"" Life A Bit Sweeter: Before & After on a Snowy Day

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Before & After on a Snowy Day

So, I tweeted earlier that I was "Sitting in my office with a seam ripper, scissors, and a skirt I don't wear anymore. Sewing machine staring at me. What will happen?"

Well, I'll tell you what happened...visions of Africa danced in my head.

Here's the skirt that's been sitting in my closet for a year.  I loved it at the time but due to the relaxed dress code of my job (which I love), I RARELY EVER wear skirts anymore so this baby has been taking up space:

And a few how-to conversations later with my AWAA/blog buddy Andrea, this unwanted skirt turned into the focal point of a very cool t-shirt design....so much more totally in-line with my life right now...comfortable and chic.  
I'm not sure yet but I may go in the direction of using these as our fundraiser tees.  The map colors and fabrics will all be different for each tee and I'll become more of a pro at sewing...I don't know, what do you think???
("CJ", our 10-year old, was my fashion photographer for this pic...at one point, he even said, "Open your eyes a little more." LOL.  Hopefully you'll get the gist of it to see that the skirt became a replica of the continent of Africa...do you see?)


Anonymous said...

You look like a model! Very cool shirt!

Lynn in TX

Michelle said...

Aww..how sweet Lynn. Thank you so much!

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