Life is weird right? Things just randomly come together, at a time when you’re especially struggling. You attend one little crafting retreat and your life suddenly changes…for the better. You start connecting with like-minded people who are so amazingly welcoming and trusting.

One of my chance encounters at the Makerie led to my newest endeavor. One that I’m wildly excited (and nervous) about. The owners of Fancy Tiger in Denver (only the coolest, most hip crafting haven around) are letting me teach sewing classes at their studio!!!

Check out my official class page!

Now I can actually tell you the true purpose of our first annual Sew Weekend. Yes, I was being all secretive and stuff. It won’t happen again. What I was really doing that rainy weekend was having a trial class for my family and friends.

And the before and afters are pretty impressive.

Refitting these oversized shirts is what has inspired me to take the proverbial refashioning leap into high low skirts and tailored trouser jeans. If you haven’t tried repurposing your own thrifted clothing, this is the perfect class for you!

In the future, I’ll be featuring a full tutorial for those folks who aren’t in the area and those who feel comfortable behind a sewing machine.

If you’re in the area, I encourage you to sign up for two reasons. Because 1) I want to meet each and every one of you who is so graciously following my blog and 2) I want everyone to understand how exciting and liberating it is to refashion clothing that you’re not embarrassed to wear in public.

If nothing else, visit Fancy Tiger, and you’ll instantly feel inspired. Tell them I said hello!