This page is devoted to giving you tips to help with vintage clothes.
Please email me if you have suggestions to add to this list.
- Sometimes zippers get difficult to use. The remedy for this is to rub
wax up and down the teeth of the zipper. Your zipper will work like new.
- If you think you can wash the item at home, make sure you wash it on
the delicate cycle. If you are unsure, take it to your dry cleaners. If
you go to a good dry cleaners they should be able to tell you if you can
wash it at home.
- If you are washing the item at home, zip up all zippers and button
all buttons. This will help your garment last longer.
- If you are interested in an item of clothing, but there is no
dressing room, try this trick: Hold the waist on each side and wrap it
around your neck. If it is really loose, it will be really loose around
your waist. If it doesn't make it around your neck, it probably won't
fit you. I'm not going to guarantee this, but my experience has been
that it is fairly reliable.
- Thread didn't use to be as strong as it is now. Before you wear an
item for the first time you may want to tug on the seams to see if they
are still held together well. It will save you a lot of hassle if you
notice the problem before you wear it and then you can stitch a quick