Tuesday, January 21, 2014

a little make-do...

when my folks came back from their trip to the us last year, they brought me back this shirt...



i was super thankful for another shirt, and i figured it would be great for exercising in and just generally kicking around the house in.
and then i tried it on...



it was SUPER tight around the collar! eep!

rather than putting it away in a drawer, never to be worn, or chucking it into the op-shop pile, i decided to get out my trusty scissors...



and with a few little snips...



much better!

i cut around the collar ribbing, and into a little 'v' and the shirt now fits MUCH more comfortably!
i wore it all day while i was doing yard work and relaxing around the house on sunday.

over the last few months, i've been trying on a bit of a different mind-set when i come across little problems like this... rather than scrunching things up, and discarding them, i'm trying to make-do with what i've got, for as long as i can...
working in retail, i feel like commercialism takes up quite a large part of my life, so if i can make do without having to buy new, for as long as i can, i'm a happy gal!

are you a mend and make-do-er? what is your favourite make-do story?

2 comments:

Surely Sarah said...

I cannot believe I haven't thought of this before. BRB, getting scissors and the shirts I bought in Thailand...

Reanna Clark said...

I love this mind set! I am trying to adopt it as well - the other day I redesigned a pair of headphone I had at home that I didn't like, and now I actually use them. When you put your mind to ti, fixing/altering things isn't really that hard!