This week I've decided to make a start on some fixing and altering - things that have needed doing for a LONG time!
And as result I now have 5 new dresses!!!
At home, I love to wear these simple cotton dresses. They're cool and comfortable. I have lots of them - but still couldn't resist buying a few more on our family holiday to Bali last year!
At just around $3 each, they're such a bargain - and of course are 'one size fits all' so I didn't try them all on!
Unfortunately when I got home there were 3 that just didn't fit! So they got added to another 2 dresses which didn't fit (a friend had got me them a year earlier on her holiday to Bali)
So - 5 new pretty dresses, sitting in a cupboard for months and months, waiting......waiting....waiting to be altered!!
This week I finally got a round tuit!
Here's the dresses I altered!
Two of them were too baggy - so I just took them in at the sides a little, using another dress as a size guide:
The other 3 were just too tight under the arm, so I cut the seam open and made it a little wider!
A little creased after all that time waiting in the cupboard - but at least now I can iron it and wear it!!
I sew almost every day - making things, creating new patterns etc, but these little fixing and mending jobs, although simple, easy and quick, always seem to get left undone!!
Do you have jobs like this that you leave and leave and leave???
One of my new years resolutions this year was to get things like this done!
Almost half way through the year now - but hey! at least I've made a start!!