Wednesday July 20th 2022, 9:59 pm
Filed under: Friends

The neck was way too big and the tie too flimsy on this one to be trusted to hold it together for long; I considered undoing the top edge, pleating it, cutting the bottom off to cover the new top edge–

–Nah. I ran a narrow elastic through the casing and tacked it down with my sewing machine as a quick fix. That was easy.

Oh wait no it wasn’t, as I saw that the machine had jammed a whole wad of thread on the underside that pulled right off, and whoops, one edge of elastic was going swoop! into the inside there.

I managed to stab at it with a sewing needle till I pulled it back.

I do not use my sewing machine enough to justify taking it in for a tune-up; those were $80 twenty years ago. $100 to do this?

Bribery was definitely the way to go.

I messaged this picture to a friend who’s good at sewing: would she be willing to do that small bit of tacking down for me on her machine, in exchange for a pound box of peaches from Andy’s come Friday?

It is safe to say we have a deal.

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Barter for the win!

Comment by ccr in MA 07.21.22 @ 4:55 am

Lovely blouse. What model machine? My guys are sewing machine techs and might be interested in a barter to service your machine.

Comment by DebbieR 07.21.22 @ 8:43 am

I think you should take DebbieR up on the tune up trade for your machine. I don’t get mine done often enough but it works so well that I sew more once it is serviced!

Comment by Joanne 07.31.22 @ 8:51 pm

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