Monday, April 20, 2009

repurposed

sometime during my high school experience, i was handed down this plaid garment. it was intended to be worn by a boy and was incredibly unflattering, but for some reason i loved wearing it. for years now i have held onto it, unable to just toss it, as it was worn during exciting events in my life.  it started simply enough as a really awkward choice for a young woman's wardrobe, and then it turned into a piece of clothing i could not let go of. 
so, after staring at it in my loft for the last couple months, i finally got the nerve to cut into it. after resizing it, adding a little elastic and some ties in the back, i had a shirt dress for phia that she really loves wearing.

2 comments:

Bkreader said...

How resourceful! Love the story---love the child getting the sentimental hand down---love the child who cared to share the story. Brought a smile to this face this AM---thanks!
Love ya,
Ma

Kat said...

Hey LJ,
Love the dress! Ask ma about my flocked strawberry dress made from grandma peachy's kitchen curtains. Felt as glamourous as Scarlet O'Hara!
Aunt Kat