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Message Board > Bridal and Formalwear Sewing > Make our handmade items dry clean worthy? ( Moderated by MissCelie)

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Make our handmade items dry clean worthy?
Advice and experience please on dry cleaning home made/hand finished items
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Date: 4/16/12 5:49 PM

OK I am happy with the pleats on my wedding dress, which have been pressed and appear to be staying in place and behaving themselves for the time being. However I think I really need to secure them - the question is - by how much?

I have pleated the silk dupion first and attached the pleated fashion fabric onto a flat bit of underlining, and have now sewn the whole pleats layer into the side seams and hand basted it at the neckline. SEE LINK HERE

I have started hand tacking the hidden parts of the pleats to the second dupion layer on each fold. My question is, do I need to do any more than that? Whilst I'm reasonable hopeful that the pleats (once pressed again prior to wear) would stay in place for the wedding, I do worry about the pleats getting all messed up when dry cleaned.

Does anyone have any experience with home made items being dry cleaned?

I have finished the seams on all layer (hand overcasted and catch stitched) so I think these should be fine - I'm mostly worried about the pleats!

Thanks!

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Date: 4/16/12 11:23 PM

I work as a seamstress at a dry cleaners, and while I haven't seen any home made gowns go thru the cleaning, I've seen plenty of bought gowns go thru. As long as the pleats are tacked well, it should go thru the process fine. And if the person doing the pressing is good at what they do, they should be able to press the pleats back in.

Express your concerns with the pleats when you take it in to be cleaned. Just so they're aware and can check them out before hand in case they have any concerns.

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Date: 4/18/12 2:27 PM

Thank you - that's helpful and reassuring.

If anyone else has had experience with their homemade gowns, please also feel free to share

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Date: 4/29/12 10:45 PM

I have had dry cleaners return home sewn garments uncleaned because there was no care label attached; others made me sign a release that said I would not hold them accountable for the condition of the garment after cleaning since there was no cleaning label attached. Frustrating!

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