The other day, one of my friends started a conversation on facebook about office-supply clothing repairs. For example, she often uses binder clips to shorten straps under jackets. Another friend staples the hem of her pants; I usually tape mine.
Today’s outfit is brought to you not by office supplies, but by glue and a patch from Jo-Ann’s Fabric. See what had happened was…
I bought this super cute dress at Forever 21 a few weeks ago. It was on clearance, and it’s adorable. It’s what I might wear to a football game if I were a sorority girl at the University of Florida (the back is sheer, so I wear an orange tank under it and my orange jewelry. Also, go Tim Tebow!).
Well, I’m not much of an iron-er. I do it because I have to, but I never adjust the settings and I’m bad about refilling the water, etc. So, when I went to iron this sheer, cheap, synthetic dress, my iron was still on cotton – and, you know what happened next. I set down the iron and immediately heard a sizzle – to the tune of a plum-sized hole in my dress.
I would have cried, but fortunately, I had at least had the sensibility to turn the dress inside out to iron it, and since there are two layers of sheer, I only burned through the inside layer. So, being the non-crafty, non-sewing person that I am, I headed to Jo-Ann’s, bought a blue patch and glue, and glued up that bad boy. I can tell it’s there, but unless I pointed it out to someone (which, of course, I do because that’s me), you’d never know.
Yay for not wasting a dress! (Oh, also, I included a face selfie in this one because my hair looked so great. Don’t mind my crazy cross-eye.)
Dress: Forever 21
Belt: Forever 21 (it came with another dress)
Sandals: TJ Maxx
Hair: courtesy of an all-day/all-night sock bun.