Didn’t get any recreational sewing done today, but I did get to spend a pleasant bit of time when my doc-daughter came to visit with her new man. Once all were fed and watered, she reminded me of the huge bag of repairs/alterations/’mum can you just..’ stuff she’d left behind on her last visit.
I’d managed to forget all that- I hate repairs and alterations!
I whittled it down to
- replacing a zip in a pleather skirt [vile- but at least I made her do the unpicking]
- catchstitching the chiffon pleats into place at the front of a drapey little dress
- teaching her how to do a fast and dirty herringboned hem on a skirt
She’s left me with a horrendous fluorescent scuba dress to ‘use as a pattern’, and a rather lovely skirt with a chiffon insert band which has torn…not sure if that’s fixable. Well, not neatly anyway. Mother will no doubt contrive.
I then gave them a plum crumble and a chocolate cake, and sent them on their way so I could get on with marking.
Getting along nicely now though, the end of the first batch is in sight.
I want to finish my parrot shirt…in the meantime, here’s a dancing cockatoo [nearly a parrot]