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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:06 am 
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got a US Enlisted 4pocket tunic from the states( an ebay special) which on receipt lived up to its "slight mothing" with a vengeance! there is considerable peppering of moth on the cuff of one sleeve at the front and also on the skirt at the front. Now I did consider cutting it down to an ike style jacket to solve the skirt but if I am restoring the cuff anyway why bother, I could do that too. The large size is perfect which is why I have kept it.
Thing is how best to tastefully effect a repair as close to invisible as possible?

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Had the same with my 4 pocket off e-bay. Depending how large the holes are there is some stuff that you iron on with a piece of material behind the hole.

Can't rememebr what it is called but will look tonight. I had some off cuts from my repro wools as I,m so short in the leg and used those behind the holes.

Will look tonight at what its called.

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super mend fabric bond is the stuff I used. because its crystal it sort of sucks the fabric in to the hole.

its available from here

http://www.ukpages.co.uk/essex/supermen ... tml?reload

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Some dry cleaners/dressmakers still offer invisible mending. It's relatively cheap and usually does the trick.
I also urge the use of Lavender, but avoid using the heads directly as they seep oil which is a devil to get out. Use neat lavender oil on a piece of cotton wool pooped inside a piece of muslin/cotton hanky AWAY from the garment (ie: dangling from the clothes hanger)

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Cedar wood chips are also a good natural way of detering moths.
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