How to restore a silk dress & a wool sweater that have been machine washed and dried?
February 13, 2012 5:58 PM Subscribe
My lovely boyfriend did me the wonderful favour of doing my laundry for me while i was at work! Unfortunately, that favour included machine washing and drying a 100% silk dress, and a 100% wool sweater. Help! (he also saw the not-so-nice underwear and the spanx, but that's a whole other story.)
posted by Kololo to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (34 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The silk dress was a smooth, silky navy blue with coordinating fabric straps that no longer coordinate with the now slightly faded slightly pebbly-textured now sort of purplish fabric. Is there any way to fix this? (I know the fading is probably a non-starter, but i'm hoping to at least fix the texture.) This (was) one of those dresses that was flattering, comfortable, sexy, and could be both dressed up and down - a miracle dress, basically. I really hope it can be fixed!
Wool sweater is highly textured (cabled/lace/bobbles), and has slightly shrunk. Anyway to fix that?
Help me not be mad at my boyfriend for doing something that had really nice intentions behind it!