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Sew Good

I finished another project! I bought this satin brocade suit at one of my favorite thrift haunts last year, and realized I hadn’t taken full advantage of it due to the ill-fitting skirt.

In a rare fit of domesticity, I decided to take it in myself instead of spending another 11 months pretending I’d take it to the tailor “someday.” Since I’m not clever enough to thread my sewing machine (the whole bobbin-catching-thread thing never works and the entire process stresses me out) I pinned it and took it in by hand! It was surprisingly relaxing, and took less than an hour.

Of course, I had to wear it the next day.

I enjoy these hands-on creative projects! I was inspired by Sanchez’s Challenge (where are you, girl?) and though I’m pretty sure I’m not disciplined enough to do a project every day, I think I’ll try to make it a point to do more projects that don’t involve using a computer. Sometimes it’s nice to get your hands dirty, you know?

Do you make things as a creative outlet? What do you make?

  • manecoarse

    August 16, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Wow. What a very pretty skirt. I can’t believe you took it in by hand. Kudos!!!! Your hair is pretty too.

    • tamia

      August 18, 2010 at 9:05 am


  • Paulettew

    August 16, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I really like the skirt! I have a dress from a vintage shop that I got that really doesn’t fit. I’m waiting for my mother to teach me how to sew so I can do it all by myself.

    • tamia

      August 18, 2010 at 9:12 am

      I have a lot of vintage/thrifted stuff that I bought with the intention of having altered. I figured if I started with something easy, it would motivate me to do more, so I brushed up on my “technique” watching YouTube tutorials!

  • Fajr | Stylish Thought

    August 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Those pink pumps are delicious! You’re better than me, I have a seamstress mother and still can’t sew. One day I’ll learn.

    • tamia

      August 18, 2010 at 8:57 am

      Oh, I didn’t say I was good at it. Nooo, my seams are all crooked, threads everywhere, etc!

  • Sanchez

    August 16, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Lol…I’m around…sort of.

    Lots of pictures and projects to post…I think I’ve been reading more blogs lately rather than posting. Trying to create something every day in addition to a million other things I juggle is a little tougher than I thought. I’ve been creating, but the blogging has definitely taken a backseat. Glad to hear I’ve inspired someone though 🙂

    Hope to have all my pics and projects caught up and posted soon, including my favorite one yet…and it spans 3 days…I finally remodeled my yucky bathroom all by myself. I know, it’s not a “craft”…but I ripped out tile, stripped wallpaper, painted, installed wainscotting and new flooring, and lots of little other things…I think it should count as part of the challenge, all 3 days of it.

    • tamia

      August 18, 2010 at 8:55 am

      Wow, wallpaper is beyond challenging! That should count for, like, a month’s worth of projects. For real.
      Glad to hear you’re still creating–I know finding the time to sit down and blog about it can be difficult sometimes.

  • Sanchez

    August 16, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    PS Love the skirt…it’s amazing. And love, love, love the pink shoes with it 🙂

  • Alicia

    August 20, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    The jurris (or jewelry in the modern English). LOL. I’d like to get back to sewing though. It’s very relaxing.

    Have you seen the new dress a day blog? She spends $1 on something everyday and alters it. Kinda cool.

  • Caramelnaps25

    September 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Love the skirt and the ponytail:)