Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category

Has Project Runway Season sparked a sudden pang to learn to sew? Whether you’re a maven with an overlock machine or a fashionable first-timer learning the difference between a needle and thread, you can find some au courant patterns that reflect your chic modern style and creative spirit. Burdastyle is an open-source pattern and how-to […]

If you’ve been warming up to the idea of greening your wardrobe on a budget, here are a few ways to “chic up” your shoe collection and unleash your inner designer. TIRED TURNED TRENDY Mary Kay Newcomb generously shares how to turn those tired into trendy ankle boots. Her Shoe-torial is packed with instructions, sources […]

10 Great Things


…to do while FG is on hiatus until next week: 1. Visit the West Coast Green Expo (San Francisco)Three days of new products, seminars, free organic libations and snacks. Designers get the green carpet treatment on Thursday and Friday, and homeowners are welcome this Saturday. A must-see for Californians thinking of a home makeover. 2. […]

In celebration of tonight’s season 3 premiere of my favorite show Project Runway, I ordered a new book to help get me on my sewing way: 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special. Here’s an image of a design found on p. 72. Looking at the customer reviews on […]