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the penultimate Fun-A-Day Post

In observance of Fun-A-Day, here are my most recent projects:

January 23: another attempt at the same hat, this time in black










January 24: A (hopefully) final fix to the ages-old keyhole disaster











January 25: Stage one of hoodie-from-scratch












January 26: Stage two of hoodie-from-scratch (the body was from polyester fabric, and the hood from an old cotton t-shirt)












January 27: Paisley  polyester thrift store gemРtailored at the torso and the sleeves










January 28: The rise of the cords has been slightly lowered, and the thighs have been slimmed











January 29: Sweater hole– fixed!


Fun-a-Day, days 5-8

Day 5: oh no! my favorite jeans were getting a hole in the knee! A little darning solved the problem.









Day 6: I desperately needed an inside pocket in this jacket


Day 7: Shoe repair









Day 8: loose thrift store long sleeve made short-sleeved and more snug

Fun-A-Day: Days One Through Four


Days ONE through FOUR of my 2011 Fun A Day project, which is to make

one clothing alteration/fabrication per day.

Day One: neck tie found in the street becomes a little more festive with (also found) blue satin


Day Two: $2 stained salvation army sweater dyed, and fitted

Day 3: Free t-shirt + bargain elastic = cheap underpants



Day 4: Thrift store cords into tapered and more-desirable thrift store cords