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Ironing Lindybop dress

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Prawnskewer Sun 16-Nov-14 09:58:49

I've bought my first Lindybop dress (thanks to all of you enablers!) and the label states to iron whilst damp.

Apologies for the thick question but what does that mean? Should I be ironing it out of the washing machine or could I spray it with water before ironing?

Greengardenpixie Sun 16-Nov-14 10:41:57

Iron while partially dry??? I would hang it up then leave it until damp then iron. It will be difficult to iron if completely dry because of the material. You vould use a fine spray from the iron though.

Ujjayi Sun 16-Nov-14 11:40:29

What type of fabric & shape is the dress? Sounds to me like they suspect shrinkage issues. Ironing whilst damp stretches fabric.

Prawnskewer Sun 16-Nov-14 13:03:38

It's this one:
www.lindybop.co.uk/all-dresses-c1/ophelia-vintage-1950s-black-prom-swing-dress-p179

I've washed it and it's completely dry so wondering now if I need to re-wash and intercept before it dries completely.

Ujjayi Sun 16-Nov-14 14:59:30

I think because it has elastane in it, the fabric will temporarily shrink when washed. Personally, I would iron with plenty of steam instead of whilst damp.

Prawnskewer Sun 16-Nov-14 15:16:58

Thank you, I'll try that!

SoMuchForSubtlety Sun 16-Nov-14 15:18:51

I'd put some iron water in a spray bottle and spritz it before you iron it.

ThePortlyPinUp Sun 16-Nov-14 16:34:25

I have lot of lindy bop dresses and dh hangs them on a hanger when wet and then irons them inside out with plenty of steam when dry, I've never had any shrink smile

Prawnskewer Sun 16-Nov-14 18:37:28

Perfect, thanks all.

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