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Fancy wool-blend formalwear: dry-clean after every wearing?

I recently acquired a beautiful, brand new designer dress that's much nicer than anything I've had in my wardrobe before. I've worn it once and have been hanging it up to air out. Is it better to get it dry cleaned before storing it, or will it be easier on the fabric to put it away in its worn-once state? I don't want to put unnecessary stress on the fabric from the dry cleaning process, but I really, really don't want to find moth holes in the dress several months from now, either. [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Apr 26, 2014 - 6 answers

Yucky-smelling microfleece

Chemical/burning-rubber odor on new microfleece garments. What causes this, and how can I remove it? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Nov 2, 2013 - 5 answers

If you wash us, do we not bleed?

My red-on-white polka-dot dress bled in the laundry... onto itself. Is there any way to remove the pink stains while preserving the print? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Nov 4, 2011 - 5 answers

How to get technology to work in a sewing class?

How can ICT be better used in Home Economics (or if you like, with the economics and management of the home and community) also known in some places as family and consumer sciences? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Nov 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Melted plastic stain removal

How to remove melted plastic from a dress? [more inside]
posted by pearl228 on Sep 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Smells like teens' spirits

Help me get the vomit smell out of a cotton canvas messenger bag. [more inside]
posted by chalbe on Jul 29, 2009 - 24 answers

More Efficient Laundry System?

How do you keep your laundry system running smoothly in a bi-level (or larger) house? I want to hear how others have set up hampers, etc or otherwise established a system to efficiently move clean and dirty clothes to and from the laundry room. [more inside]
posted by jacksides on Mar 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Any tried and true solutions/methods for removing deodorant build-up from the armpit area of T-shirts?

Any tried and true solutions/methods for removing deodorant build-up from the armpit area of T-shirts? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Sep 6, 2008 - 16 answers

Don't Wanna Wreck Grandma's Closet

I need Cleaning Vintage Clothing 101. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Mar 19, 2007 - 5 answers

My jacket stinks of puke

How do I get the vomit out of a wool jacket? [more inside]
posted by lou on Nov 7, 2006 - 5 answers

Collar Stains

Clothing stain filter: In addition to t-shirts, I have a number of shirts with a regular collar (non-button down). After I wear them for a while, EVERY ONE of them gets this little kind of brownish stain at in the front where the collar comes to a point. It looks kind of like rust. These stains are *really* hard to remove, and resistant to most stain removers. There are no similar stains anywhere on the shirt.

But my question is - what the heck is that stain? Where does it come from? Is it just me? Or is this a problem that all people who wear shirts with collars deal with but never talk about? Is this a message from the gods that I should only wear t shirts or only dark colored collared shirts?

BTW most of my shirts are wrinkle free cotton/poly blends, and they usually have one of those clear plastic collar stay things inside the material to keep the collar straight and pointy.
posted by jasper411 on Aug 20, 2004 - 21 answers

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