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From: ssltd
Date: 02-06-2006, 02:16 AM (1 of 3)
Hi all!
Thought I'd come up for air for a minute. I have a question also for anyone in the 'know': is there a way to un-dingy satin? Well, I've been beading the dress-holding it with a cotton sheet even, but my poor daughter has tried it on so many times she thinks the top is slightly dingy. The wedding is 2 wks away (egads & I'm Still beading!-but it's coming along), and of course I've contacted the best cleaners around, but alas it takes a month to clean a wedding dress.
It's not really noticeable, but my dd is getting a wee bit tethered at the moment, so I thought I'd see if there may be a solution. The satin is a heavy ivory poly blend-didn't wash it before we made the dress as it was not really necessary.. Someone told me you could use a fine chalk substance to remove 'oils' , but we're scared to try this. I'm also concerned about dulling the satin.
So if anyone has any ideas.......say away! Meanwhile, I'm back to beading :smile:
User: ssltd
Member since: 12-14-2005
Total posts: 20
From: smessier
Date: 02-06-2006, 09:20 PM (2 of 3)
Hi Sue,

Just wondering if one of those do it yourself dry cleaning kits that you use in the dryer would help. I haven't used them in years, but I think the name of one was Dryel. There must be more.

Good luck and hang in there. The dress is gonna look great!

User: smessier
Member since: 09-03-2004
Total posts: 114
From: bridesmom
Date: 02-07-2006, 02:23 AM (3 of 3)
I washed my daughters dress, after she wore it, but while we did the sewing, and trying on, I washed my hands before handling the dress, and made her do it as well. If you try the at home kit, make sure to test it on a swatch of fabric first. Good luck!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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