Bliss + Mischief offers some of my favorite inspiration for adding just a little bit more love to these classics. Sometimes a little change goes a long way toward enhancing connection with a piece. There is something about slowing down + pulling thread through fabric that takes me in close. The piece becomes something more than the way it looks on my body. I value it a little bit more for what it is...I feel a some kinship to the garment workers who stitched the seams...I become part of the making, not just the wearing.
A little hand-stitching is such a calming, meditative practice...perfect for these cold, cloudy days. And a little change might be just the thing to perk up a small wardrobe after prolonged cold weather wear. A few of the ways I've added just a little bit more love: 01, 02, 03...clearly Bliss + Mischief inspired. :)
All lovely images via the lovely Bliss + Mischief. Much of her collection is comprised of vintage finds enhanced by gorgeous embroidery + patchwork.