tutorial: puffed taffeta patch

Shown here: patches in taffeta (silver) and satin (red), augmenting a hoodie and jacket, resp. I've long loved the look of a bit of posh on casual wear. It took me a few tries to get the look I wanted - a raised puffy patch, quilted, that retained its shape accurately...

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hold up!

[Stuart voice]: "Look what I can do!" The Beyoncé "Hold Up" dress (here's the original: yes, it's amazing!) was my biggest project this Halloween. A friend saved up and went big - she not only requisitioned the dress, she acquired the hair, shoes (which were then...

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upcycling t-shirt upgrayedd

upcycling t-shirt upgrayedd

There are an awful lot of t-shirt upcycle/t-shirt surgery posts online, and it's wonderful. Today, I wanted to put together something that gets to the heart of the process - an overview, as well as a few couture details. I've known several stitchers who got started...

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