<< Back to all Blogs
Login or Create your own free blog
Home > Mending


May 29th, 2009 at 06:45 pm

I have a pair of black knit jersey pants. They were given to be by a co-worker amongst a bunch of other items she was parting with as she lost weight. Of all the items she gave me, these pants have proven to be the most useful.

Unfortunately, there was a small hole in the pants. Fortunately, the hole was in an area where no one was likely to see it unless I sat cross legged, or in other unladylike positions. Big Grin

I wore them a lot. The hole grew and grew. Finally a couple months ago it was getting big enough to where I wondered if it might be noticeable soon. So, I bought a small sewing kit for $1.

I mentioned it to my mom, and she told me to just throw them out.

I don't think she realized how difficult it is for me to find pants that *work* for me - plus, I really just like these pants.

So, like I mentioned yesterday, I can sometimes, err..., procrastinate. Remember the sewing kit I bought two MONTHS ago?

I opened it today - this morning. I sewed up the hole - which luckily was along the seam line. I turned the pants inside out first -- and it turned out beautifully. Smile

So now I can sit in unladylike positions with these pants on and not worry about giving views of things that are not fit for public viewing. Big Grin

I was pretty proud of myself - I hadn't ever mended something before, and the last sewing class I had was in 1990.


Hey, if you ever need a little motivation to do your workout, check out this video: [url="http://holy-cuteness.blogspot.com/2009/05/japanese-border-collie-doing-squats.html"]Dog Doing Squats [/url] . (Yes, it is again from one of my favorite blogs to get a laugh.)

4 Responses to “Mending”

  1. lizajane Says:

    I've been needing to sew a button on a pair of pants that I wear weekly for the last 6 weeks. Also, I want to sew a button on a pair of jeans that have a riveted button but they are a little loose when I use that one. It's not as bad - I've only owned them for 4 weeks. They cost me $1 apiece at the thrift store. You'd think I would find the time to fix them properly!

  2. my english castle Says:

    My grandma used to sit with a pile of mending all the time. I hardly ever get it done--we seem to have so many clothes that we just don't wear those that need fixing.
    But grandma darned socks too! I wonder if I could sell her darning egg on ebay; she probably come back to haunt me if I did.

  3. crazyliblady Says:

    I showed the Dog Doing Squats video to my dh and he thought it was hilarious. Congrats on your mending project. As some wise person once said, necessity is the mother of invention. I must add to that necessity is also the mother of finding new ways to make do with what we have and fix what is broken.

  4. SicilyYoder Says:

    Hope you had a great Sabbath!

Leave a Reply

(Note: If you were logged in, we could automatically fill in these fields for you.)
Will not be published.

* Please spell out the number 4.  [ Why? ]

vB Code: You can use these tags: [b] [i] [u] [url] [email]