. A Jeans Tote Bag and a sweater refashioningContinue reading “Kicking off February with a long awaited Refashioning Project”

February’s Sewing Resolutions

I rarely make new years resolutions. Since my birthday is the first week in February I save my resolutions/goals until then and I make sure they all have a theme.  This year I’m focusing in sewing (of course). Last year it was all about saving money by not shopping retail. Oh, no doubt about itContinue reading “February’s Sewing Resolutions”

The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Day one

On Wednesday I was in a seamstresses heaven. If I recall the last time I spent the entire day on the sewing machine was about 5-6 years ago and that was only because I was behind the 8 ball on a customers wedding dress. On Wednesday it was purely pleasure. The Original Sewing & QuiltContinue reading “The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Day one”


2011 National Sewing Month Sew for the Love of It! I don’t know about you but I ❤ sewing and I’m SEW stoked about National Sewing Month. Silver Spring Sewing Sisters will be working on weekly events and activities for the month of September. One of them being the National Contest. Some members of Silver SpringContinue reading “HAPPY NATIONAL SEWING MONTH!!!”

Completed my Vintage Refashioning Project from an item found at @VintageDarling1

Well, it’s finally finished. A little bit here and a little bit there eventually I got it done. I had this visual in my mind of what I wanted it to look like if only I could find a few extra hours in the day to dedicate to the love of my life, refashioning andContinue reading “Completed my Vintage Refashioning Project from an item found at @VintageDarling1”

One student making great strides refashioning & restyling

A couple weeks ago Silver Spring Sewing Sisters had our first in a series of Refashioning & Restyling Classes. As part of that class everyone was asked to bring in an item that could use some reworking. Each one of the students who completes their project will be featured here on my blog. Today, LilyContinue reading “One student making great strides refashioning & restyling”

Long Weekend Sewing Refashioning Project

As I peruse the items at clothing swaps and merchandise at my local Goodwill and thrift stores I’m usually focused on finding a few new additions to my wardrobe. In recent visits I put more consideration into what can I refashion or restyle into something new and more creative. I usually choose items which don’tContinue reading “Long Weekend Sewing Refashioning Project”

Sharing My Designs

When I began teaching sewing classes earlier this year it was because I realized my life had become void of my passion. I was truly missing doing something that I love which is fun, enjoyable and rewarding.  I have been so inspired since teaching these past few sewing classes.  I’m thankful to the enthusiasm of the studentsContinue reading “Sharing My Designs”

Weekend Project -Circular Vest – Threads

This weekend I’m working on the project I recently ran across in Threads. I purchased  a couple of slip on dresses from Goodwill last week.  Instead of coupling it with a basic blazer I think this circular vest will go nicely with both of them and keep with the season since its getting warmer. IContinue reading “Weekend Project -Circular Vest – Threads”

One of my favorite sewing projects

My sewing background began with prom dresses in the early years. I helped my mother make my prom dress. When I reflect on that dress I’m not sure why I thought it was cute with those big puffy sleeves. At the time I made it work and felt like a little princess. As the years went onContinue reading “One of my favorite sewing projects”