Added Feb 13, 2011
This poor slip has been waiting half done on my dress form for a couple months now. My mom included it in her last sewing loot care package so that I could make a pattern from it. We both considered it too far gone for anything else.
Until an idea just came out of nowhere. I was looking it over and became aware of just how many times this little slip had been patched and mended. Someone had carefully extended the life of the slip long after most people would have tossed it out. Mom lives in rural Nebraska and finds lots of treasures at farm auctions and thrift shops… I have this picture in my mind of a young farmer’s wife saving up to buy a lovely cream satin fabric, sewing the slip from the latest mail order pattern, proudly wearing it, and carefully mending it to make it last several years.
So I posed myself a question, “How far gone does something have to be before it’s not worth saving?” And thus, the slip that just won’t die was born.
You can see how it was done by checking out my blog A Few threads Loose: http://afewthreadsloose.blogspot.com/2011/02/slip-that-just-wont-die-finally.html
vintage lace, rayon
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