Realm of Regalia: Frequently Asked QuestionsLast update: 1/21/2001
Here is a brief, definative (at least for now) care of your garb how to. Hope this helps; it's not meant to intimidate, but to educate so you can enjoy your clothes longer.
How are you going to launder your clothing? I would recommend first hanging your just-worn clothes outside your closet where they get lots of air for 24-48 hours first, and then sniff to see if they really need cleaning, assuming you don't have any spots of whatever. If you have spilled something on your clothing, pre treat and pre clean the stains as soon as possible and before washing, or your detergent may set the stains. Turn the garment inside out, wash in cold water, put it in the dryer only 2-5 minutes, then air dry on a fat plastic or wood hanger, or over a drying rack. All your clothes will be happier, last longer, won't need nasty dryer sheets that add greasy spots, and may not need ironing.
Pre shrinking trim is an essential part of making your clothing. Pre shrinking is important even if you plan to only dry clean your items.
Pop your normal, not beaded or bullion (metal) trims, one batch at a time into a large zippered mesh sweater bag and wash in warm or hot water (whichever your household may use by accident) with up to 25% distilled white vinegar to help set any dye and cook it in the dryer. This should take care of any shrinkage before you spend all the time sewing it on and have "oops" later causing much aggravation and swearing. Remember to pre shrink everything else except the thread and buttons too.
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