Monthly Archives: March 2011
When I was musing about this week’s March Mending Madness post, The Husband suggested that we should also cover stain removal. And he has a point – I spend at least as much time battling stains as I do patching and mending, especially since Skeeter’s new favorite food is lasagna, and she considers flatware a hindrance to speed-eating. Continue reading
A few months ago, one of my shirts developed a most unfortunate hole. Otherwise in perfect condition, and just old enough to be soft but not yet threadbare. I let the poor thing linger on the bottom of a drawer for several weeks, wondering whether I would finally shame myself into learning how to darn or not, until I finally realized the perfect fix: A quick felt appliqué. Continue reading
Of all the various mending tasks that I undertake, the most frequent (and sometimes most onerous) is The Mending Of The Knees.
Fortunately, this means I have learned much by trial and error – not to mention that I have already gotten all my pants-related swearing out of the way – and that I am ready to share my knowledge with you in a socially acceptable fashion. Continue reading
Mending, as with everything else, comes with its own learning curve, shortcuts, and secrets that you pick up along the way, and we’re sharing some of our favorites with you here: Continue reading
My frayed pants hems were a design choice when I was in my twenties. In my thirties, it looks more like what it actually is – laziness. Mommies need cute pants too. Here’s how to resurrect a pants hem that’s gotten too friendly with the pavement. Continue reading