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Peggy Blog Posts

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

BLOG POST: An exercise in color choices, Peggy Blouse, Paganoonoo

Hi, I am Michelle, an upcycle sewing guru and patternmaker.

One of the things I love about using existing clothing to make new fashion is the mixing of fabrics from different garments.  Pattern and color placement greatly influences the look and “mood” of the final piece.

Recently I was in the process of making myself a top from one of my patterns, the “Peggy” blouse, and I arrived at a decision point about color choices.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015

BLOG POST: Paganoonoo Peggy Blouse in Yellow

I’m loving this version of the Paganoonoo Peggy Blouse in yellow.

I lucked out finding the yellow stripe as it is a cotton seersucker with a beautiful hand.  All three of the shirts are men’s dress shirts. read more…

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

BLOG POST: Seasons changing!

We are in the middle of a terrible drought in California.  Trees are in distress, lawns are brown and it’s been very, very hot.

So…when it rained for a short time a couple days ago I shouted YAHOO!  And now the weather finally feels like there is a bit of Fall in the air.

So today I have on a flannel shirt (yummy) and lentil soup on the stove (double yummy).  I’m thinking about what pattern to work on next. read more … 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015

BLOG POST: Another version of the Paganoonoo Peggy Blouse

The latest version of the Paganoonoo Peggy Pattern,
The lines of the garment show through clearly,
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016

BLOG POST: My Secret Weapon for Upcycling – Dress Forms

Hello,I’m Michelle Paganini, owner of Paganoonoo, an upcycle fashion designer and patternmaker for Paganoonoo.

This is the story of how dress forms became my secret weapon for upcycling. It is a long post but stick with me, it comes full circle! read more…