Live United Halter Top

Finding My Sewjo Mojo
Monsters on Main Street Dress

As most of you know, late last year I made a big career change from being the Grants Manager at the SC Arts Commission, to working in Community Impact at .  I loved working in the arts and continue to support the arts in every way I can.  But as I looked at the people around me in the city I happily call home and saw how many were hungry, homeless, uneducated, and suffering, I wanted to help.

When United Way launched with their and needed volunteers to help give out information about our services at the Soda City Farmers Market, I happy signed up!

There was just one thing…I had to wear this shirt…

It’s not bad, but…


It’s a perfectly fine T-shirt.  But I wasn’t really in the mood to wear a boring T-shirt on one of the few gorgeous sunny days we’ve had here lately.  So, I pulled out my tailor’s chalk and got to marking!

I folded it in half so both sides would be Even Steven!


Then, I got to cut along that chalked line.  This left some raw edges that needed closing, so I got to it!



I stitched the front and back of my new top down…



…then I pinned those cut-off sided together and stitched them down as well!

First ya pin, then ya stitch!


Almost done!  I just needed a couple of straps to hold my new top up.  Luckily, I had a spool of black grosgrain ribbon on hand!

Buy a spool today! It comes in so handy!


After two more short little whirrrrrs, I was all done!

The last step!


My new top was comfy as could be for a day spent in the warm sun!

Don’t judge the harem pants, mkay?


I could have made my top a bit more fitted, but as I actually work for United Way, I kind of wanted to be as non-provocative as possible.  I’m sure you understand.  :)

While out at the market, I ran into a couple of fun friends!

Hiya Allie! :)


One lovely pal even gave me a very thoughtful gift!  :)

Thanks, Cole!


By the end of the day, I just wanted to unwind a bit, so I did.  :)

Vitamin C is good for you…even in a mimosa! :)


I hope you all make the time to give back to your community (no matter where that is) this week, as well as all year long!



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