Cool transformation, huh? What makes her even cooler is that she creates a new piece, every single day. You see, she is 207 days into a year long project to forgo traditional clothes shopping, with the added challenge of making something new every day.
Armed with a pair of shears, a sewing machine, and sometimes, a good roll of tape, Marisa sets about customizing garage sale and flea market finds. I'm not a seamstress, but it doesn't look like what she does with the clothes is particularly difficult. What is impressive to me is her ability to see the better version inside each original garment and the public commitment to her self-imposed challenge.
Witness her quest on her blog: New Dress A Day.
Reading her blog makes me want a sewing machine. But I doubt having one would actually spark any kind of sustained creative activity. I am such a sloth. Lazy, lazy sloth. zzzz...z..