GET NEW POSTS BY EMAIL

WELCOME

Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals. I'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

New mom to baby Otto born April 2018!

Little Fixes: refashioning kids' clothes!

I think it is so exciting when fellow bloggers write books. I love seeing beautiful books in the sewing section of Powell's by names I recognize, and I love seeing the behind-the-scenes on blogs and social media! Writing a book was always a goal of mine, too, and I can't wait to share my book with you when it's out in May of 2015, but until then, I'm sure you'll enjoy hearing about this refashioning book for kids by Disney of Ruffles and Stuff.

I've been reading Disney's blog since, uh, right around the time I started blogging, I guess! Sometime in 2009, back when her now 7-year-old was very small. Disney does fun party decor, headbands, clothing and home refashions, and projects for her cute daughter. She now has two foster toddlers living with her, so even more experience working with and for kids!

Disney just came out with a book about reusing, recycling, repurposing, and restyling kids' clothes to make them last longer. A whopping 54 projects for boys and girls, toddlers to teenagers, for clothes that are too small, too big, damaged, or out of season. And with a great name: Little Fixes: 54 Clever Ways to Extend the Life of Kids' Clothes!

Disney sent me a PDF copy to read and enjoy.

I don't have any little ones to sew for, but I sure do appreciate good refashioning ideas! I love some of the ideas for covering stains and rips - the faux plaid shirt is very cool, and the polka dot sweater patch project is totally something I would wear! The t-shirt transplant is another great idea, and I love seeing her photos of the reverse applique method.

Having just written a sewing book myself, I can totally appreciate the work Disney put into the projects (and she did the styled photos herself!). The introduction has some great basics on supplies and techniques that will help you with the projects.

Plus the kids are really cute. The book features 12 models, which I can assume are friends of Disney's, and they totally lend their personality to the shots (and quotes!).

Disney succeeded in making a fun, colorful, practical, easy-to-use sewing book for moms and kids! Please check it out on Amazon if you're looking for some new projects, or as a great holiday gift!


This is not a sponsored post and I received no compensation for my review. I just like sharing successes of fellow bloggers with you!

14 comments

  1. can't wait for your book to come out
    will there also he an e-book version?

    ReplyDelete
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFXT3LsaeoI&feature=youtu.be

    The blog is unique that’s providing the nice material. Please post more interesting articles here.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just read you post. I am currently making fur/velvet lined blankets for my boys. I was wondering the same thing as you, how do you bond the lining to the fur? Did you figure this out?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nope, I left it as-is, but I think 1) spray adhesive! or 2) quilting stitches or ties would work and not be too hard! Like this http://www.everythingsewing.net/babyquilt.htm or this http://quiltingintherain.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-tie-quilt.html.

    ReplyDelete
  5. http://criminaldefenseofnewyork.com/medicaid-fraud/

    I am
    definitely coming back again for additional contents of yours.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Read More Here

    Guys you
    did great work. I’m very pleased to say that these are wonderful articles and
    blogs. Thanks for this.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks a
    lot brother for the bunch of useful information, I am truly impressed!!


    local citation service

    ReplyDelete
  8. Amazing
    stuff in your post, it’s quite helpful guys. thanks a lot.
    lifeshield security review

    ReplyDelete
  9. best home security
    Hi, just
    essential you to know I have added your site to my Google bookmarks due to
    your latest and inspiring information.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fine method of telling, and enjoyable article to acquire
    factual statements.
    social media
    infographic

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hurrah, this is the
    thing which I was searching for, what a cool stuff it is!!!
    best
    electric razor

    ReplyDelete
  12. You are a really
    very smart guy! What a beautiful way you have adopted of explaining every
    aspect of the post.
    Hajj 2014

    ReplyDelete
  13. fast way to build business credit

    The post is utterly
    fantastic! Countless of great details and encouragement both of that everyone
    really needs!

    ReplyDelete

Search

CATEGORIES

accessories alterations anniversary apartment appliqué baby bathroom beauty bedroom blog swap blogging blogging tips books bridesmaid dress budget chairs cooking costumes crafty DIY curtains decor art demo denim dining room DIY gift DIY Wardrobe Makeovers dress dye e-design eco-friendly etsy fabric family farm fitness food fur furniture garage gardening gifts giveaway glitter hair Halloween handsewing happiness headboard health hobbies holiday holiday party dresses home dec home improvement home tour How to Wear DIY interfacing jeans kids' clothes kitchen knits lace lamp Lavender's Green Historic Clothing leather lighting living room maxi McCall's M6558 McCalls M5849 mending mod podge mood board motherhood my book my home nursery office One Room Challenge ORC Fall 2018 ORC Spring 2019 oregon organization paint Paleo parties passions patterns peplum photography podcast Portland pregnancy quilt recipe recognition recycled retro ribbon romper rugs scarf scraps sewing sewing circle sewing inspiration sewing room Sewing with Friends shopping Silhouette Simplicity 1355 Simplicity 1873 Simplicity 1913 Simplicity 2444 Simplicity 2584 skirt slipcover sponsor spray paint stamp Stanley 90's reno Stanley 90's reno weekly update Stanley Tudor Revived staple gun stencil strapless stress sweater table tee the pillow tutorials thrifting tile top townhouse progress travel Tudor kitchen reno tutorial upholstery vacation vintage wallpaper wedding wedding dress weekend weekend inspiration what to wear
© Create / Enjoy • Theme by Maira G.