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CarlieJoe
« on: June 27, 2015 12:15:06 PM »

Maybe this was a hopeless case, but since they were (are) my favorite slippers my grandma gave me, I gave them another chance. They sure didn't get prettier, but we all know: it''s what's inside that counts. In this case, that would be my feet  Grin
Before (as you can see, previous attempts at rescue have been made!):



Just cut out the soles and sewed on the inner sole:



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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015 01:14:24 PM »

It is obvious that those are well-loved!  I think it was a nice save...they might not be very "pretty", but what a nice way to remember the love your grandma put into them for you...I know that I would be happy if any of the knit projects I made were so loved!

I think you will get many more years of wear!
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2015 03:29:29 PM »

I think this is a GREAT save.  I love the effort you put into the project to save something so special to you made by your Grandma.  AWESOME.

I am a huge fan of visible mending projects and follow Tom of Holland for inspiration.  I love his thought process (with flashes of historical tidbits) and discussions on finding the right colors to give harmony to a project, but not hide the repair.  I really like the idea of fixing something instead of just throwing it out, and the repairs show such respect to the original maker.  You did the same thing!

If you're interested, here is his site:  http://tomofholland.com/category/the-visible-mending-programme/
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2015 07:14:30 PM »

I think it is a great save and I think it looks just fine. Great job.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2015 03:07:51 PM »

Thank you so much for your kind words! I enjoyed Tom of Holland, there is so much I have to learn. I'm repairing stuff all the time and I thought I could darn... until I saw his work. Wow! :-D
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2015 04:40:07 PM »

What a fabulous site!  There is something deeply satisfying that comes from repairing and taking care of the clothes we love so much!  I definitely want to learn more about how to repair old linens and knitted goods from my family.

wow...this thread has prompted a lot of thought and ideas!
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2015 10:17:34 PM »

I just love mending and refashioning!!! Maybe my friend Carole's work can inspire some more thought. And if you're based near LA, you could even join her sometime at sewing rebellion! I wish I could, but Germany is too far away...
I did a refashioning project week at school just now. The young girls had fun! I really wish I could have inspired some boys, too, but well...
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