Intermediate California USA Member since 1/4/11 Posts: 773
Date: 3/11/12 3:22 AM
I don't think you want to wash the silk dupioni unless you want to lose the shine and crispness. A good practice is to wash a 4"x4" swatch of fabric in the same method that you will launder the garment. You should compare the swatch after the wash and then after the drying to see if there's size, color changes or hand. If something was going to shrink, I would want to shrink before making the garment not after.
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Advanced International AUSTRIA Member since 6/11/04 Posts: 1209
Date: 3/12/12 3:37 AM
With the georgette and burnout, I would handwash.
For the silk, take it to the dry cleaners first. Then when the person who buys the garment won't have any problems afterwards when they have the blouse cleaned.
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