Embellish old jeans with DIY appliques made from fabric cut-outs fused with iron-on HeatnBond adhesive.
Refashion a 90’s thrift store pantsuit into a modern jumpsuit by joining the jacket and pants with a new waist band.
This loose fitting Sade blouse with vented sleeves and back is easy to sew, but make sure to extend the bodice to avoid the crop top look.
Do you have a sewing pattern that is so perfect it inspires you to make every view? That’s the way I feel about the Rhapsody blouse.
Cielo is worth a sew if you like a loose, boxy shape with exaggerated sleeves. I love this look, but the husband hates it.
Remake a maxi dress into a summery ruffle top with Itch to Stitch’s Chirripo pattern. I love the squared neckline.
Refashion a skirt into a cami with the Crystal Cove Cami pattern. Learn how to make spaghetti straps and a narrow rolled hem.
Make a pair of women’s pajama pants with our free PDF pattern. Cut out and sew with just one pattern piece.
My latest make is The Jessica by Mimi G. I upcycled a thrift store duvet into a button up sweetheart dress with gathered skirt.
Refashion a bed sheet in to a wrap dress with New Look 6600. This classic dress features pleated sleeves and a waist tie.
Remake a skirt into a vintage poncho blouse with Simplicity 8593. This top fastens at the front and back waistline with tie ends.
Remake an old dress into a trendy cut out choker top with Simplicity 8425. This easy to sew pattern includes guidelines for petite sizing.
Upcycle a scarf and shirt into a stylish tunic with Simplicity 1461. Make sure to measure twice and cut once if you hack the pattern.
Transform an old maxi skirt into a flouncy t-shirt with this quick and easy sewing tutorial. A fluttery, flounce collar adds a feminine flair to a soft t-shirt.
Make a simple, woven t-shirt from a thrift store dress with Grainline Studio’s Scout Tee pattern. This t-shirt has cap sleeves, a scoop neck, and A-line silhouette.
My attempt at making a classic shirt dress from a bed sheet became a Halloween 50’s waitress costume instead. This is a “make lemonade out of lemons” project.
Upcycle old curtains into a pair of wide leg trousers with Colette’s Juniper pattern. These trousers are fitted through the hips and falls into a wide hem.
If you don’t mind digging though enormous bins in a cold warehouse, you can find dirt cheap bargains at Goodwill Outlet for only $1.79 a pound.
This skirt to ruffle top refashion is dedicated to my mother who taught me to love beautiful things, especially flowers. Mom gave this project a big thumbs up.