|Sweater – swapped; Dress – Ruche; Tights – Hue; Boots – Locale.
So you know how yesterday I said that I tackled my first sewing project with my brand new sewing machine? Well, this is the result of what I did.
As I mentioned, I felt the dress was a tad too short for my comfort, so I wanted to let down the hem. It wasn’t as easy as it sounded. See that top horizontal pleat? Well, it was completely attached to the dress, so first I had to remove the whole thing. Then open it making it a double horizontal pleat, and iron it. Then I had to attached it back onto the dress, with a finished stitch so it doesn’t fray. And lastly, I had to fold the hem and finish the new hem of the dress.
It just looks like there were meant to be two double pleats now. And I felt so great wearing it: proud and finally comfortable with the length! It’s amazing what three inches can do. I think I did pretty well for my first solo mission. What do you think?
On a totally separate note…
I really, really need to find a martial arts school to study at. I’ve been out of the studio for far too long and there’s only so much that self-motivation can do. But my problem is two-fold. One, I can’t find a place that I really like. I’ve looked at probably a dozen schools all over Toronto to find an art that I really want to study. I’ve tried Muay Thai, BJJ, Karate, Tai Kwon Do, MMA, Krav Maga, and various blends of these, and I have yet to find something that I love as much as Kung Fu. So that’s my first and major dilemma. Two, it has to be affordable. I’m not rolling in wads of dollars, so the place I go to has to be affordable. But the issue of fees is really secondary to finding something that I truly love.
You know what you want to do, and that you love doing it, but you’re having trouble finding a place that reflects you. Have you ever felt that way?