In response to popular demand (LOL), I've attached a pic of the finished coat repair. The photo skews the shape a little, but the patch is actually a perfect square, positioned so that it looks like a pocket right in the middle of the back (the tear was actually slightly off centre).
In the end, I chickened out and left the coat and the hunk of fabric with Grace, our local (and excellent) seamstress. I just asked her to do what she thought was best -- and this is what she came up with. Her charge? $8, which ended up being reduced to $6.32 because she didn't want to change a $20 and $6.32 was all Bill had in his pocket. Ya can't beat that!
And for those who are interested in fabric . . . the white fusing on the underside of the black fabric apparently isn't, as I mistakenly thought, waterproofing. A member of our SchH club is a fashion designer (Gary, you probably met his wife when you delivered her dog's jacket), and he told me that the fabric on its own is very slippery, so the manufacturer adds the fusing to stop the fabric from sliding around when it's being cut. The waterproofing is apparently sprayed on (and will last through about 50 washings).
Dyanne Graf Galan vom Dobereich, CGN, BH (aka Jack Sharp — G Litter) Born Friday, March 13, 2009
Dobereich: Is anyone still having issues uploading pics?
Jun 27, 2014 21:53:01 GMT -5
Andreina: Nope, working for me...
Jun 29, 2014 10:37:30 GMT -5
Dobereich: I've been away too long. Hello all!
Jul 10, 2014 3:35:50 GMT -5
Dobereich: Wow, anyone else get that storm? Round two over here.
Aug 12, 2014 20:50:42 GMT -5
Dobereich: So about the BBQ, does anyone have a preference to Sat or Sun? Once we nail down a day I can invite others.
Aug 12, 2014 20:51:29 GMT -5
Andreina: I like Saturday just because I don't have to rush home for work on a sunday
Aug 12, 2014 20:53:49 GMT -5
Dobereich: I think either day is OK for me, although the weather could be a big indicator.
Aug 12, 2014 20:57:50 GMT -5
Andreina: Yeah, true well we are open and I think everyone else is too? So maybe set for Sat and if the weather is bad we move to sunday?
Aug 12, 2014 20:59:57 GMT -5
Dobereich: ya, we could do that.
Aug 12, 2014 21:04:04 GMT -5
Dobereich: So far the weather is calling for 24 both days, no rain... but honestly, they can't predict a day ahead of time, I'm not trusting a 2 week forecast. LOL
Aug 12, 2014 21:05:48 GMT -5
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Aug 3, 2019 3:02:20 GMT -5