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January Refashion Month with Maegen from Foster Ramblings

Maegen from Foster Ramblings is the guest who's closing the series this time. She's again a blogger I met through Project Run & Play and I've been following close. Back in December she had her second baby boy so I much appreciate that even though, she was able to write us a little tutorial and share some of her previous refashions for her eldest boy. Make sure to share some love to Maegen, she deserves it! 
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Hi! I'm Maegen, and I blog over at Foster Ramblings. When I was little I drove my parents crazy because I kept everything. I would keep little trinkets and bits of this and that to create furniture, toys, pictures and other accoutrements for my dollhouse. Thankfully, I'm better now at distinguishing treasure from rubbish. But I can't think of a time when I couldn't look at something used and see potential. When I started sewing clothes for my little boy I knew there was a world of possibilities in old clothes.

Here's a picture of Mack in some…

January Refashion Month with Al from Shaffer Sisters

Today's Al's turn to post in the series. She is the youngest of the three Shaffer Sisters. As much as I love all the sister's, I have to admit that Al was the first I felt more connected with only because I was able to work closer with her, by the time she tested the Dreaming of Spring blazer for me. And that's the only advantage she has on her sisters. And just check how much refashioned inspiration she's sharing with us today!!!
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I love Magda. She has become a very true friend even though geographically we are very far away from each other. I'm always so excited when I get the opportunity to work with her and I'm especially excited to be here today.

It seems that refashioning has become the necessity and preference when sewing for the kids and sometimes myself (unfortunately I don't do enough sewing for myself yet). Currently my husband is in school and I am a stay at home mom. Sewing is my sanity and the form of keeping my children clothed.

So man…

PR&P S8 week 3: Upcycling

This is pretty much the same as signature week for me I believe. One of the main things that characterizes me when it comes to sewing is that like 80% of the times, the new pieces come from previous exciting ones. Of course it was obvious I would participate this week. Some would be expecting something more elaborated, like the jacket I made for week one, from the pair of pants. But nope, I went simplier this week. 

To start off, those were actually the first pieces I made for this season of PR&P. I started 2014 refashioning this shorts and cardigan. As I mentioned here, I was one of the lucky testers for the Small Fry Skinny Jeans pattern by Titchy Threads. I was assigned the girl's shorts version, size 5, inset pockets, zipper version and fully topstitched. Oh yeah, there are many choices to choose from. In the next pair I made - which is what I showed you first last week, I went with the boy's version shorts, size 8, patch pockets and all the rest the same as the first…

January Refashion Month with Scary from Shaffer Sister's

My guest today is the middle sister from the the Shaffer Sister's, Scary! Although being gifted with other talents (that runs in the family), she's the photographer among them, and if you're interested, you should check her tips for a no stress family photo here. She also did a great article in their blog about bullying, those subjects I mentioned they approched, and will rise awareness about the important things. Today,I'll leave you with Scary and what she prepared for us. Then again, if you haven't yet... go check their blog to lift up your spirit. 
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I love Magda and her refashions are my favorite from around the web (obviously if you are here you already know how awesome she is). That respect for Magda made it really hard to decide if I wanted to share a new project or a wrap up of a few old ones so I decided to do a morph of the two.
I was chosen to test the Pippa Peplum from See Kate Sew and it was the perfect way to use an x-small junior sized top (the bl…

January Refashion Month with Amy from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop

Again, I can't tell when I started following today's guest blog, she's well know, Amy from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop. It was a long long time ago, that I know because I remember her daughter was still so little, and after that came the little brother and now there's another baby almost here. Isn't that exciting? I believe babies push us into getting creative and inspire us. Right? Amy has created her latest line of patterns inspired in her new baby and I can tell you if you haven't seen it yet, you should, every single pattern is a must have. I'm honoured to have her sharing her refashion with us today. 
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Hi I'm Amy from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop and I'm so excited to be here today! You can shop my full pattern line at Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop and find lots of fun and free tutorials on the Blog. I absolutely love refashioning and giving old items a new life! Some of my favorite fabrics are cut-up thrift store tees. Last week I grabbed this fun sweate…