Friday, 22 June 2012

mending

 reinforced the waistband with a strip of cow parsley yellow and sewn on a new button, voila , these thin orange trousers can be worn again as soon as the sun decides to come out as well!

tear sewn together and reinforced on the inside, so that my son can safely wear these shorts


black linen/viscose trousers from thriftshop with frayed leg-edges have been embellished with blue linen strips stitched on with different shades of blue embroidery thread, I also went up the outer legseams and onto the frontpockets to bring the blue up.....

three pairs in one day, a day well spent!

11 comments:

deanna7trees said...

great mending adventures. love that little yellow peeking out behind the button.

saskia said...

thanks Deanna, and now for some sun so I can wear them!

Margo said...

Those linen pants are so interesting. Love the blues!

jan said...

Inspired by your patching last week, I went and got the trousers I've put aside for 2 years, that were awaiting patching. And sewed; and completed; and am wearing them now! A job well done; as are yours. Jan

saskia said...

hi Margo, thanks for dropping by & commenting, and such colourful shoes you wear! very interesting...
Way to go Jan, don't you just love it when things finally get done.

deemallon said...

these stitches make me smile/

saskia said...

ha Dee and now I'm smiling too

Heather said...

Great job mending. Those pants with the frayed edges in particular look just super!

saskia said...

Hi Heather, I was quite pleased with the way those frayed edges turned out, I mean I bought them frayed, so someone must have cut off the hems and then gotten rid of the trousers in frustration (or so I imagine) and they were just perfect for me....

Nancy said...

...patching on the inside, eh? I think there is a few of those pants around here waiting for that treatment!!! Good idea!

saskia said...

yep, sometimes it's these small things that bring a lot of pleasure