Tuesday, 13 October 2009


Today I unpicked a 1930s dress I had altered (and worn only once) because I am going to re-sew it. With things like this, if something is just "good enough" it never really is... I am not naturally patient at this kind of thing, but I know it'll irk me if I don't do it as well as I can. I have do my sewing by hand, so it might take a little while, but it won't take too long. I think it will be worth it :)


daisy lane. said...

it will be worth it. it will look great. xx

Q's Daydream said...

Oh I can't wait to see! the fabric is wonderful. I like to sew vintage by hand too. even though I have a sewing machine.

Frances Baker said...

I love the look of the fabric. I absolutely am the same when it comes to projects like that, if I'm not completely satisfied, its not worth it because it will continue to bother me until I do something about it.

heleen said...

mmm the pictures are so intriguing! will you show us the final product?

Anastasia said...

Oooh, the dress sounds lovely. It's great that you put so much time and effort into your clothing, it makes it that much more wonderful to wear knowing how hard you've worked, I'm sure!!

Kelley Anne said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished result. Your photos of the fabric are wonderful. I enjoy sewing by hand as well. There's something meditative about it, especially when the garment means something to you.

Clau! said...

I want to see it when you finish it ;)

Jaeve + Things said...

looking forward to seeing what you'll do with it! nice fabric. bet it'll be cute!

LookingGlassGirl said...

Have fun. I bet it'll look wonderful!

Gina said...

good luck with the sewing project--i promise it will be worth it when you can wear that dress whenever you gaze at it. How funny. I have two vintage dresses calling for repairs that I have been putting off....until now! ok, go!
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elena-lu said...

oh my goodnes i love those photos! the last one especially!

esme and the lane way said...

daisy lane.: Ihope so ;p but it is the right thing to do.

Q's Daydream: the fabric is sooo nice, really drapey too. I want a sewing machine, but I'd be too scared to use it on such old fabric!

Frances Baker: isn't it true?! There would always be that niggly doubt and it would NOT be at the back of my mind! :D

heleen: absolutely, I will try to finish it next week, as we might even get some weather warm enough to wear things like this! :D Fingers crossed!

Anastasia: that's a good way of thinking about it. I hope can sew it good enough though ;)

Kelley Anne: there is! But it is too much for me if it was for something new, or new, resilient fabric :) I want a sewing machine for that!

Clau!: Soon, I think! :D

Jaeve + Things: I think it will be! And it's not a massive job :) I should be able to do it!

LookingGlassGirl: Fingers crossed :)

Gina: ah good, I like to be encouraged too! Good luck with thsoe two dresses, and do post them :)

elena-lu: thanks! (but who knew my lense would be all pouty about having to focus on something so small? And my eyes don't seem good enough to do it manually...)

Mizzsharon said...

Love the PhotoArt. Especially the last picture. Maybe it wasn't intended, but you really did capture the art of sewing. Love it =)

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