Den Redesign: Linen Curtains with Hidden Tabs

Today I’m coming to you from a shaded table on the sidewalk outside of a restaurant downtown.   I’ve got a nice view of a fountain across the street and recent college graduates walking around in their black gowns, surrounded by family members.  It’s a nice change of pace from blogging on our new couch, which is really unproductive because it’s so comfortable it just makes me want to take a nap.  I really should get around to creating a new office space with a dedicated area for the computer soon.  But first, I must finish the den project, which brings us around to curtains.  

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Sweater Refashion: Part 3

The last remaining bit of sweater after part 1 and part 2 were complete was just asking to be made into something else.  I wasn’t sure what to make it into at first, so I typed in ‘sweater refashion’ on Pinterest and found this headband, which stuck with me as I continued searching.  Living in the ‘famously hot’ city of Columbia, SC, there isn’t often a need for more than just a vest or a coat when I’m out and about since we drive everywhere and generally only have to be outside long enough to walk from the car to the store/restaurant/theater and right back to the car when we leave.  But for the few times each year when it is cold enough to want a head cover, this one will fit the bill – for free! 

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Sweater Refashion: Part 2

After I finished sweater refashion part 1, my feet were cold so I pulled the sleeves on like socks and walked around wearing the rest of the sweater as a pair of attached socks for the evening – probably not recommended, but I never did trip, so that’s good news.  Other good news: they kept my feet warm!  So I decided that what I would do with the sleeves is make myself a pair of knee-length lounging socks for days I spend a large portion of my time working on projects at home.  

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Sweater Refashion: Part 1

Happy new year!  We’re getting back into the swing of things this week after traveling a lot over the past two weeks to spend time with family for Christmas and New Year’s.  I’m now hard at work getting the house clean and starting a major house-wide organizing and simplifying (…meaning getting rid of things we don’t need!) project that’s way overdue.
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New Dress from Goodwill Shirt

 
So…it appears that I’m on a sewing streak.  Throughout the existence of this blog, I’ve tried to avoid posting too many projects from the same category in a row, but it appears that I failed in that attempt here.  Bear with me on this one; I’ll change gears for the next post!

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From Too Big to Just Right

 It’s embarrassing to admit that this shirt has already seen a full year’s (ok, one spring and almost two full summers) worth of wear.  It has been fully test driven and has held up well.  

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Lace Dress Refashioned from Antique Store Muumuu

Hello, long-lost little blog!  I found this dress made of beautiful blue-purple lace (or, blurple) for $2.50 at an antique store last fall and it has since hung in the closet waiting to see the light of day.  I’m not actually sure if it qualifies as a muumuu, but it’s close, so I’m calling it that for now.  I thought I should hurry up and give it some attention while lace is still ‘in’, so decided to fix it up to wear to a friend’s wedding last week.

 

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Alien Costume from Thrifted Vest

As I briefly mentioned in a post a few months ago, I ran the Disney World Marathon this past January.  And you can’t very easily run 26.2 miles at the most magical place on Earth and not dress for the occasion!  I’m not a run-in-a-skirt kind of girl, and I didn’t want to wear a crown, or anything else that would become annoying to wear for FOUR HOURS.  I originally thought about a Mickey costume, but I didn’t want to search for red shorts and wasn’t sure about running with the ears.  As it turned out, my marathon shoes were lime green and bright blue and reminded me a little bit of the Toy Story alien (remember this guy?).  Plus, I also had a pair of shorts in the same bright blue, so I decided to dress like the little guy.  As I am quite the procrastinator, I started working on this costume only the weekend before the race, but everything came out just fine in the end.

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