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14-11-2005
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I liked the old black lace idea...

Of course, you could just shorten the scarf a little, and finish the edges off with a bias binding, simple.

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15-11-2005
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i like the idea of an applique or embroidery, but that alters the scarf a bit more than i'd llike...i need it to stay minimalist...
i don't have enough stuff like that to give this one up...

maybe i will just try to shorten it then...
it's right at the edge...

seems like the simplest solution that still keeps the original intention of the item intact...
funny how the simplest solution is sometimes the last one that comes to mind...
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thanks to everyone for the great ideas...


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16-11-2005
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i bought this gorgeous vintage dress. wore it once and the chiffon over lay right under the armpit area started to fray WHEN i took the dress off.
gahhh!!!
it cost me at least USD100!!! i'm so sad. i dont know how to rescue this dress.

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17-11-2005
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Yes, vintage can be dicey Maybe post a pic??

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18-11-2005
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Tragedy...or should I say "Travesty.."

My brand new Anne D. sweater..Picture it, Boston, Fall 2005...

The sweater has these 2 buttons on one side, but instead of corresponding button-holes on the opposite side, it's more like a thin loop stitched onto the side of the opposite side (like the d-ring on trench-coat belts)...But, because the sweater is so thick & heavy, the buttons continually yank & pull at the loop (which is basically made of thread), which, after 3 wears, means the loop is slowly but surely starting to break apart...

I was afraid this would happen the first time I wore it...I just didnt think it would start to break apart AFTER 3 WEARS!!!!!!!

But hopefully the local tailor can still save it...Fingers crossed!!

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18-11-2005
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Assuming you want to keep the sweater, maybe you can get Ann D to send you some extra loops so you can have them replaced as needed ... This is exactly the kind of thing that totally annoys me ... why would they even sell this? wouldn't common sense tell them this would happen???

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Assuming you want to keep the sweater, maybe you can get Ann D to send you some extra loops so you can have them replaced as needed ... This is exactly the kind of thing that totally annoys me ... why would they even sell this? wouldn't common sense tell them this would happen???
Assuming how much $$$ I spent on it, f-- yeah, I wanna keep the sweater..and make sure my kids wear it, and their kids wear it, and their kids wear it too..
But yes, I wholeheartedly agree w/ you 100%: annoying as all h-e-doublehockeysticks..

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19-11-2005
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Well, I'm just sayin' ... this def seems like a money back situation to me if you didn't want to keep it ...

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19-11-2005
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softie- what about adding just a simple, matching color (or near matching) sating trimming around the cap of the scarf? the would add just a touch of detail, a bit of personalization without getting kitchy.


i always get paint on myself. countless pairs of jeans, shoes... tops... my missoni scarf. everyhting has a bit of paint on it. the problem is that our painting studio is DISGUSTING, and you can't go within 100 yards of the studio without getting paint on yourself. I wear painting clothes when I am working, but the messes always happed when i am just running to my lovker to get a book...

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26-11-2005
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i have said farewell to three sweaters this week...
i suspect two of them of harbouring moth eggs/larvae...
and the third was guilty of scratchiness (mohair)...

it was a difficult choice because these sweaters have been with me for many years and travelled around the globe with me...
but my hands were tied...

so i am now in the market for a new heather grey hooded cozy swtr...
if you know any that are available...
i am accepting applications...
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27-11-2005
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has that mohair one made it out of the house yet?.....I'm wanting to do some sort of patchwork thing and could use another texture

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my sister and i once really wanted the same dress...to solve this problem we agreed that neither of us would buy it....however she secretly went back to the shop and bought it...the first time she washed it the colours ran...this is what i call fashion karma.

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How to fix a hole in wool fabric?
I got this old sweater made out of wool. It has got a very small hole in one of the armes. I mean the fabric has kind of ripped. It's very small but I'm afraid it will stretch and get alot bigger. Is there a way to fix this or preventing it from stretching?

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03-01-2006
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http://www.ehow.com/how_648_darn-sock.html

You might use a small piece of thin, soft press-on facing such as Vlieseline to "stabilise" the weave first, if needed. Just make sure it doesn't show through to the outside if you do! If you're patient and thorough you can mend most things practically invisibly, given that you find a thread/yarn that matches the sweater well.

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Thank you very much!

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