Saturday, August 3, 2013
IMPORTANT TIP FROM MADELON!
"I was so upset last week when I took a pair of black fabric sandals off the doll and found her feet to be permanently stained. I believe this sandal came from a Journey Girl outfit I bought at Toys r Us. You may have noticed that I do a lot of photos with the dolls shoeless."
"I am told by Diana who regularly contributes to Doll Diaries to pretest by soaking in water first. She also told me that red and black colors are common stainers. I have a few pair of black boots that I will somehow test. She is graciously and painstakingly destaining Nicki right now and I am so grateful. My point is if you are crafting with unknown fabric beware that it may not be colorfast. If it was a skirt you or your child wore, I wouldn't expect the color to transfer on to the vinyl skin. I soaked a small piece of denim last night and it is still colorfast. It can be used for my next project. I will be ordering the Twin Pines product to restore our American Girl."
Thank you to Madelon and Diana for letting us know about this important tip. Remember to change your dolls clothing often and check for staining as Madelon did today!
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