A UFDC Mini Seminar
Every attempt should be made to retain the original condition of doll clothing. Many of the elaborate costumes were created with heavily sized fabric which loses shape and texture when wet or dry cleaned.
The bonnet with a covering of baking soda.
While the soda treatment will remove oily residue, dust and dirt, it will not help a great deal with staining.
It does leave the clothing in original condition and shape, and does not alter the historical and monetary value of the doll wearing it.
.No cleaning procedure should ever be used solely for cosmetic reasons.