HOW IT ALL STARTED:
I think it’s safe to say, we all have that one piece of clothing. The one that fits us in all the right places, and goes with everything! Back in the 90’s it was a pair of dark denim flared jeans for me.
And when it came time to buy another pair, my mall had stopped selling them.
So I stared at my jeans and thought to myself… how hard could it be? I reached for a stitch ripper and got to it.
At one point I was convinced they were destroyed. I was screwed. Funny how fear can invade our thoughts and psych us out.
After I sorted through the tattered pieces of fabric, I realized I had a pattern.
And I went there! I made a pair of wide legged – teal – fleece pants with pink piping!! I know you’re judging me and it’s okay, i’m cringing as I write this out. My only regret is I don’t have a photo!
WHY YOU SHOULD DIY:
It’s a confidence builder! Tearing apart those pants was empowering! DIY’s gave me the confidence to take more risks and try new things.
So go ahead. Try making that thing you’re curious about ! You might surprise yourself and discover a hidden talent you didn’t know existed.
xx – Tamara