Tag Archives: mending

mending: winter coat

My winter coat isn’t perfect, but I really like it. It’s wearing out but I would rather mend it than try to replace it. (Someday I’ll make myself a new winter coat, but that day is not today.) This is … Continue reading

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organic, free range, cruelty-free, artisanal mending

This mending project must be all those things to explain why I didn’t finish until more than two years after I started! I had darning needles and cotton yarn that was a good colour match for the sweater, but I … Continue reading

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20 Nov 2011 MAF

I know there must be at least a few people out in internet-land who actually mend clothes. Zoe, of ‘So, Zo…’, subscribes to the notion of “Make do and mend”, which she most recently discussed here. Mending isn’t exactly glamourous. … Continue reading

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12 Oct 2011 MAF

I can’t believe I found more of these projects to work on! 1. Green sweater. Mending: a vertical seam on the turtleneck had popped – easy to stitch closed again. 2. Wine tie-dye skirt. (I got so many people visiting … Continue reading

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8 Oct 2011 MAF

Today’s alteration was to add a removable and washable sweatband to a summer hat. Here’s the hat: It may look somewhat familiar. I wanted a strip of fabric that was about 1ΒΌ” wide, with a fold on one side and … Continue reading

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2 Oct 2011 MAF

Those gold silk pantaloons I shortened? Test drove them on Saturday at back-to-back gigs. Didn’t step on them once while dancing, so it looks like the operation was a success. If I get a copy of a photo of the … Continue reading

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mending and altering

Much of the sewing related work I do is mending with a little altering, and the odd bit of finishing thrown in (MAF). Not necessarily sexy, but it explains why I may feel like I’m spending time sewing but that … Continue reading

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