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Ashlee Blog Posts

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018

Hi, I am Michelle Paganini, upcycle sewing* guru and pattern maker.

It is a bit hard to imagine that fall is near, given the heatwave across the globe. Yet the air will turn crisp before long. If you are planning your fall wardrobe, consider upcycling a flannel shirt into a Paganoonoo “Ashlee” design read more…

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

BLOG POST: The Paganoonoo Ashlee blouse by Jeannine Bould, The Knitress

A long time fiber artist, Jeannine has a fantastic eye for color combinations. She chose a light green mini check paired with buttercup yellow, accented with a whimsical flower trim.
Thank you Jeannine for the inspiration!
The style is the Paganoonoo Ashlee pattern with the following alterations: read more…
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016

BLOG POST: Ashlee Pattern examples on 3 people

Paganoonoo sells instructions so that stitchers can duplicate our upcycled clothing designs.  This post gives 3 different examples of the same design.

The Ashlee upcycle design is the second easiest Paganoonoo design to make (Patti is #1). It’s a great casual shirt to wear with pants. I love my plaid version, made from three men’s dress shirts.     read more …

Michelle Paganini in the Paganoonoo “Ashlee” upcycle design.