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Would you dare to throw it in the machine at a program for delicate things and at a low temperature?
remember to list a source for every image you post here.

you could also wash it by hand with woolite. that is very gentle.

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remember to list a source for every image you post here.

you could also wash it by hand with woolite. that is very gentle.
Sorry the pic is from zara.com - and thank you!

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well- in the flurry of party prepping and floral arranging, the found sunglasses are lost again...this time, it seems for good...

also- my lovely new sacai luck navy hoodie was lost somehow that day when i took it off to arrange flowers...
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so sad...
two of my fave and newer items...
and about $1000... out the window......

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Oh Softie, I'm so sorry...I do hope they'll still turn up!

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Thx M. But I think I have to release them.

And the horror continues. Lost my prescription glasses at a concert. Funny thing is that I wore no jewelry because I have been conscious of losing precious things lately. I even considered wearing a pr of frames I don't like so much to the show- but decided at he last minute that I have these things in order to wear them and so I did.

And now they are gone. One minute they were there and the next they were lost in dark amid a crowd. Sigh.

This has been a strange time. I still have my frames from HS but not from last year. It's a bit unsettling, to say the least.

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a pair of leggings that i really like and cannot replace got stretched out at the waist so i made a couple of holes inside the waistband and threaded a cord through in order to adjust the tightness...
now the are drawstring waist leggings...

problem solved!


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I have bought a 70s (?) Jaeger blazer in corduroy. It smells very vintage... It is made of cotton/modal, with an acetate lining, and the label says "silicone finish". No shoulder pads or other padding. The label also says Dry clean only.

That means hand wash in 30 degrees water, right?

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^^did you do it?
i would think that corduroy would be ok to hand wash, yes...
you may lose some of this 'silicone finish', but at least you will be able to wear it without smelling ~!


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^I did some research, and apparantly it is the acetate lining that is the problem. I am thinking the silicone finish might have dissapeared in the last 30-40 years anyway None of the sites say why (how annoying!), but all agree that vintage acetate must be dry cleaned.

I will try to think of something clever when I get back from vacation

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well- acetate is not a stable fabric and over time it gets rigid and will actually disintegrate/shred...
this is why it is only used as a lining and not as an outerlayer...
too much friction will cause it to fall apart...
and i think i remember that even sunlight will break down the fibre and fade the colour...
crazy right?!
i guess that is why you hardly see it used nowadays...

i have seen this happen with vintage things---especially at the seams...
but i think that if you gently hand soak you will be ok...
and roll in a towel and lay flat to dry...
i couldn't swear to it, but i would risk it if it were my thing...

i'll be curious to see what you wind up doing?!

i had two pairs of sunglasses adjusted yesterday---
one of them being my vintage raybans from the 80's...
rah rah!!!
going to bring them back to replace my cool sunglasses which were lost...


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I soaked the blazer and worked some soap into the fabric, both into the corduroy and the acetate lining. It didn't really help with the odor, but the blazer took no damage from it, despite the quite vigorous scrubbing. I am considering washing it on the gentle cycle in the machine. I know vinegar is used to remove smells from the washing machine. Do ou guys think it might damage the blazer? I have washed clothes with vinegar and fabric softener before, without any bad results, but my washables are not 30+ years old...hehe

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Does anyone know of a good solution for a torn purse lining? A quick online search led me to this post where someone used fabric glue to fix a ripped lining. My problem is pretty much the same as in that blog post, I have a bag where the lining is torn right beneath the zipper of the interior pocket. Anyone know if this is a decent solution, or if there is something else I ought to do? The bag is not too expensive and precious, but I like it a lot and just want to be able to use it again.

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I would glue it first and then add some stitches. Do you have a steady hand? Nobody wants superglue all over their bag!

But you know, bags without any lining is very "in" right now

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^ That's a good idea to add some stitches too. I will get some fabric glue tomorrow and see how it goes!

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I would take it to the shoe repair, along with some replacement fabric. Or it may be that some tailors would be willing to fix it. You might call your usual people & see if they're willing to work on it ...

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