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1  Moth holes in gorgeous sweater-what to do? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by ValleyGirl on: January 17, 2007 10:57:39 PM
Hi everybody!
I haven't been on this forum in a LOOONGGG time, but now i'm back. Hopefully you all can help me out.

I went thrifting today and i found a gorgeous 100% wool sweater-but it has a some unsightly moth holes in it. My mom saw it and promptly told me to throw it out, as SHE thinks it is beyond saving. However, i think that with a little effort, and some TLC i could easily fix it up, as it's too lovely a sweater to toss. It is now in a paper bag, stuffed behind something in a corner of the garage.

Now, i'm aware that the holes have been made by moths or some other nasty bugs, but what i really need to know is how would i go about cleaning/disinfecting the garment and then repairing the holes?

I've heard about the freezing option-i will probably clean the sweater first, then stuff it in the freezer for a few days. Is there anything else that i should know about? Any input is good-i really have no idea as to what i'm getting myself into.

I thought about stitching them up with some yarn my mother has-this seems like the best option for me.


Here are some pictures of it...i think it's simply gorgeous.





This is the first 'adult' sweater that's ever fit me exactly the way i want it to-i refuse to give it up to the moths!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
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2  Funky, 60's style skirt=Hell for dad in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ValleyGirl on: August 13, 2004 06:49:37 PM
This skirt is my baby! It was uber easy to make, i got the pattern from an old thread somewhere around here, and it was the first project I ever did. I just finished it this past july, and i made it from the sleeves of two men's dress shirts. The blue-amber flowered vaquero styled patches are from a vaquero style shirt i bought for $1.50 in LA, and the brown candystripe is a steal from a shirt my ex-boyfriend never wore anyway. I finnaly got photobucket,(hell yeah!) and finnaly got my hands on my dad's digital cam long enough to take pics, so it is, finnaly, the first project by ValleyGirl, and the skirt that gave my dad hell, the 60's Hippie Skirt!!!

The front of the skirt, that bit of red, black, green and yellow you might see  on the ground is my kofu. Cheesy


Haha! Me pretending to be a model and ending up as a sunlight-in-my eyes- shot.
That's it!

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3  Vivie Leigh Stencil and...The Killers Logo Stencil in Stenciling: Completed Projects by ValleyGirl on: August 13, 2004 11:50:26 AM
Here's a stencil i made of miss Vivien Leigh as Scarlett, if anybody wants it. I don't care what you do with it, so long as you don't claim it's yours. I'll be making a lot of stencils these days, so if anybody wants one, be sure to ask.



Sorry about the fugly black bottom part everybody, i thought i cleaned up all that mess in Paint, but i guess i didn't.  Roll Eyes


And this...I am so proud of. I myself love The Killers, but i've never been able to find a stencil for them, and their album cover is....not stencil worthy. So i went and found some cover pics for their singles over in the U.K. and guess what? The logo on their was stencil worthy! This was what i came up with:

I'm really proud of that one, it took me almost 30 minutes to modify everything, and getting the 'the' part on top to look okay was not as easy as it would seem either! But i did it. And now folks, we have a stencil for the Killers! Yay! Stencil away! And if anybody wants to know, i modified an image in Word, then i copied the whole thing over to Paint, modified it, then saved it to My Pictures. Worked like a charm.
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