Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Nervous Crafting

Well, as I mentioned before, I was recently unemployed for a little bit (in between jobs) and as you read this I'll be dead smack in the middle of my new position in a doctor's office! I'm super excited for this new experience, even though it's very nerve wracking to be starting something new for the first time in two and a half years.

So, as usual, what do I do when I'm nervous? I craft!

Last year I made a bunch of elastic neck dresses. The elastic was a cop out because I didn't feel like putting in the yoke. They didn't quite look right, though, so I went back and added a contrasting yoke to three of the five dresses. I like it so much that I'm going to fix the other two as well!

Instead of just showing you pictures of the other ones I fixed, I added a little twist. It's been super snowy here over the last two weeks and I've been trapped inside, so I while I was taking pictures of the fixed dresses I also made little dress-up outfits. It was very fun and kept me from going completely stir crazy.

Megan loved this one originally, but with the uncomfortable peasant neck I never wore it. I am sure that now I've fixed it this will be one of my favorites. That cardi I bought on impulse from Retrospect on South St and never wore to work because I was afraid that the beads would get ripped off. Now that I have a less-move-furniture-type job, I hope I get to wear it more often! It's so pretty! 

I never even posted this on the blog when it had the wrong neckline because I never once wore it after I made it, and that was earlier last spring. I DEFINITELY love it now! I love this fabric so much.

And finally, my trusty ole Gaslight Anthem shirt dress. I won't be able to wear this to work, but I could see it for shopping on the weekend with friends! (Or if I ever get to go to a concert again ;-) )

Thank you all for the kind comments on facebook, tumblr and on this blog. The last few months were hard but I feel so awesome right now that I can't help but believe 2014 is going to be great! Your support means so much.

Until next time!!


  1. Cute dresses. I love the materials you chose. It's good to be busy during transitions and also good to be re-employed. Good luck with your new job!

  2. I love the redone dresses and the way you've styled them!!! Hope the new job is working out f

  3. oh I love the contrasting black and white one!! That cardi is pretty! Happy 2014!

  4. The yokes really do finish the dresses! Is that material pleather? I love how you styled your striped black one.

  5. LOVE the cardigan. And congrats on revamping the dresses with the yokes. I'm a lazy seamstress, and stuff turns out better when I actually do the hard stuff. ;P

    Also hooray for the new job!

  6. I really love them all! The Gaslight Anthem dress is my favorite. So glad to hear that you are settling into your new job. That's wonderful. I knew there were good things on the horizon for you. :)

  7. Awesome fixes (I am horrible at actually fixing things... they sort of just get abandoned). I'm sorry for being such a bad blogging friend when you were going through such a hard time (happened to be one of those periods when the internet is too much on top of everything else, but that's a poor excuse). I'm so happy for you that everything worked out and I hope you're enjoying your new job experience!