A Framed Memory

The minute she put it on, Stacy knew that this gown was going to be treasured forever. Her exquisite Justin Alexander beaded gown was just what she had dreamed of and now what she will use as a piece of art.  "I must say that the cleaning & framing of my dress turned out just as I had hoped, so the long wait was well worth it!" We asked Stacy a few questions that led to the framing of her gown.  How did you choose Oakwood Cleaners to clean your gown? I … [Read more...]

Your Memories Preserved

I so enjoyed my interview with Geny's Flower & Bridal about our Wedding Gown Preservation process. Here it is: http://blog.genysflowersandbridal.com/wedding-dress-preservation-right-here-in-nashville?utm_campaign=Wedding+Dresses&utm_content=58870406&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook … [Read more...]

HOLIDAY STAINS

LEAVE YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE LINEN STAINS TO THE EXPERTS Your guests have come and gone... you are left with stained table linens, grease from cooking on your favorite blouse or slacks, what do you do? Enjoy the tips below on how to take care of those wine stained table linens, or better yet, what not to do. The tiniest bit chlorine bleach placed directly on a stain will degrade the fibers and leave a yellow stain. Do you have grease stains? (ex. gravy, butter, salad … [Read more...]

Are you ready for Fall?

Fall and cooler temps are arriving sooner than you think. Here is some advice on getting your closest ready for the new season. Take some quality time with your clothes and accessories. Open your closest, be honest with yourself and before you go shopping follow the steps below to make room for your fall wardrobe purchases. Preparing your closest for the new season Label six bags as follow: Toss, Donate, Consign, Store, Repair and Clean Toss anything with holes that … [Read more...]

TALE OF A NAVY PEA COAT

Nancy brought in her father's vintage navy pea coat hoping that we could restore it for her son Alex to wear. Below are some pictures of how it looked when we first received it. Front and Back before restoration As you can see it had definately seen better days. George A. Love served in the Seabees in World War II and in the Navy in the Korean War. In WWII, he was assigned to the Seabee Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit No. 623 as a Machinist Mate Second … [Read more...]

Life at Oakwood – Post 4

SEWING... Is a Lost Art We have found it at Oakwood Cleaners! Megan came to us as a graduate of O’more College of Design. Her portfolio is titillating with imaginative creations. She comes with the experience needed to perform the simplest to the most involved repairs and alterations. You must come see her, but make sure to call an schedule an appointment as she is high in demand.   Edgardo has a unique attention to detail. He wears 2 hats at Oakwood Cleaners. Pressing … [Read more...]

Some tips for your wedding gown fitting

You have your date, you have your dress and now it needs some alterations! Here are some important tips to follow when preparing to have your wedding gown altered. If possible allow 3 to 4 months from your wedding date for your alterations. It is normal to have 3 fittings, the third being the final to make sure your dress is a perfect fit. Always bring the shoes you will be wearing at your wedding and the undergarments you will be wearing that day. Your seamstress cannot be … [Read more...]

A Wedding Dress Saga…

It was December of 1978. I was a bubbly 22 year old in what I thought back then was the most perfect wedding dress I could ever have! It is now September 2011 and WOW,wedding dresses have definately changed! My husband Alan and I became the proud owners of this wonderful dry cleaners in April, 2011, almost 33 years later. We, Oakwood Cleaners, specialize in wedding gown alterations, cleaning and preservation. Like most brides, I had my gown preserved and never paid attention to it … [Read more...]