Dissapointment 1) An idea initially beautiful did not turn out that fine. Sigh, due to my bad sewing skills when trying to hide the seams at the armhole. Now I wonder if I should have let the beautiful sleeves stay with the dress. Alas, no turning back, as the sleeves are rather ruined.
My next find is this beautiful long crochet vest like and dress like thing I found at Salvation Army. I intended to wear it over a slip and attend my friend's wedding that is coming this weekend. So, I brought it for a wash as the texture felt a bit funny.
Dissapointment 2) I have too little experience washing vintage items and I washed it in soap and warm water. To my HORROR, it SHRUNK! Now it's 2 inches shorter and could hardly be worn as a dress! I almost wanted to cry out, I ruined 2 beautiful dress in one night! I wonder if it would be longer when it's dry? Anyone have advise on how to launder vintage clothes?
My last find is this beautiful velvet bolero jacket with an amazing beading at the cuffs, and the edges are lined with beautiful black trimmings.
I initially wanted to remove the beads as I had no idea what kind of look the beads can match with. However, they look just so beautiful that I just can't help but admire. I did not dare to launder it yet as I have no idea how it would turn out. Any suggestions? Also, any suggestions on how to wear this? Or, should I just sell it to someone who love the jacket more than me? Hmmm...