tonight, i did another small mend to the props and costumes for my one-woman show, falling open. if you're just starting to follow this blog, i'm doing all these mends in prep for a run that starts this friday night. an added bonus was that tonight's project also doubled as a mend to one of my most prized possessions - a gorgeous three-quarter length badass flared leather trenchcoat:
this divine little thing is part of my costume for a scene about halfway through the show. the right-hand pocket has a big hole in it where it has come away from the seam, which has been a particular pain in the butt during rehearsals since i have to quickly fish out a prop from said pocket and my hand keeps going through to the lining on the first reach.
here's a before shot of the pocket. it's hard to see, but almost half of the pocket has already come away from the seam:
the suppliers that i could find here in town were all completely out of leather needles! (scandalous!) so i had to use a regular needle, but with a few minutes of stitching with my trusty new upholstery thread...
...i again have a pocket of true integrity, ready for significantly more effective prop storage!
i created an invisible stitch by sewing inside the pocket until i got to the very end. the mend isn't perfect, but what is? i'm certainly much happier with it now!