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Repairs for favorite knit top neckline... ideas?

Posted by blueberrier1 (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 3, 11 at 13:38

My decades old favorite medium weight silk knit top has self binding that is continuing to detach. I have repaired it in the past, but am now thinking major surgery is needed. This garment is short sleeved, so cannot 'harvest' self fabric.

The only solution that I thought would work is to stay stitch the neckline edge with a small zigzag, remove the neck band, serge, fold under and stitch the edge twice...then maybe silk embroider all around. I have done this before when shortening sleeves on another silk top, but never for a neckline.

Though I sew "new" for others, I enjoy keeping my faves as long as possible.

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RE: Repairs for favorite knit top neckline... ideas?

Perhaps you might find a nice binding/trim that goes w/ the top & replace (or cover) the old binding w/ that?

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