Thriftsmas Sewing Magic: Turning an XXL Flannel into the Cutest Winter Cape

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

TBT to Cruella DeVille and Thrifted Halloween perfection

The beauty in being an eccentric thrift-a-holic clothing collector, stylist and costume designer- is that come halloween- it’s usually pretty easy to create an amazing costume without spending too much money.  Last year, as usual, I was busy at all get out during this holiest of holidays- (for those of you who don’t know, I … More TBT to Cruella DeVille and Thrifted Halloween perfection

Apples to Apples: How I turned an Ugly Hick-Tastic dress into the cutest little fall romper.

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.

From Eighties to Adorable: $1 Dress Revamp Tutorial from 365 Days of Thrift

This past weekend at the Nashville Flea Market I spent $12 and walked away with treasure galore!! My first find was a Vintage Singer Sewing machine for $5 ( I was told later by an appraiser that just one specific piece of it was worth $150) Then I really scored at the Gimme a 5 booth where they … More From Eighties to Adorable: $1 Dress Revamp Tutorial from 365 Days of Thrift

DIY Dress Project: Turn your Husband into a Housedress!

I don’t care where you live-  this summer has been incredibly hot.  Here in the south it has been icky sticky humid as well.  The other day, as I raced around my house and my home studio working on projects and orders for Monarch Couture, I found myself wishing I had some sort of work smock.  Something … More DIY Dress Project: Turn your Husband into a Housedress!