Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Rescue Sewing (or Messy Mending): OOP Vogue 9217

Even though I made a new pair of flannel pajamas, I'm not quite ready to let go of the old pair just yet.  I thought if I just mend them I can get a couple more months out of them.  

So I got out the Fray Check and got to work on the edges of the frayed fabric.  And as I worked, I noticed more frayed spots along the interior and exterior sides of the waistband.  

And I questioned if it was even worth it to continue.  

I found holes and fraying fabric previously backed with small pieces of interfacing near the pocket opening.  Ah, why didn't I interface the waistband?  That would surely given it more strength. 

Perhaps, that's a lesson for the next pair of me-made pajamas.  

For now, it's held together with some more thread.  

Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

  1. I had a pair of lovely rayon pants I wore for years and when the thighs and seat wore out, I turned the legs upside down and into the "skirt" an empire waist nightgown. I even crocheted a little trim. Perfect summer nightgown.
    Then, I ut on weight and split the bodice side. Patched in two pieces of knit...once again, perfect with extra give.
    I just patched in a gore from the last remnants of the pants for where the old fabric gave out on the side back.
    I am wondering when I will finally give up on trying to rescue it.


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