Restoring Your Most Treasured Apparel
Bring your vintage garments and wedding gowns back to life! Janet Davis Cleaners provides restoration services for a wide variety of garments: military uniforms, antique gowns, vintage pieces, and much more.
Vintage Gown Restoration
Janet Davis Cleaners has been performing wedding gown services for Detroit and all of Michigan since 1954. As a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, you can be assured that we are the best choice for cleaning your wedding gown!
Bring your wedding dress to our facility location in Berkley and we will take a look at it.
27607 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072
Garment Restoration Handled With Care
Our vintage garment restoration process is similar to how museums store and care for their delicate clothing. Each gown or garment is cared for individually and never mixed with another vintage item or regular dry cleaning. You can rest assured your special garment is handled with care and high-quality practices.
Treasured military uniforms, cherished family christening and communion gowns, and of course, heirloom wedding gowns are just a few of the items we have successfully restored.
Member of Association of Wedding Gown Specialists
As a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, you can be assured that we are the best choice for cleaning your wedding gown!
See the steps we take to clean, restore, and steam vintage garments and gowns.
Step 1: The Inspection
Before restoring your vintage garment or wedding gown, we first perform a close inspection. Next, we test the material to find the best cleaning method for your garment. We do this by testing a small, inconspicuous part of the garment or gown. Next, we test several beads (if there are any) on the vintage garment to ensure they won’t come off during the cleaning process.
Step 2: Preparation For Cleaning
Based on the inspection results from the first step, we will select the best cleaning method (we have several cleaning methods, all on-site, to choose from) for your vintage garment or vintage wedding gown. For certain cleaning methods, beads must be covered and flowers or hoops removed.
Step 3: Pre-Spotting Treatment
This is where the bulk of the work happens on your vintage garment. All of the dirty areas and spots are meticulously treated prior to cleaning. This step requires an intimate knowledge of fabrics and spot removal chemistry. A dry cleaning technician will spend an unlimited amount of time on your garment going over every inch. Not every spot and stain can come out, but no expense is spared in trying.
Step 4: Cleaning
The first phase of the cleaning step is a series of baths to restore the color of the garment. The cleaning phase cleans your entire garment and flushes out any spotting solutions we used during the pre-spotting phase. Every gown/garment is cleaned individually, never in combination with regular dry cleaning.
Step 5: Steaming & Pressing
Your vintage item will be pressed or steamed to restore the original shape of the garment.
Setp 6: Inspect & Reassemble
We perform a close inspection to ensure all removable stains are eliminated. Then we re-attach any flowers or other details that had to be removed prior to cleaning.
Vintage Wedding Dress Transformation
Interested in seeing more comparisons like these? View featured Before & After images like this in our Wedding Dress Gallery.
“I got my moms wedding dress restored after 35+ years of it sitting in a box. Janet Davis did a great job at restoring it from it being very yellowed to shiny bright white. After my wedding, I sent my dress back to be cleaned and preserved. They packaged my dress up in a box and made it extremely easy. Would highly recommend!’
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Leave it to Janet Davis Cleaners to revitalize your vintage garments and wedding gowns!