Some of my friends and the generous professional people whom I rely on to keep me from aging quite so fast call on me from time to time for favors. Sometimes we even do trades.
Sort of tubes socks with padding inside:
Yes, they are padded inside and shaped to wrap around something…you can buy your own here at Amazon.
Yes, did you guess correctly?…button suspenders or braces depending where you live. Here is what they started out looking like. I cut the leather ends off so I could attach the buttonhole ends on instead.
Right…now why would anyone want to do that?
It’s coming…please be patient.
Part of the excess suspender elastic was attached inside the yellow tube to reinforce it and a button was added on the outside.
Hey fascinating isn’t it? Is this an instrument of torture or bondage?
Well, in a way, yes and no.
Let’s move on…we have the tubes, we have the buttons and we have the altered suspenders…now what?
Here they are flattened out on my machine table…but they will not be used in this position…oh no…they will be worn this way around:
Weird? Creepy? Not if you owned a dog that could not stop chewing and licking it’s elbows until they were raw.
See the lucky recipient, Miss Di, modeling the finished product:
Now Miss D can walk around and lie down and still have her elbows covered and be STYLIN’!
So even though wedding gowns are the main event here, you have to be versatile enough to work with clients who have “special needs”.
As Tia Dia mentioned this week…let’s have a wadder-free year in 2015!
So measure, measure, measure before you cut and if you HAVE to make just one more baby doll dress with a Peter Pan collar be sure to check out La Sewista’s latest post!
Lastly, if you have a hankering for the wild side of stitching…don’t forget to visit and submit your entries to Anne at Pretty Grievances for her Jungle January jamboree! It’s going to be a great 2015 year for making new things and stretching ourselves past the old T-shirts!!!