Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Disintegrating fabric

I have a doll, which I love dearly. My mother made her for me when I was little. So of course, I brought her to Germany with me. However, she is starting to move from "well-loved" to "falling apart" and I am getting a little bit worried. Her arms look like this:

The fabric is disintegrating horribly, but I can't think of a way to fix it! I have applied fray check dozens of times, but that hasn't helped. I think if I tried to patch or darn it, it would just pull away from the stitches, right? Does anyone have any ideas, or should I relegate poor Laura to a display item only?


Andrea said...

What if you made her some "opera gloves" to pull over her arms? It wouldn't look the same as the original, but it would protect what's left of the fabric. Possibly even store-bought baby socks would work?

Sophie Miriam said...

That's a good idea! I think I'll knit them since I am sewing machine-less at the moment. Thank you!