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Refashion Series Ep. 14 Upgrading a Prom Dress

When my friend asked if I could update her daughter's dress, I knew I had just the thing!  I've used the Gianna special occassion fabric from JOANN several times, and knew this was another great chance to put it to action. The original dress can still be purchased...

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Refashion Series Ep. 13 The Metta Denim Dress

This skirt is another piece I inherited from my late grandmother, Metta Christensen.  I originally planned on making it into a more modern skirt, but decided to make a dress once I realized there was enough fabric.For the bodice construction, I whipped out Kwik Sew...

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Refashion Series Ep. 12 The Peplum Set

Hello Friends! After overdosing on soda, and spending way too much time cramped up in the craft room, I'm happy to present--The Peplum Set. This piece began life in the early 90's. It was an elegant dress that looked like two separate pieces, but was in fact, one....

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Refashion Series Ep. 11 The Pink Power Suit

The best part about this refashion is that I was able to get two new pieces for the price of one.  The suit was purchased from a recent Saver's trip with my mom and sister.  I was pleasantly surprized how well the original dress fit. My only alteration to it was...

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Refashion Series Ep. 10 The Overall Dress

Picked up this overall dress at Savers.  I think it was $10 or $12, but it was half off.  I was really excited about its potential!I loved the olive green color because it works beautifully as a neutral.  It just needed a little updating to make it...

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How to read a Sewing Pattern

When I first starting sewing, I thought patterns were for pansies. Whenever I did use one, I figured I knew what I was doing, and didn't bother with the directions or envelope information.  I was a dress size 6, but when I cut the pattern size 6 out, it was always too...

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Refashion Series Ep. 7 The Convertible Bow Top

I wore this dress at Snap conference last year for the '80s prom party.  I had actually forgotten to bring the dress I wanted to wear, so I ran to Deseret Industries and bought this dress between sessions.  I knew I'd never wear it again, so it made sense to give it a...

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