|To the trash heap! Some of you might recognize my infamous Buffalo Shorts fabric...|
The first one to hit the garbage was a dress I made by draping fabric across my body and trying to make it ruffly and flouncy. Eyeballing a tiered, floor length dress with nothing but an image from the J. Crew website to guide me...sounds like a great plan, right? Under my skilled hands, the ruffles became flabby gills drowning my body and the flounces became grotesque bulges of hideous proportions and angles. Not even the sweet, pink daisy embroidered fabric could save it, which is really too bad because it was about $100 worth of it bought at a time when my paychecks barely covered rent. I whistled a happy little tune as that ugly piece of failure hit the trash heap.
|Hint! There is actually a scrap of the quilt backing in this shot.|
It's a nice reminder of how great a clean slate can be. After some heavy soul searching, my sewing table is clear. Amen.