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Shabby Tank to Shibori Treasure

I had this old white tank top, and I wanted to spruce it up a bit. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do (like always) but then (like always) it hits me like a truck.... BOOM!...SHIBORI!!!
I took a class on Shibori back in March, at the National Art Education Convention, and I thought I could put my new skills to the test.  You can check out that post from NAEA, HERE.
Just recently, with the encouragement of a few of my students, I decided to create a YouTube channel for some of my classroom demos. Shibori fabric dyeing is one of those videos. We did this as a fun end of the year project. In my class we created Shibori techniques with geometric shapes and patterns with the type of folding and binding used.  I am so excited to share one technique with VIDEOS with you, right here on my blog as part of this refashion. 
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My tank top was ready for a makeover!


All clipped up! Lookin' like a centipede!


Dip in the water, then dip in the dye.
Let …

Leslie's Love of Sewing

I saw a skirt that my high school friend Leslie, posted on a popular social media site and I just fell in love with the cut, the print and the way she styled it. Leslie looked so glam, and I had to see if I could make something like that too (imitation is the highest form of flattery). I'm working on something as we speak...

We graduated from Lane Technical High School in Chicago in the 90's *cough cough*... not too long ago. I had no idea about her skill of sewing back then, but I was a ditzy teen who thought the world revolved around her. I've heard that's a common trait among teens. LOL!

I was so interested in her sewing journey and since I have only just begun, I hope to instill a love of sewing into Olivia just as Leslie's mom has for her, and for Leslie to pass on to her sweet Nola.

Here's Leslie's story:

I’m the daughter of a seamstress, so I I had no choice but to learn how to sew.  My mother first taught me how to sew by hand when I was maybe 7 or 8 - …

TWO YEARS and 100 POSTS

Can you believe I have been blogging for two years? 

Me either! It's gone by so quickly!

I thought I would recap a few things I've created this past year with some photos. Please let me know your thoughts, likes and dislikes. I want to make this blog amazing! Thank you! Thank you!

This is my 100th post as well!! Pretty cool!!! 
I hope you have enjoyed reading my blogs as much as I enjoy making, creating, and sewing!!