Saturday, April 10, 2010


I hate ironing and will avoid it at all costs.  But.....I had made a dress for my daughter that had a nasty fold line down the front. 

I tried washing and drying it, but it didn't help.

So, I dug out the ironing board and the iron.  Then, remembering a tip my grandmother taught me, I grabbed the spray bottle I use to wet hair, it has just plain old tap water in it.

I set up the ironing board and let the iron heat up while I positioned the dress on the ironing board.  Then I sprayed the dress a few times with water from the spray bottle.  Then I pressed the iron onto the wet dress...steam!

I steamed the fold line out of it like a pro!

Yeah, I know, most irons have a steam function.  But I don't think it works as well as the water from a spray bottle method.

Give it a try next time you need to press out a fold line or a nice pressed seam (like down the front of dress pants...I do this for my husband and son's pants from time to time).



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