You may have noticed that it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. There’s a simple reason. I ran out of things to post about and I have been going through a period of depression. My depression is triggered by my anxiety and I tend to loose my creative drive during these periods of my life. These are lifelong conditions I have been dealing with since I was a child and a teen. They will never go away and I have and will continue to work hard to manage them. This does mean that there are times when I can’t get out of bed, and sewing or creating anything is simply beyond me. The last 5 months have been like that, but I’m happy to say that I’m coming out the other side and have gotten the creative juices rolling again.

The boyfriend of a good friend of mine played a show in Oakland last Friday followed by another group of friends closing out the show. I wanted to make something new to wear, but was having a really hard time choosing exactly what to make, and in classic Katy fashion, ran out of time.

Instead of finishing one of the four new projects I’m in the middle of, I chose to alter an old skirt to fit me now. This is something I had been meaning to do for months, but it took an actual social even to get me up and working again. This is a skirt I’ve posted about before here, but had never actually worn in real life.

I chose to leave the skirt as it was, but removed the waist band, re-sized it to fit me now and then gathered the skit to fit the new waistband. This way there was a little extra fullness at the waist, and I didn’t have to mess with getting the stripes to match up again.

It turned out that the hem was super uneven, so I did my best to straighten it out, and though there is still a slight dip in the back, it’s not enough for me to care!

The white tank is from H&M and yes, I am intentionally wearing it backwards. I have them in every color imaginable and have started to like wearing them like this. This way my boobs don’t fall out, and a tiny bit of my back tattoo shows šŸ™‚

Up next, a quick tutorial on the Katy braid I’m wearing in the photos šŸ˜‰