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04-01-2006
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You need my grandma, she's awesome at doing this!! Where I live at least a lot of dry cleaners have "we repair moth holes" signs in their windows. Look for a place like that....

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12-01-2006
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the scene...
lounge/bar of a trendy downtown nyc hotel...
low lighting and low seating...
candles all around...

my friend and i are saving seats for a group of friends who all show up at once...all five of them...
so everyone jumps on the low couches and coats come off and get pushed around to make room for the group...
suddenly we smell something burning...
but can't see anything amiss....
then we keep smelling so we become more concerned and suddenly realize the source of the smell...

it is my down puffy jacket which got pushed onto a candle and now has a hole in the sleeve the size of a tennis ball with with feathers flying out of it...

......
another one bites the dust...
...

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12-01-2006
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Oh no! That sounds really messy were there feathers flying everywhere?

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12-01-2006
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crossed wires.
 
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Poor coat soft!

New Years Eve....
Fully Loaded with Rose Wine...
Thick Black ice on the Streets of Newcastle...
Wearing shoes with 3 1/2" heels...
Come to a bridge with a camber and have to pull myself along the black ice...
Result:
A rip up the leather in my left shoe. *shakes fist*

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12-01-2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by softgrey
the scene...
lounge/bar of a trendy downtown nyc hotel...
low lighting and low seating...
candles all around...

my friend and i are saving seats for a group of friends who all show up at once...all five of them...
so everyone jumps on the low couches and coats come off and get pushed around to make room for the group...
suddenly we smell something burning...
but can't see anything amiss....
then we keep smelling so we become more concerned and suddenly realize the source of the smell...

it is my down puffy jacket which got pushed onto a candle and now has a hole in the sleeve the size of a tennis ball with with feathers flying out of it...

......
another one bites the dust...
...
What a shame.......I'd get those pesky friends of yours to buy you a new one

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12-01-2006
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poor little shoe......

only a few feathers came out once in a while...
it was pretty ridiculous really...

on a good note...
i had just bought a new coat on sale at barney's the day before...
so maybe this is just the universe balancing itself out..


**additionally....
i lost a hand stitched leather glove the week before and i was very sad...


the day after the puffy coat incident...
i lost another leather glove w/a knot at the wrist......

but then...
lo and behold....i recovered the glove with the knot...!!
...

woah...
talk about a roller coaster of emotions...
...

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What a shame.......I'd get those pesky friends of yours to buy you a new one
...
why didnt' i think of that...


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12-01-2006
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Aww soft not the leather gloves...I lost a pair recently and still haven't gotten over it I can't find similar ones for love nor money.

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13-01-2006
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^ I have found that since I got a very plain pair of brown leather gloves with cashmere lining, they have stuck to me like glue "The good die young" :p

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30-01-2006
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^My latest tragedy - I can't find the hematite circle earrings my mother made me Where's the big baby wailing smilie?? ...
I found them!!!

Now, I need the backflip smilie again

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03-06-2006
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Caring for Your clothes/shoes
i just thought it mite be helpful if everyone could share their little tips on fixing little clothing misshaps. i know that
1- because i snagged my beautifulll fine knit cardigan on a belly chain, i stopped the entire thing from unravvelling by putting a small dab of clear nail polish on the spot, so it dries and hardens. This also works for laddered stockings
2- to get bubblegum off clothes put them in the freezer till it hardens, then peel it off.
3- to stretch shoes that might be too small, but you still really like, take them to a shoe repairs shop as they are able to apply heat to certain areas to stretch them a little. You can also use shoe trees which are a size bigger to gradually stretch your shoes.

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04-06-2006
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1- because i snagged my beautifulll fine knit cardigan on a belly chain, i stopped the entire thing from unravvelling by putting a small dab of clear nail polish on the spot, so it dries and hardens. This also works for laddered stockings.
I've used this trick on a sweater I snagged with a broken nail. As long as the coat of polish is light, the result is great.

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05-06-2006
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2nd day of wearing a new pair of raw denim, sat in white paint Lost a ton of indigo off the arse because of that, but they came out alright in the end, actually gave them a bit more character.

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20-07-2006
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"rescuing" clothing items ruined by ditzy mistakes!
Sorry if the topic title is a bit odd- First, I'm looking on how to "fix" a clothing item..I know tailors deal with lengths, and there is even a "zipper hospital" around here that helps with damaged zippers- but is there any place to take a pair of pants that I left the iron on top of for too long (I was in the other room, dumb I know)? They are not denim, but 100% cotton and purple/champagne colored khaki type material, 100% cotton, "brentwood", by Paige Premium Denim .. The area where I left the iron is lighter colored (almost as if they had been bleached) than the rest of the pants, and I am pretty sure it is not just the folding (though I have not washed them yet to check). Arg, these are my favorite pair of pants- I bought them at Filene's Basement on sale too, and haven't seen them ANYWHERE else. *Any* advice on how to "restore" color, places/people to take the pants to, etc would be *greatly appreciated*.

Also please feel free to use this thread to share other stories of clothes you "damaged" due to silly mistakes, horror stories related to that, advice, etc.

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20-07-2006
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I and some of my friends are victims of cigarette-burined coats and jackets. El help.

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