Originally Posted by FillW
A lady at a cleaning/alterations place said she'd look at it and might be able to do the job. I have to take the jacket to her. I asked her on the way to work this morning.
Make sure, if you can, that she has experience with actual reweaving. It's a specialized skill that not many people have anymore. I have seen a lot of botched repair jobs in thrift stores.
In fact, here's what the underarm of my thrifted Attolini jacket looks like. I have no idea what the damage was or what they were trying to do when they "fixed" it, but you can see for yourself how well that turned out. It's not very visible when worn, given the location, so I still wear it sometimes.