mending holes

I’m really excited to finish off a large portion of the big to-do pile, although it doesn’t make for exciting blog material, that’s for sure. How on earth my family manages to put so many holes in our clothes I’ll never know.

The photo is actually a friend’s shirt. This is the second time someone has asked me to fix the same kind of hole on a new shirt. It’s like the manufacturer didn’t have the ends held together while sewing up the sleeve.

Is it just a coincidence that I’ve seen two of these shirts recently? It’s been so long since I’ve bought a brand new t-shirt that I just don’t know. I would expect a $22 t-shirt to be made with a little bit more quality control, wouldn’t you?

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4 Responses to finished: a whole bunch of holes

  1. tracy_a says:

    I would expect a new shirt to not have a whole – ugh! How do you fix that? Run another seam?

  2. Lisa says:

    Did I really pay $22 for that maternity shirt? (shudder) Now that I’m post baby, the most I’ve paid for a NEW t-shirt is $5.

  3. Unfortunately today’s focus is on quantity, not quality. The all mighty dollar rules and no one cares about their work. That of course is why all of us here in blog land make a lot of our own things. We put into our sewing, crochet and knitting projects something that the manufacturer doesn’t, and it is called “LOVE” ♥

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