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Do I need to handwash a fairy outfit - can I just bung it in the washing machine

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Fiddledee Wed 17-Nov-10 19:17:40

Thinking of just bunging DD's new fairy outfit in the washing machine at 30 degrees wool cycle - will the sequins survive.

I hate hand washing (which is what the label says) and I find it isn't so effective as getting stains out.

YoginiBikini Wed 17-Nov-10 19:19:47

We have tons of fairy dresses in this house and I wash them all in the machine on a gentle wash. Most have survived many years of wear and washing before looking too disheveled

ProfessorLaytonIsMyLoveSlave Wed 17-Nov-10 19:21:28

I would put it inside a pillowcase, either tie up one end or secure it with a hair elastic, and wash that on a delicates/wool wash.

CeliaFate Wed 17-Nov-10 20:01:08

Cold wash with minimal spin should work.

RedFraggle Wed 17-Nov-10 20:08:09

Just beware if it has velcro on for attaching fairy wings.. bitter experience Otherwise- machine wash is fine

peachybums Wed 17-Nov-10 20:40:24

I put DD in wash on a gentle cycle but i didnt spin it, i just rung it out by hand after and drip dryed

onepieceoflollipop Wed 17-Nov-10 20:42:35

I do the opposite to peachybums!

I would handwash (with a delicates liquid) in the bath. Rinse once, with lukewarm water. Then I put it in a gentle rinse and spin in the machine.

barbarapym Wed 17-Nov-10 20:45:37

I do dd's on a normal 30 deg wash - they're practically dry when they come out, wings and all. They're more robust than you might think..all that lovely polyester (unless you have much posher dressing up stuff than us!)

Fiddledee Thu 18-Nov-10 10:08:31

As predicted it has survived. Lovely polyester of course and it was coming apart even after only a few wears even before I subjected it to the washing machine.

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