I’m not much for refashioning or alterations. If a piece of clothing doesn’t work for me, I generally just give it to a friend and wish it luck on its new journey. I almost gave this dress away at a clothing swap last month. It was too tight in the shoulders and upper back, forcing me to stand up uncomfortably straight. I was a little too sentimental about it, though, since I defended my dissertation proposal in it, so I couldn’t give it away that easily. At the last minute had a change of heart and a brilliant idea. What if I just removed the sleeves?
I’ve made two pairs of Lakeside pajamas before (a crazy butterfly pair and a silky black and white pair) but this version is way different. This time, I made these pajama shorts into running shorts! Continue reading
As someone who studies the transition to adulthood, I am acutely aware of how others portray themselves as adults. I see on social media that 20-somethings are frequently proud of themselves for “adulting,” whether that means buying vegetables at the grocery store or getting their oil changed. One signature of being an adult for me is wearing real dedicated pajamas rather than that t-shirt from middle school.