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quote_reinvent Hi there! We hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July, filled with love, fun, and good food! Because this month's sew along is all about rediscovering, reinventing and refashioning, we decided to provide you with even more inspiration!

To see photos of the other pretty girl submissions, keep scrolling! Kellie What fabric did you use? How much was it? Where did you get it? I used a knit fabric from Walmart's clearance table. It was $2.00/yard and I purchased 3 yards. What was the inspiration for your creation? My...

"Thrift Store Couture, darling!" - RuPaul This month's challenge is going to let you be as creative as you want! You must use two pieces from your favorite thrift store. They can be any combination you want: shoes and jacket, skirt and shirt, a full suit, it is your choice. Your challenge is to take these two items from drab to fab!

I am here to make a confession! It may be shocking to some, while others may think "I am not alone!" I have a strong lust in my heart for Leather! Nothing wrong with that, right? Well, I am loving this leather in the summer time. I (Nell) currently live in the South, so it get's "Devil's Bath Water" hot here during the summer. I sweat in cotton, but I can not get Leather in the Summer out of my head. I am not the only one in love with this fad!

I am a huge fan of KTRstyle! She is always so damn stylish! I was browsing her site earlier today and came across a post about overalls. I have not put on a pair of overalls in so long. I honestly think the last time I had them on, the word teen was in my name and I was under 15.

I wish I could sew! Now is a better time than any to start! Sewing is not hard if you can just get started. Nobody started off sewing garments that were perfect. We all had to start somewhere, and I know for a fact people with years of experience are STILL learning. Don't count yourself out before you even start. Walmart and Target have great and affordable starter machines and notions! I actually get my replacement needles from Walmart because they are always like $1.50, as opposed to specialty stores that charge almost $3.

Cheap But Chic Semi Southern Yetunde Sarumi Mimi G. Style Frugalnomics by Brandhyze Beaute J'adore   Joann Fabrics and Crafts Hancock Fabrics Fashion Fabric Club Mood Fabric Michael Levin Fabrics Fabric If you would like to trade links, shoot us an email at hi@prettygirlssew.com, subject: Affiliates...

If you are just getting into sewing, or not sure if you should take the plunge, allow us to push you over the edge! We are all so happy we found a passion for sewing for our own reasons. We decided since you are taking the plunge you need some necessary essentials.