Archive for Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

August 3, 2005

A young wife asks why she can't rip up her husband's suit that's too tight and make a blazer for herself.

That might work, but the buttons are on the opposite sides. However, if the jacket happens to have a double-breasted front, you've got room to work with.

Carefully look over the jacket, especially if it's a lightweight summer fabric, which would be easier to work with. If your husband is enough larger than you, you may be able to cut away the buttonholes.

If you are going to discard the jacket anyway, what do you have to lose?

Reminds me of Marion, neighbor of mine years ago with sons in college and only one daughter. She had a great sense of humor, so when all else failed, she kept ripping and whacking. The end result was a cute and clever little vest.

A special "good morning" to our friend Karen M. in Ontario Canada who read us on The Mirror's Web site. Karen sent me an e-mail asking for more information on last week's bonnet design. The Mirror staff told me they would send her the diagram published last week.

We have, as you all know, one of the greatest weekly newspapers in the country. Hats off to that great staff that makes that happen each and every week.

Have a wonderful week now to all of our friends far and wide.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086;

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