A perfect example of bringing the late 1940's out of the cardigan is wearing it to a fancy dress. My boyfriend and I were invited to a friends 1950's themed birthday meal, of which my cardigan would still fit the style of that era quite nicely. The gathering was being held at a local American Diner in an original tin trailer that was shipped over from America. It created the perfected atmosphere. I was very lucky to be given an original 1940-50's dress that belonged to my Nona. A tea party dress I like to call it. There was no spilling tea down that dress for sure, I was very careful. The dress is a very pale caramel colour with faint white stripes down it, which paired perfectly with my Flamingo cardigan...obviously worn undone so the stain could not be seen. I had a really good evening at that gathering and I really felt the part.
Unfortunately, my cardigan got further ruined than just a stain when I said I wanted to wear it to a special occasion. My mother noticed the stain and suggested putting it in the wash with stain remover. However, the stain was well over 6 years old, leaving no chance to revive it. So, frantically I changed my outfit ready for the next evening. I returned home from work the next day and my mother had a horrid look on her face as she approached me in a nurturing way. She had attempted to remove the stain by rubbing directly onto the patch the stain remover, which she then left to 'work its magic' whilst going out for a quick shop. Returning from town, she came back to find the material had strangely and unknowingly burnt away in that small patch. I was of course really upset, my favorite cardigan was absolutely no longer wearable. It wasn't like I could just go and buy another one...or could I? I was straight on to Ebay, searching and searching. Eventually A week or two later, one came up on Ebay, which I wasn't going to let slip through my fingers! I won it a few days later for £4. Another great bargain and one happy self!