Monday, April 30, 2007

left overs

One of the things I love most about my job (sewing slipcovers and other home decor items) is what's left over when I'm done. I always return large pieces of fabric to the decorator or client, but I can't bear to throw away the smaller pieces. In fact, I can't even imagine such a thing. If I don't get around to using them, someone, somewhere will someday. Right?? On Saturday my highschool senior went to her senior prom. She found a pair of brown shoes she loved, to wear with her gold dress, but of course we had no luck finding a clutch to remotely match. Well, wouldn't you know, I recently made a brown linen bed skirt that was just the right color. I lined the "bed skirt clutch" with leftovers from her gold dress (a bridesmaid's dress from her sister's wedding that we shortened) and added a piece of rhinestone jewelry. Even the jewelry is a left over of a sort. I like to buy vintage jewelry that needs repair. Easy to find on "ebay", often missing a pinback,etc. You can see the dress at

1 comment:

KT said...

i dont think i've told you yet but thank you so much for all you did for me in the past week or so. everything turned out amazing and im so lucky to have such a talented mother!! i love you!