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I decided to unearth the back of my closet. I pulled out all the clothes that haven't been worn in a while - a great while. Some- never. I looked at each piece and decided if I could change it in some way to make it more wearable or if it was just time to put it in storage.

I made three dresses into skirts. Two long-sleeved shirts into short-sleeved ones. I shortened a long blouse and widened the neck line of two t-shirts.

Then, I cut out four long-sleeved shirts and two short-sleeved ones. I have two of them sewn already and the others waiting until after supper. And I have a jean skirt that I think I am going to make into a bag or two.....

I love a day when I get something done! Anyone else in the mood to sew?
 

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Wow, I'm impressed by how much you got done!

I'm in the mood to sew but have too many other things that need doing too. Right now I'm working on a quilt that needs to be pieced by Christmas. It took me just over 4 hours to piece 6 blocks yesterday. :( Of course, I was also doing laundry, etc.
 

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Hey, I am in that mood myself!!!! I recycled two pairs of old jeans, and made a purse and a prairie skirt out of them.

It just gets to me to buy things, unless I really need them. I have found that sometimes crocheted mini-flowers sewed onto an old sweater really brightens it up. Or, a trim sewn around the bottom of a skirt makes it seem like brand new.

Kinda reminds me of an old saying:

Use it up
Wear it out
Make it do
Or do without.

To me, re-vamping an existing outfit is so rewarding. And, the money savings is great too.

I keep a scrap box of buttons, lace, trims, etc., that I use especially for projects like this.
 

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I love sewing clothing. But it takes a while to get me started. Once I get started, it is hard to stop. We can't list our house until after the first of the year now, so I have to DO SOMETHING, while I can't do something towards that goal. My sewing room (computer room, family room, dining room) is a total mess!

Thanks for reminding me about trims. I made a green dress last year - usually I wear browns and blues. I never wore the green - it is a bright green. I made it into a skirt and I think I will look for some trims to match to 'tone it down'.
 
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