So tonight my nan gave me her veil to use ! The only thing...it is quite discoloured - think yellow ! (She wore it 52 years ago!!) ❤💍Any suggestions on how to bring some colour back to i/bring it back to white... i was told to try baking soda and cold water !?
So just to update... I took it to the dry cleaners to see if they would be able to do anything. and because of the age they wouldn't touch it! But I tried the baking soda and cold water soak - and drying in the sun ! I have noticed a huge difference... I go for my fitting on Wednesday and she said she would take a look at the veil to see if she can spruce it up a bit - as it needs to be reattached to a hair piece and just cleaned up.
I would be to scared to touch a veil that old myself. Go to a professional that specializes in that type of restoration. oh and make sure you deal with the person doing the work, and not just the counter person.
That is amazing! I agree that it might be best to take it to a professional. Though I just saw a commercial for Oxyclean and they actually cleaned this girl's wedding dress with it and it worked! She had had a barn wedding so the bottom of the dress was completely brown by the end of the night and the oxyclean made it look like new. Maybe you could try it on a small section first to see if it works? Though since your veil is older, I would be cautious about not damaging it.
How special! Wow! You might want to check with a professional first before using DIY products and degrading the fabric any further. Especially if it's very old! Also if there is applique on the veil you could always ask a seamstress to make you a veil in the colour you need and repurpose the applique! I think it's so awesome she gave that to you.
Baking soda is a good whitener! The dry cleaning place near me does colour restoration. If your Diy's don't work, could contact a professional place.