Children’s Clothing

 

"Orange Restoration Labs did an AMAZING job cleaning and repairing our antique Christening gown.

It now looks practically brand new (and it is about 100 years old!)" - HB

 

Two girls in first communion dresses outside. Add clean and preserve communion dress or suit with accessories to registry.

Clean and preserve communion dress or suit
with accessories

 

$125.00

 

Baby feet on soft blanket. Add clean and preserve christening gown with accessories to gift registry.

Clean and preserve christening gown
with accessories

 

$115.00

 

Trust us to remove stains by hand and protect your christeing gown or communion dress throughout our MuseumCareTM ZeroCarbonTM cleaning process according to the highest standards.

You personally inspect your family gown or suit after it is cleaned. Then, while you wait, we carefully layer your gown with acid-free tissue as we fold it into a completely acid-free wedding chest.  White gloves provided so you may safely handle your gown if you choose to open it.  Written international guarantee that your christening gown will not yellow or have caramelized sugar stains.  Pressing at no charge by any member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists which is represented in more than 500 cities around the world..  

Christening Gown Restoration

No matter whether your family gown is a nineteenth-century treasure or the one you wore yourself, we can safely remove yellow stains and discoloration so that it is fresh and bright for your event. 

Oxidation

Exposure to air and light causes oxidation, and when fabric oxidizes, it turns yellow.  Different types of fibers oxidize at different rates of speed.  For example, cotton discolors more quickly than other fibers, but over a long period of time the different fibers may all oxidize to the same hue.  As a result, a vintage christening gown that appears yellow or even brown throughout may, when restored, turn out to be a pale yellow or pink silk christening gown trimmed with white cotton lace.  Still other factors that yellow gowns are excessive heat in the attic where the wintage weddng gown was stored and fumes from the plastic bag or container in which the christening gown was stored.  Dry cleaning does not remove oxidation, but our restoration process does, and we can return a vintage christening gown to the true color.  Oxidation is often not as evident in colored fabric, but it, too, oxidizes, and colors may also be restored.  

Carmelized Sugar Stains

Vintage baby gowns often have yellow or dark brown stains that are usually stains from milk or baby formula that dried clear and were not visible when you put the gown away for the next use.  Or you had the christening gown cleaned, but the cleaner did not realize sugar content does not dissolve in dry cleaning solvent.  Over time the sugar content turns yellow and eventually dark brown.  Much like oxidation, dry cleaning does not remove caramelized sugar stains, but our restoration process does..

 

Free consultations. 

 

Detail: yoke and sleeve of Ayrshire christening gown -- typical Ayrshire whitework with flowers and leaves worked in satin stitches as well as decorative patterns of tiny holes cut in the fabric (cutwork) that are outlined with satin stitches. In the sleeve, the simpler patterns of larger cutwork together with the stitches that finish the rounded neckline edging and the pointed sleeve edging are called Broderie Anglaise, or English embroidery.

 

Christening Gown

Call 800-950-6482 today for an appointment or e-mail info@gownrestoration.com