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The Thrifty Kid – Easy Girl’s Sundress from a Skirt

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This is one of the easiest garment refashions I have ever done, it’s only just one straight cut and seam to transform a skirt into a cute sundress. Elastic shirring can be a time consuming process to do yourself, so I’ve saved time and taken advantage of the existing waistband shirring on an old skirt. In under half an hour…

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The Thrifty Kid – Tightrope Top (or How to make a Swing Top from a Shirt)

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With Spring well on it’s way here in Melbourne, it’s time to start thinking about Emma’s summer wardrobe. This Swing Top that I’ll be showing you how to make today, is one of my quick ‘go to’ refashion designs when Emma needs something a little nicer than a t-shirt to wear. It’s really so easy to make, and the flowing,…

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The Thrifty Kid – Knit Dress (or How to make a Girl’s Dress from an Old Top)

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Today in The Thrifty Kid blog series I’ll show you how I refashioned an ill fitting knitted top/dress into a cute drop waisted dress for Emma. I bought this top at a thrift store because I loved the colour, but the style just didn’t suit me. With a little imagination and only a few alterations, I turned it into a…

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How to make kids leggings from an old top

The Thrifty Kid – Trapeze Leggings (or How to make Kids Leggings from an Old Top)

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Welcome to the first post in The Thrifty Kid series. Today I’ll be showing you how to refashion an unwanted top into a pair of child size leggings. This technique is very versatile and can be used with an assortment of garments with long sleeves to make pants. I’ve made quite a few pairs of these leggings for Emma from…

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The Thrifty Kid – Refashion Your Old Clothing into a New Wardrobe for your Kid

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I want to tell you about a little project I started working on over 2 years ago called The Thrifty Kid, a project that I had grand plans for, but because the best laid plans don’t always work out as expected, this little project has sat idle in cyber storage for too long. The Thrifty Kid is about teaching you…

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Upcycle Old Business Shirts and Make a New Blouse – The Crescent Blouse: A Pattern Review

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I don’t often get a chance to sew for myself, most of the time spent in my sewing room is dedicated to blog projects, repairing garments or making soft furnishings, so when Megan Nielsen asked me if I’d like to review a couple of her patterns I jumped at the chance to make something I could wear. Something for me…doesn’t…

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Cute Book Alert! Handmade for dummies, Renew your wardrobe – A book Review

Cute Book Alert! Handmade for dummies, Renew your wardrobe – A book Review

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Instagram is my favourite place ever (well at least virtually!) Where else can creatives from all over the world inspire each other without even having to know another language. It’s true that a picture speaks a thousand multilingual words. Instagram is how I met Gaia Segattini, Italian fashion designer, craft blogger and author of “Handmade per imbranati-rinnova il tuo guardaroba“,…

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