So, a little after the fact, and almost a week of Valentine’s themed refashions later, I have had to cram more than one garment into this last day’s post. There are five items to be precise – two cardigans, shorts, leggings and a skirt, all transformed with mini elbow or knee patches and our range of iron on heart applique patches which are smaller motifs available in three sizes.
When I first looked at these striped jersey trousers, I could see they had definitely been well worn and loved. A good wash brightened them up no end though, and I was excited to choose a set of rectangular sailboat design patches to complement their nautical look and give them a fun slant. The pants have a wide leg so rounded rectangle patches in child size (12.25 × 8.5 cm) were a good fit.
The world is full of gingham shirts so I wanted to make this one look just a little different. I pulled out a few patch designs from my collection including contrast blue and black gingham and white skull and crossbones on a black background (pictured) both ideal for boys’ garments. After much deliberation, I decided some black and white newsprint patches were just the thing to add a quirky touch of humour. The circular shape in child size 8.5cm diameter is a good fit and makes a change from oval or rectangular.
Day three of our Valentine’s Challenge. I added these mini iron on elbow patches in beige heart motif fabric to an oatmeal long sleeved girl’s t shirt in our bundle of cast offs. I’m really pleased with the result.
The Challenge is to celebrate the launch of Vintage-Patch’s new range of mini patches for smaller size childrens’ clothes, and I’m seeing how many charity shop cast offs can be refashioned into something cool before 14th February.