Here are some tips to Tend to for taking care of that precious investment, your wardrobe.
- Have pants hemmed to the right length for the shoes you plan to wear them with. Many dry cleaners offer an alteration and mending service.
- Do running repairs on your clothes before it becomes a bigger issue; mend a hem or a seam, or sew on a button. If you can’t do it yourself then take it to someone who can.
- Take knits and leather products to a specialist if any repairs are needed.
- Once a year run a pill-trimmer over your jumpers and cardigans to remove any pilling.
- Never cut a pulled thread. Pull the thread through to the reverse side and slowly work the pulled thread back into the weave of the garment. If any thread is left over, tie it off before cutting. This will stop the knit unravelling.
- Recognise that some things are just not able to be mended.
- Remember to remove the plastic dry cleaners wrap as soon as you arrive home from the dry cleaner. Never store clothes in plastic wrap as it will sweat and never store clothes on the dry cleaner hangers.
- Always un-tie a tie as pulling at the knot will stretch the tie out of shape.
The letters L for Launder and C for Care will follow over the next few weeks. If you cannot wait that long go to Style is Forever’s blog TLC for all the tips on Tending to , laundering and caring for your clothes. Go to my website www.styleisforever.com.au to sign up for my Newsletter and receive a copy of my e-book, “The finishing Touch”