It's been a long time since I made myself something to wear. I've cut out a 50's dress I've yet to sew together and I really really want to make this skirt that features on Amy Butlers promo video. Like I mean REALLY want it. You know that feeling you get when you find something you really like and just have to do it/get it now! That drug that seems to overtake you and it's even worse when you're hungry at the same time. That's how I feel about this skirt. There's no pattern, so I'm trying to work it out myself.
Yesterday in Peppermint Magazine I saw a girl who, after watching the movie "Julie & Julia", was inspired to do something similar. She's revamping a dress a day that she has found in an op shop for $1, into a funky wearable fashion item. That's 365 dresses people, I can't even finish one!
I noted down the blog address to take a look and funnily enough, when I downloaded Sister Diane's latest Crafty Pod, she has done a podcast interview with Marissa from New Dress A Day.
Marissa has made some very funky numbers out of some very ghastly dresses indeed. She explains how she alters each one, so that you too can do it. Marissa mentions the op shop in LA she likes to get her dresses from........guess who's going to LA this month!!! Mwah!
So, as well as my New York shopping bonanza, I plan to visit the same op shop and see what I can find to have a go at vamping up. I'll be on the hunt for some items that have a lot of potential but just need a bit of lovin from the Bernina.