Laundering costumes and embellished clothing can present a bit of a challenge. Specialty fabrics, beads, feathers, trim, fur and similar all need special care. So how do you clean a garment without dry cleaning or throwing it in the washing machine? Let’s find out.
This is Part 1 of a 2-part series written by friend and colleague Monica Schierbaum. This article was first published on our blog in July 2011. I first met Monica at the Mediterranean Fantasy Festival many years ago where she was helping out at the Silk Road Tribal booth. Monica is one groovy woman and thrives on costuming and belly dance as much as I do. I hope you’ll enjoy the article she has written. -ks