I wore this dress end of July, the day before my birthday .... 1950s dress: Resales Store // vintage belt: thrifted // shoes: flea market // 50s wickerpurse: thrifted in the US ...
I wear this dress rarely, because it's a bitch (sorry), if it comes to washing. The colour bleeds.
Just yesterday I had to give it a soak and I did my best. Ice cold water, soap just on the stain - caused by a belt I wore with it a while ago - and underarm erea ... I was so excited when I saw that the water stayed clear, when I checked on it.
Shock, when I lifted the dress out of the water, a waterfall of blood red water rushed down from the rose boarder of the skirt. Me: Yelling words I don't remember! But right away I turned on the cold water and let it run over the affected parts. Sweat from fear was running over my face.
In the end I suppose, I was lucky, I just found one spot in the rose boarder that is still redish.
Did you had experiences like this while soaking and handwashing your vintage?