Thursday, September 10, 2015

{sewing adventures} ~ beloved skirt repaired!

Back in June I had a run in with a NYC escalator.  
My skirt, well, the bottom part of it, 
was sucked underneath it.
A Kind NYC Security Guard rescued me.
I was crying; it was quite shocking and most of the NYC
women were passing me by saying things like
just rip it out... um, while the escalator was still moving!
(I was at the bottom of the stairs by then). Crazy.
Thankfully my Smart Phone and IG came
to the rescue, as in many friends supported me
while this event was unfolding.
I was determined to fix it myself; 
but I had a lot of help; Willfulmina and family provide 
cutting of fabric, navy thread and my quilting friend
showed me how to rehem it,
tucking the ragged edge under twice so that it
would not show when I hemmed it.
The fabric was really difficult to pin; 
the pins would slide this way and that, with the
slippery wrinkled fabric... patience won the day however!

It's now slightly shorter but still comfortable,
wearable and back in the closet rotation!
I am so thankful that it was salvageable!
And I am going to be much more careful in the future.... 


Nancy McCarroll said...

Wow! An amazing repair! Glad you were not hurt.

Jennifer said...

That sounds really scary, Elizabeth. I'm glad you were not hurt. The skirt repair is really good and I'm happy you can still wear a beloved item! Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday and for your kind comments. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. :)

elizabeth said...

Thanks so much Nancy!
Jennifer, was lovely to meet you too! and I am happy to have found your blog and added it to my reader! will be great to get to you know you as well. Thanks for your kind words! It was scary at the time! Funny, I did not think the repair job that special, so thanks to you and Nancy!

Matushka Anna said...

Oh goodness! I'm so glad the only injury was to the skirt! Even at my age I'm leery of escalators, etc. Good job on the repair! You'd never know. :)

October Rose said...

Escalators can be so scary!! I hate going up them wearing sneakers because I'm paranoid about the laces getting caught ... that makes me so sad that those women passed you by without trying to help. :( But I'm glad that you were able to repair the skirt! It looks as good as new.

Paula said...

Not a fan of escalators (though they aren't a problem out here now). You did a great job on the repair.

Nancy said...

That's an amazing repair job. I'm always paranoid around escalators. Glad you weren't hurt.

karen said...

how crazy!! I am amazed at the repair, looks perfect and good as new!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

You've done a superb job on the repair; I am just so sorry you had to go through the nasty experience which caused all the damage.