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Old 08-30-2002, 02:15 PM
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Calling all housewives..HELP!

..and of course aslo non-houswives who can help me with this :-)

I bought this nice black top for my girlfriend.
But it is made out of polyester... And has severe folds/wrinkels from the way it was packaged..

I've tried washing it gently a few times, tried ironing at a medium heat, but the folds remain

Does anyone here have a good way/clue/remedy to get rid of the folds/wrinkles? ah..without ruining the garment , of course...

Washing instructions say:
100% Polyester
Max water temperature = 40 degr. C
No tumble drying
Iron at max 180 degr. Centigrade
Dry cleaning letter: P
No bleach

Yes, I actually do know what all those symbols on the label mean.. I do all my own washing/ironing AND my girlfriend's clothes, but the wrinkles/folds in this one seem unbeatable so far...

Any help appreciated, as usual !
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Old 08-30-2002, 03:12 PM
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Perhaps take it to the dry cleaners? I'm no expert on getting wrinkles out of anything...out here wrinkles in people and clothes is sort of the norm....but perhaps the Pros at the Cleaners might be able to help....Tom
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Old 08-30-2002, 04:27 PM
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I had considered that, but unfortunately no dry cleaner within a 50 mile radius has a turnaround time of less than 3 days, and I'm leaving for the UK Monday morning very early.
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Old 08-30-2002, 04:37 PM
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I'm not sure it would work but have you tried using steam? but be careful.
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Old 08-30-2002, 05:16 PM
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try dampening the crease with vinegar and then press using a med heat.
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Old 08-30-2002, 05:47 PM
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Steam might work... Maybe iron it through a damp cloth?

Not sure about the vinegar...won't that do something bad to the colors?
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Old 08-30-2002, 08:36 PM
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the vinear probably won't hurt anything. in fact, vinegar is sometimes used to set dyes.

you might want to try it in an area that won't show.....maybe a seam allowance or hem on the inside.

i know it's used is dressmaking to help set creases in trousers, so it should also work to 'un-set' a crease.

a press cloth might be a good idea.
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Old 08-30-2002, 08:52 PM
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This reminds me I want to buy some of that spray stuff they advertise for removing wrinkles with no ironing

(can you tell I'm a bachelor?)
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Old 08-30-2002, 09:31 PM
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I haven't seen that. Is that one of those new anti-age things?

Ed
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Old 08-30-2002, 09:51 PM
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This reminds me I want to buy some of that spray stuff they advertise for removing wrinkles with no ironing

(can you tell I'm a bachelor?)
What is it called? ...I need this!
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