Tending and mending
June 29, 2009 § 3 Comments
I spent pretty much the whole of yesterday slouched over my sewing machine, taking things in, out, up and down. Modifying some of my old designs, and putting the final touches on Michelle’s formal dress. And today I’m most likely to do the same (and re-organise my wardrobe). I’m afraid my scoliosis is going to get worse because of the slouching…
(From left) The purple chiffon and white cotton skirt: The white use to come out further than the chiffon, now I realise how much better it looks when they’re both the same length, Printed chiffon dress: I wore it on Friday and ripped the zip (blame it on then wedding food), fixed it but realised because I don’t have an over-locker the hem frays and I leave a ‘Hansel and Gretel’ like trail where ever I go. Cobalt blue, wool skirt: I bought it from the Camberwell markets 2 years ago but never wore t because it was so long. Foil lace skirt: I had to put a new elastic in because my mum wore this skirt so much that the it was stretched and I couldn’t wear it on my waist anymore. Grey, taffeta skirt: This dated back two years ago when I first started sewing. It had box pleats and a badly sewn invisible zip. So, I updated it with gathering and put in an exposed, contrasting, black zip.
I also added a layer of organza and another tier of ribbon trimmed tulle to Michelle’s dress for added ‘voompth’