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ReFashionista: Thrift Fashion Revitalized

ReFashionista: Thrift Fashion Revitalized
As most of you know, late last year I made a big career change from being the Grants Manager at the SC Arts Commission, to working in Community Impact at United Way of the Midlands. I loved working in the arts and continue to support the arts in every way I can. But as I looked at the people around me in the city I happily call home and saw how many were hungry, homeless, uneducated, and suffering, I wanted to help. When United Way launched National Volunteer Week with their Day of Action and needed volunteers to help give out information about our services at the Soda City Farmers Market, I happy signed up! There was just one thing…I had to wear this shirt… It’s not bad, but…

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How to Sew Pockets: A Tutorial Pockets add so much functionality to a garment. Have you ever thought your favorite party dress would just be so much better if it had pockets to stash your lip gloss and cell phone? When you’re in the midst of sewing garments, it’s easy to incorporate a pocket into your construction. Wrap Dress Central - Cashmerette There’s nothing I like more than a good wrap dress! So here’s everything you need to make your own. Pattern Reviews Verdict: An excellent, classic “DVF”-style wrap dress

A Gorgeous Gusset Resize 29 December 2015 A Gorgeous Gusset Resize I have two favorite colors: black and glitter. I have plenty of black in my wardrobe and I am always trying to add shinier, sparkly items; mostly in the form of sequins. Sequined tops are always on my ongoing mental checklist I keep while out thrifting. 200+ DIY Sewing Projects for Beginners by the Minute [ Close Privacy Policy ] Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy RightsRevised and posted as of October 28, 2016 Prime Publishing, LLC ("Company," "we" or "us") reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time simply by posting such revision, so we encourage you to review it periodically. In order to track any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will include a historical reference at the top of this document.

Day 63 – DIY Corona Glasses I cannot even tell you how excited I was when I found this pin explaining how simple it is to cut glass bottles. For our first anniversary, my husband signed us up for a glassblowing class. It was awesome and we had a great time. DIY Peter Pan Collar We almost lost our marbles when we first spotted these scalloped white Louis Vuitton collars on the runway. And so when Lucky Magazine asked us to create a tutorial for their November issue, DIYing Peter Pan collars was an absolute no-brainer. Crisp, feminine, and perfect for fall, who would have thought Neverland could look so chic? You’ll need:2 scalloped edged collar pieces cut from white felt or rubber flannel (pattern downloadable here)a single hole punch or leather rotary hole punch1 yard of white ribbona needle and threadhot glue gunbutton Using the pattern template, cut out the two collar pieces. Create small holes between each scallop, using the hole punch.

Best sewing blogs 2015 - Madalynne - A Sewing Blog In 2014, I hosted the first Sewing Blogs Awards as a way to highlight the incredible sewists who put so much time and effort into sharing what they make, and to provide a resource/list of current sewing blogs, bloggers and companies according to skill, personality and category all in one place. Even though we are all winners, these sewists get extra recognition. I’m really thrilled that I was able to do this for the 3rd year in a row, and that this year had the most responses to date. This contest was only as good as you made it, so your votes and (sewing) community outreach was so much appreciated. So how did it go down?

The Power of Buying Less by Buying Better According to a recent survey commissioned by the British charity Barnardo’s, a majority of women’s garments are worn a mere seven times before being pushed to the back of the closet or tossed into the garbage. Combatting this wastefulness is at the heart of a growing number of clothing brands offering alternatives to so-called “fast fashion,” the trendy, throwaway method of selling clothes pioneered by companies such as H&M, and the cultural force to blame for the world’s overflowing and underutilized closets. Among the other startups positioning themselves as durable and ethical alternatives to throwaway fads are the online retailers Zady, Cuyana, Of a Kind, Everlane, and The 30 Year Sweatshirt. Mainstream fashion’s bad behavior is arguably opening the door for these more ethically-minded companies to flourish. Tom Cridland, a 25-year-old British designer and entrepreneur, launched The 30 Year Sweatshirt last summer to call to task fashion’s built-in obsolescence. But maybe not.

100+ Sewing Projects by the Yard [ Close Privacy Policy ] Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy RightsRevised and posted as of October 28, 2016 Prime Publishing, LLC ("Company," "we" or "us") reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time simply by posting such revision, so we encourage you to review it periodically. In order to track any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will include a historical reference at the top of this document. This Privacy Policy will tell you, among other things:

Pinterest Challenge: AZ Love / Nail and String Tribute to the Grand Canyon State So I found Curiously Wrought's work through her Etsy on Pinterest the other day--how cute are these?! Click through the link below to check out my step-by-step tutorial: So although mine isn't PERFECT like hers are, I seriously love how it came out! Upcycle Style: Braided T-shirt Rug I love making projects that involve at least one of the following criteria: decluttering, upcycling, sewing and a need. This Braided T-shirt Rug ticks all the boxes, so when I spotted a circular rug made by Sewing For Life on Pinterest, I was itching to start on my own immediately. Here’s why…Declutter – I’d been hounding Mr Man to clear out some of his old t-shirts that he no longer wears, the bottom actually fell out of his t-shirt draw from the weight of all the excess clothing!

Fashion Sewing Blogs: A Collection of the Best! View All Articles » Fashion sewing blogs are a great way to keep up with new releases from independent pattern companies, find inspiration, read pattern reviews, and learn new skills and tricks for such techniques as patternmaking and garment construction. Many bloggers also host sew-alongs, which are a great way to stay motivated to finish a project and get to know other bloggers and sewists.

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