Apr 22, 2010

“Trashionista” 2010

This afternoon I went to Incarnate Word's "Trashionista 2010" to see the dress I made with my cousin out of Victoria's Secret bags. Apparently, every year on "Earth Day"this school puts on a fashion show where the students make clothing out of recyclable materials. There were some really cute outfits. I was surprised when my cousin came out modeling the dress and it was introduced as a "Leslie Galvan original". Totally made me laugh and smile!

My grandma taught me how to sew when I lived with her. She taught me how to do a lot of things actually—like keep a clean house, cook and do yard work. One thing I learned while living with her was that if I was bored, I shouldn't voice it because then she'd give me something to do…LOL! No but really, I'm really grateful for everything she taught me. She passed away in 1995 right before I graduated from high school.

For those of you who don't know, I do LOVE to sew. I made my very first formal dress for my senior homecoming dance. I found this picture and had to scan it and put it up. It's not the most extravagant dress but it got the job done in 1995…LOL!

My sewing skills also came in handy while in college. One semester as a part of the UTB/TSC Opera company a friend and I spent our entire spring break making costumes for our Spring show. THAT was fun and challenging and if I'm not mistaken some of those costumes are still being used.

These days my desire is to sew some more but well, time doesn't really allow for it. Maybe someday soon, who knows.

I was excited when my cousin asked for my help for her fashion show and I really had a good time making this little party dress to honor Earth Day.

What are you doing to help conserve the earth?

1 comment:

Jen said...

You are too cool! And who knew we both had fros back in the day. But don't expect me to scan any of THOSE pictures! Love the recycling! Awesome girl, awesome!!