V-Neck Lace Up

No Sew Refashion Tutorial: Add a Lace-Up Tie to a V-Neck Sweater

No Sew Refashion – add a lace up tie to a v-neck sweater with a grommet kit and t-shirt

Flannel Cold Shoulder

How to Add Cold Shoulders to a Flannel Shirt in 1 Hour

Inspired by a $48 Nasty Gal shirt, I refashioned a $3 thrifted flannel shirt with cold shoulders.

Prom Dress To Skirt

Recycle a Prom Dress into a Pleated Skirt + Bonus Cocktail Dress

I took off the mermaid tail of this weird prom dress and made a pleated skirt. The rest of the dress became a LBD. A 2 for 1 refashion!

Closeup of finished outfit with sweater sleeves

How to Upcycle a Henley T-Shirt with Sweater Sleeves and Bonus Skirt

Learn how to graft sweater sleeves to a henley t-shirt and make a skirt with the leftover sweater.

Tribal Turtle Neck Refashion 2

Refashion: DIY Upcycle Turtleneck into Long Sleeve T-shirt with Tribal Print

How to refashion a turtleneck with tribal print into a long sleeve t-shirt

Skirt to off the shoulder

Refashion: Upcycling a $4 Thrifted Skirt into an off the Shoulder Shirt

Lately, I’m obsessed with the boho chic look, so when I spied this skirt for $4 at the thrift store, I grabbed it and threw it in the cart before anyone else could get their grubby little hands on it.  I’m seeing lots of off the shoulder blouses in the fashion blogs I read, and…

Poufy Sleeve T-shirt 2

Refashion: Upcycled T-shirt with Poufy Sleeves and Sash

Once in a while, I visit the mall to stay on top of fashion trends.  I noticed lots of blouses that mixed wovens and knits.  I never sewed this combination of fabrics before and wanted to give it a try.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I found this red blouse and navy t-shirt (looks black on…

What I Didn't Buy

What I Didn’t Buy at the Thrift Store Today

Check out these great finds at the thrift store I didn’t buy but should have.

Maybe I Do Have It All

Maybe I Do Have It All

I will be the first to admit I am my own worst critic.  My mother is a Debbie Downer and can only see the bad in every situation, and sometimes, I tend to see things the same way. My friend Leah came over for a visit, and while we were chatting, I confessed to her…

Everyone Sucks

Everyone Sucks Just as Much as You Do

Last week, I met up with an old friend of mine who used to be a technical recruiter.  When I whined to her about how lame, unaccomplished and jealous I feel when I read other people’s LinkedIn profiles, she rolled her eyes and scoffed at me. As a recruiter, she has seen plenty of people…

Frumpy Dress Jumpsuit

Refashion: Frumpy Floral Dress to Strappy Summer Jumpsuit

It’s technically fall right now, but given the heatwave we are in, it still feels like the dog days of summer.  I had a hankering to make a summer jumpsuit, and when I saw this floral dress at the thrift store, I knew I could upcycle and refashion it into the perfect jumpsuit. What drew…

Britex - the most amazing fabric store

Britex – the Most Amazing Fabric Store on the Face of this Planet

    Some girls dream about finding their prince charming.  Some girls dream about becoming movie stars.  I dream about getting locked inside Britex after hours and playing with all their amazing fabrics, fantasizing about all the projects I can make. Britex is a legendary fabric store based in San Francisco.  Each floor is stocked floor to…