Thursday, March 13, 2014

Reduce Reuse Recycle

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I made this dress! It was a spur-of-the-moment project about a week ago. I was watching TV in my mom's workroom--she's a quilter--and feeling very blah. Sternly, I said to myself, "Stop sitting here like a lump. Get up and make something!" Scraps of fleece were piled on a box in the corner; I sewed them together into this, without using a pattern or even taking measurements. Unsurprisingly, the result is a bit wonky. I'm just impressed that it fits on my body and is comfortable! Being the ultimate fashionista that I am, (jokes), I will definitely wear this. Maybe as a nightgown.

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Would you like to feel judged by a cute comic? I've got ya covered:




BUT I WANT NEW THINGS! In my defense, they don't have to be truly new. I intended to go thrifting today, but I ended up staying in and making another DIY garment, this time using a shawl. It turned out way better than the fleece dress. Pictures coming soon (to a theater near you... dun dun dun).

8 comments :

  1. You didn't even take measurements!? YOU'RE CRAZY! Crazy awesome, that is.
    I love that little comic at the end of the post. It's just the advice I need to get my ass back into the creating mode and less of the consuming mode.

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    1. Bahaha, *preens* I like the comic too!

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  2. There is so much truth in that comic that it actually hurts. :-D

    The dress is awesome! I totally think you could wear it out, but it also looks like the perfect thing for schlubbing around the house, but *stylishly*.

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    1. IKR? I actually did wear the dress out, but I also slept in it!

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  3. you didn't even measure?! i'm highly impressed! even when I painstakingly measure and remeasure my hems always turn out a little bit crazy, haha. and go you for not letting yourself lump around- it definitely takes some persistence to force yourself out of a mood

    xo marlen
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    1. I'm pretty sure hems are bewitched! And not in a good way. I have never ever sewed an even hem. And de-lumping oneself is definitely hard! It usually takes me a good night's sleep to recover.

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  4. ~high fives~ That has a nice profile and structure. Very impressed with your snuggly dress.

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