how to unwrinkle a crinoline

Hello,

I have been sort of absent on the boards the last couple of weeks....sorry I have been working 13-14 hour days..and am exhausted when I come home...


Anyways, my wedding is this weekend, and I pulled my crinoline out to unwrinkle it last week...and it is still super wrinkled. I remember hearing that if you soak it in water for for an hour...and then hang it up for a day...it unwrinkled..or something..but Im not sure if that is right....I cant rememeber what I was told...

Any ideas? its a pretty full crinoline..long....
so, if I do get it wet I wanted to do it tonight so it would have time to dry.

thanks.
Posted on May 14, 2008 at 4:10 am
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champagnecholly
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Wow you have been busy! I would suggest a steamer. They carry professional grade steamers at Target even for between $50-$200 or so. They work wonderfully and are better for your clothes than anything you can do with an iron. You could always try putting it in the bathroom while running a hot shower but a pro steamer allows you to target specific tough wrinkles and smooth them out. I don't know about dunking them, but steaming works like a charm.
Posted on May 14, 2008 at 4:19 am
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Definitely a garment steamer. I'm planning on getting the portable one over at Sharper Image or Brookstone. I can't believe we're going to be married in a couple days. I'm sooo excited for you. =) Hopefully the next couple of days won't be tooo stressed for you. Take it easy.
Posted on May 14, 2008 at 4:54 am
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this might be a silly suggestion... hang it in the bathroom and take a hot, hot shower. My friend is a dressmaker and says this does basically the same thing as a steamer and if you don't have much time might be a faster option.

good luck!!! and have a wonderful wedding!! :)
Posted on May 14, 2008 at 10:32 am
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I agree with lilibelle1, hang it in the bathroom, close up any windows and vents and let the hot water run.

Good luck and have a wonderful time this weekend!!!
Posted on May 14, 2008 at 11:12 am

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