Method for younger looking skin? Is this the right blog? Yes it is, slightly off topic maybe but still the right place. And as you will see, there is still a connection with crafts.
Have you ever asked yourself what makes you feel or look particularly old? Is it when you are celebrating your grand mother’s 102 birthday and she is still dancing when you are already longing for a nice cup of tea?
Or is it rather when you are surrounded by people in their twenties showing off an unreasonable amount of flawless and smooth skin? Are you then suddenly aware of all those wrinkles you have accumulated over the years?
For me it is clearly the latter. I see them sometimes in their natural habitat and wonder if they are actually aware of the fact that they are at the top of their natural beauty and that it will only go downhill from there. Or are they blissfully unaware and actually enjoying their lives?
Whatever they are thinking in these moments of smoothness (probably how to keep their trousers from falling down completely but that is a completely different matter and needs to be discussed by some gravity specialist), my focus is usually drawn to every single wrinkle in my own face and on my own neck. And it makes me think what I could do to improve my appearance. So lets analyse the problem. Clearly the smoothness surrounding me makes my own wrinkles come out more. Which leads to two options, either I am getting rid of my wrinkles (lots of companies are making lots of money with unrealistic promises) or I do something against the surrounding smoothness…. And now, tell me, what did you think when you saw the picture at the beginning of this post?
Did you think “Oh my gosh that is one wrinkly neck! Her postings are always sparkling of fun, energy and youth but looking at that neck she must be at least 39 years of age!”
Or did you think: “Goodness, I always thought this blog is written by some mature and clever woman full of sewing wisdom but clearly she doesn’t even own an iron! She must be in her twenties. ”
See! You can either spend a fortune on creams or surgery to smoothen some of the wrinkles in your face or you actually add some wrinkles near or around your face by carefully creasingyour clothes. You won’t safe time but money!
Lets try again! Look at this close up! What’s your first thought?
An unironed shirt worn by a young looking woman. And a beautiful contrasting seam in an otherwise unusually (for this blog) monochrom Usedom– shirt.
Point proven! So how is it done?
Don’t use your iron to create creases! The sharp iron pleats will give it an unnatural look. Just crunch your top into a ball when it is still wet and then hang it up to dry. Fold it loosely and keep it in your wardrobe, ideally under a pile of other clothes.
You can also refresh a flattened fabric by gently dampen it (why not use the steam of your iron?) before crunching it up again. Simply leave it crunched up to fully dry before wearing it.
Just be warned: Don’t overdo it! I was actually worried no one would notice the rather mild crunches in those pictures. What a relief when I looked at them on the screen and saw that they had come out beautifully.
But before you are running off to crunch up all your clothes, lets have another look at my new Usedom and its nice white seam at the sleeve. This time I went for a normal sleeve instead of the very wide cuffs as seen in the parrot version.
I think I like the other sleeve type better. It emphasises the batwing shape. But I like this top, too. The colour and the fact that I was acutally able to sew a monochrome piece. Well apart from those few seams. But I am digressing from the actual topic of revolutionary skin care.
So let’s just hop over to RUMS and see if anybody else went for the crunch look or if they have actually ironed their clothes before presenting them to the world.