It's now about 8" less long. Before it dragged on the floor, which looked cool and dramatic, but was a safety hazard and it was just a matter of time before it would snag, tear, and start to look a little too ragged 1990s babydoll for me. So, I wore it once long, and then put it away. And then just recently realized I would wear it so much more if it were shorter. So, I serged it off. It was cheap (forever 21) and a bit of an impulse buy—so I am happy to have figured out how to wear it more.
I have both been sewing (and buying) more dramatic clothes and wearing them once or twice, and then altering them to make them easier for everyday wear. This has been really liberating. It takes me a bit to get there. I never think when I sew or buy something, "Oh, I will change this part later." I just realize I never wear it later, after the party or event I have made it for. Then I try to figure out why, and then usually months later, I change it. I have altered a few dresses into skirts that I sewed, and they have a whole new life now. I know this isn't revolutionary, you know, altering my existing clothes, but it's amazing how I still forget I can and what a thrill it is when I do. Especially pieces I have sewn.
- This short video is so funny and so true, If you are from Portland you will laugh, if you aren't you will now know everything about us.
- This link, to the Scale of the Universe, is from my brother and amazing. It's hard to explain, but it's interactive, educational, and just super cool.
- We saw Pina in 3-D last week. I know documentaries go to Netflix right away, but after reading this interview with Wim Wenders about shooting in 3D, I knew I had to see it in the theater in 3D. I am so glad I did. It is outstanding. And the costumes are so lovely. I was distracted at times, studying them, and trying to draft patterns for them in my head. I didn't know much about Pina, and the movie gives very little biographical information. I found this really helpful to read later when we got home. I'm sort of glad I didn't know much going in, so I could just watch the dancing without much context or information.