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2018 is Here: I'm Not Ready

Hey Loves,

2018 crept on in here and caught me slipping.  Really, I'm totally not ready.  But, time waits for no one!  So, here goes nothing.

I got in on this great challenge by the skin of my teeth.  I actually got a too late notice.  :(  Then, I got a you're in notice. :)  Talk about an emotional roller coaster.  I'm one of 1067 sewists participating in the 2018 RTW Fast.  I'm number 1024.  See! I barely made it!

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Well, here's where the unpreparedness kicks in.  I had an event to go to and nothing to wear the night before. Normally, I'd go look for something last minute.  If I didn't find anything, I'd sew up old faithful M6886 and add a little something extra to make it give it some of my flavor.  Well, that wasn't happening at all.  See, I'm fasting from all clothing purchases, including emergency last minute situations.  Yea, what did I get myself into?!  Then, I remembered my after Christmas shopping excursion:  Target clearance + 20% off & Dillard's going out of business sale.  I bought about 20 pieces total and barely spent $100.  OK, enough of my shopping fun.  That's the past.  My future includes less swiping and more sewing.  I realized I could just shop my own closet.  I verified I can alter things already in my closet.  And my first personal project of 2018 was on the way.

I searched my closet and found this little number from Target with the tag still attached.  It's a little too big but I knew that when I bought it.



I took about 30 minutes to figure out what I wanted to do.  I chose to keep it simple.  Take it in.  Remove the straps. Use the access sleeve curve to create a poof.  Add ruching to the sleeve to make it 3/4 length.  I checked YouTube university for a refresher on quick ways to alter thrifty finds.

I forgot to take good pictures, but here are a few of me dancing and a close up of the top.

It turned out great!  It was perfect for taking a few twirls around the floor!

This was really rewarding! It's a great start to 2018.  I see many more makes to come!

Do you alter thrifty finds?  If so, share a link to your IG or blog so I can follow you.

Until next time, SMOOCHES!



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