Repairing a vintage dress
I recently got given a few vintage dresses, most of them need a few minor repairs, but one of the dresses has pretty frayed seams and a few tiny holes and I'm not sure of the best way to fix them.
The fraying hasn't reached the actual seams yet and doesn't affect the dress, I really just want to prevent/slow down further fraying. I read that casing the seams with bias binding would help prevent further fraying, however some of the seams are a bit narrow to do that.
The tiny holes are more like worn spots where the fabric has just sort of started to come undone. I thought a few stitches plus something to reinforce the fabric would do the trick. What would be best to reinforce it?
BTW the fabric is a linen type fabric.
You can reinforce weak areas with patches of iron-on interfacing, use the soft kind. It may also be possible to use strips of this to stabilise your seam allowances as well before you try to bind them.
I'll try that, thank you for the help! : )
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