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Alterations £45

Vegegrow

Alterations £45
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:55:01 AM »
 Sil has just sent me my nieces skirt for the Indian wedding next week she paid £45 to have it altered... it doesn't fit
Pic 1 Its panelled so you'd think you would take a bit off each panel ... well I would ><
Pic 2 bottom of waistband facing not very securely stiched for a drawstring  :S
Pic 3 and when the facing is too long you chop it in half...  :[
pic 4 all the front panels were taken in unevenly and none of the excess fabric removed no seams pressed open and the 2 layers of lining were pleated up haphazardly

it is now unpicked and I shall do my best


Whoops only 1 pic attached ...shall try again
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

b15erk

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 09:58:03 AM »
OMGoodness Veg!  What you gonna do with that!  It looks a right dogs dinner....

Sending much luck!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Vegegrow

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 09:59:17 AM »
Pics for last post  :ninja:
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Lyn-J

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 10:05:24 AM »
OMG...
I hope she got her money back!
Lynne

Acorn

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 10:45:58 AM »
Wow!   :angry:
... none of the excess fabric removed ...
I'm thinking this may be a bit of a saving grace.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Vegegrow

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 10:56:03 AM »
Wow!   :angry: I'm thinking this may be a bit of a saving grace.
just unpicking the back then I'll unpick a front panel and see if its marked the silk ...needle holes may rub out and I can make panels even
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 12:08:30 PM by Iminei »
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Surest1tch

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 12:10:56 PM »
Good grief, no way would I have handed £45 over for that abortion.  Good luck with it, on the positive side it does look doable though.

Sandra

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 08:03:38 AM »
Oh, dear...it does look a scruffy mess.

£45 just to take in a skirt?

I suppose it's a good thing they left all the turnings on and didn't press it very well/at all. Hope they at least used a nice new machine needle and it hasn't got snaggy stitch holes.

Good luck!

Sandra.
xxx

Efemera

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 08:51:34 AM »
Somebody told me a tale of dire alterations yesterday..... bridesmaids dresses, one size 10 that was too small and a size 12 that was too big...but  the size 10 girl had tried the 12 dress and the 12 girl had tried the 10 dress. This wasn't noticed so off the dresses went to be altered!..

Vegegrow

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 09:18:26 AM »
All done .. and now scrunched up in a parcel to send back  :[
undid all the previous alterations and made all panels the same width... Little beaded top has an v shaped cut out on the back and that had to be pulled in at the waist as well
« Last Edit: July 20, 2017, 09:51:19 AM by Vegegrow »
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Vegegrow

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 09:22:10 AM »
Somebody told me a tale of dire alterations yesterday..... bridesmaids dresses, one size 10 that was too small and a size 12 that was too big...but  the size 10 girl had tried the 12 dress and the 12 girl had tried the 10 dress. This wasn't noticed so off the dresses went to be altered!..
Ooops that's a costly mistake
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

b15erk

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2017, 09:22:45 AM »
A-maz-ing!! That is a lovely job.  You are very clever Veg!

Wonder if your niece (?) will get her money back?  ><

Jessie

Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Sandra

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2017, 11:29:16 AM »
That looks nice and tidy now, Vegegrow.

It looks a lovely outfit....pretty colours.

Sandra.
xxx

Catllar

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2017, 15:11:31 PM »
You've pulled a success from defeat - well done! And as for the wrong size dresses - should've gone to Specsavers! 0_0
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Surest1tch

Re: Alterations £45
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2017, 18:47:19 PM »
Lovely job vegegrow 👍