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Too broke for fall shopping? Kandy Christensen, owner of Meandering Design, is teaching a September class on how to revamp your closet without shelling out a fortune. Christensen will teach basic sewing techniques at this $25-a-pop crash course. Just bring an old item you'd like to revamp (your mom's old silk dress; a pair of pants that you thought were cute in college) and prepare to emerge with a brand-new item.