Sew and Tell (Part 2)

Today is Part Two of Sew and Tell. Because of the overwhelming response, I’ll be doing a few more weeks of features (rather than my original plan of two), so watch for more posts over the next few weeks!  I so appreciate every one of you sending your projects in, and hope you’ll enjoy checking out everyone else’s projects!

Leah, of Hopefuleah took an old and unflattering top (but with pretty detailing), and cut out the pretty detailing to make a statement necklace. She blogged about her refashion here. SO creative, and I love how pretty the necklace is! (oh, and the ribbon she used for the necklace has a special meaning — read about it on her blog — which makes this project even cooler!)

Michelle, from My Happy Little Life, sent in four fun projects. The first is these adorable matching skirts she made for her and her daughter. So darling! You can see her post about it here.

Michelle’s second project is a darling little bow tie she whipped up for her little boy. Love the plaid!

Michelle’s third project was this little matching shorts and tie set for her little boy. She blogged about it here.

And Michelle’s final project was this outfit. She made the skirt, and refashioned the cardigan by adding doily pockets. You can see her post about it here. Great job, Michelle!

Stefanie, of Can of Kornelson, sparked the idea for Sew and Tell when she emailed me a picture of a dress she made based on two of my tutorials. She later sent me two more projects, so I have three of her projects to feature today, all of which I love. The first is a mix between my dolman sleeve top and my tunic tutorials. Don’t you love that chevron fabric? And so cute paired with the patterned tights.

Stefanie’s second project is a jersey pencil skirt she made using my jersey pencil skirt tutorial. So cute!

Stefanie’s last project was a t-shirt skinnification she made using my tutorial here. She also added a detachable peter pan color to give the simple black tee a pop of color and a little visual interest. Such a fun addition!

Stefanie blogged about all three of these projects right here.

Sarah, from Random Thoughts and Feelings, took a stab at shirt making, and made this darling oversized sweater. Her tutorial and post about it is right here.

Sam, from Sam Ipsa Loquitur, made this gorgeous chevron skirt. She blogged about it here. Fantastic job, and it definitely doesn’t look homemade!!

And that concludes Part 2 of Sew and Tell. Which ones were your favorite in this round?? 

Stay tuned for Part 3 next week!



  1. Samantha says:

    Thank you so much, lady! Coming from you, that's a huge compliment – you're the master 😉 Can't wait to see more pictures of your cute little nugget!

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

  2. Mrs Gray says:

    I love the skinny t with the Peter Pan collar! Cute! And the chevron skirt? Swoon.

  3. sarah s. says:

    Merrick – Thank you for putting together this Sew and Tell and for making all of us a part of it! Everyone's pojects so far look great and I can't wait to try a few of them soon.

  4. Christianna says:

    My favorite were the oversized sweater (I love the pattern) and the chevron skirt.

  5. Oh WOW.This look like a Current Fashion Trends style.first off you are like a little fairy in these photos. we're totally obsessed!!! the outfit is great & the location is magical

  6. My favorites are the statement necklace of Leah of Hopefuleah and the cute shorts and tie that Michelle made for her son, so cute!

  7. Michelle says:

    Thanks for featuring me Merrick, I think all the projects today are awesome! My favorite is the chevron skirt…it definitely does not look homemade! 🙂

  8. Mindy says:

    The detail from the unflattering top into a necklace is a brilliant idea! I loved seeing the dress and all the skirts.

  9. Okay that last chevron skirt? I swoon! LOVE it. Going to find me some chevron fabric to recreate one of those ….

  10. any ideas on how to actually make that chevron skirt? it's adorable!

  11. I love this skirt.. want to sew it, soon

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