Christening Gown Preservation and Storage

January 9, 2014 2:21:03 PM EST

Preserving a special occasion garment such as a christening gown is a wonderful way to create a family heirloom that can be used for many years to come.  The key to preserving a garment is to store it in an acid-free environment  (like an acid-free storage box) and out of contact with air and insects.  The keepsake boxes available from Monday’s Child are comprised of museum-quality acid free materials.  There is no need to pay the high prices charged by cleaning establishments to prepare your keepsake garment for storage.  They will do no more than the simple process described below.

First, make sure the garment is clean.  If washable, wash gently in a mild detergent, rinse well (rinse, rinse, rinse!), and lay flat to dry.   Press if desired.  If not washable, have it dry cleaned at an establishment that uses an environmentally safe solution.
To prepare for storage in the keepsake box from Monday’s Child, fold the garment, putting the tissue paper near the folds to prevent creases, and place it in the plastic bag provided.  Put any other items to be stored in the bag as well. Press gently to get as much air out of the bag as is reasonable. Fold the top of the bag over, tape the edge closed, and place it into the box. 

Pop out the cardboard oval covering the clear window of the inner box lid.  Put the lid into the box.  Use the white tape to seal the edges of the inner lid to the bottom of the box.  Close the outer lid of the box, and store it in a cool, dry place. 
The garment can be viewed from the clear window or may be removed from the box at any time for viewing.  Simply re-seal in the box as described above before returning it to storage.  Using these materials and this technique, your garment will last for many generations.

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Posted in News By Melinda Lynam

Christening Gown Refurbishing

May 25, 2013 4:16:37 PM EDT

May 25 2013

Have a christening gown that needs to be refurbished?  We can do that for you at Monday's Child.  Take a look at this video:

Posted in News By Melinda Lynam