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Re: When it says "Dry Clean Only" ...

Post by colonialgirl » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:26 am

Delighted,
I have read that when a tag reads Dry Cleaning suggested or recommended, that you might get away with washing. But, if it reads Dry Clean ONLY, ithe garment will not make it through any other kind of cleaning without being damaged.

It only happened to me once, hubs tried to help out by washing the pants to my favorite pants suit. The shrank over 12 inches in length and were ruined. So for what it is worth, my one instance confirmed it was true.

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Re: When it says "Dry Clean Only" ...

Post by Shelsmiles » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:42 am

DH and I used to have clothes that needed dry cleaning when We wore business clothes every day. These days it's jeans and tee shirts. ( I have some dress tee shirts too. Lol )

I used a product that refreshed in the dryer once in a while. I always took jackets or suit pairs in to be dry cleaned. I had an unfortunate incident once where I cleaned some suit pants and they faded noticeably in contrast to the matching jacket. :(

For a while I had a fabulous barter of services with my local dry Cleaner. We traded services straight across and it was lovely.

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Re: When it says "Dry Clean Only" ...

Post by floridacatlover » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:01 am

I did not know that rayon should not be washed. I'll remember that.

Rummage sale season is starting up here and they always have lovely sweaters because people move from the north and don't need them. I don't need sweaters either but I'm drawn to them.

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Re: When it says "Dry Clean Only" ...

Post by delighted99 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:25 pm

Jackie,
I finally checked and the sweater is 60% Acrylic and 40% cotton.

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Re: When it says "Dry Clean Only" ...

Post by Jackielou » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:49 pm

You can probably wash it on delicate and dry it flat after kind of stretching it out to the size you need. I have done that with lots of my sweaters that are that fiber content.

Jackie

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Re: When it says "Dry Clean Only" ...

Post by delighted99 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:21 pm

Jackie,
Thanks so much for getting back to me. I will give that a try.

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