Hello, Nation of one! (Ha, well, you’ve gotta start somewhere. Thank you, accidentalcatlady.)
A project finish and a thrift to share today.
The alterations to my thrifted blue bamboo dress are done—mainly the hem. I wanted to mimic the hand-embroidery on the bodice on the hem of the dress, which was originally ankle length.
I chopped the hem to knee-length and added rustic rings of embroidery. The imperfectness of each stitch makes me smile.
I have an aversion to the idea that the things we make need to look “professional,” or store-bought, or perfect. And although I respect those that strive to achieve perfection, I don’t think I’ve ever perfected anything. I’m okay with that.
That’s me too, David.
I like this part of me.
And speaking of perfectly imperfect things, I thrifted this wonderful, weird ceramic piece last week:
Signature on the back. I have no idea what it means. But I do wonder.
The final reveal of that bamboo dress. I like it!
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25 stitches per inch 64 inches around 3 rows of stitching = 4,800 stitches . Did I do the math right? . What I know for sure is that this took for-e-ver! So I plan to wear it forever. Needs ironing and de-furring still 🐶 #slowsewing #slowfashion #slowfashionmovement #secondhandfirst
A side note: sewing and thrifting are two of my passions, but I have one more: music. In each post going forward I plan to post a link to a song that I am loving that day. I look forward to a year or two or more from now when I can go back to a post, click on a link, and go, “Oh my heck I forgot about that song!” Can’t wait for that. So: