Friday, February 10, 2017

make do and mend


in which our plucky heroine improved upon a make-do...

My favorite turtleneck knit top had become "worn to a ravelling" along the cuff edge, so whilst stuck at home, attempting to recover from the turrible rhinovirus, I decided to mend the edges by handstitching on a different stripey knit. Somehow, though, the contrast in scale didn't look quite right*...

... so, with a few snips of scraps and some more hand stitchery (a la Alabama Chanin), the edges now have a bit of extra embellishment, which makes the whole mending job look intentional, and rather a bit happier now.

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February SMART goals
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 - turtleneck re-edged-
2 - sweater button repair-
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* something about the narrowly striped cuffs reminded me of jammie cuffs from when I was a littley-kid, not the look I was intending or expecting. The square black dots OTOH put the mending strictly back in the handmade slow sewing camp...

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