The Stitch Is Back

If this busted economy has taught us anything about ourselves, it’s that we’re pretty crafty at getting by on the D-I-Y. Like, without the budget for alterations, the boyfriend’s business jacket with the ripped elbow got a sexy professor revamp with some sew-on corduroy patches. And with a tip from the women’s prison, the perfect eyeliner was crafted out of little more than instant coffee and toothpaste. With all these insider pointers at your crafty little fingertips, you’ll never go back to retail again. Bypass the National Federation of Retailers catcalls of “recessionista!” and “frugalista!” and drop your dollars on others’ handmade goods when Stitch Rock, the indie craft bazaar, returns for a third installment at Delray’s Old School Square Vintage Gymnasium (51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach). Peruse booths of handmade sweets, bath products, vintage frocks, home decor, pinup photography, and paintings and stick around for a DIY fashion show, live music and a perfromance by Renda Writer. Admission costs $5. Doors open at noon with free swag for the first 100 guests. Call 561-243-7922 or visit rockthestitch.com.
Sat., Oct. 3, noon, 2009
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Terra Sullivan