I've been given a lovely cotton top, a fancy designer name one. So far, so good. I lok at the care label and it says it's dry clean only... surely not! It's 100% cotton... what would you do? Take it to the cleaners or bung it in the washer?
It might shrink. I have a cotton dress which is dryclean only but it has a lining and i'm worried that if I wash it it might shrink up around the lining - so its still hanging there till I decide what to do
Wash it in the machine. It is a pain having something that is dry clean only. If it shrinks in the washing machine, get rid of it and just think how much you will have saved on dry cleaning bills. If giver asks, say your DH washed it .
Has it got a print? That might be the reason. DH had a shirt which was 100% cotton and dry clean only. We ignored this on the grounds that he'd never wear it otherwise(!) but the printed pattern did come off over time. HTH.
It hasn't got a print or any beading and what not, it's just got a pattern woven in (not printed on) and it just wraps over. Good point about thinking how much saved on Dry cleaning bills (about £5 a time??) so taking everything on baord here, I think I'll wear it and wash it (gulp!).. possibly a hand wash in cold water!
Stitch - does it help dry cleaning it the first time?
Squiffy - no idea, sorry! What temp does your dry cleaner operate on? It sounds like the bamboo element might shrink?