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Updated Compiled List - What Can / Can't be Washed

So I noticed that the old thread hasn't been updated in a long while, and thought I would compile the newer comments left there, plus start this up again for more recent releases. Forgive the copy-pasting from the old thread, if you are the original poster, please feel free to mail me! I have not arranged prints in alphabetical order - if you need to find a specific print, please just Ctrl+F it in the appropriate brand expansion

Please comment in the following format, any prints you've had problems with, or ones that you've had machine/hand wash successfully. I will add them to the list.
Format to post in: "Brand Print Name (colourway, cut) washing details"



Organised by Brand. Click the [Here] link for the comment or entry with more information.
Angelic Pretty. For Anna House - Chess Story click here. For BTSSB/AatP click here. For Emily Temple Cute - Innocent World click here. For Jane Marple - Victorian Maiden click here.




Angelic Pretty

Mermaid Twinkle in Blue  Hand washable, not recommended to dry clean [Here] [Here] & [Here] In Pink, cold delicate cycle, low spin speed and hung to dry [Here]
Sweet Cake cutsew in black Known washing problems [Here]
Pastel a la Mode Do Not Dry Clean! Cold hand wash, cold machine wash possible [Here] & [Here] can be handwashed in lukewarm water with washing powder, no problems. The blue might fade over time. Has been taken to dry cleaners succesfully however ensure the cleaners know that some chemicals maybe damage it [Here]
Milky Chan Possible to machine wash [Here] (white) good to machine wash on a handwash/delicate cycle. [Here] (black skirt) machine wash on delicate cycle ok [Here]
Sugary Carnival Can be handwashed in blue & black[Here] & [Here] or blue in machine on delicate[Here] in Lavendar believed to have been handwashed by a pervious owner [Here]
Carnival Can be handwashed [Here] In Black Spot Wash [Here] Pink&Red taken to dry cleaners asked them to use the same treatment they use for special occasion dresses [Here]
Chandelier Can be handwashed [Here]
Wonder Party Can be machine washed; cold, handwash setting, flat dry. In blue Hand wash[Here] & [Here]
Fruits Palour Can be machine washed; cold, handwash setting, flat dry [Here]
Magic Whip Can be machine washed; cold, handwash setting, flat dry [Here]
Forals & Plain Fabrics Can be machine washed; cold, handwash setting, flat dry [Here]
RedxWhite Polka Dot Socks Came out from machine wash are Pink & White [Here]
Ichigo Millefeuille in Black Machine Wash on delicate cycle [Here]
Magical Etoile (pink) Machine Wash on delicate cycle [Here] & Machine wash on delicate [Here] (red OP) Big warning on this. It will bleed in the wash, even on the cold gentle cycle (wash settings I used). Make sure you wash with Shout Color Catcher Sheets or something meant to catch dye in the water. [Here - more info]
Melty Chocolate Machine Washable in cold delicate cycle & Can also handle soaking for 8 hours in an enzyme cleaner [Here]
Tiara Rose in Blue Machine Washable in cold delicate cycle [Here]
Sweet Jam in Yellow Machine Washable in cold delicate cycle [Here]
Dreaming of Macaron in Black & Mint Machine Washable in hand washing cycle [Here] & [Here] (yellow) print ran a little on machine wash delicate cycle, hand wash is advised [Here]
Memorial Cake in White & Blue hand wash in cold water hung dry in shady place [Here] (sax) machine washed and hung dry [Here]
Cherry Berry Bunny in Yellow hand wash in cold water hung dry in shady place [Here] (blue) is good to machine wash on a handwash/delicate cycle. [Here] (pink) hand washed in cold water [Here]
Mode Girl in Pink hand wash in cold water hung dry in shady place [Here]
Diamond Bunny Jsk in Black hand wash in cold water hung dry in shady place [Here]
Lady Rose spot cleaning with [Here]
Toy Parade in White hand wash in cold water hung dry in shady place [Here]
Rose Drape Frill OP can be handwashed [Here]
This Old Skirt [poupee] Can be machine washed [Here]
Heart Marine Blouse Can be machine washed on gentle cycle with same amount fo detergent. Remove bow & lace bit first [Here]
Cosmetics (skirt) Cold delicate cycle, low spin speed and hung to dry (pink) [Here] Colour faded a bit when spot clean with oxyclean [Here] (red JSK) I folded it inside out inside a net bag and washed it in the washing machine on delicate with regular h/e detergent and chlorox 2 booster, cold water with a Shout Color Catcher paper. It was perfectly fine! Hanging to dry. [Here]
Mermaid Symphony in black & pink Can be handwashed Do Not Dry Clean [Here] (mint) can also be handwashed [Here]
Ballerine/Swan Lake in Pink Can be machine washed [Here]
Secret Garden in BackxWhite Can be machine washed [Here] (black) washed it by hand and it´s all ok. [Here]
Angelica Print Skirt in Lavender Can be machine washed [Here]
Princess Print Hoodie in Pink Can be machine washed [Here]
Crown Tote Bag Screen print do not dry clean Can be machine washed [Here]
Imai Kira Cutsew in Red Screen print do not dry clean Can be machine washed [Here]
Heart Lace Socks Can be machine washed [Here]
Crown Cards Print in Black Can be machine washed [Here]
Birdcage Can be machine washed [Here]
Jewelry Jelly in black can be machine washed on delicate coldwash [Here] (pink) machine washed and hung dry [Here]
Glitter Trump in Pink handwashed in lukewarm water with washing powder, glitter is likely to wear off after too many washes [Here]
Cat-ear coat in white: brought it to be cleaned at the dry-cleaners' and had no problems whatsoever. [Here]
Star Night Theatre (pink OP, red JSK) hand washed with no problems [Here] (pink strapless OP) Hand washed utilizing shout stain remover on some old stains [Here]
Rose Toilette (red OP) easily handwashable [Here] (red and pink skirts) can be washed cold, and hung to dry in shady places. [Here]
Milky Planet (yellow skirt) taken to the dry cleaners and was told it should NOT be dry cleaned because the glitter may come off in the process. So hand-washing in cold water and then hang to dry worked just fine for me-no running colors or lost glitter. [Here]
Rose Maiden Frill (white OP) spot cleaned in cold water, turned out fine [Here]
Sugar Pansy It can not be dry cleaned. Machine wash delicate cycle under 40 degrees Celsius or handwash in cool water. Do not bleach. Iron on medium. Hang dry in shade. I have accidently spilt green iced tea on it, without discolour. It almost "repelled" the liquid! [Here] (mint skirt) machine wash on delicate cycle ok [Here]
Wonder Trip Tartan It says dry clean only, but I have spilt water on it without it running. Instructions: Don't wash, don't bleach, medium iron, dry cleanable and dry flat in shade.[Here]
Bloom Never tried washing it, instructions say: Don't wash, don't bleach, medium iron and dry cleanable. [Here]
Little Bear's Cafe (black JSK) washed it in the machine and it´s all ok. cold wash please [Here] (ivory skirt) machine wash on delicate cycle ok [Here]
Dreamy Dollhouse (mint) soaked in cold water with a little bit of detergent. I wouldn't recommend putting it in the washing machine though, as you'd probably lose the sparkles. [Here]
Honey Cake (yellow) machine washable on "handwash" cycle in cold water. [Here] (pink JSK) machine wash delicate, hang to dry [Here]Fantastic Dolly (yellow JSK) Machine wash, cold water, at delicate. Washed 3 times without any problem [Here] (pink) Cold water on the gentlest cycle [Here] (lavender) can be machine washed in cold water, at delicate. [Here]

Strawberry Millefeuille (mint skirt) machine wash on delicate cycle ok [Here]
Whimsical Vanilla Chan (black round collar JSK) machine wash on delicate cycle ok (be careful with the little pearls on the collar though) [Here] (lavender) washed in cold water, half the usual washing powder, gentle wash. [Here] (mint and black round JSK) both cane out of the handwash fine, can also take ironing. [Here] (pink) It can be washed in the washing machine. I recommend hand wash because of the pearls.Doesn't bleed when left to soak for 10 minutes.Cold water with detergent [Here]
French Cafe (black miniskirt) machine wash on delicate cycle ok [Here]
Chocolate Chess (brown jabot JSK) can be safely machine washed on delicate setting with cold water and regular detergent. I also machine dried it on low heat with no problem. Remove the chest bow and jabot before washing. [Here] (ivory jabot JSK) Cold water on the gentlest cycle [Here] (mint jabot JSK) Can be machine washed on delicate with cold water and regular detergent. [Here]
Twinkle Carnival (pink JSK) Cold water on the gentlest cycle [Here]
Gradation Frill (pink JSK) Cold water on the gentlest cycle [Here]
Sugar Fairy Cake (mint JSK) Cold water on the gentlest cycle [Here]
Milky Berry (mint/white/pink, jsk/skirt/op) Do not wash with detergent or any other basic solution or the red will bleed. Hand wash using mild acidic solution, such as 1 part white vinegar with 3 parts water.[Here]
Märchen Ribbon (black OP) can be handwashed in cold / lukewarm water with no problem. [Here]
Milky Way (pink JSK) machine-washable at 30° on delicate cycle [Here]
Fancy Box (black JSK) can be machine washed in cold water, at delicate. [Here]
Sheep Garden (black JSK) machine wash delicate, hang to dry. [Here]
Chocolate Rosette (navy skirt) hand washed in cold water without colour run observed [Here] (brown JSK) Can be machine washed on delicate with cold water and regular detergent. [Here]
Canary (white JSK) Machine wash with cold water and delicate cycle, hang to dry. Safe to iron. Also safe for dry-cleaning. [Here]
Colourful Ribbons (lavender OP) Machine wash with cold water and delicate cycle, hang to dry. Safe to iron. Also safe for dry-cleaning. [Here]
Fairy Frill (pink OP) Machine wash with cold water and delicate cycle, hang to dry. Safe to iron. Also safe for dry-cleaning. [Here]
Sweet Ribbon Strawberry (black OP) washed in cold soapy water and laid it flat to dry and the ribbons bled. I'd imagine with all the colour ways the ribbons's would bleed too, maybe not so noticeable with the red colour way. [Here]
Holy Lantern (wine cutsew) Washed it twice in handwarm water, once with mild detergent and once with shampoo (I heard it takes out bled dye), the colour bled awfully both times and the cuffs are now a nasty shade of pink that can't be removed. [Here]
Coat of Arms Tartan (switching JSK) handwashed in lukewarm water with mild detergent. Do note that you might need to brush the velvet back to one side after washing, and if you hang it to dry (like me) the clips used will leave weird indents in the velvet. They disappear if you scratch the velvet loose and then brush them back to one side. Socks and headbow of the same series can be washed as well, same detergent and lukewarm water. [Here]

Lyrical Bunny Party (Lavender, special set JSK) The red from the strawberries bled a bit when spot cleaned. I was able to get most of the bleeding out while it was still wet, and used a fan to air it out so that it dried quickly afterwards. [Here]
Candy sprinkle (black) handwashed and it didn't run even a tiny bit. I forgot to add color catchers, but they would have been entirely unnecessary. [Here]



General Advice
♥ Never dry clean screenprints, hand wash instead
♥ Don't dry clean things with pearls or rhinestones
♥ Always use garment bags when machine washing to prevent snagging, and preferably turn dresses inside out
♥ Spray starch on bows that can't be removed on dresses to prevent floppy-ness after washing. Spray, you arrange the bow the way you'd like, lay flat to dry and voila! you have a perky bows again!
♥ Never use Oxyclean on a lolita garment
♥ Don't just leave things soaking without checking, prints have been known to just melt off
♥ Red, black and navy tend to run more.
♥ If you want to check whether or not a dress will run, wet a small spot (in a place that is not too obvious), and then dab a white paper towel on it to see if the color runs.
♥ If you're still a little worried about colours running, always use cold water.
♥ DO NOT hang dresses in a place directly under sunlight, it will make stuff fade.
♥ DO NOT wash in warm water, not even lukewarm.
♥ If the print runs, avoid heat and dryers! Try handwashing in cold water 2-3 more times, add half a cup of vinegar to the wash. (The vinegar preserves the print and doesn't smell when you mix it with detergent)  
♥ Always remove anything detachable (bows, etc) before taking to the dry cleaners. however secure they seem, dry cleaners will lose them!
♥ Always ask the cleaners if they are able to clean a dress. Some cleaners don't know how to clean velveteen.
♥ If you use stain remover, be careful when rubbing the fabric together as the friction can cause pilling.

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