Member since 5/11/08
Date: 12/18/11 2:25 PM
My husband tore his new Sherpa down jacket a few days ago. The fabric ripped next to a seam when he was reaching past a sharp part of our dog gate in the truck. Good news/Bad news: We now know there is a sharp place which needs to be covered. AND, he ruined his jacket.
This was at the end of a very trying day for him and he just went ballistic. He was really ticked at the dog gate, the jacket fabric, himself...and then me. Aren't relationships fun?
I took the jacket into my sewing room and repaired the tear as best I could, then ZZ it with teeny ZZ on the seam, trying to keep the loft the same as the other squares. I put it in the coat closet for him to give away or wear.
This morning he got it out in order to donate (he found another online), and said "Where was the tear? I can't find it"
Then said later, "I'll just send the other one back. This is as good as new." DH
-- Edited on 12/18/11 2:27 PM --
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Member since 6/24/07
Date: 12/18/11 2:33 PM
Amazing work then, tears can be really hard to repair invisibly.
Member since 9/3/06
Date: 12/18/11 2:46 PM
Congratulations!!! Super job!
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Member since 4/1/08
Date: 12/18/11 3:23 PM
Husbands are funny. I sometimes tell my very special husband that he is so typical that I could write a how to book on husbands of a certain age based on living with him. We've been at it long enough that he finds that amusing.
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Member since 8/24/02
Date: 12/18/11 8:44 PM
Great job! And to think he couldn't see it! Oh, he's a keeper! Mine would be spending day and night looking for the tear then complain that I didn't cut the threads off short enough, or used the wrong color thread, or didn't like how the stitches "show", even though it took him hours to find them.
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Member since 4/25/08
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Date: 12/18/11 9:41 PM
Hooray!! And yes, as shown in this case, relationships can be fun.