Monday, 28 October 2013

Victorian Dressmaker Saga !!!!

So I promised I had a long update with Victorian Dressmaker and here it is. In my last update pick I told you I was near completion on it and that was true but I had another disaster. When writing my aims for October I jokingly put the following comment at the end of my post ... “Fingers crossed that I don’t rip the stitching on any of these projects !!!” ... After what I did to Literate Dragon I was really upset but I couldn’t believe it would happen again. You can imagine my upset when being sooo close to a finish I noticed a mistake in the dress which threw the whole table leg to the left out. Well I know some people wouldn’t have bothered to alter it but it would bother me so I unpicked it. I was trying to be careful after Literate but when I went to resew the table leg I noticed I had cut a thread of the pink fabric. I was really upset (even cried), but after putting it to one side I managed to come up with an idea to fix both it and my sanity !!!! I am quite proud of myself so I thought I would share what I did (and some non-professional photos) ...

Firstly I unpicked the table leg and dress around the cut thread and then I unpicked the fabric threads so I had lengths of thread to work with ...

Then I pulled a fabric thread from the edge of the fabric and weaved it where the missed thread was. I then tied the new thread to the ends of the torn one ...

I secured the threads in the back of the dress and table leg and the fabric was almost as good as new. You can see the back of the knot slightly on the right side of the fabric but it is completely covered with stitches so that isn’t a problem. I’m really pleased with how the fix turned out and I have know been able to finish the whole project.

The beads were a nightmare to get on as the pattern called to attach them through the middle of the crosses which was a pain !!! However they look amazing and I am so pleased with the final result !!!!

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!

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  1. Congrats on the awesome finish Donna. You did a great job at fixing the fabric. Can't even tell.


  2. Wow. You'd never know the fabric had been cut!

    Congrats on the beautiful finish!

  3. Good job Stunner!! I'm so proud of you for not giving up after all that hard work. It was well worth it as it is beautiful. Very clever idea you had to use excess thread to fix the hole.
    Alicia xox

  4. Clever you! Very nicely done. She's very pretty so good save. XD

  5. Wow! That was dedication to a disaster! Well done for being able to fix it so successfully. And what a beautiful finish you have. :)

  6. You poor things but you did an amazing job at fixing it!! I would have cried too. Your finish looks great!! I have to say much respect to you for managing to stick with it and fix it!