Last week, and today, was a time of catching up. I can dressmake (shoddily) and am quite good at altering and patching. I also have a deep hatred of clothes shopping. The result of this is that I buy too much fabric, make most of my skirts, wear my clothes till they fall apart (and then a bit longer) and often buy bargains that aren’t quite right but could be altered. There is always a stack of this sort of sewing waiting to be done. I don’t particularly enjoy it but it’s worth it for the end results. I’ve gained five skirts, four shirts and the door where pending things hang is almost clear.