BE SPOT SAVVY!

It is holiday party time! Let's face it, juggling a drink and buffet plate is no easy feat. Add to that the jostling and maneuvering inherent at any party, and the chances of a spill or stain increase dramatically. We've said it before, but it bears repeating: what do you do when your favorite outfit gets a wine, soda or dipping sauce stain?  As little as possible. Water, club soda and even 'miracle' stain removal products will generally do more harm than good.  They will … [Read more...]

TALE OF A NAVY PEA COAT

Nancy brought in her father's vintage navy pea coat hoping that we could restore it for her son Alex to wear. Below are some pictures of how it looked when we first received it. Front and Back before restoration As you can see it had definately seen better days. George A. Love served in the Seabees in World War II and in the Navy in the Korean War. In WWII, he was assigned to the Seabee Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit No. 623 as a Machinist Mate Second … [Read more...]

Life at Oakwood – Post 4

SEWING... Is a Lost Art We have found it at Oakwood Cleaners! Megan came to us as a graduate of O’more College of Design. Her portfolio is titillating with imaginative creations. She comes with the experience needed to perform the simplest to the most involved repairs and alterations. You must come see her, but make sure to call an schedule an appointment as she is high in demand.   Edgardo has a unique attention to detail. He wears 2 hats at Oakwood Cleaners. Pressing … [Read more...]

Some tips for your wedding gown fitting

You have your date, you have your dress and now it needs some alterations! Here are some important tips to follow when preparing to have your wedding gown altered. If possible allow 3 to 4 months from your wedding date for your alterations. It is normal to have 3 fittings, the third being the final to make sure your dress is a perfect fit. Always bring the shoes you will be wearing at your wedding and the undergarments you will be wearing that day. Your seamstress cannot be … [Read more...]