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One Redditor is helping their friend get the most out of their clothing by repairing a heavily worn jacket with embroidery.

The post was shared on r/Visiblemending, a subreddit where users post attractive and interesting ways to repair clothing.

“I posted this at r/embroidery but wanted to share it here as well!” says the original poster, who also says this was their first embroidery project. “My friend asked me to repair her favorite jacket with some embroidery. The jacket was in a real poor state, but I said yes.”

The original poster shares several photos of the beige jacket, which has been heavily embroidered with a variety of brightly colored flowers. They’ve repaired worn edges with a decorative blanket stitch and used flowers to obscure patched areas on the pockets and sleeves. Smaller holes are covered with swirled floss roses.

“Beginner,” they say. “This is my very first embroidery project, so most things I know about embroidery I learned through this, and the learning curve was steep.” But as several commenters point out, “You should be very proud, it doesn’t look ‘beginner’ at all.”

Mending used to be a common way to extend the life of clothing. Today, though, many people simply buy a replacement when their clothing wears out — costing them money and leaving the old garment to sit in a landfill.

Mended clothes often look different from new ones, with visible seams or patches. But r/Visiblemending embraces this fact and promotes decorative repair methods that turn a mass-produced article of clothing into a personalized signature piece. Not only are these clothes beautiful, they save the wearer money and reduce waste.

“That’s a work of art now. Incredible!” says one commenter. Another points out, “This is a gorgeous bit of work and

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Fashion Through the Ages: The Evolution of Clothing Styles

As an idea as old as civilization itself, fashion first began its journey in the ancient world. Ancient Greece. Their clothing was not just of necessity, however: Some were elaborately-draped robes while others donned intricate tunics. These early designs have quietly crept into modern fashion. The return of the draped silhouette and enduring popularity of an expertly cut tunic attest to that fact. Ancient Egyptian linen, the Greek chitons and Roman togas are examples of an early reading on how fabric can be employed in communicating rank. The better materials and more refined designs were reserved for high-ranking people. This historical obsession with clothes and cutting has reverberated down the centuries, forming today’s fashion industry.

Renaissance and Beyond: A Confluence of Art and Fashion 

The Renaissance period marked a turning point in the evolution of clothing styles, blending artistic expression with attire. This era introduced elaborate dresses, intricate embroidery, and a play of vibrant colors, elements still celebrated in today’s fashion world. For instance, the love for ornate details and rich fabrics that characterized Renaissance fashion can be seen echoed in modern haute couture designs. The luxurious velvets and silks, often adorned with pearls and gemstones, not only showcased wealth but also artistic prowess, setting a precedent for fashion as a form of artistic expression.

The Industrial Revolution: Democratizing Fashion 

The Industrial Revolution brought a significant shift, making fashion accessible to the masses. The invention of the sewing machine and the rise of department stores, like those found at alluresjcf.com, revolutionized how clothing was produced and consumed. This democratization meant that trends could spread faster, and styles became more diverse, catering to a broader audience. 

The 20th Century: A Century of Fashion Milestones 

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January 1, 2024 at 12:00 a.m.

Peyton Schultz

“Collective Clothing” by Kristopher Young / This acrylic painting on wood shows the interior of the vintage clothing shop Collective Clothing on Frazier Avenue on the North Shore.

Artist: Kristopher Young

Medium: Acrylic on Wood

Chattanooga native Kristopher Young was inspired to pursue art by his older brother. He was a student at the Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts, where he worked on his craft before moving away with his family after his junior year. While he was away, he struggled with alcoholism. But he came back to Chattanooga two years ago, and his return to the arts community and his artistic roots here helped guide him to sobriety.

Young often features the North Shore, which he calls home, in his work. He is currently working on a series of paintings of places along Frazier Avenue. He also designs custom footwear, hats and accessories.

This piece shows the interior of the vintage shop Collective Clothing on Frazier.


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The Columbia Public Library wants to help you bring a little repair and tender loving care to your 2024.

The library will host An Introduction to Visible Mending, a two-part workshop, at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 and 24.

Visible mending “is an ornamental approach to repairing an item” of clothing, a bag, accessory or anything else made from “fabric, denim or fibers,” the Embroiderers’ Guild of America notes on its website.

“Rather than trying to mask the area where the item was damaged, the goal is to highlight these imperfections in a creative, eye-catching way. A combination of techniques and materials can be used to extend the life of an item which is otherwise in good condition, save a small hole, rip or tear,” the post explains.

The library promises participants “the chance to rescue damaged clothing and even add panache” in its event description. Part One of the workshop will discuss techniques and offer a jumping-off point, and Part Two will allow continued, guided time to work on your item. Some supplies will be provided; the library just asks that you “bring a damaged item of clothing.”

The workshops are designed for adults and teens, and you should register to participate. For more information, visit https://www.dbrl.org/events.

Aarik Danielsen is the features and culture editor for the Tribune. Contact him at [email protected] or by calling 573-815-1731. He’s on Twitter/X @aarikdanielsen.

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Published: 12/12/2023 10:57:33 AM

HOLYOKE — An ongoing pop-up project in which a screenprinter and local artists make clothing and household items that can be used as holiday gifts continues Dec. 15.

Paper City Clothing Co., run by screenprinter Carols Peña, is coordinating the printing of original art designs at 358 Dwight St., from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Fresh Pressed Holiday Print and Design pop-up, Peña said, hopes to draw some of the people who come to the city to shop at Holyoke Mall to also venture downtown.

“It’s a totally unique experience that supports talented local artists who don’t often get a spotlight handed to them,” Peña said.

Located downtown since 2016, Peña’s business specializes in the service of custom screenprinting, but also works with the community on free programs that advance the mission to uplift Holyoke youth and artists through culture and entrepreneurship.

Attendees at the Fresh Pressed pop-up can learn about the print and design process, and make their own items by selecting from an array of blank garments and household goods to pair with original art made in-house by Paper City Clothing and local designers, with limited-edition prints dropped specifically for this event.

Hasani Picasso, an independent hip hop artist and clothing designer, will be featured Dec. 15. Picasso was born and raised in Holyoke.

Previously, the Fresh Pressed event featured Springfield-based youth advocate and motivational brand creator Jex R and Joel Farms, a Holyoke illustrator who has done psychedelic-inspired mixed medium works.

“Designing for clothing is an accessible medium that we’ve honed as a vehicle to spark community across Hampden County and beyond, and particularly to inspire youth to explore entrepreneurship and creativity,” Peña said.

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Locally designed clothing joins paintings and crafts for sale in the 8 Academy boutique in Saranac Lake.
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Imelda D. Garrett

GUANGZHOU, China, June 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The 133rd China Import and Export Fair (“Canton Fair” or “the Fair”), a renowned international trade event, is showcasing the rich cultural heritage of China during the Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional festivity brimming with fun-filled activities, delectable cuisine, and age-old customs. With an array of state-of-the-art exhibits, the Fair is geared towards enlightening global buyers on the significance of this occasion, and offering them a glimpse into the unique charm of the festival’s various folk customs, including outdoor excursions, dragon boat racing, and more.

The Fair collaborated with nearly 3,500 high-quality enterprises in the clothing field, including men’s and women’s clothing, fashion accessories, sports and leisure wear, footwear, etc, and showcased various trendy boutiques.

With the arrival of the Dragon Boat Festival in late June, the Northern Hemisphere is officially in the midst of a blazing summer season, the perfect time for a seaside adventure, and beach excursion tops the travel list for many. Jieyang Shenlubao Shoes Co., Ltd.(“Shenlubao”), a fashion innovator, unveils its latest collection of LUOFU outdoor slippers and beach sandals at the Canton Fair. Among them, the sporty casual flip flops has a sole with excellent durability and softness due to high-quality EVA material. Its tapered upper design makes this product a must-have item for walking on the sand, playing in the water. To experience the latest fashion sensations from Shenlubao, visit their Canton Fair page at https://goo.su/mmkUP.

Guangzhou Yongjia Garment Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has made a lasting impression at the Fair with its revolutionary denim clothing collection featuring simple, comfortable, and fashionable designs that offer consumers a refreshing take on their outing outfit. The ladies’ casual jeans boast a 70% cotton material, mid-waist slim fit design, and side bone weaving design –

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FLINT, MI – Flint’s newest summer event, Drip Fest, is a sneaker and clothing exchange that provides a space for collectors to buy, sell and trade anything from vintage tees to designer clothing.

The first-ever Drip Fest ran from Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, June 4 at the Dort Financial Center.

Vendors came prepared with tables full of sneakers, designer clothes, vintage clothes, collectables, art, handmade pieces, custom on-site embroidery and much more.

Seth Conklin, owner and organizer, hopes that Drip Fest becomes a yearly tradition in the Flint area.

Related: ‘Drip Fest’ sneaker and clothing exchange to become Flint’s newest annual event

“We’ve had a decent turnout especially for our first year, thousands of pairs of shoes in the building, thousands of clothing items from designer all the way down to vintage,” Conklin told MLive-The Flint Journal. “We definitely need the community to come out and show their support so we can do this again next year.”

The event also featured music and a bar inside the venue. There also were multiple food truck vendors outside serving pizza, tacos and other foods.

Alongside the sneaker and clothing exchange, there also were bounce houses and several other games for kids.

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Philadelphia’s growing vintage-clothing scene gets bigger with the addition of Noni, a new shop that specializes in size inclusivity, set to open in the Bok Building in late July.

The vintage shop, which will sell clothing in sizes ranging from 6X to extra small, will have its grand opening Saturday, July 22. The store, started by vintage enthusiasts Corinna Dodenhoff and Kelly Braun, also will sell books, vinyl records, home goods, gifts, art prints and products from small vendors. Dodenhoff and Braun say they want to turn Noni into a community hub where vintage enthusiasts can host small-scale events and pop-ups focused on inclusivity and sustainable fashion. 

“We wanted to create a space that offers not only beautiful vintage pieces but also an inclusive environment where everyone can find something that suits their personal style,” Dodenhoff said. “Our size-inclusive vintage collection is a testament to our belief that every body is beautiful.”

Braun said, “Our vision for Noni extends beyond retail. We want to build a community, a hub where vintage lovers can connect, learn and share their passion. To us, Noni is not just a shop, but a tribute to the timeless appeal of vintage style.” 

Noni is named for Dodenhoff’s grandmother, June, who opened one of the first antique and consignment shops in North Jersey and handed it off to Dodenhoff’s mother, Lisa, before her death. Braun, a Queens native who moved to Philly more than 10 years ago, is the founder of Baby Got Good, an online vintage shop that hosts pop-ups in the city. 

The Bok Building is at Ninth and Mifflin streets in South Philly. The building’s main entrance is at 821 Dudley St. More information about the store’s policies and open hours will be added to its website and Instagram soon. 

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