When we were in Wales in December, I picked up these lovelies at the charity shop. The sandstone suit came first at a fantastic £8 and the hounds tooth jacket was the last purchase of the charity-shoppin’ day. The suit is being saved for dressy occasions, but the jacket is being paired with jeans for the office!
When I got them home, I had a ‘duh’ moment when I realised I should have looked at the tags. They both were dry clean only. I once received a bag of clothes on freecycle and dry cleaned one of the skirts. It smelled so toxic for months that I never touched it. Knowing from experience that other ‘dry clean only’ items have survived a wash, I popped them inside out and into a wool wash at 30C. They came out just as beautiful as before!