Tag Archive: Repurposing

A New Dress For Christmas

Well, a sorta new dress for Christmas ;)I love popping into a resale shop just to see what I can find. We were away over the Thanksgiving holiday, in a small little town up in the mountains. As small as the town is, they have a fabulous resale shop, in…

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Monday Morning Inspiration/Not Your Grandmother’s Fur

Monday is beginning on a rather gray note here in Chicago. Rain is supposed to move in. Gray days are great days to do a little cleaning, so always a silver lining 🙂 Last Saturday, I was so honored to be the guest speaker for the Chicago Are…

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Scraptastic Scrundlewear

Last week I worked on some scrap-busting Scrundlewear. I wanted to sew but not commit to any big projects, so I cut about a dozen pairs for a young lady who was in need of underwear replenishment. While I was sewing mindlessly, I came across this post about sewing panty elastic at Emerald Erin. My fold over elastic […]

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Boho T-Shirt Refashion | Tutorial

This sewing tutorial is for an easy boho top refashion. It takes less than an hour, including seam ripping! We will be opening the side seams and adding a triangle of fabric there. This will give you a looser fitting, … Continue reading

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Easy Top Refashion For Fluffy Girls

I have a holiday tradition that I’ve honored for many years. I like to eat food. Not just on the holidays; but the entire winter season. I find it easier to stay warm with a bit of extra fluff, so … Continue reading

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Fake A Coverstitch With A Sewing Machine

I had a great holiday, guys! I can’t believe I was away from my blog for over a week. We were utterly lazy and spent Thanksgiving break watching movies. We did manage to drag out the Christmas ornaments though! And I … Continue reading

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Curvy Upcycling: Thrifting and Repurposing Tips for Plus Sizes

Let me introduce myself; my name is Alyce, and I’m a savvy recycler! I can’t wait to show everyone here how easy it is to be creative with thrift store diamonds in the rough! I wear a size 30 and I love creating new things from the old. For example, I’ll take a too-small, boring…

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DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts

Are you feeling the boho 70’s inspired fashion trends this season? If so, you’ll love wearing DIY crochet lace trimmed shorts. Let me show you how easy it is! I’m using a sewing machine, but you can easily hand stitch … Continue reading

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Farmhouse Chair Makeover: Shabby Chic Plant Stand

This chair had been lingering around for a couple years. It’s pretty small; my niece is the only one who can fit in it anymore. Some of the joints were a little wobbly too. It lived outside for a while, spent some time … Continue reading

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DIY Antique Painted Lantern from the Dollar Store

So we just finished up remodeling the living room, and I just have a few more touches before the big reveal. I’ve been distraught because I haven’t been sewing much and didn’t have any blog posts to share. I just … Continue reading

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