Yes, that is how the man described his son’s football jersey. It seems the son was playing the game for his high school team and was hit unconscious so the paramedics were called in.
Obviously, none of the scissor-wielding EMTs had any experience in the sewing field and decided to cut right up the center front of the shirt, across both front sleeves, into and through the elastic cuffs and halfway down the back instead of slicing up the side seams to remove it.
I have outlined the openings in green so you can see the damage….my job, if I wanted it, was to restore all the knit fabrics back to the original.
Then I asked when they needed it finished…now you all know the answer don’t you?
Yes, today, this afternoon in fact as there is a big game tonight and the son must participate in it even if it is only sitting on the team bench while recovering from a concussion. So first things first…make the raw ragged edges meet and slap down some strips of fusible tricot interfacing, press with the iron and flip over to the right side and stitch down the middle.
All the excess fusible tricot interfacing was trimmed away:
After an hour of fusing the tears and jagged edges together and stitching using a variable zigzag stitch we have the finished project…Hooray!
I have blurred out the name of the team above the number 1.
You can see the color of the stitching on the white numbers was changed from red to white and the original open hole on the back was meant to be left open…a badge of courage according to the dad. This is the back:
But not all in the sewing room is repairs…this week I got something done for me with the new Portland fabrics...yes I did!
Behold, two of the poly chiffons have now been made into sheer “Nancy jackets” and elongated in the back and a red slinky knit top added under one of them. Nancy likes hers to drape softly and remain open but I will probably attach a small black snap to the center front at the bust line to keep it closed as that suits my nature. Front and back views of the Monet fabric:
The street sweeper truck came this morning to gather up all the remaining leaves in our cul-de-sac and snow flurries are predicted for this afternoon…a good day to stay in for sure. Happy Sewing everyone!