My greatest nightmare just came to pass! I honestly feel like someone just played a practical joke on me while at the same time taking a metaphorical knife and cutting my already bleeding heart! I know this sentence is more than dramatic; however, the situation is just that… overly dramatic! My three-year old son mysteriously got ahold of my thread snips yesterday, and made all sorts of cuts in my Valentine’s Day Sheath Dress that I was working on. My heart is sooooooooooo broken!
I know it sounds somewhat ridiculous to cry over something so… well… material! But I can’t help but to think, cry, and pout about it. I have worked extremely hard on this project, and I haven’t even had the time to wear it. Although Valentine’s Day was yesterday, my husband and I planned to go away this weekend and celebrate the holiday by going to our favorite hotel, restaurant, and movie theater. I would have had the project done and stashed away in my closet but I still needed to add the sleeves and hem it. The original plan was to finish this project by tomorrow afternoon.
Fortunately, the cuts were only made in a small area. My hope is to purchase some lace type applique and sew it on the dress in various places to make it look like it was intentional. But unfortunately, the cuts were made four inches below the hips and three or four inches above the knee near my inner right thigh, if that makes any sense. I know!!!!!!!!! A very awkward spot to place an applique. Let’s hope that it works out. Please feel free to leave a comment or advice on what you think I should do to salvage this dress. Have you experienced any thing close to this during your sewing journey? If so, what did you do? Did you find a solution? Accept the loss? I am very open to any advice at this point. I have about 50 hours before I leave for my trip. If I can’t find away to salvage this dress by then, I will have to just call it and wear an old outfit. Thank you in advance for your thoughts and advice.