When your teenager is always wanting something made of this fabric or that fabric that you have lying around your sewing room, you eventually give in. Even when you KNOW she probably won’t wear it once you have it made. Because it’s happened that way in the past. Even knowing, having experienced the making and the not wearing, you sigh and do it all over again.
When the tank top you make your teenager doesn’t suit her because she insists it is too tight, even though you think it looks nice on her, you throw up your hands and once again insist you will NEVER make her anything again. (especially when she insisted the tank top you used as a pattern fit her fine and you even made it bigger than said tank top)
When the newly stitched tank top lies around for several days and your teenager still insists she can’t wear it you come up with another use for the tank top.
You turn it into a dress. A dress for Little Sister.
Take in the side seams a little.
Add some vintage lace to the bottom of the tank top turned dress. Use elastic thread in the bobbin so it will be stretchy and the lace won’t get ripped off the dress right away. Mend the lace after the 3rd time it is worn since it managed to start coming off anyway.
When your ‘Little Sister’ likes to have her picture taken and poses so nicely, you take approximately 86 pics of her posing sweetly on a cute white chair.
When you finally edit the photos, you share them on your blog so everyone will know what to do with a tank top that you made but your teenager wouldn’t wear. And so your family from out-of-state can see some pics of ‘Little Sister’.
Sew a Fine Seam