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To wear or not to wear?
 
Rosa has a few super beautiful but also quite fragile 1950s dresses. And though it's almost impossible for them not to get ruined when being worn by a playing and eating toddler, I think it's more of a waste when they are not being worn at all.
 
 
However I have to admit that maybe it wasn't such a great idea to have Rosa wear it for a playdate at her friends' garden. The playing on the grass wasn't even the worst, it was the other kids feeding her strawberries that actually ruined the dress. I almost have it clean again, but using these agressive detergents is quite a tricky thing when the fabric is so old and fragile. I hope a day or two on the washing line in the sun will make the dress 1950s shiny new again, because I think this dress is too good not to wear! (and I keep wondering how our 1950s girl's dresses survive like fifty or sixty years without getting one stain, and then get ruined immediately after they've been worn here just once! ;))
 

Comments

Jana on 2012-07-01 23:39
hi! have you tried to use citric acid (or just a lemon) for red fruit stains? it should work perfectly without damaging the fabric. good luck!
gail on 2012-07-02 19:23
My vote is to let her completely wear them out and call it good. (Though don't you have a niece, now?) Hmmm....Clothes are made to be worn out, though, it's just that kids grow so fast they sometimes don't. Long gone is the little boy haircut!
Jane on 2012-07-04 16:55
That is really a lovely dress. Too pretty not to wear ... sometime you just have to hold your breath and let them wear it. Good luck with the strawberry stains!
Jo Nelson on 2012-08-03 22:54
Your daughter is so beautiful - and she looks sooo cute in all these lovely things!
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