Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Little Ethiopia Forever


Taking a cue from Teen Vogue and an article I read in the LA times, I set out to find myself an "African safari chic ensemble" - In my effort to stay hip and keep up with the kids...I found myself in Little Ethiopia on Fairfax Blvd last night purchasing a hugely over sized cotton top with a wild print that would best suit an eccentric elderly man. As I walked out I was hit with some doubt about how I was going to pull this one off, iffy about my newest acquisition and wondering if $22.50 was way too much to spend on something so giant. WELL, I am pleased to report that I dusted off my sewing machine and went to town transforming my new Nigerian XL man's top into an adorable "Tory Burch-esque" tunic dress! Woohoo!

11 comments:

Your sewing mentor "Mom" said...

I'm so glad you have carried on the family tradition of "sewing"! The possibilities are endless with needle and thread.

Brooke & Peter said...

ok, tht is so cute! i would not know where to start or even be able to envision how to make a tunic look wearable. you are my seamstress hero

Anonymous said...

I would never have been able to envision how to make something that is shaped like a large dress into something more like a smaller dress. You truly are a hero and a visionary. - Kat!!!!!!

Jacqueline said...

Nice Job. I am afraid of sewing machines!! Very impressed.

Gene said...

It is so fabulous Meg! You must make me one as well!

Meg said...

mom - sewing is our family tradition?? Lauren - you got it!

Meg said...

listen "kat"...why do you need to be so sarcastic?

summer said...

LOVE IT!!! How much would you charge me to make one for me?

Anonymous said...

Very talented!!
Micca

sarah said...

Brilliant AND cute!!

Mom said...

meg....sewing can be a tradition in that every women on my side of the family knew how to sew and taught the next generation...even your brother, beau, knows how to sew! I say it's a tradition!