Considering the amount of laundry I do, I really ought to know how to get things clean. But I think there is some kind of special education that I’m missing. Clothes get stained on a regular basis over here. Lucky I have a few tricks up my sleeve.
I added some big fat lace on the edges of this Target sweater.
Cute, right? I get compliments on it every time I wear it. It’s unique. It was easy. It makes me feel like “Fancy Nancy”.
Cue: blue circle stain on the left, right next to the pretty lace.
I ripped up some scraps from a pretty maternity shirt that had frayed and was un-donatable. The upside down “V” shape covers the stain, and the fabric flower is attatched with a pin back. Honestly, I’m not sure this is going to get worn…the fabric flower is a little much for me, but I wasn’t ready to throw the sweater away yet.
Subject #2: Kaylee’s thrift store dress
I got this Children’s Place dress for about $2 at the Salvation Army on Black Friday. My neighbor and I wanted to go out shopping, but couldn’t stomach the mass hysteria at the malls, so we went to the Salvation Army. Everything was half off for Black Friday!
It was in perfect condition, but of course that didn’t last long. It looks like chocolate down the front of her dress. I thought chocolate would just come out in the wash. I’m wrong, huh?
I found a long ribbon and rolled it up into a flower sort of thing and then hand sewed it onto the front of the dress.
Anyone have laundry tricks that I should know?
I wash all the kids clothes together and the adult clothes together. I don’t separate out any colors or any fabrics….it all gets lumped in together. I’d like to say this works for me, but uh…it doesn’t really.