I am a creature of habit, especially when it comes to food, beauty products and clothing. When I finally found the perfect bra for me, the Panache Andorra Full Cup (model 5675), I bought two. For the past two years I have continued to purchase my beloved bra. Unfortunately, I’ve had to buy them more often than I’d like because I’m tough on them. I can be too heavy-handed when adjusting the girls, putting them into perfect Panache position–and because of this I put my thumb right through the bra’s beautiful lace.
After simply tossing out several of these beauties, I am determined to find a way to repair them. I am no seamstress so I began scouring the internet. Thankfully the Google goddess was looking over me, and I have found the solution on the Fashion Preserve blog. This 2009 post gives simple, step by step instructions on how to mend lace and includes photos of the procedure. She applies the technique to a lace sleeve, but it seems as though it could be used on most lace garments, including my Andorra. No more tossing money in the garbage just because I have really strong thumbs!