I was doing the ironing today and one of the items I ironed was a black linen top that I bought in Melbourne when we were on holidays in December.
I noticed that there seemed to be a small segment of frayed fabric on the bottom edge. On closer inspection I discovered that that bottom has a facing rather than a turned hem and the fabric had been trimmed too close to the stitching leaving next to no seam allowance.
Thanks to my spreadsheet tracking what I wear, I know that I have worn it 4 times. This is not a $5 top and I am really disappointed that this has happened.
I could toss it in the bag to go to the op shop but I have decided to take responsibility and mend it.
My first thought was to align the edges and zig zag it together using a fairly short stitch. This would be far from invisible but fairly effective. The section in question is on the bottom edge at the back of the garment. Alternatively, I could unpick the topstitching to access the section from the inside and restitch it. My concern with this approach is that it could create a noticeable dip in the edge.
How would you approach this mending task?