Since moving to Mackay, I've found a part-time sewing job at a clothing alterations shop. When a suit was brought in with two buttons to be sewn back on, I realised that we will eventually be the last folk in this town who know how to mend clothing!
A far cry from, say the 1940s, when clothing would be repaired and recycled by neccessity. I enjoyed reading Make Do and Mend, a collection of leaflets distributed by the government, showing folk how to repair and re-use their clothing during wartime rationing.
There's something quite charming and frugal about fixing things instead of discarding them, as these repairs from Design Mom show!