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Legwarmer project on BurdaStyle

Check out the BurdaStyle blog today for my tutorial on spat-style legwarmers. These took me less than an hour to make and use up less than a yard of knit fabric. They’re the perfect project for using up remnants and buttons from your stash.

When creating tutorials, getting the final photo seems to always be the hardest part for me. I live alone in an apartment that doesn’t get hardly any natural sunlight, so I have to wait around for a friend to show up to take my picture. This week I was lucky enough to pull Mike from his books for a bit to photograph my legs. Unfortunately Gizmo also wanted to be in the photo, so many of the photos included lovely shots of her rear end or nosey mug rubbing on my legwarmers. Hopefully the final shot didn’t end up with too much cat hair in it.

Book giveaway on BurdaStyle!
Today on Burdastyle, you have the chance to win a signed copy of each of my books! Simply comment on their blog post featuring both Fashion DIY and Dorm Decor, and you’ll be entered to win. Tomorrow they’ll pick the winner at random.... Permalink
Me as Rachel
Instead of waiting an entire year to post about my Halloween costume results this time around, I’m actually posting them in a somewhat timely manner. One month isn’t too late, right? I’m still healing from the injuries I received from that night, so I’m assuming it’s still cool. (Note to... Continue Reading
Getting ready
I somehow just realized what time of year it really was. Last night I began my Thanksgiving cooking, without any concern given to my allergy or wheat intolerance. I’m having way too many guests to keep my guts in mind. A dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free Thanksgiving doesn’t leave very much to... Continue Reading
halloween revisited
For some reason last year I was Jane Fonda from Klute for Halloween, complete with thigh-high boots.... Permalink
Scarf Dress Challenge Winner!
Last week BurdaStyle announced the winner of the Scarf Dress Challenge and I completely forgot to pass it on. After a voting hiccup, the winner of the BurdaStyle Scarf Dress Challenge is Damiana_Designs after being chosen by a panel at Bernina. Damiana is now the proud owner of an Activa... Continue Reading
Wild Things… Fashion?
Spike Jonez and Opening Ceremony pair up to make Wild Things fashionable? I'm so confused!... Permalink
Copying a replicant
I’m getting a bit of a jump-start on Halloween this year. Last year I was Jane Fonda from the movie Klute and made my entire costume from scratch, however it actually didn’t take me that long. This year I’ve decided to spend a little more time on my ensemble, and... Continue Reading
How to make a tab-top curtain
My newest project is live on the Sewing Republic site today. Go to their site for full instructions on how to make your own tab-top curtain. Or you can download a pdf of the how-to here. The project is easy and can be finished up in about an hour. The... Continue Reading
Gifted by gangstas
The Crips in my neighborhood gave me a painting. I have no idea what that means.... Permalink
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