Ugh. My sympathies to you. I hope you can match the sequins.
HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE!!!!!! my boy is only 6.... he doesn't smell..... yet!!!VODKA? No, haven't heard that one. I'll get my teenaged son to stick some scraps of satin and chiffon under his work clothes some warm day to get 'em nice and smelly, then try the vodka solution. Ha, I can imagine the look on his face when I ask him to do this. He's 17. Maybe I'll get my husband to do it instead- he has a sense of humor. I'd do it myself, but naturally, I don't sweat, I glow...
When I was doing ballet costumes we used vodka. Don't put too much in a spray bottle at a time, it will evaporate quickly. Spot test it first in an inconspicuous area.Yes I have heard of using Vodka. I was going to suggest it but it was already suggested. That is one of the things recommended by folks I know in the costume industry. Put it in a spray bottle and use accordingly. It does not leave an alcohol smell, is clear and can be used in alot of situations for getting the smell out including your plastic ice chests. I have used the Vodka on things and it works.
Yeah it could easily be from the metallic beads. Sometimes things just have a funny odor.I wonder if it is coming from the metallic beads that are interlaced with the glass beads?
I don't think it was you, I think it was the fabric itself.I got a really nice costume made in Turkey. The first time I wore it it was ruined. I don't know if I was detoxing that night or what, but the next day my entire apartment smelled like raw onions! I spayed it with heavy colone to mask it, nothing doing. It just smelled like colone and onions! At one point I washed it with Ajax, but it always has a faint oder that never went away and this is 5 years later.
Last night I got military and sprayed my vest with 409 and soaked it in cool water over night. Then I rinsed it out this morning and hug it up to dry. It was fine tonight.
This costume suffers from stealth arm pit oder. It will be fine when I take it out of the closet, but the second I sweat, the funk is reactivated! I've sprayed it with all kinds of deoderizers, baking soda, vodka, mild detergent and nothing worked. 409 did the trick. I can get away with it on this costume because the sequines are black and salmon and the color is solid all the way through as versus painted on. Holagram sequines are also washable as are some of the irradescents. Red, forget it! Gold holds up better, but you have to be very gentle with it. Mild soap, like dish washing liquid and cool water.
You might just have to take off all the old sequines so you can soak it properly, then reembroider it. 409 girl. When the funk is neulear GET NEUCLEAR! It worked for me.
Oh I'm so sorry to hear this. The destruction from a fire is terrible, my mother's house partially burned when I still lived with her back in the early 80s. The fire was not in my room but in a different part of the house.I need help please. One of my dancers house has burnt down. They managed to save a lots of items including her dancing costumes. The problem is how to get that soot ash acrid smell out. Her costumes are beaded, satin, organza and chiffon and also a tribal one which the coins have gone a funny rust with the heat.