Sweater Repair

Last Thursday I showed you the Land’s End sweater I bought at Value Village for $8. The one that Land’s Endsells for $79.99.

I guess I was dazzled and overcome with excitement when I found it. I DID look it over for damage and didn’t find any. That is until I ran it through the wash and noticed this hole when I was folding it.Image

 To my great relief it was just a seam that had unraveled and not real damage. After all this is the most expensive garment I’ve purchased in years. EIGHT DOLLARS!, I still find it hard to believe I did that , but I’m not sorry I really like the sweater, the fabric is so soft and the print so lovely and bright.

Because I am five feet ten inches tall I learned to sew a long time ago just so I didn’t have to spend the extra money to shop at a specialty store for Tall girls or have to wear high water pants and three-quarter length sleeves. In the past 20 years I think there is more tall clothing available than when I was young. For instance this sweater fits just fine.

Those sewing skills give me an overall understanding of  garment construction and I have no problem mending or repairing any garment, whether I made or purchased it.

First I removed two buttons. This gave me room to turn the facing back, exposing the seam that had come apart.Image

 I carefully lined the sweater front and facing up and stitched it back together.

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 The last step was to sew the buttons back on.

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 GOOD as New! 

Have you had to mend any of the clothes you buy at thrift stores?

Please leave a comment and tell me about it.

 

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