Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mind over machine on 4th of July

I used to sew.  I made all kinds of things and enjoyed it tremendously.  One day for some reason my machine went on vacation in the closet and didn't come home until a few weeks ago.
I dragged it out, dusted it off and put it on the table.
Everyday as I walked past I would smile, wink and say encouraging words hoping it would remember me and  start to love me once again.
Finally yesterday while it was 97 degrees outside I decided it's now or never!
I had purchased this maxi which was miles to big but I liked the fabric and simple lines.........So off I went.
It had a zipper down the side--------gone.  Two inches off each side gone.........And all  with no cussing!
The result was a stylish maxi for the 4th of July parade.
The Man even took my picture without a lot of fuss.  
Sorry about the quality of the photo.  I'm sure beer and wine had nothing to do with it!
Dress GW 2.50
Shoes GW 2.00
Me feeling pretty priceless right now!


  1. Love it TAmmy! I'm so happy to see you back. Your maxi dress looks perfect on you. Nice job!


  2. Success! And you make it sound so machine will likely need a lube job before I could try this.

  3. great job on the dress! i love the scarf...and welcome back! :)

  4. Your maxi dress looks great. I admire your talent to modify it.