September 13, 2011

Plaid Built By Wendy Top - Simplicity 4111

Plaid Built By Wendy Top

This is another version of Simplicity 4111 that I made a long time ago, this time in plaid. I like this one better than the last try but I'm not sure why. I didn't change the pattern. Maybe it's because the elastic under the bust line isn't as tight? Maybe it's the thicker fabric? Maybe I secretly have a yearning for plaid in my life? Who knows.

Anyway, this shirt was in the mending pile for years because the elastic in one of the sleeves broke. I even remember the party I was at a couple years ago when it happened. Putting something in my mending pile is like burying it deep in an underwater cave in the Bermuda Triangle never to be seen again.

Plaid Built By Wendy Top

I'm glad I could finally break this shirt out from hiding and finish those minor fixes. Now it is happily back in my closet for rotation.

What's the longest you've ever had something sit in the "mending pile"?

4 comments:

  1. I have followed your blog for a few months now and I'm totally amazed at your work. I love all your clothes you sew! Great job! and I'm a plaid person myself = )

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  2. Oh, I'm too ashamed to tell you about my "mending" pile. Also, the ironing pile is out of control at the moment. Love your top!

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  3. Yay for fishing it out of the mending pile! Things have been in mine for years.

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  4. thanks ladies! sometimes I think finishing something from the mending pile can be even more satisfying than finishing a project from scratch. such a sense of relief and accomplishment ;)

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