(Closed) Reccommendations to clean a vintage dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If it wasn’t a family heirloom I would suggest oxyclean and a five gallon bucket in the sun. If you take it in and they can’t get it out, I guess you could try that and if all else fails tea stain it.

Very pretty!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hey, the dress looks great on you!  Hope it will turn out to be all that you want!  I think you should be able to get most of the yellowing out,  A good dry cleaner is probably your best bet.  Do this before any alterations.  Maybe your seamstress has a recommendation?  The type of fabric will really matter as to how best to care for it.

I came to this site because I bought my dress at Brides Against Breast Cancer event and it had some yellowing around the hem as well.  My dress is silk duponi, with a silk organza overlay.  For $85 by local dry cleaner was able to get most, but not all of the yellowing out.  I wore it anyway, and everyone told me it looked great.  It makes a nice story too.

I looked into DIY, but I was too scared to do this to my dress. I saved these links  in case the dry cleaners didn’t work out:

http://weddingconsultant.hubpages.com/hub/Tips-for-Safely-Restoring-an-aged-Wedding-Dress

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-dress-cleaning-2

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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