Vintage men’s shirt to women’s blouse | refashion

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I found this vintage men’s shirt in a Red Cross shop for $5. What I liked about the shirt was the print, buttons and feel of the fabric. However, it was definitely a dated style with an elastic waistband and pockets. It even possibly had shoulder pads as there were velcro strips on the inside at the shoulders. Continue reading “Vintage men’s shirt to women’s blouse | refashion”


Monogrammed travel pouch | Free Pattern


This travel pouch was an anniversary gift for my boyfriend. Thread Theory has a free tutorial on their blog. Their tutorial shows you how to make a lined box-shaped zippered pouch with an optional handle.

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Tie-front button-up midi dress | self-drafted pattern!


I just returned from a holiday in Vietnam and as part of my holiday wardrobe I made this tie-front button-up midi dress (yes, that sounds like a lot going on in one dress). I designed it myself and used my Singer dress form for the first time to drape and draft the pattern! It even has a pocket!!

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Jedediah shorts | Thread Theory


Sewing a fly front zipper is something that looks intimidating to do, but a technique I’ve wanted to learn! With Thread Theory’s Jedediah Pants pattern and their sew-along on their blog, I successfully made a pair of men’s shorts with a zipper fly! The finished garment looks quite professional (if I can say so myself :P) with its flat felled seams and bias bound seams. Continue reading “Jedediah shorts | Thread Theory”

Lycra ear warmers for cycling | Tutorial


This make came about after my boyfriend asked if I could make some ear warmers for him to wear when he cycles in cold weather. I found a free pattern template online fromĀ this blog. It is for a fleece ear warmer so I adjusted the pattern for stretch fabric.

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