One of my missions for the next few weeks is to make a serious dent in the ‘mending and alterations’ pile of clothes. This should result in more wearable clothes in the wardrobe, and also clear a nice big space in my crafting room.
Last weeks project was jeans. Now that I am at home more, I have noticed a distinct lack of jeans in my wardrobe. Two of my favourite pairs were in the mending pile, and I totally failed to find any that fit as well when I was shopping. On closer inspection, one pair was mendable, and the other pair was so worn that I would have been mending the mend on the mend. So I sacrificed them and used the fabric to patch the less worn pair.
Before I did the mending, I traced the pattern onto some swedish tracing paper, and recreated them in some lovely purple denim. I then followed this tutorial for the instructions on how to construct the fly. It was much easier than I thought it would be, and I’m pretty pleased with the results, and will be making more.
But best of all, I have the perfect yarn to make a jumper (or cardigan) to go with them.
That is some Jill Draper Makes Stuff Mohonk, in colour way Rusty, which is a lovely slightly dirty yellow, with distinct hints of green and rusty red. A very generous gift from a visiting knitter.