Sunday, March 25, 2012

White as white...

I'm pretty good with laundry.  These shorts are a testament to that, since I made them over two years ago, the first pair of shorts using this week's pattern Burda 7723; and despite being subjected to rock-climbing, hiking, camping (just so you know, the rural dust here is icing-sugar fine and red) and generally plenty of gettin' down n' dirty with whatever mother nature has to offer they are still as brilliantly white-as-white-can-be as the day I sewed that last stitch and snipped that last trailing thread...
(ahem)
Well.  They're not toooo horrifically off-white anyway....  :D
so I hope you enjoy reading this care label.  It certainly gave me a laugh!

Details:
Top; top "b" from Unique Clothes Any Way You Like, white cotton, details here
Shorts; Burda 7723, white linen, details here
Shoes; ??  given to me by Mum, cast-offs from one of her friends
Ultramarine Scarf; new!...  made by me, from the leftover pieces of jersey knit from this top, and using this method

18 comments:

  1. I love seeing how you style your shorts. I´m always wearing shorts in the Summer, but my imagination doesn´t get farther than t-shirts.

    That label is so laughable, but sure it must have raise some eyebrows!

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  2. I love that care label. It's a scream.
    Your styling is very creative/cool.

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  3. That's a fabulous care label. It just doesn't get much better than that. roflol

    BTW love the shorts so far. I wish it was warm enough to wear them here.

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  5. there is one of those care labels used as Sewing and Style Fabebook, however this one is a bit harsh ( meaning sexist) what do they mean it is a woman's job. Did they check the date recently- it is the 21 century outside, shame on them!

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  6. As much as I agree with Juliette about the sexism of the label, it does tend to be true. Tis a rare stain that I can't obliterate. Seriously, give me warm water, washing soda, and "Amaze" an enzyme additive sold in here in Canada and I can get rid of pretty much anything.

    As always, cute outfit. You are so prolific.

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  7. cute & amusing :)
    I love the bright pops of color on you (and the graffiti, too)

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  8. I am amazed you can kept those shorts so white! You said you were good with laundry, but you didn't tell us how you do it!

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  9. Love the all white with a pop of yellow and blue.

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  10. Love the yellow shoes, a nice pop of colour on a day that doesn't look at all sunny.

    I had a good chuckle over that label. I asked my husband last Saturday to pop the washing on before we went out to speed the process up. I came home to find my sons brand new very expensive 100% wool jersey complete with the shirt he had worn the day before attached in amongst the coloured wash he had just done at 60deg celcius. I had a major panic attack thinking it had shrunk out of all recognition but breathed a huge sigh of relief to find out it had survived virtually unscathed.

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  11. So, what is the trick about keeping white this white? I have a woman friend who wears head to toe white year round for religious reasons...and I've often wanted to ask her how she does it.

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  12. I so need some new shorts...I could not keep a pair of white shorts good for any length of time! or maybe I am not good with the laundry? LOL

    Love the label LOL.

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  13. The label is funny because it is so true!

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  14. I love the top you are wearing!

    I don't know why I have trouble laughing at the care label... I just don't find it funny-sexist, I think it's just plain sexist. Who knows, maybe I've been reading too much feminist literature lately, and watching Mad Men certainly hasn't helped! :)

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  15. Hi Carolyn, I just wanted to clarify that I wasn't insulted by the care tag or anything. I totally agree with you that there is nothing demeaning about doing laundry, but in my eyes the care label almost claims that there is. I would have thought it was somewhat funny if it had only said "give it to your woman", or if they had added "she knows how to read this tag" rather than "it's her job". I asked my husband what he thought of the label and he thought it was offensive too... so you are right, it is probably a cultural thing! :)

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  16. *lol* Funny label!
    I love your outfit, with the colorful accents of your shoes and scarf!

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  17. Great! You and your outfit, the dog, the sorroundings...all is perfectly placed, well done!

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