Heirloom Garments

Clean and preserve your christening gowns, communion garments, military and sports uniforms.

Take 20% Off- Limited Time Offer!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2020 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, HGP Promotions, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Take 20% Off- Limited Time Offer!

We know during this extra time at home many of us are organizing closets and finding wedding dresses or heirlooms that have yellowed over time. Or maybe you just haven’t found the time to have your wedding gown cleaned and preserved after your special day? So we are offering 20% off all Heritage Select™ and Heritage Couture™ wedding gown cleaning and preservation packages for the whole month of April. DISCOUNT CODE: 20offApril2020. Tell a friend and then you can both enjoy this amazing discount! We are still open during our normal business hours and are...

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A 50th Anniversary Wedding Dress Restoration

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Preservation Products, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A 50th Anniversary Wedding Dress Restoration

A Wedding Dress StoryBy: Cheryl F. “My wedding gown story began in May 1969 when I became engaged and started looking for a wedding gown for my November wedding.  I first went to a bridal shop above a jewelry store in Ontario, CA.  I tried on several gowns and found one I really liked but since it was a summer gown, it had to be ordered within a few days.  I couldn’t decide if it was the ‘one’ and wanted to look around at other shops. The deadline for ordering came and passed and I still had not found a wedding gown that I liked as well. At...

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A Tribute

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Preservation Products, Uncategorized, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Tribute

A Wedding Dress StoryBy: Michelle N. “My parents Michel & Elizabeth D. were married on July 25, 1959 in LaPorte, Indiana. My father is an immigrant from Belgium and my mother was an immigrant from the Netherlands. My mother purchased her dress at Robertson’s department store in South Bend, Indiana. Her gown is being restored as a tribute.“ Michelle’s Mother’s Wedding Dress Restoration When we received Michelle’s mother’s lace gown, it had moderately aged with yellowing and oxidation stains primarily at the top of the dress. A few...

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Family Heirloom Christening Gown Renewed

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments | 2 comments

Family Heirloom Christening Gown Renewed

A Family Heirloom StoryBy Carol Kidney This christening gown was made by my Mom, a talented seamstress, for her first-born child in 1956. There was also a blanket that was a gift from my Aunt. The robes were worn by my sister and me. These items were carefully stored until 1977 when they were worn by my brother’s first born son and all my mom and dad’s grandchildren. They were last worn by their youngest grandchild in 1994. The family welcomed the next generation of our family in 2018. Sadly my Mom passed away in 2018 but we will celebrate her life and legacy when her...

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Treasured Heirloom Uniform Preserved

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments | 0 comments

Treasured Heirloom Uniform Preserved

Heirloom Uniform Preservation Story By Kirk Harrington This old Knoxville Railway and Light Company Uniform was worn by my great, great, grandfather, Henry Dallas Harrington in 1915. He died of pneumonia while running a streetcar on 6th Avenue in 1915. Mr. Henry Harrington’s Daughter in Law Mrs. W.W. Harrington called the Knoxville Transit Lines Transportation Department and “said she had found the uniform while cleaning up the attic at her home.” My grandfather, John E. Harrington passed this on to my father, John R. Harrington. After my father died, he passed it onto...

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57 Years of Marriage Later – Pat’s Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

57 Years of Marriage Later – Pat’s Wedding Gown Story

“I received my gown and it is beautiful!! Looks like new! Thank you so much for your expertise! Thank you again!” – Pat Parmer by Pat Parmer On April 7, 1957, at First Baptist Church in Pinckneyville, Illinois, I married my high school sweetheart Robert Parmer. He was between Great Lakes Boot Camp and his first duty station in Norman, Oklahoma. Perfect timing for a wedding! My mom and I sewed furiously on my gown. We bought the material in St. Louis for about $40. She was an excellent seamstress and would cut the skirt sections and I would pin them together and give them...

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How To Wear Vintage Without Looking Out-of-Style

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings | 0 comments

How To Wear Vintage Without Looking Out-of-Style

If you take the time to dig around in your local thrift store or your grandmother’s closet you’ll inevitably find some great vintage pieces. And while clothing goes in and out of style all the time, vintage is always in style. Dressing “vintage” is a catch-all way to say you didn’t just hit up the mall yesterday for today’s outfit — you’re brave enough to experiment with old clothing styles to create one of your own. While some people pull off the vintage look seamlessly, it can be intimidating — how do you dress vintage without just...

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107-Year-Old Dress Comes Back to Life!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

107-Year-Old Dress Comes Back to Life!

We loved learning about the unique history of Cathy L.’s dress as we restored it for her. We hope bringing the dress itself back to life brings its history back with it. Thanks, Cathy! Viola May Howard wore this dress on her wedding day to Joseph Des Lauriers in the year 1910. Viola’s dress during restoration Viola’s daughter Rosa wore the same dress on her wedding day to Thomas Logan in June 1944. The dress was restored to the same condition it was in the first time it was worn — in 1910! Viola’s daughter Marcia also wore it on her wedding day to...

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SURPRISE! A Wedding Gown Restoration Story

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

SURPRISE! A Wedding Gown Restoration Story

We couldn’t be more honored to be a part of a truly special surprise. Best of luck to Miranda and her mother Kim in pulling off this wonderful surprise! by Kim Stevens This dress is being preserved because my daughter, Miranda Stevens, wants to wear her Grandma’s wedding dress for her August 2017 wedding.  Grandma does NOT know that she is planning on wearing it and our hope is to surprise her when we go to “try on dresses.” (We’ve tried to slyly ask details and actually had to sneak into their house to get pictures!) My Mom’s name is Betty (Mathews)...

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Vintage or just old? Before and after

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Preservation Products, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | Comments Off on Vintage or just old? Before and after

Vintage or just old? Before and after

When this bride slipped on her sparkling, ornamented gown, we’re sure she knew her wedding day would be one to remember. What she might not have known is that her wedding dress, white, shining, and perfect as it was on the day of her wedding, would not be the same after the festivities or years later. When her dress arrived at HGP, it was wrinkled, yellowed, stained, and just felt old. While vintage is all the rage, no one wants their dress to have a vintage smell! 🙂 The intricate beading was barely holding on, half of the dress was yellowed, and the stains were hard to...

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