Hi! I’m back!
I feel like I’ve been having to say that way too much lately. I’ve done a lousy job of posting here, as I’ve had a lousy time creating anything. I’m in a major creative funk, you guys. 🙁
I’m trying to slog my way through it, but it’s really tough. I’m used to being able to create new exciting things without having to try very hard.
But lately, when I look at my refashion rack, I don’t see endless possibilities for fun and play. I’m struggling to see the awesome frock hiding in the frump these days, and that sucks.
I’ve taken breaks. I’ve been working on other creative projects and find myself struggling just as hard with those.
The last time I was in a creative crisis of this magnitude, I started my 366 Day Project.
Maybe it’s time to do that again…
I really don’t know. Seriously…if you have any advice, it would be most welcome.
Anywho…we’re starting to get a few warm days here in SC, so I thought I might lighten my dour spirits with this fun little number:
I like those fun little dots and the tiered skirt could be really terrific. But I am so completely and utterly over sleeves, okay?
To get started, I chopped off everything below the sleeves.
I hemmed that top raw edge…
Then, I put it on my dress form, and saw the top part was going to be waaay to baggy and saggy to work for what I had in mind.
Soooo…I took in a smidge front he back.
Okay, so that top edge is closed up, but so what? It’s still not going to stay up that way, now is it?
I know what I said about hating sleeves, but I thought they might come in handy after all!
I took one of the sleeves, and pinned it to the front and back of my new dress like so:
I stitched the sleeve down, then used my pinking shears on the back section to trim off the extra fabric.
Check it out now!
I wore my cute new dress for a fun brunch spent sharing photos from a recent vacation with my favorite people! 🙂
Thanks for bearing with me as I try to get my mojo back. I promise I’m not quitting this blog…just trying to get re-inspired. You’re awesome for tolerating me. 🙂