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« on: September 22, 2008 12:40:35 PM »

...I'm coming to you.
I got my homecoming dress second hand.  Today I was trying it on, and my mom commented that it looks wrinkled.  I agreed, but figured I should ask you guys first.
Its all polyester fabrics, so I cant see why a low heat iron would hurt...
its a fake silk layer under a sheer organza like layer...

Any reason why not to iron it?
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008 03:51:02 PM »

I would try ironing it, but very cautiously.  Use the lowest heat setting, and use a press cloth between the iron and the dress - direct contact with the iron can leave shiny spots.  A piece of white 100% cotton woven fabric will work.  I would not use steam unless you are sure the color won't run and the fabric won't water spot - you could test a hidden spot first.

Alternatively, you can try hanging the dress up in the bathroom (away from water, of course) while you shower.  Sometimes that will steam out some of the wrinkles.

If neither of those ideas work, probably best to take it to a dry cleaner's.
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008 06:10:50 AM »

thanks for the advice!
I got really impatient in waiting, so I just did it on the setting lower than polyester(my iron lets me change heat according to fabric type! yay!)
I used water on the spots that were stubborn and ironed over them, making steam(no, really...)
it looks great

but for everyone else, just be careful!  you dont want to ruin your favorite dress!
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