I hate mending. I hate fixing mistakes. I’m much more interested in trying something new. But I’m also a bit impatient, which means there are frequently things to fix or mistakes to rectify.
This dress was made quite a while ago. It was quite a success – a good choice of hardwearing but flowing material, a simple pattern, a nice simple and elegent fit.
I had it for a few years before I made some adjustments for the bust (I made this before I really understood how to adjust patterns for a bust larger than a B cup). Then I happily wore it for a few years before the day a few month ago when the zipper split. Unfortunately, it didn’t split as I was getting dressed in the morning, so I could choose to change my outfit. No, this zipper split after a lunchtime yoga class, when my only option was to fix it or attend a meeting in a vest and shorts (not a good, professional look by anyone’s standards). Luckily, a fellow yogi got the zipper together again and I was able to attend my meeting with dignity. But I knew when I got home that I couldn’t chance that again.
It took a few weeks, but I finally replaced the zipper. In the end, I’m glad it was done, but I did avoid doing it for ages. It’s just not as interesting to revisit old projects, no matter how much you love them, is it?