Repairing a tear in crepe silk
September 24, 2011 7:32 AM Subscribe
I tore a silk dress, a long way from any seams or pleats or details. How do I fix this?
posted by carbide to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I was wearing a silk dress (this one
from last season at NW3 - it's a crepe silk with a slight stretch) at a work event and snagged the skirt on a small nail while moving boxes in a dark room. Boo! It's a corner-shaped tear with fraying, and the skirt is very light and quite translucent (over the lining). The dress stains even with rain splashes and this was the second time I'd worn it.
Here's a photo of the tear
What's the least conspicuous way I can mend this? I realise it'll no longer be a pristine dress, but I'm really broke and love this, so I'll be wearing it again anyway. I can sew and haven't had the dress dry-cleaned yet since the incident.