Monday, 10 December 2012
This project by Liz of zilredloh prompted me to have a serious think about my accumulating pile of items that need mending or altering. It seems whenever something of mine has a fault, I chuck it in a pile to be forgotten for ages!
I have two piles, one more obvious than the other, one languishes on my dressform, the other normally stuffed into a shelf (outta sight, outta mind right??).
The hole was not super straightforward to mend as the fabric had actually come away at the seam. But lo and behold a few minutes later it was unpicked, sewed back up again and rebound. Job done and in only about 15 minutes! No idea why I didn't do this earlier.
Next on the agenda was my Hazel dress that needed taking in a the waist. I had started unpicking, but given it had been serged, I had gotten lazy and cast it aside.
Check out that bloody great hole - I have had many an occasion when I have wanted to wear this dress but obviously can't with the skirt half off!
I finished unpicking, tedious, I hate unpicking and why wasn't I more critical when I made it and before serging the seams? Anyway, I unpicked, took in the seams, reset the pleats, sewed the skirt back on and hand stitched the lining down. Phew! After a little more than 45 minutes the dress was finished and I wore it out to lunch.
It felt so good to have two things off the pile, I just need to set aside some time this weekend to wipe out a couple more. Thanks for the motivation Liz, just what I needed!!
Anyone else participating in the Project CPR?