Hello Readers. Today I had a mending project to do for a friend. I'll call her J. I know what you're thinking. Mending? Ugh, no one likes mending. It's not fun. It is boring and everyone avoids it. But there is no way to avoid buying new, spending and shopping without some time spent mending. I love to save money. Most clothes will develop problems eventually, even our favorite items. But they can usually be fixed or altered and made wearable again. J loved this shirt and since I love my friend, I tried to fix this awful rip.
It had a nice gray collar for contrast and a nice button front. I could see why she loved it so much. It was the softest chambray I have ever felt. It felt like heavy silk.
But it had a serious problem. It is literally coming apart at the seams. Under one arm it has this terrible rip happening. The fabric was so silky it was ripping more and more. Soon it would just come apart. It was a difficult place to mend with all the parts of the shirt connecting there under the arm.
I pulled the tears together and stitched it of them up the best I could and it seemed to be holding well. Now another problem emerged. By pulling the fabric together, it lifted one side of the shirt. It was uneven across the back.
I made a small tuck on the other side under the other arm. It helped balance it out, but it wasn't perfect. So, do any of you have any ideas for this. I couldn't think of anything else to do. Any tips?
I always try to fix and mend items when I can. I don't like to waste anything. I would love to hear your comments.
Thanks for reading, now go make (or mend) something fun for yourself.