Slow Craft: the tale of the perpetually patched pants

In the third installment of the ongoing saga that is patching my well-worn and heavily-mended Lucy and Yak dungarees (here would be part one and part two)…

I squatted down to adjust the height of the lawnmower and the entire butt of my pants split right out! Down the middle and to the side in the shape of a crooked “Y” – I wasn’t mad, I look forward to big mends like this.

EK standing outside showing off a new patch on the seat of her pants

I used a pocket from a retired pair of light blue linen pants that belonged to my husband and a handful of colors of linen thread. The pocket was a nice upgrade from a regular fabric patch; now I have a good place to tuck my gardening gloves in a pinch.

I loosely reinforced the edge of the hole with running stitches before pinning the pocket over top, edges folded under and pinned flat. I worked the perimeter of the pocket with hand-stitching until satisfied. Simple enough!

Close up of a blue pocket patched on to the seat of EK’s overalls with colorful hand-stitching

Below is a recent picture of the original knee patches after about a million washes and rough wears…

EK’s legs clothed in patched pants outstretched next to her dog Stevie, a half full glass of apple juice rests precariously on her shins

On an average day I’m wearing an outfit like this: heavily patched pants, long sleeves to protect my arms from the sun, no-frills Casio watch, wool socks with sandals or boots (depending on the tasks of the day) and a me-made wool sun protection hat. It doesn’t get more “me” than this look right here. 🙂

EK posing outside in mended overalls and a large floppy wool hat

These pants have developed a spirit of their own. I can’t head out into the yard to work, or pack my bag for a camping trip without them saying, “Hey! I want to play, too!”

And who am I to deny them the rigors and grit they so crave?

Shucks… a pair of pants after my own heart ❤

With love! ~ EK

New in the shop: Hand knit statement necklaces

Hand knit using cotton blend t-shirt yarn made entirely from recycled factory off-cuts and finished with an oversized lobster clasp. Looks soooo lovely with a plain t-shirt and jeans.

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Approximately 19″ long unclasped from end to end including hardware.
Wearable length is approximately 18″. knit cord is just under an inch wide.

Lobster clasp is made of nickel. Nickel components can be enjoyed for many years with proper care (avoid exposure to water / polish with a soft cloth).

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Also I’m offering free domestic shipping on all orders over $50 this week so stock up and save! Click here to shop.

– EK

25% off crocheted halter tops

Today only (2/12/18) all crocheted halter tops are 25% off.

something I really love about this particular design (as a generously-boobied person) is the flattering full coverage it provides at the sides and neckline coupled with a little bit of sexy show-through in the front. I love these tops worn alone with jeans or overalls, and layered with off the shoulder tees, baggy tanks, and cropped hoodies.

Click here to shop

– EK