Re: [F-Costume] Pressing pleats in to satin
- Thanks Cat!
I'll check out those links. I found the vinegar trick as well, but I'm not sure how it would react to the poly. I'll do a test spot if I go that route. Also investigating the Rajah press cloth, but the reviews are few and far between. Thanks again!
--- On Fri, 2/1/13, Cat Devereaux <CatDevereaux@...> wrote:
From: Cat Devereaux <CatDevereaux@...>
Subject: Re: [F-Costume] Pressing pleats in to satin
Date: Friday, February 1, 2013, 12:30 AM
I did some googling... lots of tips out there...
Basic is heavy spritzing w/ a WHITE vinegar and water mix. Press w/
cloth pressing cloth, carefully.... and let dry before moving on to the
next secretion. How much vinegar was the debate. Main numbers I saw
was between 1:8 to 1:1. I think 1:4 might be the best... 1 cup water,
and 1/4 cup white vinegar. Though it also depends on figure content.
However... just for fun... here's a bunch of links, avoiding some of
the add-screaming sites. No special order on importants on these. Do
read the comments.
Insane pro bits: http://fashion-incubator.com/archive/pleating/
For a few pleats, these are the way to go... but as some of the comments
note, there's a point where it's a lot easier to have it done by a pro,
and isn't that expensive.
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>> I'll check out those links. I found the vinegar trick as well, but I'm not sure how it would react to the poly. I'll do a test spot if I go that route.Should be perfect for polly. But you do need to test... Test for color fastness AND what temperature you want the iron. AND always use a pressing cloth w/ this. Basically anytime you're going to high heat for a fabric, need a pressing cloth. But remember, it's the cloth one this time, not the see-though Teflon one because you're using a LOT of steam.
>> Also investigating the Rajah press cloth, but the reviews are few and far between.Haven't looked that up, but wonder if it's vinegar infused.