September is National Sewing Month and this year's theme is Reuse, Remake, Restyle. So no more excuses ... it's time to get out the machine and get to work. What I love about restyling is that the hard work is already done for you. You don't have to try to get a sleeve to fit perfectly, or make buttonholes, or install a zipper. You can concentrate on the fun and fashionable part of the project instead.
In Altered You! you'll find projects to restyle a strappy summer tank top into a school-appropriate T, a pair of shorts into a cute flouncy skirt, a bulky sweatshirt into a bolero-style jacket, jeans into trimmed-out capris, even bed sheets into a beach wrap.
Send pictures of your creations to karinbuckingham (at) yahoo (dot) com. I would love to see them, and if you'd like, I'll post them to the blog.
Find out more about National Sewing Month here.