The Mend Pile - Project 1

Monday, February 06, 2012

The Mend Pile, aka the pile of clothes that need mending or altering that gathers dust in my bedroom, has begun to taunt me. Which is why I made 'fix the mend pile' one of my resolutions and I have made a start, albeit a small one, by fixing a broken belt loop and sewing some buttons back onto a jacket.

The Mend Pile

My first alteration project is a Matalan dress, purchased back in March/April 2011. I haven't worn it yet, I love the material and pattern but something wasn't quite right...

Please excuse my slipper boots - it was a cold day!

It fits nicely but the length wasn't very flattering. It's a bold shape and pattern and didn't seem to match the knee length style. So, I decided to lop six inches off the bottom. The picture on the far right was with the skirt just tucked up, but you can see the difference it made.

Tink inspected my handy work thoroughly.

I'll show you the end result, properly styled and accessorised, in an outfit post soon...

Do you think I made the right decision?

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  1. I cant wait to see the end result!

  2. what a difference, it looks fabulous now. Looking forward to see how you style it x

  3. Oh definitely the right decision! MUCH better! (Your mend pile is like my 'hand-washing' and 'dry clean' pile. Wretched things fester in the washing basket for a year before they are dealt with!)

  4. It looks so much better with a shorter length.

    X x

  5. omg yes! this is so smart, changing the length on something can totally revamp it! cant wait to see how it looks! post before and after pics!

    love from San Francisco,

  6. TOTALLY, think its a much better length on you now its been snipped... great job!:D

  7. Great length for the dress, I love the cat. They just love to be near us. Dawn Suitcas Vignettes xo


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