Thursday, October 16, 2008

Salvage Sewing

I've gotten everything in my 'cut out in '08' queue sewn up at the moment, and a very unusual urge struck me...to fix some things that are about that I don't wear because they don't fit, or need mending or some such thing.

First up is a Vogue skirt I made last year. It was a bit too big when I made it; I lost a couple of pounds and it became unwearably too big. I've tossed it in the 'donate' pile twice, then looked at all that topstitching and pulled it back out. I looked it over good a few days ago and decided that I could try an alteration...so I took out the topstitching on the CB, released the facings back, took out the zipper, and trimmed a total of 2 1/4" out of the back waist at the CB seam. I've got the zipper back in; all I need to do now is finish out the facings and it's done. And it doesn't even look too terribly 'altered' where I redid the topstitching...

You'll see it in Choir Sundays if it works. I'm *so ready* to wear something besides jeans...

Will this fix/mend urge last past this skirt? Who knows? I've got an 'urgent sewing request' from the preschool department at church, so I'm not sure how much actual sewing time I'll have in the next couple of weeks. (more Ugly Bog coats coming!!!!)

But I intend to take advantage of the 'fix it' anointing while it's on me... ;)

5 comments:

  1. Lisa, I hope you will read this. In a blog from 2006, you mentioned a drama skit "I want to leave a legacy" about the fate of the apostles. I'm on the Drama Team at church, and we are constantly looking for good dramas. Do you know how I could get a copy of the skit? Thank you so much.
    Cindy Brown
    cindybrown@myctmh.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yup, I remember that skirt. It inspired a deep denim skirt need in me. I'm glad you fixed it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cindy, I sent you an email with as much info as I could remember. Hope that helps!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I just couldn't toss out all that perfect topstitching...LOL

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, that's a lot to take out of the back!

    I looked at the review on PR -- it's interesting to me to see how differently your skirt flares than the ones on the pattern envelope.

    I don't think it's just a matter of fabric; it looks as if your skirt is more a-line, the ones on the pattern envelope look narrower at the top and much more flared at the bottom.

    Interesting.

    I like how your skirt looks -- I think the denim was a good choice.

    ReplyDelete