articles by tag: clothing care

a hem tip that’s worth remembering

There she was on the Muni (SF’s version of a subway) and she looked amazing.  Fabulous black pants, pointy-toe boots and a hip jacket.  All eyes were admiring her style. Then she stood up. One pant leg was about and inch shorter than the other. “Dangit!” you mutter to yourself, “she was sooo close!” The [...]

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the evil of fabric softeners

Ever wonder why your ‘wick away’ performance top doesn’t work so great at wicking away moisture anymore?  Or why your towels no longer absorb moisture very well? The culprit is fabric softeners. Apparently the softeners coat the fabric with toxic chemicals so that the important finishes and details of the fabric no longer touch your [...]

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steaming versus ironing your clothes

If you hate to iron, then you will love what I have to say about steaming.  Having owned a women’s clothing boutique, I have come to learn that steaming your clothes is the best thing for them — and it’s easier on you. When I would receive boxes of clothing in, it was so much [...]

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underarm stains

Those pesky underarm stains.  It becomes an even bigger problem when we hit peri and menopause stages.  So, what to do?? There are dress shields that you can purchase to either sew in your clothing OR you can buy the adhesive disposable kind.  I like the idea of the disposable ones because they are very [...]

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jewelry cleaning

One of my clients asked me recently how to clean their jewelry and so I thought I’d list some quick tips for how to clean your special keepsakes.  You can always take them to the jeweler too for cleaning. Silver:  Use a silver cloth to polish your chains and rings Gold & Platinum:  Dip in [...]

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the right hem length for pants

There is a right way and a wrong way to wear your pant hem-lengths.  This is the wrong way. The pant length is easily 4″ from the ground and it actually shortens the line of the body thereby making your legs look short. We’ll ignore the fact that the chunky shoe is not right for [...]

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how to read clothing care tags

If you’ve ever taken a look at a clothing tag, you know that you will find not only the fabric content but also instructions for how to care for your item. Adding this information is required per the Care Labeling Rule for any garment that touches your skin.  For example, ties are not required to [...]

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