I singed my silk
January 11, 2010 12:23 AM Subscribe
Any tips to help me repair the damage to a dress I've worn only once?
posted by abundancecafe to clothing, beauty, & fashion (11 answers total)
I accidentally burnt a small hole (about 1-2cm diameter) on the outer layer of a two-layered dress. According to the label, this layer is made from silk - it is a transparent, floaty fabric. Both layers of the dress are white (the outer layer has a coloured pattern on the hem). The hole is on the front of the dress and has dark brown edges around where the fabric singed. Although partly hidden by the folds of the dress, it is still noticeable.
This is a beautiful dress that I would really like to salvage. Raising the hem isn't an option due to the patterning on the dress. So far the best idea I have come across is to cut a hole where the fabric burnt - this would remove the brown parts and make the hole less noticeable. It probably wouldn't look too bad due to the under-layer of white. Someone also suggested clear nail polish around the edges of the hole to prevent fraying.
So, to people with experience/creativity in this area - do you have any other ideas for how to fix this dress? What would you do?