Mending and Patching Re-Visited

Over the weekend I was hoping for a sudden inspiration regarding fabric manipulation. But with the incredible weather we’re having in the North East and visiting the corpse plant three times, it just didn’t happen. But man, was that flower smelly. It’s open now for the next few hours, if you want to see.

Yesterday evening, I re-visited the “boro-inspired” skirt I made two years ago from recycled jeans and thought adding some more patching and stitches would help me get into the mood.
It’s difficult to see, but the skirt is full of small mended areas:

And now, I have an idea and it involves this:
More to come this week.

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  1. Maria says:

    I like it! And yes, the weather here in the Northeast has been ideal :)

  2. kathryn says:

    Lovely. Isn’t it calming to mend stitch? Curious to see what you’ll be doing with those hankys.

  3. k says:

    love all the mending and stitching on your skirt – inspires me to do some more work on my own boro-inspired skirt made from old jeans and other fabrics.

  4. chanelke says:

    I’m also curious about the result…

  5. Claire says:

    Very fond of old handkerchiefs myself. Intriguing. Love the mending.


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