I had so much fun recently changing a pair of ripped jeans into a skirt but regretted my rushed hem which was crooked and wasn't double folded over. Well, I thought that it was time to start learning how to mend properly as I always seem to have some favourite dress or top to fix in my cupboard. I bought a lovely little book called "Mend it Better" which is very useful and helped me have the confidence to do a couple of those cupboard jobs! First, that skirt. You see, the hem started to fray and drip down messy threads. Along with the uneven hem, it was looking pretty naff, so I decided to re hem it. It didn't take long to realise that I needed to cut away the old hem and would end up with a mini skirt (not a good look for my daughter just yet...). So, out came a saved ripped dress from KJ's super cousin and, "Ta Da!", we now have a gorgeous long and colourful skirt. That £1 pair of jeans is on it's third regeneration and I look forward to seeing just how many more changes one piece of clothing can go through.
1- Ripped Dress
2- Neatened holes and whipstitching
3- Starting to patch.
4- Front and back fixed sun dress!