Two dress forms, both alike in dignity and prosperity
In fair Kokomo, where we lay our refashion…
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?
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.
Then I did some pinning on the shoulders to tighten it up
Then I ran it under a Janome machine I knew would be able to handle bulky layers
I cut the excess material off and called it a day.
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…
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 😉