When I first started learning to sew, I was kind of excited by the fact that soon I would be able to alter my vintage and second hand finds. I could shorten skirts and sleeves, add darts and do all kinds of things. The prospect of all this was very exciting for someone who had spent a lot of money getting vintage skirts shortened.
However as it turns out I now have a pile of stuff sitting in a mending pile - rather than a bunch of stuff I need to take to a dressmaker.
When Curtise recently did a post about all the mending she had done, well, she inspired me to do some of my own. I have to admit it, I only actually mended one thing. But its a start right? I do want to try and mend one item a week until that pile is GONE - but we will have to wait and see how that turns out.
So the first up on the mending list is this amazing vintage dress from Recycle Boutique. I loved this dress from the minute I saw it. However, its a super weird length and the bottom half of the skirt had a few cigarette holes burnt into it.
I love the label - "Sport Fashions"! Because nothing says sporty like a heavy polyester maxi dress.
So here's the shortened dress - I really love it! I kind of want to make more simple dresses with a collar and wee tie at the front.
Seriously - how great is this fabric? I love it so very much!
A few of you asked on my last post if I had made the cardi I was wearing (or at least added the wee bird). Although it is something I could have made myself - I didn't make it. The cardi is from Illicit Clothing and I bought it when I visited Auckland about this time last year.
But speaking of cardis I have signed up for a course to make my very own cardigan
at Made on Marion next month. I'm a little intimidated by button holes in stretch fabric (or button holes in general to be honest) but I'm sure once I have a little more practice I will be able to make the cardigan of my dreams.
I hope you guys are all having a good week - do you have anything sitting on your mending pile right now?