Mel Whewell - Chatreuse Green Lightweight Sweater
When did you get your sweater? It was a gift from my Mum. My Mum is a big TOAST fan. Through her, my younger sister and I were introduced to TOAST. She gives us sweaters for our birthdays and Christmas.
What do you wear it with? It’s a fine sweater. I quite often wear it with something underneath – like a petrol, blue long sleeved top.
How/why is it damaged? There are several small holes that just sort of emerged. It’s a fine fabric so maybe it’s where I’ve nicked or caught it. Or it could be a moth. I’ve already done some darning. My Mum’s Mum used to darn socks and jumpers over a tobacco tin. I’ve repaired it a little, made chunky stitches. I’m embarrassed by my darns.
Why do you want it mended? I’ve been staring at the holes in this sweater wondering what to do about them. When I am on the train coming home from work, I look at instagram to relax – I like looking at lovely things – and then I saw the TOAST mending call out. It was perfect.
When was the last time you wore it? Probably wore it at the end of last summer. Had become concerned that by wearing it, it was getting more holes…
Anything else you want to tell me? Intrigued about what colour you’ll chose to mend it. I’m ok with bright contrast.