- 4 years ago
We had our wedding this past Saturday.
I decided that I was going to sell my dress after I had worn it as, even though I L O V E my dress, I see no point in keeping it.
By the end of the night, the underside was filthy as it rained that day and our wedding was outside in a large white tent. I carried it for as much as possible, but inevitably it gets dirty.
I called a local dry cleaner and asked the cost to dry clean. $175 plus tax. Um, pardon? I knew it would be a bit expensive, but come on?
So, I Googled the topic of washing my dress and came across this (and other) posting and thought ‘why not’? I went out and purchased some Ivory Snow liquid detergent and some liquid Oxy type stain remove / booster and followed the directions.
It took 4 (not full) tubs of water in all (wash x3 and a good clear water rinse). The first tub of water was so dirty. I ‘scrubbed’ the really dirty spots with pure stain remover liquid and it worked like a charm.
Once I finished rinsing it I took it downstairs in a laundry basket with a towel in the bottom and – yup, I put it into my washing machine and turned on the spin cycle to take out the excess water. Worked great.
It is now hanging upstairs on a hanger on a door with a fan underneath it to expediate the drying process.
It came out perfectly. And smells so nice. 😉
My dress is 100% polyester. Why on earth would polyester be dry clean only?? Ridiculous.
Totally impressed. Happy with the results. Would totally recommend. My dress is a Stella York 5835.