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Category: Rethread

TYRANNY OF THE HANDMADE

Since starting to sew seriously for myself, about a year ago, I’ve tried to wear as many things that I’ve made as possible. At first, wearing my own clothes felt intimidating. What if my seams busted? Or what if people thought my creations were ugly, but didn’t want to tell me?  Really, I didn’t have [...]

ON THE UPCYCLE: LIZZY REBORN

When it comes to upcycling clothing, my philosophy is that you have to become your own shamen. I’m not suggesting a payote-fueled “desert journey” every time you score a good thrift find (although that does sound interesting). All  I’m  saying  is I think you have listen to what the  clothing tells you it wants to be. [...]

ON THE UPCYCLE: GRANDMA’S SPARKLE TOP GETS BATWINGS

This past year I re-fell in love with sewing. But I also fell prey to a classic sewer’s addiction: jonesing to wear a new creation every time I leave the house. Churning out an entirely new garment nearly weekly has fattened my closet, but left me feeling consumer guilt. In 2012, I want to do [...]

HAPPY HAPPY!

May your cup runneth over but not onto the carpet or any of your fancy dresses. Happy 2012!