I’ve been sewing this week.
They are the double, fold-back type which work fine with a jacket, but are just too bulky under a sweater. Time to do something about them so I can get more wear out of this top.
I placed it such that, allowing for a ½” seam allowance, the buttons and buttonholes would be more or less in the middle of the new, single cuff.
Next I unpicked the topstitching before cutting along the line, to give me long ends of thread that I could finish off neatly and securely.
This has started me thinking about other little-worn garments I own that would benefit from a minor makeover. For a start, there’s a black velvet jacket with unfashionably puffed shoulders, but the light at this time of year is not the greatest for working on black velvet. That one may have to wait until Spring.
While I had the sewing machine out, I ran up a couple more bags for washing delicates, using the last of my netting.
These are ideal for ensuring my hand-knitted socks don’t get mangled in the washing machine. I’m going to buy another metre of netting and make a few more bags as Christmas stocking fillers for the females in my family.