Soooo still pretty excited about this whole ‘altering bad purchases’-month because it has forced me take a better look at some things I thought would be useless forever. This includes a skirt which I thought of selling for a while but! I am really happy I found a way to wear this because: pink and purple plaid. Seriously.
These socks are a bright pink/magenta with orange stripes and a purple elastic band. SO PERFECT.
The face I make when trying to smile and obviously failing is becoming a regular feature here. Besides my weird face I am also wearing a brooch made by a friend which is all sorts of amazing:
I stole this picture from her flickr. You can also find her illustration tumblr here, her personal tumblr here and also a blog which I’m not sure she still uses here. A lot of possibly largely useless linkage because plugging friends is awesome.
Confession time: I kind of not so accidentally had to buy this fluff jacket and break my rule of not buying anything this month because: FLUFF JACKET. When I was trying it on two women immediately flocked to me with big, eager eyes and almost rudely wanted to snatch it away from me and I was all ‘sry2say but this was already mine the day someone decided to create this’. Because seriously.
Let’s get down to the DIY-aspect of it all: this skirt was too small on my hips and too big on my waist. I was really really scared to alter anything of it because it’s so perfectly made. But I just had to because: pink and purple plaid. Also: seventies vibe. So I ended up opening up two pleats which were originally sewed together, and admittedly awkwardly taking in the waistband. I did so awkwardly because I wanted to avoid cutting anything of this skirt so I could easily restore it back if my plan failed or if I eventually end up giving it away and restoring it to its original state, and also due to extreme laziness. I actually quite prefer the shape this awkard taking in has given the skirt but I admit this idea might not be for everyone. When I took these pictures I only sewed together the top with one stitch but have since sewed together the whole waistband and it looks a lot nicer that way even though it still has a little of that fold thing going on which you can see in the picture with my blue shirt and awkward non-smile. (click image for bigger)
I’m sorry these posts are actually quite boring but I’m quitting coffee and I feel SO TIRED and all jittery and faint and weird and SO HEADACHY so I’m just leaving it at this because, I know, if I wait till I have something to say (which I don’t because apparently my brain can’t process anything without coffee) I will end up not updating in a really long while and so consequently quitting this whole ‘altering bad purchases’ thing.