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Thank you for visiting. We're sharing our home improvements, recipes (including gluten-free), party planning, gardening projects, and of course more sewing. Hope you will subscribe and visit often. We'll try and make it worth your while. Enjoy!

Dec 04, 2017

the diy effect

the diy effect

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Dec 04, 2017

Make Santa Hat

Make Santa Hat for the holidays

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Dec 04, 2017

Gift Wrapping Ideas

gift wrapping ideas year round

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Nov 29, 2017

How to Hem

how to hem

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Nov 29, 2017

homemade garland

homemade garland

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Nov 29, 2017

pikachu movie

pikachu movie

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Nov 11, 2017

Sitebuildit review

sitebuildit review

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Nov 10, 2017

make santa scarf

Make Santa scarf or make a sheepskin scarf in less than an houe, and with few materials

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Nov 10, 2017

Make Holiday Apron

How to make holiday apron, including make holiday apron video and step by step tutorial.

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Nov 02, 2017

sew waistband

sew waistband

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Oct 31, 2017

Doll Repair

Doll repair

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Oct 30, 2017

doll boots

doll boots

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Oct 30, 2017

christmas sewing projects

Christmas sewing projects

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Oct 30, 2017

bulldog photos

bulldog photos

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Oct 30, 2017

beginner sewing projects

beginner sewing projects

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Oct 30, 2017

1950s party

1950s party

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Oct 30, 2017

how to make a dress

how to make a dress

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Oct 30, 2017

sewing tools

sewing tools

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Oct 29, 2017

pumpkin carving ideas

pumpkin carving ideas

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Oct 29, 2017

party diys

party diys

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Oct 29, 2017

candle stick holder diy

candle stick holder diy

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Oct 28, 2017

make pikachu ears

Make Pikachu ears

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Oct 27, 2017

about us

about us

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Oct 27, 2017

photo booth diy

photo booth diy

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Oct 27, 2017

summer party diys

summer party diys

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Oct 26, 2017

hobby horse diy

hobby horse diy

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Oct 25, 2017

how to bake pumpkin seeds

how to bake pumpkin seeds

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Oct 25, 2017

country party sign

country party sign

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Oct 24, 2017

how to carve a pumpkin

how to carve a pumpkin

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Oct 22, 2017

retro summer party

retro summer party

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Oct 22, 2017

sangria recipe

sangria recipe

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Oct 22, 2017

best stuffing recipe

best stuffing recipe

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Oct 21, 2017

steampunk jewelry

steampunk jewelry

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Oct 21, 2017

pumpkin puree recipe

pumpkin puree recipe

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Oct 20, 2017

how to make a cape, cape pattern, little red riding hood costume

how to make a cape, cape pattern, little red riding hood costume

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Oct 20, 2017

how to make an apron

how to make an apron

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Oct 20, 2017

little red riding hood costume

Make Little Red RIding Hood Costume using costume sewing patterns and Halloween patterns

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Oct 20, 2017

how-to-make-a-dog-bomber-jacket

how to make a dog bomber Jacket Free downloadable dog coat sewing pattern and step by steo instructions with large eye popping photos on how to make a Bomber Jacket dog coat

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Oct 19, 2017

make egyptian costume

Make egyptian costume with egyptian necklass, belt, cuffs and cape

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Oct 19, 2017

how-to-make-a-toga

How to make a toga

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Oct 18, 2017

square foot gardening tips

Square foot gardening tips and review from a fan. Reap!

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Oct 17, 2017

dog coat sewing pattern

Dog coat sewing pattern video & tutorial on how to make a Bomber Jacket for Otis the Olde English Buldogge

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Oct 17, 2017

whipped cream recipe

whipped cream recipe easy, fast, 3 ingredients and so so delicious

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Oct 17, 2017

make party decorations

how to make party decorations, party flags, banners, garlands out of old rags and throwaway clothes

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Oct 16, 2017

Poke Ball DIY

poke ball diy

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Oct 04, 2017

retro sewing patterns, vogue sewing pattern, vogue sewing, vogue pattern

retro sewing patterns, vogue sewing pattern, vogue sewing, vogue pattern

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May 20, 2014

how-to-make-a-doll-vest

How to make a vest for dolls. Step by step instruction with eye popping photos, patterns, and more.

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May 14, 2014

sewing-pictures

sewing pictures colorful eye popping sewing pictures

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Apr 09, 2014

vintage media

Original Vintage Media includes Movies, TV Shows,Vintage Commercials

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Retrosewing NAme CHange 

Update

Hello. My name is Pam.  Welcome to theDIYeffect.com, previously known as RetroSewing.net.  Thank you for  visiting.  We're updating the design and content, so  things are changing, but it will be worth it when done. 

Much has happened since I started this website in 2009.  A big move to the country, lots of remodeling, gardening, experimenting with recipes, party planning and parties are just some of the activities keeping our family busy.  Living in the country is full of new, exciting things to do and discover.  I love the fresh air, wild life, and beautiful country views, not to mention new experiences,  like watching my husband learn to drive a tractor. 

Our life is full of DIY's, and that's how theDIYeffect.com was born.  Retrosewing will always be a part of theDiyeffect.com, and retro sewing projects will continue, but this change of name (RetroSewing to theDIYeffect.com) will accommodate all our DIY activities, including "Home Improvements",  "Recipes", "Gluten-Free Recipes",  "Growing a Square Foot Garden", "Party Planning Ideas",  and of course "Sewing".  I'll soon be posting the adorable "1950's Playsuit" with romper and skirt,  as well as many other DIY's. Hope you'll join us.

For more info about this site, and all the people behind it, check out the "about us" page.

Enjoy!

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     Make Egyptian Jewelry

     Make Poodle Skirt

     Make a Cape 

     Make an Apron

     Make Pikachu Dog 

     Make Pikachu Ears

     Make Pikachu Tail

     Poke Ball DIY

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     Royal Cape

     Red Riding Hood 

Sewing

     Make Santa Hat

     Make Holiday Apron

     Santa Scarf

     1950s Playsuit

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     How to Install Zipper

     Sew Waistband

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     Retro Patterns

     How to Make a Dress

     Christmas Sewing

Recipes

     Bake Pumpkin Seeds

    Pumpkin Pie Recipe 

     Pumpkin Puree

     Whipped Cream

     Stuffing

     Cioppino

     Blackberry Pie

     Best Chocolate Cake

     Guitar Cake

     Sangria

Gardening

     Square Foot Gardening

Party DIY's

     How to Carve Pumpkin

     Party DIYs

     Photo Booth DIY

     Hobby Horse DIY

     Country Party Sign

     Candle Stick DIY

     Gift Wrap Ideas

     Party Ideas

     Steampunk Jewelry

     Party Decorations

     Retro Summer Party

     Summer Party DIYs

More DIY's

     Miss Dolly's Makeover

     Sew Doll Vest

     Doll Make-Up

     Sewing Doll Clothes