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

Dolly Parton, Denim and a Western Wear Love Affair

Being the lover of vintage that I am- I combed through images of Dolly’s retro style then luckily happened upon a vintage western wear section at City Thrift in Clarksville. This, combined with Old Country Vibes and the amazing Dolly mural by Scott Guion at the House of Blues Studios in Berry Hill, TN – were the inspiration to my overall Concert style. … More Dolly Parton, Denim and a Western Wear Love Affair

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!

Spirit, Strength and Summer Twilight: My Night at Nina Covington’s Movement

I first got to know Nina electronically-  she is always gracing social media with communication, beauty and jokes about her bad cooking skills.  Her artistic journey and passion is something to behold.  Two years ago I had the pleasure of having her walk in my Monarch Couture fashion show for ARTlightenment and discovered fully what an absolutely beautiful … More Spirit, Strength and Summer Twilight: My Night at Nina Covington’s Movement

Pillowcase Alchemy: How to turn $1 Vintage Bedlinen into an Adorable Summer Top

If you head on over to giveit2goodwill.org today-  you will find my Bonnaroo Style Tips Guest Blog.  I had soon much fun putting these looks together-  and there are some simple Bonnaroo Survival tips in there that you really don’t want to miss!  In the meantime-  I promised a tutorial for my first look-  so here it is: … More Pillowcase Alchemy: How to turn $1 Vintage Bedlinen into an Adorable Summer Top