Post # 1
AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT!!!
My seamstress told me that she makes communion dresses out of old wedding dresses and that they are always filthy so she cleans them herself with oxy clean. I have a sample wedding gown that i want to use for my reception but it was really dirty with dust and fake tan from being tried on….so i decided to take her advice! I spot cleaned it with a stronger concentration and a soft toothbrush first (the straps were almost brown!) then put the whole thing in the tub with warm water and oxyclean. Rinsed it a few times and put a couple of drops of conditioner in the last rinse (aparently because silk is a natural fiber it helps keep it silky)…Laid it out on a bunch of towels to dry and one towel inside the dress and then when it was just damp i hung it up. Et voila! The dress looks gorgeous and no damage! It is a 100% silk sheath style dress with a very delicate beaded lace overlay. Phew! 😉
Has anybody else cleaned their wedding dress themselves?
Post # 3
Wow! I haven’t tried this, and to be honest, I would be too afraid to, but kudos to you!
Post # 4
Oooo This is SO EXCITING!
My dress is 100% duchess silk and has these crystal buttons down the back so I’m super worried about them scratching the rest of the silk but i guess if I used it in a tub I could lay the dress with the buttons up and not risk rubbing the fabrics on eachother? Did you clean your dress by flipping it over and moving it around in the water or just letting it sit?
How long did you leave it in the water concentration for? and when rinsing did you just use the shower attachment or like fill the water up and then let it go back down?
Did you clean your tub thoroughly first? I know a lot of bees do that, right?
I’m super excited to try!
…I really don’t want to ruin my dress in any way tho sooo eep wish me luck!
Post # 5
@KimmySumShuga: Did you end up cleaning your dress? How did it go?