Sunday, February 24, 2013
i thought it was over but it's not
I finally got down to chopping a dress I no longer wore into a blouse - about a year after I decided to do it, because I kept putting it off out of laziness. I knew the dress (from A.P.C.) was no longer right for me; I was never going to look right in what looked adorably coltish on Alexa Chung. But I felt it was a shame to simply give it away or sell it because I still love the fabric (the loveliest cotton with a subtle checked texture) and the round, neat neckline.
I was of course, spurred by the success of Sue, who demonstrated brilliantly how the meh can become magical with a snip of the scissors. And so this week I finally whipped the cover off my sewing machine, spent an hour making sure I threaded the machine right and testing stitch sizes and tension on scraps of cloth, and off I went.
It was pretty easy breezy - the only tricky bit was sewing the pockets shut and making sure it was done neatly. And voila, new blouse! Love how it has just enough structure. Love the softness of the cotton. Love that I can now wear it with cropped trousers for work and denim shorts for the weekend. Love it, basically.