It’s amusing to observe that there are those who wish they could cut and paste preferred features or attributes from here and there to produce their desired perfect spouse.
They’d take Miss A’s awesome personality, add: Miss B’s shapely apple butt, Miss C’s spirituality, Miss D’s intellect, Miss E’s life-of-the-party vibe, Miss F’s perky DD breasts, Miss G’s inspiring zest for adventure, Miss H’s beautiful smile, Miss I’s alluring sing-song voice, Miss J’s silky hair, Miss K’s morality minus any sanctimoniousness, and so on and so forth.
The fantastically ideal creation that would eventually emerge, whom I’ve aptly christened “Miss Z raised to power infinity“, would make Victor Frankenstein green with envy. 😀
Anyway, being able to sew is rather nice, I felt a little powerful the day my mum begged me to replace the broken zip on her dress, *smirk* lol. Plus, you can easily tweak garments to suit your changing style.
Take for example, this red chiffon dress I bought a few years ago from Forever 21 (one of my favorite high street stores). At the time, I was in an “I love all little dresses” phase, which has now waned somewhat. But then again, I suppose that one’s hemline grows longer as one grows older, indeed, one really cannot be forever 21, abi ? (I insist there’s an intended pun in there) 😉
So what to do?
- I whipped out said beloved little dress
- Whipped out tape rule
- Whipped out “cut and paste” fabric, in this case, a yard of Woodin ankara that my mum dashed me from her 6 yards
- Measured the inches till desired new hemline
- Cut a horizontal panel with the required inches from the Woodin
- Attached the panel to the dress
- Attached lace hem tape to the hemline edge, (I love how pretty it looks) and blind stitched
I was happy that the red print on the Woodin fabric closely matched the brick red shade of the dress. The So Chic collection is printastic!
…and viola! new-ish dress.
So, are there items in your closet that could benefit from a good old ‘cut and paste’? Shop in your own closet! 🙂