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10 Oct 2011

Fantasy darning


For mending this dress I have used traditional darning techniques as well as embroidery stitches (cross-stitch and running stitch). It was hard to decide how to do it because the rip was in such a conspicuous spot so I went for this "fantasy darning", a mix of things. I didn't want it to look too patched nor to show it's actually mended. Now the sad thing is I have just found another rip next to the hem. Damn, this dress is disintegrating!

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Para remendar este vestido usé técnicas de zurcido y de bordado (punto cruz y punto recto). Fue difícil decidir cómo hacerlo ya que el rasgón estaba en un lugar demasiado evidente, así que opté por esta suerte de zurcido de fantasía, una mezcla de cosas. No quería que se viera ni muy parchado ni muy remendado. Ahora lo triste es que acabo de encontrar otro rasgón cerca de la basta. Maldición, el vestido se está deshaciendo!

32 comments :

la casita said...

ahh i wouldn't expect less from you, absolutely perfect!

ERGANI weaving said...

Amazing! It is a piece of art!

Trula said...

Absolutely precioso. Almost a gift, that rip in the fabric.

eralamaga said...

La verdad que es una pena que se este deshaciendo el vestido, pero que buena oportunidad para probar tus lindisimos remiendos! Si me pasaba a mi yo no se que hacia....

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

Qué fantástico te ha quedado el parche! Me gusta el equlibrio que tiene entre regularidad e irregularidad, simetría/asimetría.

Y eso que cuentas del vestido, qué raro! A mí me ha pasado alguna vez con tejidos de punto de camiseta. Es como si no lo hubieran tejido bien pero se mantuviese entero por el apresto, o algo así... Y al irlo lavando, como dices tú, se desintegra...

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Beautiful Karen, I really like it!

Karen Barbé said...

Thank you! So happy to hear you like how it turned out!
Gracias chicas!

the blue rabbit house said...

I love the bright yellow touch to it. Most rips should be fixed in the same way.

Kylie said...

Oh wow... you know, Karen, you have made this dress BETTER than before! It is absolutely gorgeous! Can you do a tutorial on how you did this, please please please?! :) Kx

Anonymous said...

que seca! sin palabras Saludos

Frances said...

Hello Karen, it's always such fun to drop by your site and see what's going on.

Congratulations on that Nylon article...you are getting global attention and it's well deserved.

Your clever decorative mending techniques are terrific. Now your dress is definitely a one of a kind.

I work near a super yarn/fabric shop called Purl Soho. You might know of their web site. Anyhow, they now have some DMC white embroidery thread that actually glows in the dark! Think of the possibilities...I know I am. xo

leFiligree said...

i totally love it! i would wear that mending with pride

riotyarn said...

That darning makes that dress even more gorgeous.

soona said...

oh so beautiful! Who can imagine this was mended...

Karen Barbé said...

THANK YOU people!

Kylie – I'll see if I can make a tutorial with such a tiny technique!

Geninne said...

I knew it would be amazing! I love it.

Anne-Marie said...

That is the most beautiful patch I have ever seen.

Kate said...

your stitching is absolutely exquisite and adorns the dress so beautifully.I'd love a little insight into how you did it!

Eve Cege said...

Hola karen
estoy segura que este vestido se autorasgo,para que lo pusieras asi de lindo,super sútil,mlinda combinación de tonos.

un saludo
Ev.CG indie jewelry design

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, love it!!!
Katerina FF
Greece

occasionalcrafter said...

I can only echo what everyone else has said... that is so beautiful. (and yes, I'd love to know how you did it ;o)

leah of sang the bird said...

Karen, this is so beautiful. Wearable art!
The dress is more beautiful than before the rip. I love your work x

Jesse said...

This is beautifully done. I'm very inspired to darn rather than patch things now!

Petit Petó said...

Uaaauuuuu!!! Es increíble!! Qué manos tienes! Felicidades! n_n

Anonymous said...

Me crees si te digo que tengo el mismo vestido en azul klein guardado en una caja esperando encontrarle una solucion??
A mi se me rompio por varios sitios cuando lo estaba planchando, sin explicacion.
Era mi favorito!
Ahora que he visto tu post lo sacare de la caja y vere si tiene solucion o si los rasgones estan demasiado juntos y voy a tener que ponerle muchos parches...

maitane-g@hotmail.com

Karen Barbé said...

maitane – mira qué coincidencia! probablemente la partida de vestidos salió defectuosa.

Anonymous said...

wow, that looks beautiful! I actually like it better than before it got the tear in it. very inspiring. :)

ERGANI weaving said...

I am going to make a post in my blog about creative mending. Can I refer to your post?

Karen Barbé said...

Yeah :)

ERGANI weaving said...

Thanks!

ERGANI weaving said...

here is the link: http://erganiweaving.blogspot.com/2012/02/creative-mending.html

Bearpawquilter said...

Can't even tell it was a hole. Looks like someone's luxe logo a la Ralph Lauren or Izod. Dress before - meh. Dress now - interesting. Came to you via Hello Pork Chop. N