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29-08-2011
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^^yeah- dawn is supposed to have stuff in it that lifts grease/oil...
it's def worth a try...

thanks geo...

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20-09-2011
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so...
i had this lovely beige coloured knit top from t. yamai that i loved loved loved...
one day i took it out to wear it...
in fact...i went out wearing it...
and when i got into the sunlight- i could see these odd dark stains...
i don't know what they were or how they got there...
but my lovely top seemed ruined forever...

i washed it and washed it...but it didn't get better...
so i just kept it in the laundry trying to figure out what to do because i couldn't bear to let it go just yet...

this weekend i have been on a laundry rampage...
washing and washing and washing...
everything!!!...


so i decided for some reason to put the beige top into the wash with the whites and some bleach!...

......

guess what?!...
the stain is totally gone and the top is still beige!...
woohoo!!!...tragedy reversed!!!...



oh joy!...

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22-09-2011
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good for you !
lucky the top

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23-01-2012
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i loaned an old school helmut lang blzr to a friend...
it's ivory cotton...one button...very man tailored with a narrow lapel...

she wore it and returned it...
it was in plastic, so i assumed it was all fine and put it away in the closet...

i took it out the other day and found a small food stain on the sleeve and on the front of the jkt...
...

i used some stain remover but had no luck...
took it to the dry cleaner but had no luck...
the dry cleaner is trying one more time...
fingers crossed that this works because i would be very sad if this lovely jkt got ruined...
i've never even worn it myself!...
...

*this is the reason why, as much as i love ivory clothing...
i also hate it!...
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18-05-2012
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damn dry cleaner completely wrecked the Helmut Lang blazer...
cracked all the buttons and puckered the seams. I think they must have laundered it and then tried to put it in an industrial press...
freaking idiots~!
...

THIS is why I use Dry-El for everything...
......

i did go and get some more of that OXY clean powder and soaked a few things so they look like new again...
Yay!

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26-09-2012
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my suzuki takayuki top looks like brand new after soaking in the OXY...
...

i was sad because i thought that it was starting to look a bit worn because i wear it so much...but now it's completely refreshed!...
wore it again yesterday...it's one of my most favourite things...

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My cat wanted some attention, and instead of me he jumped my favorite knitted sweater. So now it has a big loop (not sure if that's the right word in English) in it. I never wore the sweater when the cat was around, the one time I don't take it of when I get home he manages to scar it.

Not that it's beyond repair, but the fact that it needs to get repaired (and time it usually takes for me to get it repaired..) is frustrating enough .

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If it's an open enough knit, you can try to "catch" the thread from the inside and pull it in. With a crochet needle is easier. If it's a tighter knit, then a fat threaded needle might do the trick.

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yeah- that's always how it happens...the one time you don't take off the swtr, the cat jumps you!...
...
it does sound like it can be fixed though...

i have a happy story---
i have a comme comme blk wool jersey cardigan with scalloped edges that i got at the Dover St Mkt in London right when it first opened...

i loved this thing but this fabric is the first thing that a moth will go for and they went for it!......

so sad...
BUT---
i left it in a bag and i guess the moths went to town...
and now it has so many more gorgeously placed little holes of varying sizes and shapes that it looks like a work of art and as though it was meant to be that way in the first place...
i just took it out of the wash and it's good to go again!!!...
yattah...!!!
...

gotta love mother nature...
talk about a style evolution...
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18-02-2013
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I'm sooo sad, my really nice dusty pink Levi's jean ripped off on the waist and all the seams are very weak. I'm thinking about repairing them because I love those pants so much, or maybe it's time to buy a new pair...

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Ok I had a bronze jumper..made from knitted black wool with then almost like gold leaf/spray paint over the top. Well me being stupid I put it on a too hot wash & most of the metallics faded off leaving it looking ugly. It was one of my favorite pieces though. Is there anyways I can re-spray paint it or something? or is it fit for the bin?

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04-03-2013
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Ok I had a bronze jumper..made from knitted black wool with then almost like gold leaf/spray paint over the top. Well me being stupid I put it on a too hot wash & most of the metallics faded off leaving it looking ugly. It was one of my favorite pieces though. Is there anyways I can re-spray paint it or something? or is it fit for the bin?
i would check some fabric stores or online about fabric paint to see what is available and what might work...

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^^ think I have found something that will work by doing just that thanks

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I bought a new tan leather handbag last November, but I have noticed that it has some grey/black discoloration(?) around the edges and the lower part of the handbag. The discoloration/wear is where the handbag brushes against my legs or my jacket when I carry it. I don't know if my clothes have discolored it, or if it is just "wear".

Does anyone know if there is a way to remove it/clean it and protect it for the future?

I have already sprayed it with a water-proofing spray and the leather was treated when I bought it. The bag was very expensive for me, and I would be so sad if there is nothing I could do about it

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06-03-2013
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^ i'd suggest trying saddle soap. it could be wear, could be picking up dye. but honestly it doesn't look terrible to me ... i call that patina

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