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New Takes on a Few Old Favorites….

I am all about trying new things.  And sometimes trying new things simply means taking something old and altering it into a new shape.  I particularly love doing this with my wardrobe as it not only saves money, but it is such a fun challenge to see what new outfits I can create…both through sewing as well as using already purchased pieces.

With that thought in mind, I thought I would share a few “new takes” on a variety of standards.

1. Adding layers to a simple capelet is an easy way to amp up the style and elegance to a rather easy to create accessory.  For a basic tutorial, click here.

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2. Keeping in the same theme of layers, try adding them to a skirt, such as these from the 1910’s. You can also add pleats, as seen in the right hand example.  Keep the layers in a lightweight fabric to avoid adding too much bulk.

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3.  Here is a unique take on a vanity case.  It looks like a flask, yet instead of liquor it holds all one’s makeup primping needs.

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4.  Instead of shopping with a color in mind, why not try shopping with a particular item in mind…like the color of fruit!

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5.  Why not bake dressed up?  The stars on the cooking shows do it, and their food always seems to turn out great! 🙂

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6.  When it comes to organizing your sewing room, here is a different idea for hanging and organizing fabric.

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7.  This little mug organizer is such a fun way to hold all your sewing tools.  The tutorial can be found here.

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8.  And here are a few different ways to eat the good old hotdog.  Perfect for the last BBQ’s of the summer!

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Do you have any new takes on an old favorite?  I would love to hear about them! 🙂

~Aimee

Source: Betty Crocker’s Outdoor Cookbook, 1967

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