Mend, Repair, Repeat

I have finally caught up with 90% or so my my "life".  Laundry clean, house not dirty, house things all caught up and in order, work back to it's old self, yoga being attended mostly, and cooking has even nuzzled it's way back into my routines.  It's nice to feel like i have routines again.  Well all of this being caught up~ness let me dive into the ever growing pile of items that needed to be mended.

I have a major problem getting rid of clothes i like.  Basically if i want to wear it and always want to wear it and never have it die or become unwearable because i know i'll never find the exact same thing again.  Sure, something close...but not the same.  This evening was dedicated to relaxing while watching House (yea, i'm addicated), ripping out bad seams and sewing new seams and things back where they belong.  Some interesting things made it into the pile:
* Button on a Back pocket of a pair of pants to be reattached
* Straps on a cami to be shorten
* Straps on a dress to be shorten (yes, i'm short...i get it!)
* Cami to have stupid elastic removed (it was just bad...)
* Solid Cotton Tights to have elastic waistband replaced (so they'll stay up for once)

In the pile that i'll coninute to pick at for the rest of the evening:
* (2 pairs) Hand knit socks to be patched/darned at the heels
* Hand knit sweater to be torn back to yarn (too wide to wear so it's dusty, my first sweater evar!)
* Elastic to be replaced on a Bra

The socks shouldn't be hard, but i'm glad there is only a first time for everything once.  The sweater is for the best as if it fit i'd totally wear it, so i was like ... i can fix that!  The bra is super sewing experiment #9856817XZ124.  Basically I can't justify throwing away something that cost $150 just because the elastic is shot, so it means i am going to kinda take the whole thing apart?  This could be a disaster, but at least i'll go down trying!

I have really enjoying the last month being at home and having time to do things like pick lemons and darn socks, life is good...


Inder-ific said...

We should totally do a mending bee. I have so much stuff I need to work on. There is only one problem with this plan, actually. He's short, chubby, and his name rhymes with "Noseph."

dre_ah said...

Still very viable, just might require being at your house or possibly the assistance of someone who rhymes with "Jeeve" ; )