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BLOG POST: Patti Blouse in grey with stamped and painted embellishments

This version of an upcycled Patti blouse features something
I plan to explore more this year, surface design embellishments.

The starting shirts are all gray and fairly sedate but the blouse gets a bit of a pop from silver stamped rectangles along the center front, dark paint on the back waistband, and dark trim on the lower left back.  Subtle and a bit hard to see, the buttons have also been adorned with seed beads. read more…

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016

BLOG POST: New “Patti” Blouse with Anime character

Latest upcycle tale:   I got REALLY lucky in a thrift store.  I was cruising through the boy’s section because it can be hard to find decent XS shirts in the men’s and women’s section and I ran across an amazing printed shirt featuring a large Anime character. read more…


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 Blouses.

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SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017

BLOG POST: Tiny Paganoonoo “Patti”

I’ve long thought that some of the current Paganoonoo upcycle designs would work as children’s clothing too, so I decided to start experimenting. read more…



BLOG POST: Tiny Paganoonoo #2, the Ashlee, great Mommy and Me opportunity.

Continuing with the thought that many upcycled Paganoonoo designs can be used to make kids garments I tested out the Ashlee blouse pattern, ignoring the bust shaping instructions, and love the results, size 4T.

BLOG POST: My New Favorite Patti Blouse

I have a new favorite version of the
I found a wonderfully soft dress shirt in this lovely pale aqua
and fell in love with the texture, drape, and the color.