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Originally posted by softgrey@Oct 16 2004, 09:18 AM
i had a moth eat holes in one of my favorite cahshmere scarves/wraps...

so i got copper wire thread and sewed around the opening of each hole and then did a random starburst design around each one...making the hole the centre of the design...it's a very dries van noten artisanal effect and i saved my beloved scarf...
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great idea softie! i'd suggest copper thread if you're scared of getting poked

for shrunken shirts i usually cut the sleeves back to 3/4(if they were full length) and let out the hem. or i'll take two shirts and cut them up and combine them together somehow.

my favorite: get a ton of safety pins and glass beads and string the beads onto the pins, randomly or in a design and pin them to the hem of your clothes for an added length and flair. if you don't have time go to your fabric store and get a length of trimming with beads on it and sew it to your clothes.

uhmmmmwhat else...oh yeah bleach. get a cup of bleach and a q-tip and fade out designs onto your clothes.

and if i don't like the completed piece i just take it to the Buffalo Exchange and trade it in for new stuff.

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thanks artemis and utopia...



artemis...i did actually use thread but it was also wire.....very very fine guage...wrapped in thread...

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Im still trying to find one of those sweaters in bad condition from the vintage stores down here so I can do one of those "Softie Copper Holes"

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Originally posted by softgrey@Oct 29 2004, 07:54 AM
thanks artemis and utopia...



artemis...i did actually use thread but it was also wire.....very very fine guage...wrapped in thread...
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ahhh ok...no pokey-ness...i'm gonna go try that out

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haha...no pokey-ness...

spent all day repairing a vintage shawl that was my grandmother's ...probably from italy...it's ivory wool and crocheted so i was doing these little invisible stitches to reconnect the loops where some stinking moth had had a snack...

moths are the terrorists of my wardrobe...
i hunted one down and destroyed it today though... rder:

but now i'm paranoid and keep thinking i'm seeing little flying things everywhere...

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I got bleach on a favorite pair of pants. I am going to try to re-dye them tomorrow, but if it is not successful, I will salvage out the zipper and all of the buttons and get some more corduroy of the same color and re-make them. I still have the original pattern.

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Originally posted by As You Like It@Oct 31 2004, 12:08 AM
I got bleach on a favorite pair of pants. I am going to try to re-dye them tomorrow, but if it is not successful, I will salvage out the zipper and all of the buttons and get some more corduroy of the same color and re-make them. I still have the original pattern.
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I would just put more bleach on them.

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I don't want bleached cords, though. What I want and need are chocolate brown corduroys. They were a major cornerstone of my wardrobe!

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Holes in synthetic fabric trousers...any ideas people?

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patch from the inside?...where's the hole?..

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patch from the inside?...where's the hole?..
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Below knee...I don't think I can match the colour with a patch though because it's like a weird black/grey/purple... bondage straps maybe?

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How big is the hole? If it is tiny, you can pull some threads out of an inside seam allowance and darn it shut.

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How big is the hole? If it is tiny, you can pull some threads out of an inside seam allowance and darn it shut.
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Medium size (about the size of a five-pence piece maybe).

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Yeah, doing straps over the hole or a funky applique that makes the patch look like an obvious embellishment would probably be the way to go.

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good idea about the strap...although i don't think you would necessariy need to match the patch with the colour of the pants...i think it would be cool to do a contrasting colour myself...

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