Flicky, my daughter, is home from St Andrews University for the summer and she's brought a few sewing repair jobs with her. The first one I tackled is a frayed seam down the centre back of this tweed coat. Flicky did a quick hand-sewn repair job on it with black thread so she could continue to wear it - it's still cold in St Andrews ;D - and this is how looked when it was passed over to me.
Here's how I tackled the repair.
I trialled several threads against the tweed - from blue through greys to black. I used a single thread strand for my trial, not the whole reel as a single strand can take on a different colour when it stands alone. I chose an Aurifil 50/2 #2610 Light Blue Grey which resembled the colour of a repeated fleck in the tweed.
This is how the coat looks now
and the lining too.
I don't think Flicky will be needing the coat while she's home - the weather changed from winter to summer last in New York, I highly doubt anyone will be wearing tweed here now until October at the earliest. Still Flicky's 'ready to wear' when she goes back to St Andrews in August!
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