Ruffle Rage: Just hoop it out
Pattern / Refashion / Sew / Upcycle

Ruffle Rage: Just hoop it out

For me, here are the main criteria for “hoop friendly” shorts: stretchy/breathable fabric, bright/aesthetically pleasing colours/patterns, tight yet comfortable fit to reduce the chances of hoop interference. Instead of buying new fabric to make “hoop-friendly” shorts, my challenge was to use fabric from deconstructed garments in my closet that I wasn’t wearing and/or did not … Continue reading

Wool sweaters to smittens
Sew / Upcycle

Wool sweaters to smittens

It’s such a score finding cashmere and soft merino wool sweaters at the thrift store. I felted these sweaters and made a stuffed puppy for my nephew months ago. For Christmas gifts, I decided to use the felted wool to make mittens (or, “smittens” rather). I used the sleeves of this wool sweater dress (YES, a sweater dress!) for some … Continue reading