Monday, May 30, 2011

Some people claim there is a woman to blame...

I was not in Margaritaville this weekend... no, I was in Baltimore. The home of some of my closest friends...and this year, a fantastic Bachelorette Party for one of those friends.

One of Baltimore's lovely attractions is Federal Hill - which is exactly as it sounds... a hill. The views are gorgeous, overlooking the inner harbor. Unfortunately, just as we were about to climb the giant staircase up to the top, I blew out my flipflop!

Now, blowing out your flipflop is not as trivial as Jimmy Buffet makes it sound - when your flipflop breaks, the whole shoe swings around to the front of your foot with every step, making it impossible to go anywhere, especially up a hill.

What would you do? Search your purse for a safety pin, bobby pin, hair clip, anything to secure the strap of the sandal? Nothing. I had nothing in my purse except a couple stray ibprofen and some change.

Luckily, I remembered seeing this DIY sandal post from Grosgrain recently, and had an idea. Using a scarf my friend had tied to her purse, I was able to fashion a makeshift sandal.




Tada! Following sewing blogs saved the day! I was able to easily walk to a nearby store and get a new pair of kicks. Have you ever MacGyver'ed a clothing item? What was it?

1 comment:

  1. Nifty idea! Those sandals are so pretty they are worth saving...
    Thank you so much for your comment. I recommend those Pattern Magic books. The hardest part is deciding what to make first!

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