This week for me will be all about crafting as I prepare for this weekend’s Art by Craft event in Denver. Mainly I’ll be burning and packaging CD’s, writing patterns, and making some display samples of my projects. But before jumping into all of that, I thought I would indulge in a little creative project just for me this weekend. A project that involved transforming one of my old hooded sweatshirts into a cozy wrap.
I’ve had this sweatshirt since high school, and actually think that it originally belonged to my father. In other words, it is probably a men’s size large at the smallest. Back then it was my go-to sweatshirt for curling up on the weekend with a good book or a movie. Baggy and oversized, it conveyed just the kind of casual tomboy look I was ardent about in my teens.
And it is exactly the kind of thing I DON’T wear anymore. Shapeless, bulky and boring, I’ve kept it stashed away in my closet for years, hanging on to it only for nostalgia since even my “casual, comfy” clothes are more tailored now (envision yoga pants instead of sweatpants…).
But, as I’m often preaching to all of you, sometimes little treasures can be found hiding in closets. With some scissors and thread, I managed to turn the hooded monstrosity into a more fitted style, and added some ties and color for both function and fun. It is the same old sweatshirt, only now I WILL wear it out on weekend errands and for cozy afternoons.
So, with new fashion in hand, I have to get back to crafting. Next on the list: sequined shoe bling. You’re intrigued, aren’t you?