I just got home from our Mother/Daughter’s weekend in Vermont. We normally go in the Summer… see a play, eat and shop ourselves silly. This summer we were so busy, that we could not agree on a weekend. So we went now. It was really fun. Of course because of the cooler weather, shopping had a different focus. My mother was bend on getting me a winter coat. I don’t wear coats… but I tried to humor her. I almost picked out a real, quilted coat. But in the end I couldn’t do it. We almost lost hope until I spied a Navy coat/jacket that was made from “tech-wool”… I put it on and I was instantly happy. I love it, except for the fact it had two big white patches on it. One was sewn on the front and the other was on the sleeve. (I think that some may think this is cool because it’s a ski jacket. The company’s logo was proudly displayed in two places! …I’m not a skier and I really didn’t like the patches so I decided to see if I could take them off.
I used a seam ripper to carefully pick out the stitching the held the patch in place. At this point if the patch had been glued in place, as well as stitched, I would not have been able to take it off. Happily it was just stitched on.
After I got the patch off, I thought that I would have to sew it right back on. There was in indentation where the patch had been. In the photo below it looks like dirt, but really it was just matted down wool where the stitching had been. I tried rubbing it away, that didn’t work. I put it back on the dressform and stood away from it to see if you could see it from a few feet away. It was very noticeable. I almost resigned myself to stitching the patches back on. then I decided to heat up my iron and give it some steam. I didn’t press down with the iron because I didn’t want to burn the wool… I just hovered the iron over the indentation and applied steam.
I was so happy, the indentation when away! … I thought I would share this with you, just in case you have something in your closet that can use a little “unembellishment”