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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Moth holes in gorgeous sweater-what to do? 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!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: B&W Toile Dress :) on: July 13, 2006 10:04:25 AM
I love that fabric. I even have some plates with that exact design on it, because i love it so much.
That dress is soooooo pretty. I'm llike you-i'll wear formal dresses to parties or beach bonfires or non-formal places; i'm just a romantic dress kind of girl. Smiley
Great job!!

*And i think my bf is your bf's personality twin. Mine also makes weird faces and ruins every picture i take of him. Heheheh.*
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Punk Rock Prom dress! Leopard print swing/50's style. By Zombie Teeth! on: May 26, 2006 11:16:37 PM
Woah....you look absouletely stunning. That dress is INCREDIBLE on you. You pull it off so well. The entire outfit just works.
And you are one really gorgeous lady!!!!

It's great having an original prom dress isn't it? I bought mine at a thrift/consigmnent store and it was the only original, classy, elegant 80's prom dress there. So sad i can't wear it again though!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yellow Short Sleeve Heart Hoodie on: April 10, 2006 11:42:02 PM
Lovelovelove. Hearts+yellow=adorable sweatshirt. Good job there girly. V. Cute. I would wear it with pride!!
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: black and white striped flats (now fixed up) on: March 12, 2006 12:02:43 PM
Woah......those are mad uber cute......how did you get the little hearts so perfect? Are they stenciled or cut out?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ball gown from a flag silk =) on: December 31, 2005 01:01:16 PM
I am impressed. I'm not that creative so all my old flags are either rotting in the garage or in use as doggy beds by my maniacal terrier, Sid. That is possibly one of the more gorgeous dresses i've seen in quite some time. Great Job!
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Civil War Evening Gown and Cape (pic heavy) on: December 17, 2005 10:44:50 AM
That dress is simply gorgeous. I wish women still dressed like that and were elegant and that men were still chivalrous(sp) and all that jazz. I have an infinite amount of respect for you after imagianing how much work that dress probably took. It is simply incredible. Keep up the good work and have fun with your reanactments!!
(I work at the RenFair in Santa Barabara every year and i had to make a corset for myself one year-i understand how you feel.)
I know this is off subject but where do you do your reenactments at? I know my crappy little town has a club or something, but i'm just curious.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Making a scarf for a boy...need pattern ideas on: November 21, 2005 09:10:28 AM
Hey all!! I'm brand new to the knitting board, usually i stay and lurk around at the clothing boards!! But I need some advice. I've decided to knit my extremely hippie boyfriend a nice warm scarf so he won't freeze to death while he's living in his tent this winter. (Tent? Yes. Long and trying story) I want to have it finished by at least Christmas, so it can't be too terribly elaborate. Also, I learned how to knit when i was about ten, but it didn't really stick with me until i was about sixteen, two years ago. My last whine is that most of the scarves i see are so froufrouish and not boy-friendly in the least. So basically, what i'm looking for is a simple, fairly quick scarf pattern that looks nice, would appeal to a boy and isn't a pain in the arse to knit. Any ideas?
And btw, the yarn i'm using is Lion's Brand Wool Ease Worsted Weight in #107, 4ply. It's a nice soft blue gray color, it'll look nice with his pretty blue eyes. Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: "Peko" halter and BDU skirt on: November 16, 2005 05:25:45 PM
I'm in love with your Peko shirt. Or more so, the straps acutally. Heheh. And i just had to say this, you are so pretty!!! I love your tats, as well btw!!!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: redone tshirts & bedsheet shirt on: November 16, 2005 05:20:51 PM
Awww mannn....who's in love with that bedsheet shirt? I think Mar is.....that is seriously an awesome shirt. And seeing as i'm trying to make my wardrobe more 'hippieish'(blame the hippie boyfriend) it would look so perfect!!! Seriously, i've seen shirts like that going for close to $50 in Urban Outfitters and i am not kidding. I think that shirt is adorable. Make a tutorial!!! I would so make that, seeing as i hate these 'generic everybody else has it' kind of style!! I love the first A&C shirt you made too, it looks so cute as a shrug!!! Keep up the good work on making clothes and totes!!!
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