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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016

BLOG POST: Embellishing a Split Double Collar With Mother of Pearl Buttons

When I made the Cindy blouse cover garment I really wanted to use the collar that matched the decorative front panel, so I did.

There was one issue, that the second collar was much smaller, leaving a big gap center back.  I finished the edges nicely, but it needed something more. I tried a big and beautiful mother-of-pearl button.  One was not enough. read more…
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016

BLOG POST: Beautiful pink & blue version of the Patti Blouse – by Paganoonoo student Beckie

Beckie Simmie, Santa Rosa ASG with her version
of the Paganoonoo upcycle Patti Blouse Pattern.
Fantastic color blocking!

I had the pleasure of giving a class for the Santa Rosa, CA ASG group in March. We had a great time creating Paganoonoo Patti Blousesread more…

SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015

BLOG POST: New Pattern! Double collar instructions.

Adding a double collar to an existing shirt gives it instant flair!

Take the guesswork out of the equation and save yourself time and aggravation. Leverage upcycler fashion designer Michelle Paganini’s proven methods.

This Paganoonoo pattern will guide you through every step of harvesting a collar from and existing shirt and transferring it successfully to a new shirt. Includes instructions for mismatched collar sizes.

Upcycle sewing made simple.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017

BLOG POST: Paganoonoo on It’s Sew Easy!!!

Hello!  It’s been quite a while since I posted and there is all kinds of great news.

For you “It’s Sew Easy” fans be on the lookout for me in upcoming programing!!  It’s a nationally syndicated PBS show on sewing featuring guest presenters.  One of my segments from the 1300 series is already on You Tube:

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017

BLOG POST: It’s Sew Easy Paganoonoo line up, Series 1300, 2017

Michelle was invited to appear on It’s Sew Easy and she answered with a resounding yes!  She flew to Solon, Ohio in January and filmed 5 different segments on upcycling (her favorite topic!), 4 of which appear in series 1300 and one that will air in series 1400.
Episode 1304 covers how to upcycle a double collar on a dress shirt.  Full details of how to do this for any size dress collar combination   read more…