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Bespoke Professionals => Professional Tailors => Topic started by: Tikiguayo on July 19, 2020, 11:14:12 AM

Title: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Tikiguayo on July 19, 2020, 11:14:12 AM
Gentlemen, have any of you experience and (fingers crossed) resolved a situation like the one pictured here? While attaching the facing to the fore part of my new jacket (the fabric is 100% silk matka) I pulled a thread out. Help me my sartorial friends you are my only hope!
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Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Schneiderfrei on July 19, 2020, 11:57:02 AM
Tikiguyo, it must be emphasised that it is not only gentlemen who provide their extraordinary time and exerience on this site.

I cannot see the end of the pull or any loose thread in your foto.

Unles you can find the end of the pulled thread or similar. You could try to ease the space away with a combination of teasing with a pin and by pinching and cross pulling the cloth.

If you could find an end, you might thread it to an embroidery needle and weave it back through. Pains taking I know and not guaranteed to look good.
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Tikiguayo on July 19, 2020, 12:14:44 PM
I stand corrected and meant no disrespect, old habits as they say die hard.
I appreciate the tip. Cheers!
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: spookietoo on July 19, 2020, 04:02:01 PM
I'm not one of the professionals here, but my German mother performed many such painstaking measures in years gone by..

Both of Schneiderfrei's suggestions are "fixes' my mom used. My two cents worth in this is: do you have some of the fabric left to try to replicate the damage and then see which fix is most acceptable?

You might be able to locate a yarn from your scraps that is thinner than the original that was pulled and then basically use both techniques to refill the void.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Schneiderfrei on July 19, 2020, 05:37:11 PM
That's a great idea too Spookietoo, get an extra piece of yarn from a self cloth.
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: peterle on July 19, 2020, 06:13:54 PM
Thatīs how professional darners do it. When there is no fabric left they take a thread from the hem inlay.

Tikiguayo are you sure you pulled a thread? I see a vertical groove in your fabric, but when I look closer, all the necessary threads are there (Panamaweave, Two by two).Maybe  the threads are just shifted? You can tab the fabric gently with a fabric brush to close the gap. Also  pulling the fabric diagonally gently can help to close the gap.
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Schneiderfrei on July 19, 2020, 07:04:48 PM
You make a very good point Peterle, and I was waiting for your contribution :) knowing your interest in fibre technology.

And Tikiguayo, how far down the garment does the the anomaly extend?

G
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Thom Bennett on July 19, 2020, 09:40:29 PM
From a second pair of eyes, I would agree with Peterle the threads have just shifted, you would have noticed had you pulled out a thread that long.
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: TTailor on July 19, 2020, 10:39:29 PM
Thank you schneiderfrei.

Gendered assumptions about the experts in the field here, and frankly everywhere, serve no purpose and are not welcome.

Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Schneiderfrei on July 20, 2020, 08:47:59 AM
No worries Terri.

It's high time that was over.
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: hutch-- on July 20, 2020, 09:55:04 AM
 :)

Yeah, don't wind the ladies up or you will get your ear burnt. We are in fact fortunate that we have many very experienced folks here and there is no gender divide. I am biased of course, the best tailor I have ever seen was a friend of mine who sadly is no longer with us and she was in the genius class.

Now since everyone here is an adult, there is an old piece of humour where when some one does you a favour, you refer to the as a "Gentleman and a Scholar and if that offends you, at least a Scholar". Now the inference was that some may take offence at being called a Gentleman as it may cast doubts on their masculinity.

You are in as much hot water when you use the old mode of address, "Ladies and Gentlemen" as it can be seen in some quarters as a gender separation so I stick to the very safe "Howdy Folks". I confess I do have some resistance to "woke" bullsh*t.
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Thom Bennett on July 20, 2020, 06:16:42 PM
Quite agree with the woke BS, but this is just simple politeness.
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Greger on July 21, 2020, 02:25:40 PM
I think it is more of how the mind is wired instead of Male or Female. If a mind is not wired for a subject, then it sure don't matter if it is female or male.
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Hendrick on July 22, 2020, 05:55:30 AM

But, there is of course also the fenomenally stupid choice of words sometimes... I effortlessly step over gender stuff without thinking (having three older sisters that is quite natural, I suppose!). But doing so I once adressed a large group of women with "okay guys, here we go"
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: hutch-- on July 22, 2020, 11:17:15 AM
I think what irks me the most is the phenomenon of "trial by #twitterati" where the sum total number of whining morons hiding behind their nick names sit in judgement of the level of political correctlessness at whoever they want to attack. I agree with Tom in that dealing with people is just a matter of good manners and recognising ability where it occurs is the only real action.

My old lady (mother stated with fear and caution) was tough enough to bite the heads off nails, made her own world, had 3 sons that survived and never put up with crap out of anyone. Her mother (my grandmother) was even worse and hers was worse still and the skills were hand me downs.

I have made the comment before, while I have known a reasonable number of tailors in my time (and sharpened snippers for them) the best I have ever seen was the redhead. She was a magician with the work she did from wedding gowns to business suits to sports wear and so on and she had it in terms of design in her head and skills in her hands. She topped her year at tech, left all the "boys" behind and ran her own business until she passed away earlier this year.

I have no doubt that Tikiguayo did not intend to denigrate the ladies but I well understand why it needed to be straightened out. Lets hope everyone is now happy.  ;D
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: spookietoo on July 22, 2020, 02:38:19 PM
Hendrick- I have addressed all female groups only and mixed groups of people thru out most of my life as, "Okay guys" or "Hey guys". Being born and raised in Tennessee, I always enjoyed receiving that form of address myself - ANYTHING other than, "Hey, y'all".

I have suffered immensely throughout my life as a direct result of ignorant, redneck misogyny. It has cost me a literal lifetime fortune.  Wasting time correcting minor verbiage has been occurring for more than 40 years and has been proven useless. I personally don't care if a mailman or a mail person delivers my mail, so long as it is delivered correctly. "I'm a salesman for xyz company" has come out of my own mouth on more than one occasion.

Now, because of so much ignorant, farcical "politically correct" crap, as a white, middle aged woman I am mandated to never speak up in any way to anyone. Usage of my intelligence is viciously abused and ridiculed if I dare open my mouth in public. I cannot tell the prissy blond model-wannabe at the supermarket to put her mask over her nose and mouth as she looks like shit with it hanging under her chin anyway. Nor do I dare discuss my interest in learning about people from other places as to acknowledge that a person speaks in a different way is confirmation of my own "ignorant, prejudiced 'white privilege' ". Either way, I am guaranteed to be viciously abused with the excessively prejudiced label of "Karen".

God! Do I feel for ANY woman named Karen!

No, it isn't enough that my working life has been massively less than financially rewarding, now I MUST behave as if I have no intelligence at all and no ability whatsoever to interact with anyone from another race or culture. I MUST at ALL times obediently remain silent and submit myself to always being treated as the less-than-human creature that I am. I am a worthless middle-aged white woman. My name is Karen.

It's actually Tina, BTW.

I enjoy this site immensely. I appreciate the comments and knowledge from everyone and the overall sense of genuine encouragement and inclusiveness that exists. Good manners are practiced by all.


And let's not forget the number of people that visit here with English as a second language; combining cultures from all over the world.

I have only included what I stated above to let people know how horribly hate-filled this current climate is for me and I don't believe I am alone in my thinking. The level of intentional ignorance being bred is quite frightening.

Please let's not get lost in political correctness. The status quo here is so much more inclusive than any other forum I've found on the net and so much better than anything I've encountered IRL in the last two decades.

I love you guys! ("Guys" NOT being used as gender specific. ;) )


Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Schneiderfrei on July 22, 2020, 05:57:33 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: hutch-- on July 22, 2020, 08:49:19 PM
He he, a good read Spookie, you could end up as cynical as I am.

White privilege.
Sad to say for the "WOKE WARRIORS" I don't intend to apologise for being born nor do I accept responsibility for many of the terrible things that have been done around the world including here in OZ as I did not do any of these things. Perhaps some of these "WOKE WARRIORS" need to experience the joys of White privilege when the ugly facts are that very few people ever experience the so called benefits of White privilege. Try unemployment, the dustbowl era in the US, the great depression, wars, repression that hits white people just as badly as anyone else.

I will happily address the many appalling things done to poor people which includes black people, not only in the US but here is OZ as well and I fully support removing the impediments that so many have faced on racial grounds but the reverse attack is counter productive and turn supporters into detractors as they get savaged by the noisy few.

Lets not forget that racial abuse has been around for a long time and it has not been confined to white people. Slave traders from north Africa used to kidnap people from Ireland and parts of England and sell them on the slave markets in the middle east. Then there are various middle eastern countries that still practice slavery and they are not white people either. Racial abuse occurs around the world and the vast majority of it is not be white people.

At least here Spookie, we have an implicit rule, members must be human beings and behave like human beings. The respect that people require must also be given and if we get anyone who does not adhere to that idea, they will be let loose on the internet completely free of this venue.  ;D
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: spookietoo on July 23, 2020, 02:41:45 AM
Guys, we REALLY need a like button!  :D
Title: Re: Is there a way to fix a thread that snagged and pulled?
Post by: Hendrick on July 23, 2020, 04:40:43 AM
In my judgement of character, or talent for that matter, race or colour are of no importance. So what is left is, indeed, my personal judgement of talent and character. The sad thing about current developments is, in my humble opinion, that people of certain racial backgrounds are being exploited as tokens by people of a certain political conviction, so to speak. Sadly, most of them don't realise themselves that they are in fact the "business model" of those politicians...