Yesterday I got a text from my friend Babs asking me to make some alterations to a dress she had bought.
A dress that looked like this:
She wanted to take the top off and make it into a bird skirt. I hemmed and hawed. Yes, I have a sewing machine, and yes I have fixed a couple of things for myself, but doing things for friends? I haven’t yet ventured into that zone. I’m by no means an expert or a seamstress. I have sewing goals, tho. And Babs knows this. So she wouldn’t take no for an answer.
She came over this am, some seam ripping happened, and I got to work.
It mostly went smoothly.
Yes I was in the process of re-threading. I did a lot better before the camera came out. But it wasn’t too long before this happened:
We both agree it’s much better as a skirt than a dress. And altho I didn’t do a perfect job, I was working on the lining and in the underside of the waistband, so my work can’t really be seen. It was more of a functional than a fashionable fix.
It was confidence building, and I know the more I do, the more I’ll enjoy it, and the better I’ll get.