Denim Skirt Reveal

Denim Skirt Reveal via The Thinking Closet

Remember the denim skirt I made for my sister, Lisbeth?  The one from my Easy Denim Skirt Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist? Well, I promised pictures, and here they are.  Brace yourself for amazingness: I think I literally gasped when I saw these for the first time.  She has just taken my simple denim skirt and turned it into something fantasmagorical.  And I love that she tucked in her shirt in the second photo for {read more…}

Easy Denim Skirt Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist

Easy Denim Skirt Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist via The Thinking Closet

They say the best way to learn something…is to teach it.  Right? So, I’m going to attempt to teach what I just learned in my beginner sewing class at my local Jo-Ann’s Fabric store last Monday: how to sew a denim skirt. There is no pattern involved, and it’s a very do-able project for novices – – I can attest.  Our instructor, Jeanette, has been teaching at Jo-Ann’s for fourteen years, and this project is {read more…}

The Joy of Thrifting: 10 Tips & Tricks

Pale Pink Sequined Vintage Hat from Gechoes Thrift Store

Does anyone still wear a hat?  (Name that musical.) The answer is yes!  Especially people attending the Hats & Heroes Ball for Kids Beating Cancer next weekend.  We’re attending with some folk from Mark’s hospital and the dress code is black tie…and hats! So, today, I scoured the local Orlando thrift stores in search of the perfect hat – – a hat suitable for a ball.  I tried on hats that were too small, too {read more…}