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penniee
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Date: 3/11/12 1:57 AM

Hello :)

Just bought Silk Dupion, Double Georgette and Burnout Mesh for my soon-to-be business ;)

Im using them to make dresses and blouses. Can someone please help me! I just need to know whether i need to do something to prevent them from shrinking in the wash?

Mum told me to just soak them in cold water? Is that all I need to do ??

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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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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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