InVESTing in some changes

Two dress forms, both alike in dignity and prosperity

In fair Kokomo,  where we lay our refashion…

Thing 1 and Thing 2


Okay, so “Romeo & Juliet” is this not. I couldn’t help but be a dork and think of this opening reference to the Bard’s romance as I began this refashion.

My “Minnie” Me is on the left; standard issue DF is on the right. They look the EXACT same to me but alas they are different. Would you believe standard issue is 2 sizes larger than Minnie? Crazy! Perception’s a fickle little minx, isn’t she?

Modeling the best fit of the vest for me. I ❤ her 🙂 She does all the work for me. What a pal.


“Bust” -ing at the seams 😉

Sometimes I just need a visual… and clearly, there IS a difference between Minnie and Si (get it? S.I. “Standard Issue”…) 😀

Moving on… I found this vest at Goodwill for .99 cents. I’ve been looking for a vest for a while now and decided this would do. It needed to be taken in just a little bit though.

I put it back on Minnie and got to pinning.

Inside out… I kinda dig this two-tone look!

Then I did some pinning on the shoulders to tighten it up

Just an inch or so…

Then I ran it under a Janome machine I knew would be able to handle bulky layers

Built in walking foot is quite invaluable! Seriously. Wish I had this machine at my house 🙂

I cut the excess material off and called it a day.

Inside at Job #1
Outside at Job #1

Taking these pics made me realize how lame this blog is lol. I’m having fun and all… but I feel like my pics with my stupid 2007 camera and/or my phone are just really not doing my projects justice. I think my garments turn out a thousands times better than what they appear.

Here lies the problem: I have no money, which is why I started sewing and hence this blog in the first place; however, I need to invest in a good camera to have a better blog… see the dilemma? *sigh.

Until I can get a new camera, I’m stuck “faking” it with editing techniques…

“Eh, eh, eh!” Cue the elbow poke and cheesy smile 🙂

Well… it was a valiant effort at any rate. One of these days I’ll have a banging camera and people, other than my family, will see this blog. Until then, I guess I’m just inVESTing in clever titles 😉


6 thoughts on “InVESTing in some changes

  1. WAIT!!!! I am NOT family… you really don’t know me at all… and I LOVE your blog!! You DO know my best friend tho… Danielle Spurgeon! She showed me a couple of your re-styles and I have been hooked on your blog ever since!

    I love it so much I have ALMOST talked myself into buying a new sewing machine and start my own re-fashions for myself and my daughter!!

    And the pictures work just fine! 😉

    1. AW, Catherine! You seriously made my day! Thank you so much. I love Danielle. She’s awesome. We were college pals. And, go for it. Get a machine. You’ll be surprised what you can do when you just, uh, do it. 🙂

  2. Me too, I am not family and I am a devoted reader. I may not comment very often but I do read and take inspiration from your projects. I haven’t been brave enough to refashion for myself yet but I have done a few things for my daughter. I love your blog!!! Keep up the good work Laura!!!!

    1. Hey! Thanks so much 🙂 I was just checking out your blog… great stuff. Congrats on the new dressform. Dolly will make your life SO much better. I don’t know what I would do without my Minnie! 😉

  3. Your pictures are just fine, love. Your beauty shines through your posts and your time will come. Do not fail to tithe and stay sweet. There must be a story on that red “body” in the picture. I’m off to see what I have missed and what you have said about it that I did not read.

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