(Closed) Looking for a DIY way to preserve shantung silk dress flower

posted 8 years ago in DIY
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

So you’re not keeping the whole dress, then? If you were preserving the dress, I would tell you to have it preserved together. 

From experiance seeing how our university’s costume museum is set up (artifacts are available to view by students as long as they wear cloth gloves) they are put inside boxes with tissue paper- which I’m assuming is all ph-neutral, acid free, etc. 

Here is a good article that might help. 

http://wedding.theknot.com/bridal-fashion/wedding-dress-shopping/articles/preserving-your-wedding-dress.aspx?MsdVisit=1

I think that if you know you aren’t going to ever wear it as an accessory, I would suggest removing any metal attachments that might have been added (a pin back, for example), getting acid-free tissue paper or unbleached muslin and a ph-neutral box, and just wrapping it up for safekeeping. 

Since it’s not going to need washed, I can’t imagine it would need much else.

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