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Re: [F-Costume] Pressing pleats in to satin

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  • Amanda
    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
    Message 1 of 10 , Jan 31, 2013
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      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
      To: F-Costume@yahoogroups.com
      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.



      http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/review/readreview.pl?readreview=1&ID=2421

      http://forums.threadsmagazine.com/gatherings/fabric-and-trim/permanent-pleats

      More links:

      http://www.burdastyle.com/discussions/skill-tank/topics/how-would-one-heat-set-accordion-pleats--2

      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.



      -Cat-

      http://www.anniescatalog.com/notions/list.html?cat_id=1522



























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    • Cat D
      He, folks... if you reply to this... please trim out my links. IT s trying to treat that many links as spam. ... Should be perfect for polly. But you do
      Message 2 of 10 , Jan 31, 2013
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        He, folks... if you reply to this... please trim out my links. IT's trying to treat that many links as spam.

        >> 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.

        -Cat-
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