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Tiny Tights to Knee-High Socks. So, I had two problems.

Tiny Tights to Knee-High Socks

The first, was that my daughter had outgrown some really cute tights, and they don't sell them anymore. Sad. The second, was that I was having major knee-high envy toward another mom at church who's girls always wore them! But I never see those socks in Paige's size, and I don't want to buy online and pay shipping! So ta-da! This is only a three step process, so it's fantastically easy! 1) Cut the legs off of your tiny tights at the top (lower, if they're for big girls) 2) Fold the top edge of the leg over once toward the inside, and lay some elastic on top(I used 1/2" wide), just below the very top of the fold. 3) Sew the elastic on* with a zig-zag stitch, keeping the top edge of the tights folded under as you go, and being careful not to stretch the elastic or the tights.

~Done! I left these white ones plain, for versatility.... But.... You can embellish if you'd like, by stitching on little bows and things, by hand or machine! Re-purposing: Long Sleeved Tee into Ruffled Dress. I bought my little girl several long sleeved Tees at Children’s Place a while ago.

Re-purposing: Long Sleeved Tee into Ruffled Dress

But when I pulled them out of her drawer to put them on her, they looked so boring. I know, I know…….just leave things alone Ashley. I just can’t help myself. I should just leave some things be, but I tend to want to add a little more color, a little more texture, a little more frill. It’s not my fault. It’s the shirt’s fault. So this great yellow Tee, is no longer a yellow Tee. It’s now a little ruffled bottom dress. Transforming a t-shirt into a dress by adding a few ruffles, sure makes a girl happy herself right up. And of course, the dress still allows hopping, jumping, and all sorts of kid friendly energy.

But this project really scratched that itch of wanting to change up that plain yellow tshirt. T_shirt_surgery: resize jeans tutorial =] Do you have this: and want this?

t_shirt_surgery: resize jeans tutorial =]

Then you're in the right place! Because today I'm going to show you how to transform huge old mom-jeans into adorable skinny jeans. I decided to use red jeans and white thread so you can really see what I'm doing. The first thing you do, once you have the jeans you'll be working with, is grab a pair of jeans that fit you well. Simple Bow Tie Top : a tutorial - StumbleUpon. I'm so happy about how this turned out.

Simple Bow Tie Top : a tutorial - StumbleUpon

This is one of those projects that's been on my to do list forever and now that I finally got it done, I wish I had done it a long time ago. This is such a simple project. One of the easiest I've ever made. Don't have much sewing experience? Give this a go, I promise it's a piece of cake and any mistakes made are hardly noticeable because of the gather. Materials: 5/6 + yard knit & 1/3 yard silk, cotton, etc. My knit is 60" wide and my dusty pink silk (faux) is 45" wide. Your fabric doesn't have to be exactly as wide as mine, just keep in mind that if you buy a fabric that is less wide you may need to purchase more to compensate. Cut two large squares to the dimensions of 30" x 30" If you bought 5/6 yd of 60" fabric all you have to do is cut along the fold line. **Edit- 30" length gives you a long top. Make a casing at the top of each square. Sew down with a zig zag stitch (so it can stretch).

Start working on your sash. Cut off extra fabric Voila. Free Apron Patterns. From now through December I want to set aside Tuesdays to share some wonderful ideas to make our holidays brighter.

Free Apron Patterns

From homemade gifts to yummy recipes the web is overflowing with great ideas. T-Shirt Reconstruction: How to resize your shirt and How to give it a braiding effect. : Secret ... - StumbleUpon. I have that classic womanly problem of a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear.

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Ever feel like everything you own is just kind of... meh? Never fear, there is still hope for your tired wardrobe! There is a solution, and it's called reconstructed clothing. You can tear apart and remake virtually any clothing item to give it an entirely new look. One of the most popular things to refashion is an ol' standby, the t-shirt. [Emma Pillsbury T-shirt by iCandy handmade] Inspired by the fashion sense of Glee character Emma Pillsbury, Jen from iCandy handmade came up with this design that turns two plain t-shirts into one very sophisticated look.

DIY: T-shirt Surgery : TreeHugger - StumbleUpon. Image: flickr Do you have have tonnes of old baggy t-shirts crowding out your wardrobe and not sure what to do with them?

DIY: T-shirt Surgery : TreeHugger - StumbleUpon

Chopping them up and reconstructing them into funky, sexy and hip clothing is hot right now. Over 100 Free Clothing Sewing Patterns at - Free Crafts Network. The best FREE patterns so WONDERFUL people like YOU can create and SHARE!

Over 100 Free Clothing Sewing Patterns at - Free Crafts Network

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June 23, 2010 I’ve had several requests for a tutorial on how I do my appliques. There is no right or wrong way to applique, this is simply how I do it. Also, this is going to be a long post.