I agreed to slit the sweatshirt up the middle of the front and attach ribbons. I was nervous. Sewing for others means no mistakes and everything should be tidy. I did my best. I even bought fabric glue to help the ribbon stay in place. It did not work, but the front of the shirt still looks good. The inside is less tidy. My coworker, who will put on the buttons and button-holes said something about serging. I hope when she brings the shirt back to add to the gift bag, I can get a picture of our joint project.
Sewing for others is hard. Working on a project with someone else is worse. Hopefully, the final product will be to the nursing home woman's liking. It would be sad to request something and then receive an item you dislike but can't exchange because it is homemade.