Impromptu Catalyst

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!




Sweatshirt:  Philadelphia Print Works; Dress and Handbag:  Unknown (similar and similar) – vintage; Belt- Unknown- Marshall’s; Shoes:  Jessica Simpson- Dillard’s; Necklace:  DIY



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.

  • tasha

    I safety pin outfits all the time. Last week when I did Youtube videos we clamped a couple of my pieces lol.

    Love how versatile your looks always are.
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