As most of you know, late last year I made a big career change from being the Grants Manager at the SC Arts Commission, to working in Community Impact at United Way of the Midlands. I loved working in the arts and continue to support the arts in every way I can. But as I looked at the people around me in the city I happily call home and saw how many were hungry, homeless, uneducated, and suffering, I wanted to help.
There was just one thing…I had to wear this shirt…
It’s a perfectly fine T-shirt. But I wasn’t really in the mood to wear a boring T-shirt on one of the few gorgeous sunny days we’ve had here lately. So, I pulled out my tailor’s chalk and got to marking!
Then, I got to cut along that chalked line. This left some raw edges that needed closing, so I got to it!
I stitched the front and back of my new top down…
…then I pinned those cut-off sided together and stitched them down as well!
Almost done! I just needed a couple of straps to hold my new top up. Luckily, I had a spool of black grosgrain ribbon on hand!
After two more short little whirrrrrs, I was all done!
My new top was comfy as could be for a day spent in the warm sun!
I could have made my top a bit more fitted, but as I actually work for United Way, I kind of wanted to be as non-provocative as possible. I’m sure you understand. 🙂
While out at the market, I ran into a couple of fun friends!
One lovely pal even gave me a very thoughtful gift! 🙂
By the end of the day, I just wanted to unwind a bit, so I did. 🙂
I hope you all make the time to give back to your community (no matter where that is) this week, as well as all year long!