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Laura_Elsewhere wrote: »
I spent half today sewing, for the first time in ages1 And without using any coupons at all - I bought a stunningly beautiful herringbone tweed skirt last century in a charity shop, despite its being Size 10 and me, er, being not a Size 10... I dismantled it, so I could put it back together with tiny seam allowances, and never did anything more...
17 or 18 years later, I have finally interlined or underlined or flatlined or whatever it's called, all the pieces and am whip-stitching the folded edges together, basically re-making it with a bit extra in each panel by shrinking the seam allowance used.
Very 'Fashion on the Ration', isn't it?! I have a beautiful jacket to re-make sometime too - my Dad's old Harris tweed jacket, also herringbone but totally different colours, blue-grey rather than brown-hazel, and much thicker tweed.
But the skirt is well on its way to being wearable this autumn, hurrah! Quite a long time I've been meaning to get around to that...!
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