(Closed) Washing a Glass Pearl, Fabric Flower and Lace Dress! Any advice please?…

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
56 posts
Worker bee

Hand wash gently in a bath tub with mild soap, maybe? I once hand made a dress and I just washed each individual thing by hand, made it, then gently steamed it (left in bathroom with hot shower on) to get the wrinkles out. I didn’t wash it as a whole, but I think if your gentle enough and leave it to air dry it *should* be okay.

Post # 3
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

maybe you could hand wash your materials before you sew the dress…IDK

Post # 4
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you were looking to machine wash, I would definitely do the following: pretreat any stains (hemline, spills, etc.), turn it inside out, place in large mesh washing bag and use a mild detergent like Woolex or Perwoll. If you have a good washer (not sure I’d trust an old school top loader with something like that), choose one of the gentle settings and cool water, and do several extra rinses to make sure all the detergent residue is washed out. After that spin on the lowest setting and air dry, making sure the weight of the damp dress doesn’t stretch it out on the hanger. 

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