What to do, what to do? You need your lucky dress. You take it out of the cupboard knowing that, the last time that you looked at it, it had a small nibble by the back split. Something irritating but not too obvious. Gah! It didn’t miraculously heal itself whilst hanging in the wardrobe unworn and worse than that, there are more holes.
I know that this fabric has a tendency to moiré but I think that you can see the damage? Curses thinks/thought I. But, what did I do?
I sliced off the offending areas and re-attached the remaining undamaged fabric. Luckily it was:
1) pretty long.
2) I’m pretty short.
3) The bottom few inches were unscathed meaning that I could retain the very invisible ready-to-wear hem.
Would you like to see what it looks like now?
Rescued but I don’t know how long she’ll last. Methinks therefore that an interview-friendly shift needs to go onto the ‘must sew’ list. Any suggestions?!
* Must be the biologist in me but I feel the need to re-assure you that I know that it is the caterpillars that do the real damage…