I love shopping at thrift stores. I love the hunt of finding something really good amidst all the junk. There are now 4 thrift stores within 3 miles of my house. Weird, right? It must be a good business endeavor in this economy.
I found a black zip up cardigan by Calvin Klein. It was my size, it was $4, and any good sign language interpreter will always grab a dark, solid colored sweater.
The first time I put it on, I realized why the poor thing had ended up in the thrift store: the zipper pull had broken off. It was annoying, but still wearable.
I rummaged through my jewelry thingys and found a couple of things to add. It took 2 minutes, and makes such a difference.
While I had the sweater in my
shop basement for repairs, I decided to take it in on the sides a little to follow the curves of my waist better. I did an awesome job on one side, and a really lousy job on the other….oh well. Taking it in on the sides gave me some extra sweater fabric to work with, so I made 3 rolled flowers and hot glued them to the sweater. A few silver beads in the middle and now I have a really fun $4, interpreting friendly sweater… that hangs just a little weird on one side.