Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Washing Your Elsas

Clothes that are dry clean only drive me crazy.  I live at the cleaners every week and I hate the bill every time I walk out of there.  I have, however, learned that a good cleaners is worth every penny (this was after one of those cleaners where everything is $1.99 ruined some J.Crew).  

Anyway I took a leap of faith and used the handwash/delicate setting on our washer and then laid the Lilly Elsa shirts flat to dry.  

Then I used my new steamer.  You could also try ironing your shirt with a hand towel between the iron and your shirt.  

As always, try a tester spot in a not very obvious part of your shirt before you go to town.  That way if it messes up your shirt, it isn't totally out of commission.  I also take no responsibility if you try this wash/steam method and it doesn't work for you! ;)  Go to the cleaners if you have to but whatever you do, take very good care of your silk shirts and dresses!


Dee Stephens said...

I do that with most of my clothes except suits and a few other things. It's SOO much cheaper. We only dry clean Brad's suits and sports coats too. He washes and hang dries all his Jos A Bank shirts then irons them every Sunday. Saves tons of $$$$. More money for wine!! :)

Anonymous said...

If you want to save a little bit of money in between dry cleaning, try Dryel. I use it and love it and it smells really good, too. And it's much easier than having to go to the cleaners.

Portuguese Prepster said...

oo great tips! I've only dry cleaned mine but this method would work great in a pinch.

Sarah O said...

I hate dry clean only! What kind of steamer do you have? Has it come in handy?

Sundresses and Smiles said...

They look great...love the colors you have! I hate dry clean only stuff and actually wash a good bit of the things I have on delicates!