Friday, March 01, 2024

Making 2 Tone Jeans

 Hello Refashion Co-op. I have been wanting some jeans with 2 colors or 2 tones. I had a lot of fun when I put them together this week. 

Black and blue.

These jeans were similar in size and fit. That helped me put them together easily. 

I cut the jeans apart so that each leg was separate and the fronts and backs were separate. 

I put them back together and swapped some of the parts so that each pair was blue and black.

I even swapped the back pockets and some of the belt loops.

This was a fun project. For more pictures and how-to details go to I Can Work With That.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Collar Dress Sewing Tutorial: Make Your Own Midi Dress with Puff Sleeves and Belt


Do you love the vintage style of collar dresses? Do you want to learn how to sew your own collar dress with puff sleeves and a belt using a bed sheet? If yes, then you will love my new video on my sewing channel!

In this video, I show you how to transform a bed sheet into a beautiful collar dress with a midi length, an oversized collar, long puff sleeves, and a belt that matches the dress. You will learn how to cut the fabric, sew the collar, attach the sleeves, make the belt, and finish the hem. You will also see how to customize the dress to your own style and preferences.

This is a perfect project for confident beginner sewers who want to challenge themselves and create a stunning garment. You will also save money and be eco-friendly by upcycling a bed sheet instead of buying new fabric. To make this project easier for you, I have also included a free PDF pattern for this collar dress, which you can download and print at home.

So, what are you waiting for? Go and watch the video now and let me know what you think. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, like the video, and leave a comment. I would love to hear from you and see your creations.

Thank you for reading and happy sewing! 🧵


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Thursday, February 22, 2024

An Asymetrical Wrap Skirt

 Hello Refashion Co-op. I wanted to try and make a wrap skirt for myself that had some draping on one side. I have seen them and liked the look. So I made one up. 

I had this wool in my sewing stash so it was time to use some of it.

Wrap skirts are basically a really wide rectangle. This skirt is a little wider to have that drape on the end of the front panel.

I made 2 tucks in the back and one on each side to get the waist to fit well. 

I used the selvedge side of the fabric as my waistband. This was a big time saver. 

I did not hem it, I pulled the threads loose so I would have some fringe along the hemline. 

I also used a kilt pin to close the skirt on the outside. The extra fabric you see here gives the skirt that nice drape. 

I love that wrap skirts are adjustable and always fit well. Thanks for reading along, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Replacing a Purse Handle

 Hello Refashion Co-op. I found a bag at a thrift store that I liked but the handles were in rough shape. 

No sewing required!

These handles were falling apart. I cut them and slide them out of the casing.

The original casing and handles were round so I used round bamboo handles. I cut the bamboo handle open. I just cut through it. It was easy to cut, I did not need this big saw but it is all I had. A small serrated cutting tool would be enough to cut the bamboo. 

The bamboo handles oped up like this after I cut them. I used the opening to slide the new handles into and through the casing. 

I used a small blob of hot glue to put the handle back together and held it while it set in place. 

I hid the glued part of the handle inside the casing. No one will ever see that. Thanks for reading along, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Sew puff sleeve Gianni-inspired top with free pattern


Hi ! I have some exciting news to share with you. I have just published a new video and post on how to sew a gianni-inspired puff sleeve top. This is one of my favorite projects ever, and I can’t wait for you to try it.

Gianni is a Dutch designer company that is known for its playful and feminine designs, featuring ruffles, bows, and prints. One of their signature styles is the puff sleeve top, which has a front tie, a ruffle bottom, and a boxy fit. This top is perfect for any season and occasion, as you can style it with jeans, skirts, or shorts.

In my video and post, I will show you how to sew this top using unstretchy cotton fabric, which is ideal for this project, as it gives the top a nice structure and shape. You can choose any color or print you like, as long as it is not too thin or sheer.

The best part is, this project is beginner-friendly, as it does not require any complicated skills or techniques. You will only need some basic sewing tools and supplies, such as a sewing machine, scissors, pins, thread, and a measuring tape. I will also provide you with a free PDF pattern in 5 sizes, ranging from XS to XL. You can download the pattern from the link in my post and print it out at home.

So, are you ready to get started? Head over to my blog and watch my video tutorial on how to sew a gianni-inspired puff sleeve top. And don’t forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this project. I would love to hear from you and see your results.

This is a great way to add some flair and femininity to your wardrobe, and to showcase your sewing skills and creativity. Trust me, you will love this top as much as I do.

Thank you so much for reading and following along with me. Happy sewing! 🧵

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