I like to see myself as a person who loves to learn. I especially like learning about things that I have never tried. But sometimes I can also be someone who can give up easily. I hate the side of me that gives up easily but definitely love the side that loves to learn. This pass weekend I attempted to replace a zipper on a dress. Let me tell you I was extremely nervous because the last thing I remember sewing was a button. That was years ago. I think I may have been a teenager when that happen. So that gives you an idea of how nonexistent my sewing skills are.
Now let me share with you a little background on this dress. It is one of those I gotta have it dresses. If you have been reading my blog long enough you know that I am not a person who doesn’t really do anything for myself. Well back in May I actually did do something for myself and purchased this dress. The store I got it from had it on sale for $10.99. The Husband had actually insisted that I buy something for myself because it had been a while since I had done it. When I found this dress we had spent close to two hours searching for a nice dress. I actually bought two dresses this day from the same store. So when I first walked in the store I saw this dress but I didn’t want to make a rush judgment so I walked around the store and tried other selections but I kept coming back to this dress. So I finally made up my mind to purchase the dress and another one I had. Well unfortunately I didn’t try the dress on cause if I had I more than likely would’ve noticed that there was something wrong with the zipper instead of after I purchased it and was too far from the store to exchange it. However that wasn’t the case I did in fact find out about the zipper when I got home. At the time I was highly upset and I called the store and they told me that I could go to another location closer to me and exchange the dress but I never did. I put the dress on the shelf and forgot all about it.
Last week I decided to straighten up my closet. Okay I’m not going to lie my closet was an absolute mess. It looked like it threw up clothes. So while in the process of folding, straightening up, and getting rid of some things I happened to come across this dress again. I tried it on and once again I forgot that the zipper was broken. But the dress is so pretty. I decided that instead of putting it back on the closet shelf and forgetting about it again that I would attempt to replace the zipper. So that weekend that’s what I did. I looked at a few YouTube videos to see how to do it. Then I prayed that I would come out of it without butchering my fingers cause I can be clumsy. I was successful in that. I only poked myself twice. The second time drew a little blood.
Before I fixed the zipper:
I honestly didn’t think I could do it. But I am so proud that I did do it. I usually doubt myself. The lesson I learned from fixing this zipper is that I can do anything that I set my mind to. I have learned so much about myself since I started blogging it isn’t even funny. But I’ll post about that later. Knowing that I can now add fixing a zipper to my list of things I can do is pretty awesome in my book. Now all that’s left to do is continue to lose weight so that the dress is less snug. However I think I look great in it.
How do you think I look?
Have you tried anything new recently?