Before and After

March 8, 2012

If you’ve read Merrick’s blog, you know she’s a pretty brilliant seamstress.

Fortunately, she’s not the only one in the family with sewing skills. I too can take something ordinary and make it almost unrecognizable.

Or, this might be why my local Old Navy is in no danger of going out of business soon.

I expect this refashion will be taking Pinterest by storm in no time at all. After all, practically anyone could do it.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Nicole March 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I'm pretty sure I love you. Thank you for a much needed laugh.

  • Reply Saskia March 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Yay, finally a sewing project I can relate to!

  • Reply Erica March 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Did I ever tell you your my hero?

  • Reply fluentbrittish March 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    This is right up my alley! Love it!

  • Reply Cami and Juan March 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Ha! This is the best.

  • Reply Merrick March 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    This is so hilarious. And I have had a few things end up on the trash too, if it helps you feel better 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth March 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Ah, lady, you make me laugh. Thanks for the bright spot in my morning!

  • Reply Elizabeth March 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I think my comment was eaten.
    Anyway, you are funny and I love you.

  • Reply squirt March 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    This is maybe my favorite post on the internet.

  • Reply megan March 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm


  • Reply emandtrev March 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    LOL!!! I lament the fact (almost every day now with so many blogs and Pinterest) that my sewing skills are sadly lacking. Thanks for the laugh!

  • Reply Lisa March 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Hahaha! love.

  • Reply Sara March 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I'm glad I'm not the only one.

  • Reply Sara March 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I'm glad I'm not the only one!

  • Reply Shalini March 8, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Oh! I did this same project!

  • Reply Jenny March 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    LOL! Love it. I should take lessons from you.

  • Reply craftyashley March 8, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    90% of my projects all end up similar too! Yay! Also, sewing is HARD.

  • Reply Becca March 9, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Haha, you are hilarious. I love this.

  • Reply JoLee March 9, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Haha. That's my kind of sewing.

  • Reply Stacy March 9, 2012 at 1:24 am

    This made me laugh out loud.

  • Reply Packrat March 9, 2012 at 1:26 am


  • Reply Angela Noelle March 9, 2012 at 3:08 am

    I am of this school. I believe cutting said project up into rags aids my success in the pursuit of a striking, unrecognisable "After" …and I feel I have repurposed, and so really…nothing bad happened here. Right?!

  • Reply Mia March 9, 2012 at 3:34 am


  • Reply Jenae March 9, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I nearly fell out of my chair. I need you in my life- I mean you are but I want you closer. Say, next door.

    On another note we made your ranch dressing and Seth said, "I may call Janssen myself to thank her- which is big because I hate calling people. You MUST stay friends with that girl."

    So there it is.


  • Reply Stephanie Lee March 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Ha ha ha. Finally a repurposing project I can do! 🙂

  • Reply heidikins March 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Bwahaha! Awesome.


  • Reply Heather Fujikawa March 10, 2012 at 6:58 am

    HAH! this is awesome.

  • Reply Chelsea March 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Haha! Thanks for that! Every time I see something cool your sister did I feel totally inadequate! I too can sew, but not clothing I want to wear!

  • Leave a Reply