Rounding out our week of favorites’ favorites is Melissa of ISLY, a blog penned as an ode to all things creative. Her numerous DIYs, easy to follow instructions and eye for design are addicting – you’ve been warned. Now if only I weren’t so afraid of sewing machines, perhaps I could make a thing or two with her guidance…
Thanks, Kim for having me over!
As I’ve reflected on the year there’s one project that’s really stood out as my favorite: my Southwestern Menswear refashion. I had just gotten my very first dress form & was channeling all sorts of creativity at the time & attempted one of the more difficult refashions in my experience.
I ran into a few unexpected roadblocks, but I got it done in a reasonable amount of time. It was nice that I didn’t have to worry about a waistband enclosure or hemming the skirt. I can’t stand hemming.
I also love that every time I wear it, I get comments on it. Quite a few women (old & young!) ask me where I found the skirt & it’s always a shock when I tell them that I refashioned it from an old shirt. There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of making something that doesn’t look “homemade” (because we all know there’s a huge difference between handmade & homemade).
Thanks again, Kim!
Thank you, Melissa!