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Listen in, listen Ian!

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Scruff [Apr. 18th, 2007|03:20 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I own two suits. One of them is currently at the cleaners. On the other
one, which I'm currently wearing, the hem on one of the legs has become
unstitched. When I compare it to the other leg, there's no sign how the hem
on that one stays in place. It's sewn there obviously, but it isn't visible
from the outside of the trouser, which it must be sewn to. How does that
work? Am I supposed to repair this? Why aren't there people who go round
the offices of London offering a repair service? I'd pay a fiver for it
happily, and I bet it would be about five minutes' work for someone who
knew what they were doing. Gap in the market there.

Luckily, I'm going home to see the parents this weekend, so I'll throw
myself on my mum's mercy, and no doubt the fatted calf will be
slaughtered
trousers will be mended. Yes, I'll be 35 next month. What of
it?

I managed to last the winter out without sewing the missing buttons back on
my coat too. I rule at not sewing.

I had a bacon and egg roll at lunch, but the egg wasn't runny, which is
rub. I've also been buying tickets to things as well, viz Lily Allen at
Somerset House, and an play with Victor Meldrews in it at the Ambassadors
Theatre. That should be good.
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[User Picture]From: ozgirlabroad
2007-04-18 02:25 pm (UTC)
Do what I do: go to the supermarket and buy this stuff called invisible mending tape. It's this fabric which you lay in the crease of the hem of your trousers on the inside and then iron - the heat releases sticky stuff that holds the hem in place.
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[User Picture]From: cob_web
2007-04-18 03:12 pm (UTC)
Wonderweb is EVERBODY'S friend.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2007-04-18 03:19 pm (UTC)
fwiw ruudboy: I have some of this here at home. We just need an iron.
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[User Picture]From: ozgirlabroad
2007-04-18 04:02 pm (UTC)
When I move you can have mine if you like.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-04-18 07:25 pm (UTC)
Free stuff! W00t!
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From: flounderingfool
2007-04-18 10:46 pm (UTC)
You need an iron anyway. I can't believe I have to look crumpled all the time whenever I visit ruudboy and yourself.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-04-18 07:22 pm (UTC)
I-ron?
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From: flounderingfool
2007-04-18 10:47 pm (UTC)
Get an iron!

Right. I might buy your household an iron, if only for my own convenience when I visit.
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[User Picture]From: kiss_me_quick
2007-04-18 02:26 pm (UTC)
Dry cleaning places usually offer repair services too. I can't sew to save my life.

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From: shewho
2007-04-18 02:36 pm (UTC)
sewing involves going in and out, in and out until desired finish is achieved. honestly, you'd think men would have SOME idea......

(i feel your lack of runny yolk pain though, it's NOT RIGHT!)
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-04-18 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yes. I get the in and out bit - I can even manage it with buttons in an emergency - but I don't understand how the in isn't visble on the outside of the non broken leg, when the out clearly is on the other side. It boggles the mind.
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From: shewho
2007-04-18 11:33 pm (UTC)
tiny bits of stitches probably? i dunno without seeing the trews.
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[User Picture]From: sleeperesque
2007-04-18 02:53 pm (UTC)
Wonderweb rules.

It doesn't matter how expensive my suit is or how fancy my dresses are, I aiways end up looking like a hobo.

I think I'm going to see Whipping it Up as well. When are you going? Because if it's rubbish, I'm not doing it.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-04-18 07:23 pm (UTC)
I'm going on May 7.
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