Monday, 8 February 2016

Monday's Mending Pile...

It has been a rough weekend. I've been recovering from some stomach ailment. Feeling sick of being sick, I thought I would do some hand-stitching to a collar that I'm working on.  

Using The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques, I made a ribbon-trimmed collar band. 

The band was already sewn to the neckline when I sat down to hand-stitch the band facing in place. Everything was going smoothly when I decided to remove the hand basting that was showing when I clipped my fabric just below the neckline. If I didn't already feel sick to my stomach, this have likely  would have pushed me in that direction.  

And this is where my current sewing project became my mending project. I either needed to start this project over or patch the clipped fabric.

I decided to patch it with some of the ribbon that I used on the ribbon-trimmed collar band. The cut was treated with Fray Check® and then top-stitched the ribbon over the damaged fabric.

Thankfully, it is unseen under the collar.

Some days are not meant for sewing and work out better as mending days. But I think I should be mending myself with some chicken broth instead of hanging out at the sewing table. ~Sigh~

Happy Sewing!

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