Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Making Mending Fun (or at least trying to)....
I don't mind mending clothes, but some days it's completely mind numbing, boring, and snoozy.
I soldier on ahead, and think about the fact that it's great to be able to mend everyday clothes. I'd rather mend than just dispose of them when tiny little things go wrong. Especially when it comes to things like expensive school uniforms!
So on the weekend, when my sister delivered a pile of things to be mended for the nephews, I decided to have a little fun.
In the pile was:
2 pairs of grey school pants - holes to patch plus hems to be taken down.
1 pair of skinny jeans - missing button
2 pairs of tracky dacks - holes in one leg of each
With the mending of the school pants for a 12 year old, I was pretty limited. I made patches from grey wool suiting to repair the holes (which worked amazingly well... couldn't even notice) and took down the hems as low as they can go. Hopefully they'll last out the rest of the cold weather this term.
The skinny jeans for the 9 year old didn't have any scope for fun either. He would have been devastated if I did anything to them!
Which only left Moo Moo's kinder trackie dacks....