21-5. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE - Continued
Buttonholes. Buttonholes shall be of the eyelet-end taper-bar type worked over gimp. Repair
damaged buttonholes by reshaping enlarged buttonholes before reworking. Pull into shape and hand
or machine whip a small reinforcement patch to the underside of the buttonhole. Then rework
buttonhole through the patch.
Stretch Panel. Replace damaged stretch panel with parts attained from salvage of the like size and
Pockets. Darn or machine patch small rips at corners or broken seams.
Hems. Turn under all frayed hems and stitch in place.
Elasticized waistband. Replace missing or damaged waistband elastic with new parts of like size and
Resizing. Resize all garments after complete repair and cleaning according to Item group schedule of
sizes listed below. When items deviate in size from original marking, obliterate the old marking and print
or stamp the proper size with an indelible pencil or waterproof ink near old size. When the measurements
do not correspond to a size listed, remark items to correspond to the next lowest size. Items with
measurements falling below the lowest measurement in the schedule will not be accepted for remarking.
Refer to appropriate table for measuring and sizing instructions for each garment.
All work shall be accomplished by personnel skilled In the particular trade applicable to their duties. Darning shall be
neatly accomplished and patches shall be of the proper size and firmly stitched to the garments. Stitching and
reseaming shall be secure and loose ends shall be turned and removed Buttons, buckles and belt loops shall be securely
and properly attached and function as Intended. The finished items shall be complete and well repaired, thoroughly
cleaned, and free from all defects which may affect serviceability or general appearances.
The inspection or quality control unit is responsible for determining compliance with repair instructions and requirements
for classification. In-process inspections will be performed for quality of workmanship and correct application of repair
procedures. The completed item will be inspected for serviceable condition and appearance to insure against return of a
sub-standard product to supply channels.