Monday, July 12, 2010
I'm A Damn Good Tailor But I Can't Mend Your Split Personality
It's difficult to blog frequently (or persist with anything on a regular basis for that matter) when you're preoccupied with something much more fun. Since I've been back from my trip, I brought with me a D.I.Y. fashion lover's godsend --- a sewing machine. So for the past weekend, while everyone was out and celebrating the heat wave in Vancouver, I've been partying with my 1970's sea-foam blue Imperial sewing machine.
Since my sewing skill isn't "dress-maker" level, I've just been practicing doing small very primitive alterations like sewing an elastic band casing and attaching that casing to a shirt to make it more cinched and dress-like. While that was fun and all but by the end of the weekend I really wanted to do something bigger so I searched for some D.I.Y sewing sites for inspirations and project ideas and found this. I was a little hesitant at first, but when I remembered that I had just the shirt to play around with, I figured I had nothing to lose thus I embarked on this daunting task and ended up with this:
Not bad for a newbie sewer eh?