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Topic: An homage to Freddie's glam poncho wings....pleats?  (Read 822 times)
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TeenageRebelOfTheWeek
« on: December 24, 2011 05:56:02 AM »

Hey all - I recently posted a thread about this top I did (which you can find in the Costumes : Completed section) My query is this : I was trying to get some 'permanent' pleats/creases going down the sleeves and ironing doesn't seem to do the trick. The woman who I did it for took it to a dry cleaners to see if she good get it professionally pressed, but it still wouldn't hold.

So I honestly don't what to do - she's getting a bit upset with me about it....but no cool, as I spent a lot of time and effort on the top. I'm not superwoman, for crying out loud! Any tips/advice will be soooo grateful right now. Thanks!! -x-
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012 03:33:22 PM »

There's probably some special chemical you can purchase to make the pleats more permanent. I can't find it, though.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012 04:23:36 AM »

hmm, I work at a drycleaners. Occasionally we get military shirts that need pleats like that. the fronts  and backs are usually permanently creased and have something like a small line of silicone running down them on the inside. Hot glue or rubber cement might work too. My other thought was to treat it something like an "isis" cape, meaning sewing caseings on the underside of each pleat and putting boning in those channels, kinda like a corset.
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