|MMMay - Day 28, new pencil skirt|
My second quick fix is a new one for me. I picked up this pure cashmere cardigan for £15 in a vintage shop. I loved the colour of it and it looked in really good condition, except a patch on one elbow which had been stitched up with various shades of blue thread. Remembering I had a lovely scrap of brown leather at home (bought in a leather shop in Copenhagen) I bought it anyway and took it home thinking that realistically it would take me ages to get round to making said leather elbow patches. However I completely surprised myself by making a template, cutting and hand-stitching on the leather patches on Sunday evening.
|new cashmere cardigan with leather elbow patches|
I’m so pleased with how it looks, even if the patches don’t sit quite on my elbows – I think the previous owner must have had shorter arms as the repair job I had to cover up is ever so slightly above my elbow. No matter, I still love how it looks. In fact I have it on today, for Day 29 of Me Made May 2013.
Sometimes these quick repair/refashion jobs can be so satisfying! Did you see Gillian’s recent post on getting back to making some jewellery? This is another quick fix I really enjoy! Does any else have any favourite ‘quick fixes’ or re-fashions they’d like to share?