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received this Alfred Leon christening gown and slip from a client
who lives in Maine. And here's the
interesting part: she discovered that this gown was her
very own christening gown.
Apparently, her mother had stored it away in some type of
cardboard box many years ago and the box had never been opened
since that time.
Both the gown and the slip had yellowed over time and many of
the sugar-based stains had turned brown. In addition, water had
penetrated the box over the years and those water stains had
manifested themselves as "Tide rings" when the fabric dried.
So what were the prospects for a complete restoration to
You can judge that for yourself by viewing the before and after
photos that appear below.
BEFORE - GOWN
BEFORE - SLIP
AFTER - GOWN
AFTER - SLIP
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