HEY there!!! I hope you had a great weekend and yurt week is off to a great start! My week is starting off super busy, but great :-). I am taping a DIY segment with “Deals” this morning (I will let y’all know when it airs), and am taking graduation photos this afternoon, for which I currently (Monday night) have no idea what I’m going to wear, eek!
I often get a lot of questions about alterations, as I’m a big believer in getting clothes altered to fit your body and style. However, I’m also a believer in on the spot improvised alterations, whether they be temporary or permanent :-). This skirt may look familiar to you, as it’s the dress I’m wearing in this post (and this one too) and the illustration in the sidebar. Don’t fret, I didn’t cut my lovely vintage dress, but I did tuck the top of the dress in, safety pin the zipper so that it wouldn’t fall, and wear it as a skirt to church Sunday and a trip to Reiko’s house!
You may have noticed that I have a thing for sweatshirts; so, when I spotted this sweatshirt on Katrice’s Instagram timeline, I knew I had to have it! It’s from a company in Philadelphia, called Philaprint, and they make amazing and poignant sweatshirts. I loved this one so much, I bought two! In case you are wondering who Shirley Chisolm might be, she was a U.S. Congresswoman and the first major-party African-American candidate to run for president in 1972. If you’ve never heard of this inspirational woman, Google her!
Do you ever do impromptu alterations? What are some your tricks for getting multiple use out of your garments?
Today’s Tip: Don’t be confined by what a garment is intended to be.