|DEB shirt, thrifted skirt and belt, Payless wedges|
I have been working very hard behind the scenes trying to get through my repair pile(s). And by that I mean slowly and surely ruining and then tossing just about everything. Sometimes in the battle of Self Taught Seamstress vs Sewing Machine the machine wins. Hard.
I picked this skirt up at a thrift store a couple months ago and have actually been wearing it a lot, though it somehow hasn't been in any pictures until now. I didn't realize it was handmade until I got it home and started looking for a care instructions tag. I think it's probably pretty old but it's really well made and has some beautiful details. Which you can't see thanks to these ridiculously blown out pictures.
Anyway, there were a few places where the seams were starting to come apart. The original seamstress finished many of the inside edges with lace so fixing them required unpicking sections of lace, repairing the seam, then hand stitching the lace back into place. It was tedious but workmanship like that should be preserved. I wish I could tell the original owner how much I admire her handiwork!