Friday, January 15, 2016

Why Don't You? A White Victorian or Edwardian Skirt





Romantic white skirts from long ago are not fragile and have become a goodly part of my summer wardrobe. Covering up a bathing suit at the beach or all prettied up with a little top, a crushable straw hat with flowers and big sunglasses that separate this from too sweet. Flea markets, vintage shops, eBay and Etsy. When they need to be freshened up, I boil them with Rit White-Wash for twenty minutes on the stove, stirring with a heavy wood paddle. Rinse in cool water and lay on a towel to dry, preferably in the sun.

I love this one from The RedHeadedPrincess at Etsy.com and it's perfect, no boiling required. My wonderfully generous friend Judith sent me an amazing Kenzo black leather obi sash, perfect for this.


6 comments:

  1. It was my pleasure!

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  2. It is my pleasure for which I thank you .. wonderful to cinch in these beautiful skirts that might droop.

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  3. "Why don't I?" is right! Lovely idea and I appreciate your tips for whiteness, thanks ever so.

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  4. I had to learn how to gently take care of whites, it's so old-fashioned it's just silly. But a good thing.

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  5. Sexy. They're just always so sexy and romantic.

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  6. There is something so elegant about his look, I bet you are beautiful in these. I love your mention of the Rit White-wash, there isn't a lot that Rit can't fix. :)

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