About a year ago I got a really cute sports jacket from the vintage fashion fair. It was a great price too, because there was a huge rip up the back. Luckily, the fabric itself wasn’t damaged, it was just that the thread had rotted and the slightest pressure made the seam break open. It was an easy fix. Unluckily, the thread in the rest of the jacket is also in a slow state of decay, so every once in a while I have sew up a burst seam.
A few days ago, I was at the video store when I heard a ripping noise. I thought it was just the lining…
…but the jacket seam had given way too!
Thankfully the seam allowances were still intact, so it was easy to do an alternating running stitch up the seam, using the holes from the previous thread as a guide.
And the lining:
If you look closely at the lining around the arm hole, you can see that the lining fabric is starting to get chewed up. I’ll have to replace it one day, but I can get away with mending the seams for a little bit longer.