Daily Archives: October 16, 2009


It was almost inevitable.  I was triming the seam which attaches the waistband to the skirt.  And SNIP. I cut a hole in the waistband.  Crap!

I had three options.

1) screw the whole thing up, hide it under the bed and pretend the bloody thing never existed.

2) unpick this waistband and reattach another made from left over fabric.  I have enough.

3) repair the hole.

I went the low road and attempted a repair with a little patch and some buttonhole stitch.  I figured that if it looked horrid I could always go for option two… the dreaded unpicking.

It isn’t as invisible as I imagined, but it’s on the back so I’ll never see it.  So there.  It’s staying.

Besides nobody will ever notice the patch when they’ve got my dodgy zipper sewing to stare at!

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