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Meh to Marvelous!

Welcome to September’s I’m calling this Meh to Marvelous! But first things first! I promised you photos of my flower girl “tablecloth” dress in action! Here are Anna Claire and Leah in their frocks~       You’ll notice a … Continue reading

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Linen Table Cloth to Flower Girl Froth

 August’s I am calling Linen Table Cloth to Flower Girl Froth. My youngest nephew is getting married at the end of this month. One of his sisters has two little girls, Anna Claire and Leah. They  will be flower girls. (pretty cute, huh?)I … Continue reading

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Diamond in the Rough to Pretty in Pink

Welcome to the June edition of I’m calling it Diamond in the Rough to Pretty in PINK. This find is really a diamond in the rough. The “diamonds” and beading were what attracted me to this potentially fabulous Frock. Here it is: … Continue reading

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Hot Mess to On Fire

Welcome to this month’s I’m calling it: “HOT MESS” to “ON FIRE”  I unearthed this “little” beauty (as you can see its HUGE) from my church thrift store on 96th Street. It was $7. I honestly did not know WHAT I was … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal to Midriff Melody

Welcome to #4 Heavy Metal to Midriff Melody this month’s~ I unearthed this “Treasure” at the Salvation Army on 96th Street.   They were just about to put it on the floor when I snagged it for a cool $24.99. Expensive for … Continue reading

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Wedding to Wearable (#3 Trash to Treasure)

Wedding to Wearable Welcome to installment #3 of: Today I am taking a 70’s (I think) bridal gown and reinventing it into a new              2015 evening gown. Now, some of you may sigh and think, “Oh, to destroy someone’s wedding … Continue reading

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Trash to Treasure 1900’s to 1800’s

Ready, Set, Redingote! Welcome to the second installment of my “Trash to Treasure” series. Lots of fun comments on my re-vamped sheath dress. The over-whelming consensus was my efforts made it BETTER! Yeah! Chalk one up for me! Now we move … Continue reading

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Trash to Treasure Teaser

Teaser cheap curtain panel + Mid-Century Evening Coat = ? Stay tuned to jessrussellromance.com on Tuesday January 13th to see if I succeeded!

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Trash to Treasure

Welcome to my first installment of : In keeping with my Dressmaker theme very second Tuesday of the month I will be featuring a project where I take something that I have bought for a song, or gotten for free, and … Continue reading

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New Monthly blog: Trash to Treasure

Stay tuned for my new monthly blog I am calling, “Trash to Treasure.” In keeping with my Dressmaker theme, I will take a thrift store find or something I pick up for free and “re-invent” it to become something better … Continue reading

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