Archive for Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Column

October 27, 2004

Nancy's favorite skirt had become too large as she lost weight. And she was concerned whether it would be hard to alter the skirt.

That can be a very simple or more complicated alteration. However it is always worth doing, especially when it is a favorite or an important part of one's wardrobe.

Sometimes just the side seams need to be taken in just a small amount. That's easier to do if you put the skirt on wrong side out, then pin out or deepen the side seams just enough to be comfortable, be careful to allow for ease of walking or sitting.

If you haven't worn it since last fall and you have really lost inches, it is still worth doing. If you have a zipper in the side, you may have to remove it and reset it. In that case, start by removing the waistband, making the adjustments and then replacing the waistband. That may sound complicated -- but it really isn't.

I just thought you might like to know: The City Union Mission was so happy to get all of the fabric so many of you had a hand in donating. They feed so many and help so many in so many ways.

"The mission chooses to receive no government or United Way support," a letter from the mission said. "We rely solely on contributions from people like you to feed, clothe and care for the poor and homeless."

They also quote Mother Teresa: "If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."

Now I ask you, is it any wonder they are so well-known? That is what America is all about, people helping people. Their address again 1100 E. 11th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Be sure to get out and vote. God Bless.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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