This versatile piece can be worn as a top or as a shawl. Hand-painted on 100% silk chiffon, gives a luxuriously lightweight, silky feel to this top. Great for travel! All tops are approximately 23″ long from top to bottom and 52″ between the sleeves.
The best way to maintain the softness and lustre of your silk is to dry clean it after use. Dry cleaning helps dissolve oil and grease from your silk in a more effective way than water.
You can hand wash your silk. Do not use a machine. In a sink or tub fill with cold or warm water with a mild detergent (Woollite is best), do not wring or twist but dry between towels, put on a hanger to completely dry and iron on low setting.
Removing an oil stain...
These cleaning instructions were sent by one of my customers. So practical I had to share.
"I had several spots of vinegar and oil salad dressing on my black poppy top, and you had advised to have it dry cleaned. I am not impressed with dry cleaners in our area and have procrastinated (and let the stains sit) for three months. I finally did some research and decided to put cornstarch on the spots to absorb the oil. Figured that couldn't ruin it.
I spread the garment out flat and put white paper under the stained areas. Put about 1/2 tsp. of cornstarch on each spot - not rubbing it in, but pressing on the area a bit. I left it sit for 48 hours and then shook it out. Any cornstarch residue was removed by brushing with a dry face cloth.
Stains are completely gone."