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About two weeks ago, our client brought in a 1960's
rayon and acetate Pat Sandler cocktail dress that had belonged to
Her instructions were simple: she needed it "cleaned" so she
could wear it to a party this weekend.
When we examined the garment, we saw the results of poor storage
over the past 40 years: the fabric had yellowed and the sugar
stains had caramelized to brown. Even the lining had yellowed. As
regards the pressing, the hem was sharply creased. I suspect that
the original hem would have had a round, balloon shape to it.
Our client picked up the dress yesterday. After the initial oohs
and ahhs, she noticed the results of our "cleaning": the outer
fabric and the lining had been restored to it's original bright
white; the brown, caramelized sugar stains were non-existent; the
original hard-pressed hem had given way to a round, balloon roll;
and the beaded and metallic-embroidered waistband was still in pristine
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