Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quick Updates

A lot of people wrote enthusiastically about my Wardrobe Refashion Pledge, and a couple may join me in following it in some way.  Thank you, dear readers!     

My pledge officially starts May 1.  My sewing machine has been in the shop for over a month, and in the meantime I’ve only been able to refashion with scissors and hands (okay, and teeth sometimes to chew the end off a thread).   

I’d like to reassure Duchesse at Passage des Perles that I will not be sporting any pants-turned-knickers, or tee shirts made into shredded cocktail dresses.   Fear not, O Tasteful One.   My refashions are really simple actions to make my clothes fit better, flatter a little more, or make use of special fabric. 

Also, for all those of you who wrote back with so much positivity about last week’s anniversary/military wife/memoir thing, thank you for that.  I’m going to write another one soon about the special Invisibility Cloak of an Air Force wife.   

I appreciate you all more than I can say! 

Love, SM


Lucy said...

I just went to read your anniversary post- I can't believe I missed it (I read all your posts). It was so touching.

I'm thinking of getting my sewing machine out as well..

Unknown said...

Good luck with your pledge. Can't wait to hear how it goes each week. As for crops.....what is the difference in showing your legs in a skirt, or showing even less leg in crops? Scandalous!

Duchesse said...

Glad to hear that. I didn't leave any comments on those 'pants turned into knickers' but my thought was, stop torturing a nice pair of pants.

There's something about that site that terrifies me.

The WalMart Vegan said...

I've missed reading your posts this past week! I can't wait to see what fabulous things you come up with for the refashioning and no shopping at all -- I'm impressed. I'm not ready to make that vow...even if my hubby would dance for joy!

I'm with you. I'm not interested in shredded tee designs or things of the sort and the only one skinny enough to wear "knicker" around here is my daughter and she wouldn't be caught dead in them. I really want to catch up on the sewing and the tailoring. And yes, I'll confess -- I like embellished things. They make me happy. Maybe not fashionable, but happy none the less.