©2017 Lacey J Hill, Golden Thyme Designs
I cringe ever time I hear someone say they threw their jacket or skirt into the washer & dyer. Please hand wash and drip dry your dance outfits. A lot of time and/or money has been spent on creating them and the washer & dryer can fade & wilt your garments. If you need to remove wrinkles or fluff a flat item, throw a damp wash cloth in the dry with the item for 10-20 minutes on low heat.
Many times I will find a trim for my jackets or skirts that is not washable. If you are unsure of the content of the fabric, lace or trim, I suggest sending the item to the Dry Cleaner for a “spa treatment” or spot wash by hand.
To wash petticoats I gently agitate in warm water, with a couple drops of Dawn dish soap and let them air dry. Then I toss them in the dryer on air only for 10-15 minutes to fluff.
When I travel, I always pack an empty spray bottle. I fill it with warm water and mist my skirts & blouse as I unpack. Hang your garment and it will be ready to wear quickly.
Caring for Dancewear