It's not where the rain gets in though. It's on the seat of a pair of fairly new jeans that I ripped on a bike rack. The location is such, and considering my physique, that I can't pretend they are just
. I've made many minor sewing repairs to other items but this is the first time I'm going to need to use a patch.
What? Sun doesn't pay their engineers enough that they have to patch their own clothing? How disgraceful!
That's not it at all. Not even a bit. I want to patch the jeans and intend to proudly (possibly even more proudly than before) wear them again. I freely admit that even just a few years ago I wouldn't have contemplated wearing patched pants or patching my own clothing. I've become much more conscious of waste lately, not that I was ever particularly a spendthrift.
Part of my concern with waste is just my engineer's inclination toward frugality--never use more of any resource than you must, always seek to optimize resource usage, etc. The other part of my concern with waste has been environmental, both the immediate and long term costs of producing items and of their proper disposal. Whether for frugality or the environment I've decided to patch my jeans.
Don't expect to be seeing me in a home made suit any time soon though....