Friday, May 15, 2015

The Repair Pile

Mending is not my first love. I would much rather sew a new blouse with twelve brand new buttons than sew a button back on a blouse which is part of the reason for how the repair pile accumulated. The other reason was my epiphany around waistbands. Yesterday I...





... took apart the muslin of the purple print pants and put those pieces aside for refashioning along with the remaining yardage and then I lowered the waistband on three pairs of pants and fine tuned the crotch curve on another, added a waistband to a skirt, sewed the button back on to a pair of jeans, and shortened the sleeves on two sweaters. It was tedious and it took all day. I'm glad Barb was here to keep me company.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - no more repair pile

6 comments:

  1. I feel like you about mending versus new sewing but sometimes you "just gotta bite the bullet" and do it. Now don't you feel good that the 'pile' is gone?

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  2. You are so brave - and prolific! My repair pile is the most hated space in my sewing room. With great trepidation, I try to avoid eye contact.. Why I don't just dispose of it in a big black trash bag, I don't understand, because I can't wear anything while it just sits there. It has a crazy hold on me.

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    1. LOL - it was all upstairs in the closet so I only gathered it together in the morning and worked my way through. There's still a skirt that needs adjustment but I tried everything else on and it's good.

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  3. But you now have 8 garments you can wear. Good outcome for just one day!

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    1. It's great to get it all done. Having company definitely helped.

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