The attic is a place dedicate to share my passion :costuming and sewing.I'm not a professional or expert seamstress,only the mother of young kids who love sewing.You won't find 100% historical costume,museum replica, perfection or extreme thing here.

I believe everyone who bring some goodwill can sew and enjoy it.The attic is an unpretentious place .I show my work, information and hope it could somehow inspired you.Feel free to leave comment or share idea.Be welcome and visit as much as you want.
















jeudi 8 septembre 2011

My emergency costumes repair kit

Just a little something I want to share. I  know my skills as a seamstress and when I make a costume for an event , I didn't think it could be damage during the transport or have a little accident during the event.So just in case it happend to me or if someone else may need it , I have a little emergency repair kit.

Like the name says , it's a little kit because I should be able to fit it in my purse and not be heavy.Forget the traditionnal kit you can buy at the fabric store , you know those in a clear pocket with differents colors of thread with tape and all that stuff you don't need.I'm more practical.

A pair of embroidery's cissor : the point is thin and curve , it's easier to cut an undesired thread in some  delicate spot.

Invisible thread : it's a 100% nylon , not really invisible but it will fit to any color of garment .

Needles : I think it don't need to be explain.

Safety pins : it doesn't matter why but if you're on a rush.

Fray off : is a product sold in small bottle which stop the fabric to fray , it only required a few drops.

Wondertape : is a sticky tape on both side which melt in water , it may not work well on some fabric or if there is dust or hair but it's not permanent after all.

Only 6 littles things to carry that may help you or someone else which I'm sure ,  will deeply appreciate it .I think there is nothing worst to be in an event and having problem with my costume. In any case , those are only to make temporary repair but so helpfull.

2 commentaires:

  1. Great ideas! I love the fray check, and have used it on 18thc. gown trim, and silk ribbon.
    Mary
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

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  2. Indeed, the fray off is a great idea. I usually cary the rest of the items you mentioned (minud the wondertape) with me to any event.

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