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Joy in Alabama
04-17-2011, 06:50 PM
How would I get the wrinkles out of Anna's graduation gown? It's one of those throw-away kind of things made out of some indescribable material that's not conducive to ironing. :unsure:


Dawn Gilmore
04-17-2011, 07:25 PM
Steam it in the bathroom with the shower running? That would be my best guess!

Anita Terpstra
04-17-2011, 09:15 PM
I have used a tea towel on top of the gown and ironed on a lower setting.
Not a "terry" type towel though.

Yeah, it's always funny to me to see the ones that have the fold marks as the kids walks down the aisle. :lol:

Joy in Alabama
04-17-2011, 10:19 PM
Thanks, Anita! I should try it on the inside hem first, don'tchathink?

Carol S
04-17-2011, 10:28 PM
Downy wrinkle release?

DD in IL
04-17-2011, 11:53 PM
You can put it in the shower while everyone takes hot showers.

If you think it could handle it, you could put a cloth over it then iron on low....testing in an out of the way place first.

Joy in Alabama
04-18-2011, 09:31 AM
Downy wrinkle release?

Have you used that, Carol? Does it work?

Gwen in Richmond
04-18-2011, 03:22 PM

Anita Terpstra
04-18-2011, 03:53 PM
I have been through three graduations and the gown's fabric is really wonky. I have only found that the iron with a pressing towel will take care of the really strong folds. I think if the heat's too high, it will melt.
The gowns we had tended to show any spots that had gotten wet.

Ginger Lynn
06-15-2011, 12:18 PM
So Joy, how did you get the wrinkles out? DS's gown has been hanging in the bathroom for almost 2 weeks now and it looks the same as the day I hung it in there.

Susan Seaman
06-15-2011, 06:12 PM
We used an iron on very low heat on ours. It didn't melt, and the wrinkles came out.

Joy in Alabama
06-15-2011, 07:26 PM
We used an iron on very low heat on ours. It didn't melt, and the wrinkles came out.

Low heat, damp pressing cloth.

Ginger Lynn
06-15-2011, 10:14 PM
Thanks! I guess I'll try the iron. I iron all the time anyway, it seems.

DD in IL
06-16-2011, 10:45 AM
Test your temp first so it doesn't melt a hole in it.