May 31, 2011 7:57 AM Subscribe
I've got wee, 1-2mm holes in a viscose jersey dress. What's the best way to repair them?
posted by mippy to home & garden (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am not sure how they got there - the dress is used, so it could be a fabric fault; I've had it for about three years, and discounted moths - it's made from viscose and the holes are only on one sleeve which isn't IME consistent with moth damage - I've also never seen these holes on any cotton or viscose jersey clothing I own other than on one sleeve of this dress. However they do seem to be randomly placed.
The holes are not enormously visible but look like tiny bobbles - think of the holes a pattern tracing wheel would make and you have an idea of size. I'm not sure whether darning will stretch out the fabric a little and make them more obvious.Nevertheless, I don;t want them to get bigger as I really really like the dress (someone told me today that I look like Joan Crawford on the way to a soiree - what's not to love about a dress like that?) - and it's still completely wearable, but perhaps less so if the holes increase. Is there a way to darn them, or is something like Fraycheck the best option?