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emergency wedding dress mod

All wedding day & most accessories photos in this post taken by Andrew Ferguson. See more of his work at www.goldengod.net. Wedding DIYs can be wonderful, and they can be terrible. And sometimes with weddings, there is very little room for error. So imagine: it’s six days before you’re getting married, and you try on […]

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dressmaking without a pattern (cheat to win)

I have a problem with patterns. Clothing patterns specifically. And I blame the people who make said patterns for this. Because when all is said and done and I’m sitting on the floor, hunched over, fingers sore from ripping out thousands of stitches, with a dress that is somehow two sizes too large despite having […]

side seam pockets… and the mother/daughter dress challenge

In this world of imperfections, one of the niggling problems of everyday life is the lack of functional pockets in women’s clothing. I’m certain I’ve mentioned it before. Someone as addicted to lip balm as I am starts to twitch when made to go without pockets. Unfortunately, I myself have fallen into the trap of […]

zippered t-shirt sleeves and front

Two weeks from now, on March 20, my friends at LoadingReadyRun are holding their 7th anniversary screening at the Victoria Event Centre. It just so happens that on that same day, I will be celebrating my birthday. In anticipation of these two simultaneous events, I present you with a new t-shirt modification method, altering a […]

scoop-neck t-shirt mod

So my blog post is late this week. *GASP OF HORROR* Well, I’m pretty horrified, but I did have a good reason for not doing it yesterday: I was out in the woods climbing trees and swinging from bits of rope 45 feet in the air in celebration of a friend’s birthday. Seriously. And it […]

from t-shirt to halter top

Welcome to the second in my series of posts on t-shirt modification. Wow, that sounds very scientific, doesn’t it? Like I’m a tenured professor at the front of a gaping auditorium, about to fill people’s minds with new and revolutionary theories on the alteration of the common t-shirt. The common t-shirt is found throughout the […]

girlify your t-shirts

Ok ladies, it’s time to send the boys for beer and pizza while we have a little girl talk. You go to a show, a convention, that awesome thing put on by that awesome person or persons that you’ve been dying to go to forever. And you want to buy one of their awesome shirts […]