Cleaning and organizing my craft room always involves finishing some projects and alterations.
Tonight I added three more patches to the never-ending cat skirt.
About three years ago I bought a simple, white, eyelet skirt at the Gap, figuring it would be fine for work.
Then I realized it needed a little more length so I added more eyelet at the hem.
As soon as I wore it, some of the eyelet caught on a chair at school and ripped.
Not being willing to admit that I’d made a bad purchase and that fast fashion sometimes is built to fall apart, I started patching it with appliques from my scrap bin. The tears almost always happen on the sides….from catching on various chairs.
Today I added a jaguar, left over from my quilt backing, and two pairs of black and white cats on pink backgrounds.
It shouldn’t really work but it does. When I wear it I garner squeals of joy….and it’s not easy to be exceptionally adorable in Japan. The bar is high.
I think this has been in my to-fix pile for so long that I might not have worn it this school year. Tomorrow black tights, black sweater, never-ending cat skirt it is.