So, you know those lazy weekend days with nothing to do? Yeah, me either, which explains why my mending pile had grown out of control.
Yet, somehow, today at 2:30, the house was clean, grocery shopping was done, the final load of laundry was in the washer, all the other laundry was folded and even put away. I don’t know how that happened.
But with an entire rainy, cold afternoon to get stuff done, I resolved to make headway on the mending pile.
Here is my pile of accomplished items: one sundress (top of slit had ripped open), one top (lengthened), one t-shirt (v was stretched out, added an inset), one skirt (skirt had pulled loose from waistband), two pairs of leggings turned into bike shorts (holes in the knees). Um, I guess my daughter is rough on her clothes? (I also fixed two loose elastic waistbands by adding in a new piece of elastic, sewed on a button for my husband, and added my daughter’s three latest badges to her girl scout uniform.)
Here’s my pile of items still to mend. Still quite a few. Too-tight fleece pants, two more pairs of holey leggings, two pairs of my son’s jeans and a pair of his sweats with holes in the knees (the jeans are now too small… Oops), a linen skirt of mine in which the elastic gave out, and a pair of my husband’s shorts with various holes.
Some of these are easy (leggings, sweatpants), some are just sad (too-small jeans and fleece pants). Some will be fun (how to upcycle those shorts?).
In any case, I reclaimed some of my sewing space. Yay! Hopefully I can finish off the other easy items soon.