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! ;))