I found this hoody in a charity shop makred down to £1.99. It is from Fat Face, and the label said it was marked down beacause it was worn (I’m assuming meaning looking a bit shabby, not previoulsy been worn..) and had a mark on the front. I couldn’t see a mark and thought it was in ok condition so I went a bit crazy and splashed out…
When I got it home, I gave it a wash, and a good inspection. It looks fine, but the neck line but just looks a but grubby,
so I thought I could embellish it somehow to try and disguise it and give it a new lease of life.
I thought of several options, including adding a trim with ribbon/lace, adding some buttons, or blanket stitching in my slightly rustic style around the neck piece.
Here are the mocked up choices:
Once again, I consulted the wisdom of the peeps in facebook land by posting the pics on My Make Do and Mend Year’s facebook page.
The general consensus was for the buttons, which I think was my favourite too. I also went with this choice as it meant I could sew them on whilst sat in front of the TV, and was the least fiddly…!
I am aware that there are people ‘out there’ who have never sewn a button on before. I know this because I was one of them until about 3 years ago. It really is quite easy, and to prove it, I will try to put together some very basic intructions, and provide you with a link to them when they are done (although I am sure there are better versions on You Tube..!)
So what do you think?
PS. One lovely lady on facebook suggested removing the whole neck piece and then bias binding around the raw edge or adding a contrasting trim. I like this idea, but it sounds a bit too much like hard work…(lazy emotion). ButI will certainly hold the idea in reserve if all my buttons fall off, or I think they are failing to hide the ‘tiredness’