I recently found that the lightweight cardigan I had been knitting had a couple of moth holes in it. Well, I found out where the little buggers had been living.
This coat, I should explain, is an old favourite. I have owned it for over 10 years, having rescued it from a bag of old clothes that my mum and dad’s neighbour wanted to get rid of. When the original buttons came off, I replaced them. When the lining shredded, I carefully removed it – discovering in the process that the coat was from the Canda Couture label* – and replaced it with a hot pink heavy satin lining.
I love this coat.
And the bastard moths decided to eat it. In a really visible place.
I was getting myself ready to part with it, but this afternoon someone suggested that I could possibly do something to repair it. And I got thinking. The coat does have a separate bodice and skirt. And the damage is entirely on the bodice – everything else has been left untouched. Could I do something with the bodice to disguise the damage, without it looking a bit poundshop Desigual or (worst fate of all) a bit Per Una? I think it’s time for it to go off to the dry cleaners to kill off any remnants of the little flying bastards while I ponder the repair job.
*that would be C&A’s classy label in the 60s