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??).
Setting aside an hour on Sunday morning, I decided to start with a silk top that had developed a hole in the back and hasn’t been worn since.
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?