- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
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?