What happens when your clothes get holes? Do you mend them?
I recently purchased a very large lot of clothing and fabric from an estate auction, and I have found so many gems! Including this bundle of mended socks and stockings dating from the early to mid 20th century.
We often hear about our ancestors not wasting anything. They mended until they couldn’t mend anymore, and then they saved the remaining bits as scraps for more mending, for quilts, and for various projects (there were so many amazing fabric scraps in this lot as well!).
Hearing about it is one thing, but actually finding evidence is so much cooler! These socks and stockings were all meticulously mended and/or saved by their original owner, and here they are today, nearly a hundred years later—these items that would almost certainly end up in a landfill today. How amazing is that!
I would love for these to live on somehow. You will receive everything you see in the photos.
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Poor to fair condition. All have flaws, holes, or mends. Many have large holes. Some are mended.
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This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.