Monday, October 29, 2018

Mending for a Professional

I do little mending jobs for various people who know me, who refer me by word of mouth.  I was particularly proud of this job: a beloved blazer for a dear friend who is an adjunct professor.  But she's a professor in a creative field, so a visible mend on her jacket seemed like an opportunity for art.

I went for the look of Japanese boro mending, with all handstitching because I couldn't fit the sleeve under my machine and didn't want to take apart a lined sleeve to do that.



The cuffs were fraying as well.  I put on black bias tape, handstitching it down to the inside to keep it looking tailored.  It looks good with the black piping already in the blazer.


I love how the patches turned out! Subtle, yet distinctive.  Even artsy.  Even more important, dear Kim loves her mended jacket, too.

7 comments:

  1. I love your creative mending. I will be borrowing that idea for some of my own items that need mending.

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  2. I love the job you did here, Margo! It looks perfect.

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  3. Professorial elbow patches, but creative ones! Perfect! I'm glad she loves it; we sure do.

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  4. I like it!! Perfect for an artsy professor type! ;)

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  5. LOVE this! Those sleeves are fantastic! Good job.

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  6. Great job! Gives me some ideas, scratching head :)

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  7. That's awesome. Very well done.

    And I was just thinking, again, about how it is weird that patched clothing is not typically considered fashionable, but those torn-ripped-up jeans are.... What a world. Yay for reclaiming patches as fashionable!

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