Leaf It To Me II


Remember this one?

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And how I did this to it?

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Well now I got a lot of complements on this one but I thought maybe it could use a little more work. Not much mind you because I love simple refashions. This one is another no sew but it required a bit of cutting action. I made one cut on both sides of the skirt about 2 inches below the waist band like so:

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Since it is a double knit it will not fray so no sewing was needed the result?

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A lovely frock. I will be using this technique again I assure you. Have a great day! 

 

 

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Chocolate Surprise


This one isn’t so bad on its own. But those sleeves are a lil stifling to say the least.

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Not diggin’ the sleeves.

So I cut them off and hemmed the raw edges. The arm holes were a little big so I took them in to fit. Simple.

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It’s a little on the short side but I thought it would be fun to take a pic in anyway. 😉 I’ll probably shorten it into a nice, modest top later. No worries mom. 😉

 

Swim Suit Refash


What? A swim suit refash? I must be outta my mind right? No way! It’s actually easier than you think!

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I started before taking a before pic. This is kinda what it looked like before.

 I don’t look amazing in two pieces but I look horrible in one pieces! All I did was cut it in half and hem the raw edges. Now the back had a big scoop and when I cut it it left it loose. I simply tied it tight to closed.

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It fit nice and snug!

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Sorry folks not gonna model this one! This is NOT that kind of site! 😉

Hubs and I are headed to St. Simon’s this evening to join the fam! I’m all ready now!

Pleasant Peasant


Thank you Michelle Atwell for this lovely numba:

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Eek this is what I look like in the mornings. Be glad I pulled my hair up!

This one is rather thin so the manufacturer put a white lining at the top. I tried it on with the wait around the neck and under one arm to give it an off the shoulder look. With the lining still attached it was too tight so I cut the lining out. But as I was cutting I felt a snag so curious I stopped to look.

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Oh NOOOOOO!!!

Yep this is what happens when ya get in a hurry and do not pay attention! Needless to say I was bummed. But never give up. Never surrender!!! 😉 This skirt was put together in layers so I just cut the top layer off.

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Kitty enjoying the victims of circumstance. 

I hemmed the raw edges then tried it on again. I pinned a sleeve and then instead of making two seems side by side like I usually do I decided to cut it. That left the new sleeve and side opened. I seemed these closed in one long seem up the side and around the under arm and down the sleeve. Confused yet? Me too. LOL  just kidding. I made some small cuts close to the seem at the underarm to give it some mobility. I tried it on and it was way to big so I took it in about 4 inches, ironed the seems, and finally this beast was done!

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Refashion Class and Crochet class


 

I was speaking with a friend the other day and mentioned that I would love to teach a Refashion class but had no where to teach it. She and I both work at Central Georgia Technical College Milledgeville Campus and she suggested I do it there.

Central Georgia Technical College

Why not? I took the plunge and asked the right person and he said yes! While I was at it I asked about a Crocheting class and again yes! So those of you who are interested here is the basic run down:

Class Name:   Refashionistas in Training
Instructor:    Shalah Gale
Cost:    $60
Date:   Wednesdays: October 3 – November 7
Time:    6 pm – 8 pm

Prerequisite/Skill Level:    Beginner or Advanced Beginner. Some sewing skills helpful but not required.

Class Description:    If you are tired of paying retail for your clothes then this class is for you! In this class you will learn beginner sewing techniques as well as how to refashion old clothing into something fabulous. I promise this class will be fun and creative. By the third week you will be ready to refashion something on your own!

Supplies Needed:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Bobbins
  • Scissors
  • Straight Pins
  • Safety Pins
  • Sewing Needles
  • Project (Optional)

Class Name:   Beginner/Advanced Crocheting
Instructor:    Shalah Gale
Cost:    $60
Date:    Mondays: September 10-October 22

Time:    6 pm – 8 pm

Prerequisite/Skill Level:    Beginner or Advanced Beginner

Class Description:  Get ready for the Holidays with crochet!  This class is for beginners or for those who are still learning the basics. You will start by learning how to begin a project. By the third week, you will be ready to start a project. Advanced beginners can strengthen their skills by beginning a project from either a pattern chosen by the student or instructor.

Supplies Needed:

  • Crochet Hooks (Size H hook is suggested)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn (Red Heart brand yarn in a light color is suggested)
  • Project (Optional)

If you are interested in signing up for this class Contact Brent Rosencrantz at 478- 445-2307.

Open House


For those of you who don’t know I work part-time at Central Georgia Technical College in Milledgeville, GA. I have had the summer off and now they are getting crunk up for their Fall Semester. Today is open house and I needed an outfit for the occasion. I found this black skirt hidden in my closet.

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By now you all know how I feel about skirts. Right?

This one was another one of my super simple frocks. I pulled the waist under my arms and then put on a short top to be a little more modest. I am a teacher after all. 😉 The top was purchased several months ago for $1. Here’s what I got:

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Teacher worthy, yes? Have a lovely day all!

The Emma Dress


My beautiful niece Emma turns four on the 25th. Her and her awesome family are in town for the week and so we got to celebrate her birthday this evening. I decided that for her birthday she needed a new dress!

I am in love with pillow case dresses. If you can find pretty vintage pillow cases they make some of the prettiest dresses ever. And what’s even better is they are super simple to make. I found this one at the Goodwill several months ago for about $2.

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Here is what I did. I cut the closed end about three inches across. I hemmed the raw edges under and then decided to shirr the top part. I shirred 10 rows since this one was for a 4 year old. I had some pretty lace that my mom had given me that matched perfectly. I used that for the straps.That’s it. It already had a pretty hem and the sides were already in place the result?

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A lovely little frock.

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The birthday girl. Such a sweet smile.

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A hug for me after seeing her new dress.

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Pretty as a princess. 🙂