|The darning stitch by hand... Not my thing!|
I didn't see the sock, so I can't tell if the circle my husband made to illustrate the hole is right, but according to him it was humongous! He said the entire heel was gone... although if he's told you any of his fish stories there is some doubt, if you know what I'm saying.
He told her it couldn't be fixed. She said "Gramma can fix it! These are my favorite socks!"
Two of my sewing cousins have a sister who doesn't sew. She's the baby of the family. Isn't that normally the way it goes? She brought several projects over the last time we had sewing night. Nancy took the pants and I took the top and a swimsuit cover-up. THAT was going to be a challenge.
I love a challenge!
Patty bought this garment in Hawaii and she's sentimentally attached to it. And I was hoping to help her get one more cruise out of it...
It was one of those colorful tropical sarongs and she's been wearing it for a number of years so it's nice and soft. And thin. Very thin. The fabric is loosely woven to begin with. The two cut ends are fringed with about a dozen or so threads pulled into a knot every inch or so along the entire length. These are natural tearing places!
There was a quarter-sized hole in one spot further into the garment, and a six inch tear along one side, at the spot where I am sure she ties it together at the hip.
|Big shredded tear right up the dolphin's back...|
I don't know if you can tell from these pictures, but the fabric does have a right side, the black is a bit brighter. I had a choice of using black thread and having it show on the yellow, or using yellow and having it show n the black. I decided that the second option was least distracting.