Sunday, August 22, 2010

If you REALLY want something noone else at school will have this year, The Makery is the perfect spot to pick up a new shirt, scarf, dress, necklace, or bag. Everything at The Makery is handmade, so its either one of a kind, or there are only a few floating around in the whole wide world.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Project Day

Sometimes I work on some sewing while at the shop. Today was one of those days.
I bought this dress about a year ago from a thrift store here in Louisville. It was super ill fitting. The previous owner must have had quite a rack!
On me, this dress was slim fitting through the hip, and very baggy on the top half. The sleeves were awkard and dated, but I just l o v e d the floral pattern. So... I bought it for maybe $5 and it has just been sitting in my closet.
I have a few events coming up soon and I am on a $0 budget, so shopping for a new dress is out of the question. Luckily, with a little sewing machine magic I was able to take in the side seams, add darts in the bust, and shorten the sleeves of this vintage beauty and voila!