I'm joining in with Dreamer's 52 list and am choosing small tasks that I've been avoiding and would like to do/finish. My list is written in my organiser and I hope this will give me a kick up the backside and spur me on. My eleventh week task is:
Shorten the dress you got from the Charity shop umpteen weeks ago. It's been hanging around the Lady Cave too long.
The dress was being thrown in the rags bin because there was a tear in the material near the edge of the dress so I asked if I could rescue it. Yes, of course, but when I got it home it went in the 'to do' basket and hasn't emerged until today.
Armed with a tape measure, a pair of scissors, a quick unpick, matching thread and a needle, I set to. There was a border around the edge that had to be cut carefully away. I kept it attached to the dress because I was going to sew it back on once I'd cut the dress to length.
Shall I cut here? Always measure twice so you only cut once.
I only have short legs! The edging was sewn on by hand and now I have another dress for dancing.
Job done - tick!