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Picture of San
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hi everyone,

my niece had a special skirt (given to her by a friend) ripped by her younger sister.. i need help to figure out how to repair it if possible..

skirt is older fabric, worn thin with use, and a light color also..

the only thing i can think of (because of the thinness of the fabric) is to get some steam a seam 1" if available and use it.. but it will definitely make that area of the skirt lay/flow differently..

any other ideas.. just folding and sewing would not work because of the thinness..

Thank you in advance for your help..

i have already offered to take her fabric shopping in my fabrics or the fabric store and make a new skirt with her helping (if she wants to).. of course it would not be the same (same sentiment)..


Hugs, Waves, Smiles, & Prayers

God bless you all and may sunshine always be in your lives to brighten your days..

San
 
Posts: 4214 | Location: OR | Registered: Sep 26, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have used a fusible interfacing that is on a tricot material, thin like a slip. Anything will probably show if it is a well loved, thin material. Make sure it bonds to strong fibers so it doesn't continue to tear. A new skirt wouldn't bring back the old but it might be a happy time with the 2 of you.

piney
 
Posts: 3112 | Location: New England, U.S.A. | Registered: May 21, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I was going to suggest the tricot interfacing also. Might even put on the entire skirt to "beef" up the fabric somewhat. Or may line the skirt.

A new skirt sounds like a very good idea too.


Strings

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My DD has her office in a center that has numerous different businesses. One business that was a couple of doors down from her was a Weaver. They would re-weave items that had been torn (men's suit, ladies dresses, etc.). I think they charged quite a lot (by the inch). I would think re-weavers are hard to find these days but I tell you this...you could not find the spot that was previously torn after they finished the repair work.


Nicki



 
Posts: 7943 | Location: Texas / Zone 9 | Registered: Sep 18, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You might suggest using the good fabric to make a new skirt...then she'd have the best of both worlds Smile
 
Posts: 312 | Location: Tennessee | Registered: Dec 13, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I don't know what the tear is or what fabric but appliqué is a possible option or a pocket(location may not work).Do you know what the fabric is?


May
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Posts: 9922 | Location: Michigan,up North,the west side of Perfect | Registered: Sep 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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a couple of appliques??? flowers, dots?


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
Posts: 8433 | Location: California | Registered: Sep 02, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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thank you for your help..

she still wants me to figure out how to repair her torn skirt..

will see if i can get a picture somehow to show..


Hugs, Waves, Smiles, & Prayers

God bless you all and may sunshine always be in your lives to brighten your days..

San
 
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