first day of school clothes refashion

by Dana on August 23, 2011

Yesterday Lucy started kindergarten. I knew she was going to love it. And she did. She’s the kind of kid that likes structure, likes to follow rules, and wants responsibility. In fact she didn’t even want to eat dinner the night before because she was worried she wouldn’t get into bed on time before her […]

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Before we went to Calif this summer, I made Lucy another Heirloom Skirt—a Simple Skirt with a vintage twist. I started with some thrifty items. The lace on the right was used on Lucy’s 1st skirt.And the red silky hankie(?) I thought would make a cute pocket, with a bit of lining and prep.Nothing complicated […]


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Heirloom Skirts, Part 1

by Dana on June 1, 2011

A few months ago I purchased this lovely pile of towels, sheets, and vintage scarves from our local thrift shop. The towel has another sewing fate in the works. But the polka dot scarf immediately caught my eye.It was just the right size to make this.A simple skirt with an old-fashioned twist. An heirloom skirt […]

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