FREE Summer Breezy Shorts Pattern for Boys!

For many of you, summer is starting to wind down. Here in Wisconsin, though, this is the time of year that keeps us going all winter long. So we are living it up outside as much as we can! My boys have been pretty rough on their wardrobes this summer - and have grown a … Continue reading FREE Summer Breezy Shorts Pattern for Boys!

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10 Skirt Refashion Tutorials for Skirting the Issue

July is such a great month for wearing skirts! They're perfect for summer, easy to throw on after a day at the beach, and they can take you from the pool to date night with a quick accessory change. The lovely ladies at Simple Simon and Co. have an amazing series that they put together … Continue reading 10 Skirt Refashion Tutorials for Skirting the Issue

Striped Birthday Tank

Boy number three turned four yesterday. To celebrate, I made him a striped tank. The tank is self-drafted and upcycled from an XL men's tank top. The stripes on this tank are so rad. I love finding t-shirts on clearance to use as fabric, because sometimes you can find some fabulous prints that you can't find … Continue reading Striped Birthday Tank

The Easiest, Coziest Pillow Cover Ever: a Tutorial

Sometimes life is funny... like how you blog about listening to your body and taking more naps. Then you come down with the stomach flu and have to stay in bed all.day.long. Funny or ... not so funny? Today was a slow day of recovery. But since I was bored silly yesterday [I actually got … Continue reading The Easiest, Coziest Pillow Cover Ever: a Tutorial

Comfy Overalls – the Naptime Pants!

Little boys wearing overalls. Seriously, can it get any cuter? Well, he is my kid, so I'm probably biased. But the one problem I have with overalls is that most of them are denim with all these buckles and whatnot - which aren't always super comfortable for baby taking a nap. [and a no-napping baby … Continue reading Comfy Overalls – the Naptime Pants!

Upcycled Elephant Costume Tutorial

Have you made your kids' Halloween costumes yet?! I'm usually such a procrastinator. I probably would still be sewing if not for Andrea's fabulous Handmade Costume Series. [check it out - over 65 costume tutorials between this year and last!] Today I'm bringing home my upcycled elephant costume tutorial, originally posted as part of her … Continue reading Upcycled Elephant Costume Tutorial

Handmade Costume Series – an Upcycled Elephant Tutorial!

Last year, I had the privilege of being part of Andrea's Handmade Costume series. It was so much fun [you can see my tutorial from last year here]. I'm so happy to be over there again this year, sharing another costume tutorial! So come on over to The Train to Crazy and check out my tutorial, … Continue reading Handmade Costume Series – an Upcycled Elephant Tutorial!

Embellishing Jeans: a Quick Tutorial

Obviously I thrift a lot. But not just for clothing to refashion or upcycle. I love to buy ready-to-wear clothing there too. I have found some of my favorite jeans, great kid clothes, and even work shirts for my hubby. I came home one day with some Children's Place jeans for my oldest boy - … Continue reading Embellishing Jeans: a Quick Tutorial

Dress to Skirt Refashion! [A little tutorial]

Refashion. Upcycle. Thrifting. These could quite possibly be some of my favorite words ever. EVAH. So when I walk through a thrift store, I tend to look with a "what could I do with this?" kind of eye. I recently found this lovely green sundress: But as lovely as it was, it didn't fit. Not. Even. … Continue reading Dress to Skirt Refashion! [A little tutorial]

An Upcycled Slim Fit Tank

A couple weeks ago, I made my oldest this upcycled, striped tank. It's upcycled from a Target clearance tee [$2 for an XXL, if you're wondering]. Once again, marrying my love of stripes and refashioning. The ribbing was also upcycled, from an old tank of mine. It was WAY stretchier than the ribbing I used … Continue reading An Upcycled Slim Fit Tank