……Make Do or Do Without.
So, the saying goes.
It is relatively easy to ‘use it up’ but ‘wear it out’ does not seem to occur very often.
However, today I have an example which caught me completely off-guard.
I have a black short-sleeve cashmere/merino top. I have had it for several years and wear it regularly with different skirts and trousers. It even gets worn with shorts.
After carefully handwashing the top I was placing on the hanger to dry when I noticed a hole just below the underarm. It was not moth-eaten but simply worn out! On closer examination I discovered that the other side was in an almost identical state.
A closer look.
I am not sure whether there is any purpose for which I can use the remainder of the garment. Padding of some sort? Otherwise it will be binned.
Will I replace this? Probably not. It was mostly worn to work and I only have another 7 months of work and I am also looking at having less black clothes in my wardrobe.
Maybe you could cut it down and remake for your granddaughter? The rest would last another few years yet.
make pot holders with it if it is too past it to repair; wool is a great insulator for pot holders or stands, you could try felting it for the the purpose.
thanx for sharing
I am endeavouring to use less etc to make my walk a little greener. I would be using this to make something smaller.
I’m sure that could be repaired. Have you tried?