While I have been sorting through the blog photos, I have come across some that I took to use in blog posts that never eventuated. Maybe it was because something more exciting came up or I simply did not get around to it.
Anyway, here are some that were sitting in a folder just waiting for the story to be written.
I noticed these small holes just below the collar on one of The Duke’s polo shirts. It was where the label was stitched on and it was beginning to tear away as there was only a single layer of fabric and no facing.
I carefully unpicked the label.
The next step was to iron a small piece of fusible interfacing to the wrong side. This helps to reinforce the fabric.
I then stitched over the holes using a zigzag stitch. The thread was a close match and the mend is barely visible. It is certainly an improvement on the holes that were there.
Finally, I trimmed the interfacing back close to the stitching and the repair was complete.
In future, I think I will remove any labels that are on a single layer of fabric when the garment is new to avoid this happening.
Oh, and you may have noticed that ‘The Duke’ still exists. Thank you for your suggestions and I have have come up with a couple but none of them really captured his imagination so I will ponder a bit more. It is enough of a challenge to change once but I do not want to find myself in the same position in the future.