Monday, August 23, 2010

Xantippe mends a skirt

I bought a used uniform skirt for C at school for $2 last week, not noticing that the hem was hanging on by a thread. By the time I ran the skirt through the washer, 99% of the hem was gone. These skirts cost $35 new from Lands End (before tax and shipping) and it was in perfect shape otherwise, so I decided to put the hem back. It took half the morning to sew the hem back in by hand, but it was definitely worthwhile considering the price of a new item. This is probably the first mending job I've ever done that would have been considerably faster with a sewing machine, but I don't do big jobs like this very often. Now, off for a celebratory iced mocha!

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