Amazingly, Hand & Lock, the 250-year-old embroidery maestri (the company not the sewers, duh) are now turning their Hands to Visible Mending despite being way too grand! They are, after all, by Royal Appointment.
As you can see, their VM operations are already distinctive and quite different from their normal intricate work: more playful, in short. Witness here a couple of their fixes on a distressed 1940s red-and-white-striped cotton sundress. The inside collar invisible but to the wearer patch; the same material as an overstitched underpatch (on the chest at the right) and--my favorite--the sinuous porthole defining and securing a pretty bad shoulder rip.
This stripey cotton legging is not the only pant onto which I have inflicted awkwardly crotch-adjacent damage. But given their graphic pattern and close fitting nature, I thought these should... View full details
I wore this marled V-neck to death in the early-1990s, having scored it in the Dolce & Gabbana sample sale, then lost it for 20 years,... View full details
They are made of that expensive slippery Missoni rayon jersey and I don't know how, but it laddered like a pair of nylons. A great candidate... View full details