As I said in my New Year’s Day post, I have joined Goodbye Valentino‘s ready-to-wear (RTW) fast for 2014. To recap, that means: no purchasing ready-to-wear clothing for an entire year. I’ll wear what I already have, or what I can sew. (Undergarments, socks, & shoes are allowed.)
For the quick win: I decided to do some mending on a favorite long-sleeved peasant blouse that I had ripped at the elbow a few years back (to be exact: spring 2011). I just never quite had the guts/time/motivation to fix.
I cut off the torn part, and the other sleeve to match, a while ago. Using the scraps, I had practiced different kinds of hems – this fabric, a super lightweight cotton/silk blend, has an inherent crinkle to it. I just wasn’t sure how to proceed.
I finally deconstructed the original hem and found 1/4″ elastic in a casing. Decided to do the sleeve hem this way…. it was a pretty easy fix and I’m SO happy to have this blouse back in my closet!