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...if you're tired of the big so-so....

Hurray for me! I am a sewing queen! Well, not really. But sort of.

A few months ago, I bought a cool Sleater-Kinney t-shirt online. It's orange and has a cool picture of a cat on it. But when it arrived, it was a weird fit - not bad enough to make me send it back, but bad enough for me not to wear it much. The neck was really high and tight, and it wasn't very flattering. I kept thinking "oh, I should get it altered", but never got round to it. And I never considered trying to alter it myself because I haven't sewed anything more than a ripped jean-knee since I was about 12.

But! Tonight I just thought "fuck it", and set to work with my scissors. I slashed the neck wide, and then I hemmed it. I was astonished how my sewing skills automatically came back after a decade and a half. But they did! And now I have a cool new t-shirt with a wide, straight across the collar-bones neckline. Immensely flattering, and supercute.

I am childishly proud of myself.

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stringy
Nov. 27th, 2002 09:41 pm (UTC)
Hee - childishly proud is exactly how I felt when I started sewing again and finished my denim skirt. I immediately went to scrounge through my boyfriend's and my housemate's wardrobes for anything I could attack with scissors and thread.

Any chance of seeing a pic of the altered SK shirt?
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