Contrary to society’s opinion that a fault or flaw means that an item is defective, this project is about augmenting the beauty of a flaw. Influenced by the Japanese principle of wabi sabi, Laura believes that the transience of a garment is an aspect that makes it beautiful. Wear in a garment shows that it has been used for its intended purpose, covering the body and protecting it from the environment. Wear shows that the garment has gained experience; this is particularly relevant to this particular garment because it begun its life in the RAF in the 1950s. This artefact has been work by military service men, possibly during battles. Using embroidery to cover a hole in the underarm, Laura has lengthened the life of this garment and added character to the garment.