People must think I am a crazy person. "Look out world, here I come in a vintage house dress, ready to take you on!"
No, but really I went to the park in this to take pictures.
I was literally scurrying around the woods looking for good places to take photos because I didn't have anyone to take them for me. Plus, the lack of a tri-pod makes it even harder because I had to look for tree stumps and fallen logs the right height. I must have looked ridiculous. Good thing the only other people at the park were on the jungle gym and not taking nature walks crazy me.
The reason for this outfit is because I was getting things done! I had to do some laundry and I also thought I would tackle getting the stains out of the worst stained dress from the group of dresses I got yesterday.
I went about researching online for ways to get stains out of vintage clothing and saw that hydrogen peroxide might be a good place to start. I attempted that and it failed miserably. After scrubbing and scrubbing I just decided that maybe I should soak it. So I filled the tub with about 4" of water and left it in there for an hour. When I went back in to check on it, the water was dirty! I knew I was headed in the right direction, but when I picked up the beautiful pink dress, the stupid stains were all still there laughing at me. So I thought I would show them a thing or two.
I picked up a rag again and started at the stains with vigor, but to no avail. So after ten minutes or so I left it to soak again. Fast forward 2 more hours and the stains were still stuck on there like parasites. So I did what anyone else in my situation would do. I picked up the nearest cleaning thing and went at it. This just happened to be mild bar soap.And what do you know? It worked! Well, at least I think it did nearly all the stains came out. Now I just have to wait and see when it dries if I discolored those spots. I'm hoping I didn't.
This house dress is one of the ones from the estate sale. It's really great, but the print has a ton of color transfer and a few bad stains (which I will eventually work on).
Cool tree from the park.
Silk Scarf (worn in hair) ~ Antique Mall
House Dress ~ Estate Sale
Shoes ~ Keds