Item #2 for my mending series is a very basic black St. John skirt.
For those of you who are familiar with St. John, it is unheard of to get a piece from this designer for just 99 cents!!!!
The reason …… a very large whole right along the seam line!!! (Pity the person who paid full price, then had this seam split!!!) My good fortune!!!!
For this repair, I opted to use my serger, but you could use a regular sewing machine with a tight zig-zag stitch with basically the same results. I just pinned, then sewed along the seam line to mend the gaping hole (removing my pins as I serged).
On the inside of the skirt, along the same seam line, the waistband needed repair as well. This I needed to do with a needle and thread by hand sewing.
So, I took out my needle, some strong black Button and Craft thread (for extra strength at the waistband), and my trusty wax.
I ran my thread along the wax to prevent tangling, and did a few whipstitches along the seam to close it back up.
My seam was then properly closed.
I gave the skirt a quick shot of steam from my iron along the newly sewn side seam, and it was ready for wearing! Such an EASY and QUICK couple of fixes for a gorgeous, basic black skirt!!! Stretch knit, so VERY comfy too!!!