……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.