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beautiful silk outfit with large grease marks, what to do?

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littleducks Sun 20-Jul-08 10:57:50

i went to a wedding yesterday

dd ruined my clothes

there are grease marks on top and shawl both silk

no care instructions label

should i just go to dry cleaners today specially, or just cry over my lovely outfit and vow to only were boring stuff till my kids have left home

it came out of her clothes after a soak, not silk though

SueW Sun 20-Jul-08 11:00:49

Fairy liquid?

littleducks Sun 20-Jul-08 11:07:42

how? mil suggests that for everything, i may have to apologise for always just being hmm.....

should i put whole outfit in a solution of fairy? or just treat stain?????

would persil wul do or should i take it to mils to try with real fairy, we are going the tonight anyway

SueW Sun 20-Jul-08 11:27:14

It doesn't always work - I have some stains in a brown cotton top I just can't get rid of. I gave up last week and threw it out.

But what I normally do is dab the affected area with fairy liquid then throw it into the wash. The wash cycle I put it on is dependent on the fabric garment so e.g. if it were my linen suit it would go in alone on a quick wash, my cotton top went in on a 40C normal wash. Something silk I'd prob put on a gentle/handwash all with normal detergent.

Twinkie1 Sun 20-Jul-08 11:28:59

Take it to a specialist dry cleaners they should be able to look at the material and the marks and know immediately what to do to get the garment clean.

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