So have you ever bought a piece of fabric that was insistent on being a complete jerk? There are lots of fabric jerks – but i think the worst are fabrics that have production errors. And i have become a victim to one of them (was that all together too dramatic?)
I just hate it when things aren’t ironed properly – i’m kind of a freak about it. But honestly, I am fighting a losing battle with this denim. You may recognise this version of the Kelly skirt – its from my most recent collection, Country Roads. I love this skirt. I love this denim – the weight and the colour are so perfect. There is one problem.
Can you see the horizontal crease right through the middle of the skirt? Now perhaps i am super picky and no-one else can see it, but it’s making me insane. I am a stickler for ironing, and no matter what i do this crease remains. I have steamed it to death, washed it a million times – and nothing. It is being a real jerk.
The thing is with a damaged fabric, it can be tempting to use it and hope the production errors can either be ignored or solved through wearing. Unfortunately, i feel this one may just make me insane.
I’ve been reading up and the ever amazing Claire Schaeffer recommends an interesting method for fixing permanent crease issues. She recommends soaking a brown paper bag in a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar and pressing on top of the crease until it’s dry. I’m intrigued – but admittedly the idea of steaming vinegar onto my skirt freaks the daylights out of me. I imagine smelling forever like vinegar after that…
Which leads me to this question – has anyone tried this method? or perhaps know of a good fix?
Or am i the only person who will ever notice this and i’m making a mountain out of a molehill?
Skirt: Megan Nielsen, Kelly skirt – get the pattern here
Boots: Dolce Vita
Necklace: Vintage family heirloom