18 Aug 2015 22:41
Hi! Some damn moths made lots of holes in all my woollen sweaters. I delivered them to a dry cleaner, but I want to repair them later. Any idea where I can get the job done as cheap and good as possible? I know they usually charge per hole, and there are lots of holes, probably around 10 all together. I called British Invisible Mending, but their prices are ridiculous. Any ideas??
posted 18 Aug 2015 22:55, edited 18 Aug 2015 22:55
Pick one. You could try May Tailoring on Essex Road.
19 Aug 2015 13:17
Thanks! How much do they charge for hole repairs?
19 Aug 2015 18:29
I walk past that place a lot, it doesn't look inspiring
19 Aug 2015 22:59
I emailed them, they were cheap, 15 a sweater several holes, so thanks.
20 Aug 2015 08:47
10 holes in one jumper? wouldnt you just buy another
21 Aug 2015 11:19
Not in one. In many. Maybe two a sweater. OK? And these are expensive sweaters too…
21 Aug 2015 12:00
What I would do is wear a similar colour t-shirt underneath, noone will ever know
21 Aug 2015 14:14
make sure it's an expensive t-shirt
21 Aug 2015 14:57
What's up with the tone on this forum? Are you 15? It seems like that. You can't ask a question.
Let me explain:
Valuable sweater means it makes sense to repair it, right?
Is this the so-called "English humour", then I think I better move home soon.
21 Aug 2015 15:51
What I usually do is feed a number of silk worms with the correct coloured dye and place them around the jumper holes after the moths have visited.
21 Aug 2015 16:04
similar to the white wine on red wine trick. i normally fix my holes by creating a larger hole around the original one.
27 Aug 2015 11:38
I will collect the sweaters now, so I can send some pictures later. What do you do to prevent moths yourself? I don't expect a great repair. Someone told me that Nigel Cabourn might have been able to help me with the repair, but probably not for cheap.
27 Aug 2015 12:16
anyone recommend where I can get casual trousers (slightly complicated SI Shadow trousers with big side zipped pockets and some double stitch areas) made to a slimmer fit?
London Fashion Workrooms?