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Category: refashion

Transparent (invisible) thread adventure

I’ve been reading about invisible thread, and today I’m trying it out.  I just managed to thread it onto my sewing machine.  No small feat for my eyes which can no longer see anything close up without my reading glasses.  Confession, I had to clean my lenses to thread this stuff.

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I’m planning to stitch some binding onto a sweater with great results.  We’ll see what happens as sometimes my high hopes don’t match my abilities.

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Did I do that? It actually came out just like I hoped!

I’m pretty psyched.  Who knows what I’ll end up with by the end of the day.

Back to my sewing!

Happy Thursday Everyone!!

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One of my favorite oldies from the local hospital rummage sale. I love imagining who owned it, and what they made.

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Just waiting to be refashioned into something divine.

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Hats, hats, hats!

Hats are my new thing.  I always felt self conscious wearing any kind other than a baseball cap.  Lately, I’ve been stepping out in my new red hat made by Italian hat maker Platania.  It jumped off the shelf into my cart, and who was I to say no to it’s red and magenta boldness?

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Hat by Platania.  And me sans make up being first thing in the morning!

My new hat inspired my to refashion a few hats I scoffed from my mother’s closet.  She’s a big fan of my new refashioning projects.  Here is one before and after.

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While this doesn’t have the flair of my Platania, I think it has a quiet, romantic sort of look.

What do you think??  Happy Monday!!

Rainy day refashion

Last week I rummaged through my closet for unwanted, unloved, and forgotten clothes in need of some recognition.  I found plenty!  I confess, I have way too many clothes, period.

I took three sweaters, cut them up, and this is what they look like now; one new dress.

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I wore it with my cowboy boots and leggings, and got lots of compliments.  All from my friends no less, but considering it’s my first attempt refashioning sweaters, I’m surprised I could even wear it!

Will definitely be experimenting again!

How about you?  Ever ventured into making something into something new?  I’d love to see it!