Thanks to everyone for your sweet words of encouragement after my last post. 🙂 You’re all pretty much the nicest readers anyone could possibly have and I want to bake a batch of cookies for each and every one of you. I don’t want you to worry about me though. Creative slumps happen. I’ve dealt with them before, and I’m sure I’ll deal with them again. But the blog must go on! 🙂
Hoping to escape my slump, I booked a place on airbnb, packed up my mini machine, and headed off to Athens, GA to catch some awesome live music and a bit of vintage shopping!
My machine didn’t travel alone! I tossed in this dress to refash as well!
Total basic 90’s boringness here. But the print is so nice! Surely there’s something that can be done!
I started with a big chop!
Then, I pinned that raw edge down!
I ran this through my lil machine, like ya do…
I pressed my new hem the best way I knew how…
…but still wasn’t too thrilled with this frock yet.
I cut a (really jagged…sorry!) square from the cut-off bit.
Then, I pinned the raw edges down as I pinned it to my dress.
I cut off a bit of that bottom scrap and used it as a sash for the waist of my new frock (because old habits die hard), although it would also be cute with a free waist too! 🙂
Unfortunately, the weather report for that day was a wee bit optimistic. It’s still chilly here in the south (Good God, WILL IT EVER END?!?!?). Luckily, I brought a thrifted chambray shirt to cover up with!
I really liked this outfit, and enjoyed wearing my sweet secondhand Aldo studded brogues (a steal at $15!) and my fun minty tights. 🙂
My pocket was pretty swell as well!
I fell in love with this delightful little vintage shop that had everything one could possibly desire:
You can check out this sweet shop’s Facebook page right here!
I somehow managed to escape with only a silly little fish necklace.