I finally got my ancient Singer sewing machine serviced last week. I’m not any kind of seamstress, but I was getting desperate to repair the holes in some of my breeches.
I quickly realized that competently repairing a hole along the seam of my breeches was a lot harder than it looked. So I’ve been practicing by making napkins out of fabric remnants.
In the meantime, I’m down to three pairs of usable breeches. Two of them are black; one is hunter green. One of the black pairs is full-seat. So they’re hotter than hell. My other four pairs of schooling breeches are totally out: all of them have holes in the butt. Some are larger than others, but I don’t feel great about wearing any of them, lest they rip even further.
So here’s my question, gentle readers: Do you also get holes in the crotch/butt area of your breeches? What do you do about this? Are there some brands you’ve found to be more durable than others? Should I just start sewing some kind of reinforcement fabric into all of my breeches?