Does it matter if it (the patch), shows through the tear?
What color thread would be best? What weight?
And how much effort am I willing to put in
to secure the disintegrating waistband stitching?
4. The thread I have:
Güttermann cotton thread and brown pearl cotton (leftovers from making the pants)
6. Restitch but don't bother removing the old green hand spun silk that clearly didn't hold up.