Hemming Way

When projects or endeavors fail, it’s only natural to start thinking about whether its potential is enough reason to fuel more money into the investment or if calling it quits is just the right thing to do. Relationships with clothes are no different. Below are two dresses that are very similar in silhouette and vibe.

They were impulse purchases, only for me to discover (to my chagrin) that they were both several inches too short to be worn in polite company. Keep reading

Cherry Cobbler

A while back I wrote about how I turned an ill-fitting dress to a versatile skirt with the help of a tailor. I quickly withdrew into a pensive mood and ruminated over the implications: what is it that drives us to over-purchase, only to be disappointed when the garment under-delivers?

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve occasionally fallen prey to the temptations of an impulse buy. After some thought, I’ve come to the conclusion that the culprit behind impulse buying is probably a single-minded fixation on a singular aspect that eclipses all of the garment’s shortcomings. In short: that print on that skirt you’re eyeing is just TOO unique that you HAVE to have it, only to realize later that it’s way too short, the fabric is translucent, and there is no way to return it.

Fortunately, as previously demonstrated, all may not be lost. Below, another example of my folly and my subsequent attempt to redeem the offending garment:

Context: I fell in love with the cheerful cherry print on this red-and-white dress (top left) and bought it on the spot for Php350 in Greenhills tiangge, intending it to be an Easter dress. To my chagrin, I discovered that the dress was so short that wearing it to church would have been asking for excommunication. Keep Reading

Skirt at Stake

All love affairs with fashion must come to an end. Some, like those with the ubiquitous little black dress, can last for years until it dies a peaceful death, having been worn one too many times. Others, like a lot of things with shoulder pads, sadly end with a “what was I thinking” moment.

Sometimes, though, some pieces can be saved by just a trip to the tailor. Observe:

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