One of my all time favorite skills of all time is the ability to make my own pants. I think we can all agree that It can be tough to find a pair of sassy pants that are 100% dreamy. Too long, too short, not a perfect fit, not a good fit for your specific … More Sunflower Dream Pants: Making Your Own High Waisted Wonder Bells
So I’ve been on this quest lately to actually finish all of my projects instead of just accumulating a giant closet full of “really good ideas” I’ve been super busy with a lot of fun acting and styling work- but after finally finding the time to get rid of almost 20 bags of clothing (OMG!) … More Rose Garden Redux: From Mama Love Maxi Dress to Beautiful Hi-Low Blouse
Several years back- my dad gave me a Kindle Fire as a gift. I’ll be honest- it was kind of lost on me for a while (other than binge watching OITNB while sewing bulk orders for Monarch Couture and doing the same again with Once Upon a Time when I painted my kitchen cabinets) Seems … More Pretty Little Kindle Case made from Thrifted Sheets
I’m sure most of you have your party duds already picked out for tomorrow- but in case you don’t, this is makeover is fun on so many different levels… Hell, even if you know what you are wearing, the before and after on this one is one of my favorites so far. So without explanation, … More From Drunken Gram to Rock and Roll Glam: A 365DOT NYE Dress Redux
Listen, I know that you think this is a dorky granny sweater. I know that you see it and you’re like, “OMG- that is a horrifying Geriatric sweater from hell! It looks like a doll obsessed 4 year and a Midwest granny got together a designed it! This sweater represents all of the bad things … More From Granny Sweater to Adorable Dress: A Perfect Christmas Weekend DIY
Sometimes I end up creating the coolest things out of mistakes… I had originally envisioned creating a simple drapey jacket like the one pictured below. However- after cutting a bit too much length off of the back and using it to create a collar that looked not at all like what I was going for, … More From Grunge to Glam: A DIY Kimono Jacket from Thrifted Flannel
I have an insanely over active imagination. Personally I love it- it’s like everything in the universe is trying to tell me a story- including the dresses. As many of you know by now- I like to have fun with the before looks and since I was already working on a neurotic teacher character for … More Samantha gets a Makeover: A DIY Dress Redux.
It’s the first day of Christmas… and because I am insane, I have decided to celebrate with the “Twelve Days of Thriftsmas” where I will be making over one thrifted item each day from now until Christmas. I’m calling it insane because it’s about to be the busiest twelve days in the land- but who … More Thriftsmas Sewing Magic: Turning an XXL Flannel into the Cutest Winter Cape
Sometimes it is utterly amazing what a difference a Haircut can make…and I mean dresses too. I saw this 100% cotton stretch corduroy beauty at Goodwill for $6 and I knew that a simple hem would give it so much life. There were simple details like the front placed pockets, adorable peaked shoulders and button … More Perfect Pilgrim Dress Makeover
I don’t even know what anyone was ever thinking wearing a dress like this. It’s Bad, real bad. Bad to it’s fricking apple blossom bones. But with it being fall, and the dress being covered with all of those cute little apples and apple blossoms- I thought it was worth rescuing. So rescue it I … More Apples to Apples: How I turned an Ugly Hick-Tastic dress into the cutest little fall romper.