While there is something very satisfying about creating something from a length of fabric, I find it equally satisfying to mend someone’s torn clothing, or to replace a missing button, etc. I love the way people react when they realize that their issue can be fixed. I love sewing on my machine but I prefer to mend by hand.
Would you prefer to mend or create?
Do you mend by hand? Does it depend on the size of the project?
My Mad Men dress was a bust, I was away the days leading up to the contest and my second practice dress had been another disaster, I have decided to work on skirts more, bodices seem to be eluding me.
I still have my fabric that I was going to use for this dress so I will have to think of what to use it for.
I also just discovered that the deadline had been extended… to yesterday… lol
With 17 days left to make this dress its definitely time to start working on it again.
I redrew the pattern, hopefully it will be easier since princess seams are giving me so much trouble. I really need to start buying some fabric with some stretch to it.
Here is the new pattern. I used this for the boat neck part and this for the darts. Now I just have to get some more broadcloth to practice on.