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Monday, April 18, 2016

A stitch in time...

I often ponder to myself, when I'm in the middle of a sewing project, how useful it would be to have another seamstress next to me... Both of us, working away with a cuppa, periodically looking up from the machine or cutting floor (!) to discuss things like interfacing... and seam allowances... I know that's the kind of thing that would send some people off into a LONG sleep (!) - but that would just be a dream to me. And, it would also have prevented me from making such a BIG mistake with this coat refashion.


All my sister wanted was new buttons, and something colourful. What I gave her (the first time around) was an EPIC FAIL. In short, everything fell off.


I have NO excuses here - it's just plain laziness that happened the first time around. So yes, a stitch in time would DEFINITELY have saved nine. ANYWAY.
Finally, I made my peace with it... And here she is, in the finished, reworked, rescued, coat...


For the sake of brevity, I've left the sorry sewing story out of this post (!) - but if you want to know why I nearly set fire to it, have a look at the process, in full, here...

In the meantime, keep your inspirational posts coming... you are my 'seamstress-sisters-in-spirit'!

Gema x

BEFORE AND AFTER!


8 comments:

Lovenicky said...

Oh we have the same dream! ;-) Your final result looks stunning. What a lucky sister!

Refashion said...

I like the sound of that dream! The coat looks lovely.

Debbie EOD

Accidental Seamstress said...

This is gorgeous. I'm glad you were able to save it!

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you so much!! :)

Gema Ensenat said...

There might be something in this dream... A sewing cafe?!! Let's make it happen! :) And thanks Debbie x

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank you Laura - well, your advice certainly helped!! Just wish I'd taken it earlier.......x

Chickie Walsh said...

I like your dream too. My daughter and I sew together sometimes and she is usually around for ideas too. It's very nice. Your coat is AMAZING!

Gema Ensenat said...

Thanks Chickie!! Maybe one day I'll be blessed with a daughter who shares my interest in sewing :) x