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|Fancy appliqué's, beaded or
sequined dresses, like the one on the
left, cause very specific problems for cleaners. The beads may melt
in the solvent or
through heat and any gilded portions may loose the basic colour on
the gilding or even some of the surface covering. Often not all
beads are affected in the same way and the surface of a bead may
be safe while the center may disintegrate, so you have to test all
the types of bead on a dress for any adverse reaction.
|Sequins and beading are normally
attached using a basic stitch to lock each bead in place. Sections
can be stitched together, especially in hand made dresses, and all
the beads in that section will be likely to come away if the thread of any
single bead is broken. This clearly causes a major concern to the
cleaner, especially with very heavily beaded dresses. During wear
beads are often dislodged through simple movements like sitting
down or getting into a car, breaking this thread, with the wearer
completely unaware it's happened. In cleaning the movement of the
dress can easily dislodge beads that were thought to be safe
because such a break went unnoticed.
|Beaded dresses come in many styles but the heaviest beading is normally on
classic styled dresses. Having said this, even a small amount of
beading make some processes dangerous for the whole dress, which
is why we have indicated the requirement to know the style of the
dress below. Antoinette styled dresses often have beaded tops or
beaded sections on the skirt.
|Please select the options below that most represent your own dress
and from that we'll build the correct price for cleaning and you'll then
be able to start the process and order a pick up if you wish.
|The basic price for cleaning this
type of dress
is £235.00 (including collection and delivery). All other special
features add a small amount to the price.