Deliver me from finishing someone else’s project! A friend was sewing curtains when her machine broke. She asked me if I would finish them for her. Well, of course I would! I did not know her sewing skills were only rudimentary. She did not square the fabric before cutting panels. The cutting was pretty ragged and uneven. She had sewn one valance, so I need to match the way she sewed it as much as possible — lots of zig zagging when straight stitching would have been much neater.
Sorry I just needed to vent. I will finish the project, but I’ve got to square up the panels first so they hang right. I’m not sure about those valances……
Oh, that brings back memories--trying to finish a dress for my mother that she had cut out. Same sorts of problems. I vowed never again to do that, which meant I would make all her dresses myself, start to finish. I believe I was in 7th grade. I suspect that was the final step in her plot to relieve herself of the chore of sewing; fortunately I never have considered it a chore. You are a true friend--you ARE still friends with her, aren't you? ;)
Oh, yeah, we're still friends. We've been friends for 50+ years. I do, however, plan to tell her I'll make the next curtains from start to finish!! I think she may have taken a page from your mother's book.... ;)
You're a good friend.
I have a similar story. I have a friend who has been making curtains for her living room for about a year.... her progress? When I come over there and either complete the next step or pin the seams for her to do. What I need to do is just bring the fabric here so I can finish them in my own envrons!
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