Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 20: mending.

I have a lot of clothes with holes in them. Maybe it's because my kids tug on them all the time. Maybe it's because I buy cheap clothes. Or maybe both. So tonight I took out anything that had a tear or rip in it and went to town with the old sewing machine. It was so easy! I officially have six items of clothing I can wear again.

My favorite fix was the blue skirt with the fun floral print. This was actually a dress I bought in Chile. One of the straps of the dress tore off, but instead of fixing it I decided it would be cuter as a skirt. So I cut the top off and hemmed the top of the new skirt! I don't even know if that's the right way to do it, but it fits and I love it.

I'm excited that I actually had fun sewing tonight! Usually I dread all the ironing, pinning, winding that dang bobbin, etc. But this was an instantly gratifying way to sew.

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