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Topic: Mending and Repairs
Posted By: likeacannon
Subject: Mending and Repairs
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2019 at 3:03pm
I've recently began attempting my own repairs and learning to mend (mostly from my girlfriend), and I've really been enjoying it. Does anyone else do repairs on their own clothes?

Here are a few of projects I've worked in the last couple of months.

Patchwork on a WW2 hbt cap:

A couple of tears on my favorite shirt, a stevedore from CXXVI:

An ongoing project on this Tellason Coverall jacket:

My first attempt at shashiko. Much harder than it looks:

Not my handiwork, my girlfriend's co-worker mended the cuffs on my MF Pensacola Seaplane jacket:






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Posted By: shredwin_206
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2019 at 7:37pm
Great work. I’d love to learn but just don’t have the time.
I want that Tellason jacket.


Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2019 at 8:08pm
Thanks Shredwin! Sashiko isn't complicated it just takes a ton of patience and finger pricks. I love the jacket but don't think I'll ever be done repairing it. 


Posted By: Mr. Q
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2019 at 9:20pm
That Tellason jacket is really looking great! Nice work indeed!


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2019 at 11:37pm
Originally posted by likeacannon likeacannon wrote:

Does anyone else do repairs on their own clothes?


All the folks in the http://www.denimbro.com/denim-repair_topic188_page16.html" rel="nofollow - Repairs thread do Wink

Good work tho!


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Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2019 at 11:45pm
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Originally posted by likeacannon likeacannon wrote:

Does anyone else do repairs on their own clothes?


All the folks in the http://www.denimbro.com/denim-repair_topic188_page16.html" rel="nofollow - Repairs thread do Wink

Good work tho!

I searched but didn't even see this! Confused Thanks Double 0!


Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2019 at 3:22pm
This may just be proof that I have trouble letting things go, but this is a pair of Kapital socks I've had for 4 years or so. I'm starting to darn over other darned areas so these may be on their last leg.



Posted By: 4444Design
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2019 at 1:29am
Originally posted by likeacannon likeacannon wrote:

This may just be proof that I have trouble letting things go, but this is a pair of Kapital socks I've had for 4 years or so. I'm starting to darn over other darned areas so these may be on their last leg.

 
your socks look splendid!
 
especially the repair - serious


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2019 at 1:45am
indeed, if kapital sees those they may well issue a Kountry version of your repaired socks!


Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2019 at 2:33pm
Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:

indeed, if kapital sees those they may well issue a Kountry version of your repaired socks!

I'll allow it, but only if they send me a goody bag from the collection.


Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 5:18pm
Well, sheltering in place has meant I have lots of time to do repairs. I found a '68-'71 Type III recently that needed some tender loving care and it's actually been a fun and rewarding project during this time of uncertainty. Also, it's nice to see improvement after sucking for so long.



Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2020 at 12:15am
Bravo! ^^^^


Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2020 at 3:27pm
Mending has been one of the only things I've found to do with my time, so these 601xx 1947s from Freewheelers have gotten a good amount of attention recently.



Posted By: Broark
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2020 at 3:35pm
Nice job on the repairs, and the jeans are looking really good too.


Posted By: Mr. Q
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2020 at 4:29pm
I like how the wabash pattern patch matches the stitches! Also, I really like the dual squares on the left leg. Well done!


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2020 at 5:10pm
nicely done, cannon. Those repairs have just the right amount of soul and organic structure. I don’t always like boro (especially when it’s very symmetrical it can seem a little crude) but those hit the sweet spot.


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2020 at 5:54pm
I patched up these LVCJ 1944s a bit ago- I bought them worn in to this level- I wanted to conserve them and wasn't going for serious durability. The whiskers are super fragile.





I've only worn these for light duty (mixing drinks or whatnot).

Bonus pic:





Posted By: Yeaster Bunny
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2020 at 6:13pm
I love page 2!

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Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2020 at 8:12pm
Thanks ya'll, it's been realy therapeutic to do these, something to get outside my head. Mr. Randal I like how big the coverage area is, you should start in on the 551ZXX now.


Posted By: robroy
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2020 at 4:58pm
Mark, those might be the best looking example of a 44 I’ve seen. That denim is stunning. Are those cone or LVCJ?


Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2020 at 11:39pm
Robroy, they are LVCJ and may be Cone- I think they sourced cone denim for some of their repros from 2000-2009.


Posted By: redragon
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2020 at 5:10am
Repaired the Evisu couple of weeks ago...







Did try my hand on some hand-darning, bit difficult stitch job but lots of fun to do.


Posted By: rust
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2020 at 9:26am
Hey friends! I'm also trying to get some repairing done during this lockdown... and, I'm getting a 404 when trying to hit up the linked "repairs" thread. Basically, I'm looking for a single info source for thread weights, colors, and sources. Like, what thread weights did vintage Levi's use? And, what colors? A bunch of the vintage I have uses a thick thread for the top-stitching and bar-tacking that fades to a purple color. You think it started out black? What is that? I'd also love to see a discussion of the various yellows/oranges used. Is there some totally obvious online repository for this info that I just haven't found yet via google?

I have a bunch of sashiko thread and have picked up random vintage threads here and there, but I know I'm just scratching the surface. 

Here's a recent acquisition -I needed thread to repair this old Hercules jacket. I found this vintage thread on Etsy ("light navy"?) that is almost a perfect match for the top-stitching... it's just a little too thin (fine if it's doubled up when hand stitching). 




Also, I'd be curious to know if folks think it best to try as use authentic, vintage (100% cotton?) thread for repairs, or if there's stronger poly thread that makes more sense and won't look significantly different. 

Thanks for any direction!


Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2020 at 11:28am
Great work, redragon! I love the hand darning you did.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2020 at 11:16pm
I've been meaning to possibly patch this up for the past few years, I can only think of one place to
wear this- A Hodis shindig, I wore a 1870's Bee hive hat to a Rising Sun party a few years ago- I wore it Beverly Hillbilly style, I knew i hit a home run when Hodis called me Jethro......
Moving on
Should i do some outside patching?
What fabric?
Duck-Denim?

I have a whole list of other fabrics......So what would look best?

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Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2020 at 11:37pm
Nice patchwork on the last 3 pages BTW


Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2020 at 11:10am
Sansome I think some duck canvas would look great, maybe with some dark brown thread? I tend to stick with the same basic color scheme of the garment I'm working on (with exceptions for very light-colored fabric), while using lighter or darker versions of that color or ones in the same family (tans and browns, indigos and blues, blacks and greys, etc...).


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2020 at 3:17pm
Originally posted by likeacannon likeacannon wrote:

Sansome I think some duck canvas would look great, maybe with some dark brown thread? I tend to stick with the same basic color scheme of the garment I'm working on (with exceptions for very light-colored fabric), while using lighter or darker versions of that color or ones in the same family (tans and browns, indigos and blues, blacks and greys, etc...).


Good advice- I think I’ll go with that.


Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2020 at 11:59pm
I think I'd look for a matching or very close color felt & put it on with a fairly coarse stitch in a contrasting color.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2020 at 9:16am
Originally posted by CSL CSL wrote:

I think I'd look for a matching or very close color felt & put it on with a fairly coarse stitch in a contrasting color.


Not a bad idea, and I have plenty of hat pieces- but I think I’ll go for something a little more over the top.
If I’m going to wear this at a possible Hodis hat party- it needs to stand out......maybe I’ll put some stifel fabric
On a few spots? I’ll start with some duck patches first..... then go from there.


Posted By: rust
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2020 at 11:29am
Originally posted by Sansome Sansome wrote:

Originally posted by CSL CSL wrote:

I think I'd look for a matching or very close color felt & put it on with a fairly coarse stitch in a contrasting color.


Not a bad idea, and I have plenty of hat pieces- but I think I’ll go for something a little more over the top.
If I’m going to wear this at a possible Hodis hat party- it needs to stand out......maybe I’ll put some stifle fabric
On a few spots? I’ll start with some duck patches first..... then go from there.

I'm sure you have plenty of fun/period correct fabric for patching... 

Any mistakes could just be covered up with a bunch of melted wax. Wink

I mean, you could just melt a whole bunch of wax on and stick a candle on top... haha.


Posted By: Sansome
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2020 at 11:55am

I’m afraid that the candle wax party days- are behind me.
I have probably 100 or more pieces of fabric from the 1800’s
And maybe a few dozen from the WW1 time period ( That’s where I get the stifel fabric from)

Candle on top might be a little......Too over the top.


Posted By: shredwin_206
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2020 at 8:08am

Got this really cool denim scrap from Mike!
Will be using it to patch some mister freedom jeans.
Thanks again!



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