Posted: June 2, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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time to mend my favourite old sweater from 30 years ago
it’s thick t-shirt material but getting very thin in places, so I reverse appliqued with stretch lace and wound yarn
mending the seams & worn edges
it’s so thin like the ever mending of Old Man Crow’s old denim jacket for now it’s good to go just in time for winter here in the Land Down Under

  1. dinahmow says:

    I’ve just mended a pair of P’s shorts-and winter has struck!I no longer have anything from 30 years ago and couldn’t get into anything, either! 😉

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Di))) it was either time to repair it or put it in the rag bag as all the seams are giving way and it’s almost transparent, it will get better now with time!

  2. Eliene says:

    All that extra stitching [done with love] has to make it a little thicker…& warmer too hopefully. I think it is going to be a chilly winter this year

  3. I do love some of my oldest things best and will wear them in whatever state they’ve survived to. I just love your smiling face in the garden and the mending you perform is an art form. Winter seems so far away here in New York, We are still bouncing from humid heat to cool and if it ever stops delivering rain a few days weekly, our Summer might just be brutal. I doubt as brutal as you endured there though.

  4. Fiona says:

    What a wonderful story you have woven here! So good in so many ways – you can retain a beloved item of clothing, you have embellished and improved it with your skill and you have created new stories and mended memories – perfect!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Fiona))) I would like to get bold and make big loose stitches but don’t think that can happen in this lifetime, this is as loose as I can get!

  5. grace says:

    just makes me smile….i have a couple like this, not mended, there’s really not much
    to mend TO….i just hold them

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Grace))) the cloth is so thin it is disintegrating in lots of places, backing it with the stretch lace works with Jude’s invisible baste stitch where the cloth is still strong enough to hold is working, it will eventually be covered in patches & that couched yarn.

  6. Els says:

    lovely mending journeys, Mo !

  7. Hazel says:

    You are a work of art- inside & out!

  8. Margaret Johnson (from Victoria) says:

    Mending with pizazz! Old clothes are always the most comfy. I’ve always worn my clothes till they are too fragile to stay together.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Margaret))) I had almost given up on this one, the seams on the shoulders and sleeves had let go, cloth from 30 years ago was made much stronger than it is these days!

  9. I love a good mend and yours is beautiful. I bought a new second hand top and what a bonus! It had some holes on the shoulder just crying out for some stitch.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Wendy))) between this old fave and Old Man Crow’s jacket the mending will go on for the rest of our lives, his jacket needs a little bit more every couple of weeks and this one will too!

  10. I just had an image pop into my mind of, eventually, all the remaining fabric cut away leaving the seams and the mending . . . my mind is such a strange place to wander.

  11. Nancy says:

    Mo~ Such grand mending! Isn’t it crazy how certain articles of clothing touch us so deeply and feel so right?! I’m glad you’ll be able to wear this one a bit longer. It’s always so good to see you and your space as well! xo

  12. Saskia says:

    look at you! glorious;-)

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Saskia))) saw a singlet with ‘Vintage Chic’ printed on it when I was 50 but wasn’t ready for it, could wear it with pride these days!

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