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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 […]


bleaching designs onto t-shirts

When you were kids, your moms and science teachers all told you not to play with chemicals and other fun stuff, right? Today we’re going to play with chemicals and other fun stuff. Our lovely Seattle friends Thomas and Dikla visited last weekend, and Thomas wanted to try out the t-shirt bleaching technique he’d been […]

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 […]

Pipe Vault t-shirt dress

Ok y’all, I was going to start out nice and simple with my tutorials on t-shirt dress-making, but where’s the fun in that? Let’s just jump right into the deep end. What’s the worst that could happen? This dress was made from a unisex 2XL t-shirt, specifically the Pipe Vault shirt by Fangamer. (If you […]

t-shirt mod – sleeveless scalloped style

Let’s do another sleeveless t-shirt mod, before the weather gets so cold that even I can’t pretend sleeveless is seasonally appropriate. I bought this charming piece from Sam Logan, the Vancouver-based artist behind the webcomic Sam & Fuzzy. (He has some truly wonderful t-shirts, understatedly geeky and entirely awesome.) I told him when I bought […]

frilly t-shirt mod – weekend confirmed!

All right ladies, you know the drill. This is about modifying awesome t-shirts from awesome events where they only carry apparel in awesome over-large unisex sizes. Awesome sauce all round. My boyfriend acquired this week’s t-shirt (very limited edition) at PAX two years ago, where the 1Up Yours guys tossed them to the crowd during […]