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Friday Internet Crushes: Information That Would Have Been Useful Yesterday

Interfacing 101

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So, remember back when I made that first skirt (okay, also the first shirt), and the interfacing went all kattywampus? Well, it probably wouldn’t have done so if this troubleshooting guide had existed.

Three Ways to Add Green to Small Spaces

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This how-to combines my (current) two favorite things: plants and containers. Now, does anybody have a patio that I can borrow indefinitely? I’d really like to make a container water garden.

Turn Old Paperbacks into Custom Hardbacks

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Before you send all of those well-loved books out into the world to be art instalations/hunks of mushroom growing medium, consider DIY “rebinding.”

How to Shop for Vintage Clothing & Understanding Vintage Sizing

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Finally, here’s a handy guide to vintage sizing from A Beautiful Mess.  This would have been really useful back in college, when I had a walk-in closet full of dresses from Ebay that didn’t fit. (This is not an exaggeration. Just ask my BFFs from back in the day.) I trust that this guide will also be useful for those of you who have a soft spot for vintage patterns, but want your clothes to actually fit when you’re done making them.

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