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Wednesday, 21 January 2009 11:00

Tips for Caring for Fabric / Clothing Material

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Beaded fabrics and most silks need to be specialist dry cleaned. This ensures the fabric is refined and preserves its natural fibres. Some silk can be hand washed when handled with care. It is best to use a mild gentle hand wash detergent and lukewarm water. After rinsing do not wring, use a towel and press the fabric gently blotting away the excess water. Once a silk garment has been made do not store in plastic. silk is a natural fibre with a protein base. The plastic traps moisture leaving mildew and yellowing.  When ironing place tissue paper under darts, folds and seam to avoid imprinting in garments.
Other tips Wool breathes superbly making it comfortable to wear in the hot and cold. Woollen knits should be folded not hung. The weight of the knit stretches when hung and can cause the garment to not return to its original shape. Wool returns to its original shape and discards any wrinkles when hung on a shaped coat hanger and left for 24hrs V-necklines, the Queen Anne and the Empire necklines are best suited for those with short necks and/or round faces. These necklines open up your neck and face making you look slimmer. Boat neck or Sabrina necklines, the cowl and portrait necklines are great for those with elongated faces. It draws attention to your face making it look oval. Those with a more curvaceous body, the same applies to you as those with round faces. V-necks open up your face and make you look taller and slimmer. Sweetheart necklines are terrific for women who are less ample in the chest, it dips into the cleavage giving you a great décolletage. If you are trying to cover up the “problem area”, you should focus attention to detail closer to your face. I.e. Thighs “problem area”, wear a beautiful beaded trim along the neckline or necklace to draw attention up towards your face. When achieving a great high collar use some starch on the collar when ironing. Fantastic colours such as greens, purples, and blues are well suited to red heads. To hide any large areas, wear loose fitting clothes, tight clothes make you look heavier.
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