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flaxandsage

Maggie Smith Bespoke linen frocks for all bodies, mindfully handmade in Salem MA. http://www.flaxandsage.com/
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@flaxandsage - Maggie Smith | Apparently this is a #visiblemending blog now, sorry. Lots going on in the daily workings of @flaxandsage but cutting out pieces of cloth and sewing them together isn’t always particularly photogenic nor makes the most visually interesting grid, and of course we’re all slaves to the algorithm here, aren’t we!!
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Anyway, here’s some progress on my six year old yard sale jeans that seem to spring a new hole as soon as I’m done patching the last one (and having invested so much work in them, I can’t give up on them now, can I?!) The larger green patch is one I did a while ago, but the rainbow under the knee is recent, supporting a new internal patch. And structurally necessary rainbows are the best kind, obviously!
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I’ve also sat down with these jeans and replaced a couple very high contrast inner thigh patches (that seemed like a good idea at the time) with something more subtle. Then I need to shore up a patch to strengthen the weakening fabric on the backside (trying to pre-empt a major repair down the line) and they should be good to go for now!
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I’m honestly having a lot of fun playing with different mending techniques and am starting to consider ways I might work it into my  actual business. Stay tuned, maybe!
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#flaxandsage #linen #linenclothes #fashion #slowfashion #slowmade #sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion #ethicalwardrobe #custommade #bespokefashion #customfashion #custommadedress #makersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #dowhatyoulove #createeveryday #whomadeyourclothes #etsyshop #etsy #smallbusiness #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #womanowned #womanownedbusiness #lovedclotheslast #mending #mendmarch
Apparently this is a #visiblemending blog now, sorry. lots going on in the daily workings of @flaxandsage but cutting out pieces of cloth and sewing them together isn’t always particularly photogenic nor makes the most visually interesting grid, and of course we’re all slaves to the algorithm here, aren’t we!!
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anyway, here’s some progress on my six year old yard sale jeans that seem to spring a new hole as soon as i’m done patching the last one (and having invested so much work in them, i can’t give up on them now, can i?!) the larger green patch is one i did a while ago, but the rainbow under the knee is recent, supporting a new internal patch. and structurally necessary rainbows are the best kind, obviously!
.
i’ve also sat down with these jeans and replaced a couple very high contrast inner thigh patches (that seemed like a good idea at the time) with something more subtle. then i need to shore up a patch to strengthen the weakening fabric on the backside (trying to pre-empt a major repair down the line) and they should be good to go for now!
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i’m honestly having a lot of fun playing with different mending techniques and am starting to consider ways i might work it into my actual business. stay tuned, maybe!
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#flaxandsage #linen #linenclothes #fashion #slowfashion #slowmade #sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion #ethicalwardrobe #custommade #bespokefashion #customfashion #custommadedress #makersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #dowhatyoulove #createeveryday #whomadeyourclothes #etsyshop #etsy #smallbusiness #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #womanowned #womanownedbusiness #lovedclotheslast #mending #mendmarch
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jsmurdock
@jsmurdock 🙌🏻
urbanoshedidnt
@urbanoshedidnt I ;!!!!!! love these!!!!!!!!!!
mheuschele
@mheuschele I love how you haven't given up on the jeans and kept on mending! well done.
sandiwiggan
@sandiwiggan Awesome!! i've upcycled too. converted hubby's old armani to my fav handbag!
pam_gypsy_aries
@pam_gypsy_aries Are you kidding! i love this♥️♥️♥️
ginger.morgan
@ginger.morgan This is so fun💗
katweazle2018
@katweazle2018 Absolutely beautiful. lovely job! 👍
alice_rise_beads
@alice_rise_beads This looks awesome!!
indigo_niantic
@indigo_niantic 🙏🏻💕💚
fashrev_vietnam
@fashrev_vietnam Love these!
beechstpottery
@beechstpottery Visible mending, so awesome, i love this! i have some pottery pants that would benefit from this technique....
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