I'm interested to read how many seamstresses dislike mending and alterations because I find them very satisfying. How many times can you spend half an hour and have a new item to wear?
Friends find mending magical! Returning someone's favorite garment to wearability makes you a hero. I've mended a tear in a favorite sweatshirt, as invisibly as possible, to great acclaim. I only do mending when I wish, however, and when I have time. Some mending chores are terribly dull: the new wool coat that needed all its buttons resewn.
What are your thoughts on mending, and do you ever help out a (very very good) friend?
PS: I had planned to photograph some finished projects today but there's no sun. Someday soon, I hope, I'll have new clothes to share :)