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    this little lady is amazing. hope someone in the fashion world notices her!

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    That is pretty cool. Wish I had some of my old clothes back. Oh well, I really must get busy and make some. I haven't made any clothes for so long but want to make just a basic dress. Noticed the prices of patterns, my gosh, that has really gone up since I last sewed. Will have to stick with the $3.99 ones or go to the thrift store. How about any of you ladies - do you sew your own clothes?

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    Awsome, thanks for sharing the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angieh1964
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    this little lady is amazing. hope someone in the fashion world notices her!
    Well, they were all ugly before and ugly after too. I can't think of any of my clothes of the past I liked enough to want to remake into something new. I'd rather start from scratch.

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    Isn't it amazing what she did with some of my old clothes? :lol:
    She definitely has a good fashion sense! :D

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    What a thrifty and creative young woman. What she does with clothes is amazing. Of course it helps that she is slim and trim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasseyib
    That is pretty cool. Wish I had some of my old clothes back. Oh well, I really must get busy and make some. I haven't made any clothes for so long but want to make just a basic dress. Noticed the prices of patterns, my gosh, that has really gone up since I last sewed. Will have to stick with the $3.99 ones or go to the thrift store. How about any of you ladies - do you sew your own clothes?
    Watch for patterns on sale for $1 at Hancock's. They frequently have a particular brand of patterns (sometime Simplicity, sometimes McCall's, etc.) on special sales.

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    I saw the Yahoo! story on her. I think what she's doing is a ton of fun and shows talent, too.

    Looks like she buys the dresses several sizes too large for her, which gives her a lot of spare material to work with. She can totally recut the lines that way.

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    Thank you for sharing the link. Need this for all the girls in the family.
    mrs B

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    What a fun blog! That woman has some talent! I wonder how she takes the sides in...I have a few dresses I wish I could do that to.

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    Thanks for sharing this. I just read through a bunch of her dress days. What an amazing girl.

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    Lady Shivesa - taking the sides in is usually pretty easy, especially compared to trying to make it bigger! PM me if you want hints on doing a specific garment. I don't really like to do alterations (or repairs), but I know how. Now that I'm quilting, I can't even get in the mood to do the dress my daughter wants, which is like one I've done for her before.

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    I passed this one along to my work "living green" committee. This girl has some mad sewing skills.

    I may try to do something like this next year; it's just too crazy this year...

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    Wow, she is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Lady Shivesa - taking the sides in is usually pretty easy, especially compared to trying to make it bigger! PM me if you want hints on doing a specific garment. I don't really like to do alterations (or repairs), but I know how. Now that I'm quilting, I can't even get in the mood to do the dress my daughter wants, which is like one I've done for her before.
    I may PM you soon!

    This blog inspired me to try changing some of my own dresses which I don't wear because I don't like the way they look or fit. I can't do the things this lady can do, but take a look at what I did to this dress that was bothering me.

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    Sometimes she comes up with a dud, but a lot of the time, she really does make something I'd consider wearable. I wish I could do that. I do refashion stuff sometimes, but mine are more frequently duds, and I just can't "see" the potential like she can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Shivesa
    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Lady Shivesa - taking the sides in is usually pretty easy, especially compared to trying to make it bigger! PM me if you want hints on doing a specific garment. I don't really like to do alterations (or repairs), but I know how. Now that I'm quilting, I can't even get in the mood to do the dress my daughter wants, which is like one I've done for her before.
    I may PM you soon!

    This blog inspired me to try changing some of my own dresses which I don't wear because I don't like the way they look or fit. I can't do the things this lady can do, but take a look at what I did to this dress that was bothering me.
    looks good i know some of the stuff was ugly i think what i liked about the whole thing is she is doing this on a dollar a day we could all take a lesson from the recycling part we all complain about the prices of our sewing stuff but there are ways to cut back
    take yesterday for example i made a new purse for one of my friends and she told me to do what ever i wanted with the old one this is what i got :
    3 magnetic snaps still perfect condition
    strapping just needs washed
    a nice zipper looks new
    rings and hooks (purse hardware)
    so out of this free purse that was going in the trash i got about $10 - $15 worth of stuff to use on a new purse for me or someone also less stuff going to landfill SCORE, CHA-CHING!
    money in my pocket or should i say for more stash lol!

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