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I bought a prom dress that is 100% polyester. The dress is kind of pleated, and
after getting the dress in the mail I decided I wasn't a big fan of it. I was
wondering if I could iron out the pleats so it's smoother. I really don't want
to ruin the dress but it would be fabulous if I could get the pleats out. Any
suggestions?

Re: Prom dress help!
Neele Newt wrote:
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Can you return it?  If so, do not attempt to press out the pleats,  
just send it back.

If you cannot return it and really want to try to press out the  
pleats (but I am very skeptical that it will work), test  by  
spritzing with white vinegar along the hem on one side, press on the  
WRONG side using a *press cloth* and an iron set on *synthetic*  
setting.  But be very careful, it may melt.

Since those pleats were set at the factory it's pretty unlikely that  
you will be able to "unset" them, the lines will show no matter  
what.

Good luck.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: Prom dress help!



Neele Newt wrote:
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Can you return it?  If so, do not attempt to press out the pleats,  
just send it back.

If you cannot return it and really want to try to press out the  
pleats (but I am very skeptical that it will work), test  by  
spritzing with white vinegar along the hem on one side, press on the  
WRONG side using a *press cloth* and an iron set on *synthetic*  
setting.  But be very careful, it may melt.

Since those pleats were set at the factory it's pretty unlikely that  
you will be able to "unset" them, the lines will show no matter  
what.

Good luck.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us

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Re: Prom dress help!
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:40:54 PM UTC-5, Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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I agree with Beverly and Bobbie; just return it as I bet those pleats are in that material for forever and nothing will remove them.


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