Well today was mostly beautiful here, I thought this weekend was going to be dull and chilly but here at least we had warm sunshine right up to about 1/2 hr ago, so now I'm indoors with the windows all shut again!
But today being warm and sunny certainly made me get on with some stuff I've been meaning to for ages. What is it with small jobs that we just put them off again and again?!!
Thanks to all those who recommended good stain removers for vintage clothes. I did a couple of those things today. I have a nice grey dress that I'll be back into in no time as it's definately on the larger side, but it had stains near the hem, they have nearly gone now, so I guess one more treatment and it'll be as good as new yay!
Here is just the neckline as the dress is drying and unironed but I think you'll get the drift!
Next up was a jacket with a story. Here is a pic.
It's a beautiful 1950's gabardine, reversable jacket, just the business, here's the cute label inside too.
Don't you just love, weather wise outdoor miss!! Anyway I first saw a jacket exactly like this when on holiday in the US but it was $400 and I didn't have that. Then a friend rang who was at Hemsby Rock'n'Roll Weekend to say, you know that jacket you loved in the US there is one here and it's £80 and your size so she bought it for me. I loved that jacket more than you can know. Then one day whilst wearing it I came upon a terrible car accident. As someone who has been in a terrible car accident I stopped to help and do what I could. It didn't even occur to me that I was wearing a rare WHITE gab jacket, a guy was trapped in the car and whilst we waited for the fire brigade I held his head as his head was badly cut and he kept wanting to rest it on the door.
Of course I don't regret helping at all I would do it again in a shot, but I did stain my beautiful jacket with blood. Now as we all know, blood is terrible to get out. The jacket was effectively ruined so I thought well I'm not going to lose anything by washing it on a gentle wash. It actually got quite a lot of the blood out there are still faint stains, I can't expect mirables BUT the red lining seeped into the white gab aaaargh! So today I washed it with colour stain remover. Actually in the pics it looks far better than it actually is in real life. The white is much pinker :o( Even after :o( I'm actually waiting for it to dry and then see what it looks like.
So we'll see what happens, I would LOVE my jacket to be wearable again, the cuffs need mending as you can see but I'm not going to do that until I know I can wear it again!
Oh by the way yesterday it was so lovely I got to wear my new Miss L Fire sandals, loved them!
I also did some cat proofing of the front garden, don't ask!
So this evening, I get a treat of 1/2 bottle of wine, oh yes the weekly 1/2 bottle of wine on weight watchers, I'm sticking with it people!!