I need to prepare a couple yards of satin-backed crepe (wool) for a beautiful pair of slacks. In the past I’ve taken fabric to the dry cleaner for steaming, but I have never really trusted them to be gentle or thorough. So, I did some poking around online and am considering the London shrink method (time consuming but low-effort) over steaming at the ironing board (time consuming and risky for distorting the fabric).
Continuing my research, I also searched through the Threads forums, and did find a couple of posts with very helpful tips.
I’m just wondering if anyone has tips on how to pre-treat this beautiful expensive fabric before I steel my nerves, shrink the darned stuff and cut it out. Basically, I need to brace myself with confidence in my technique.
Any thoughts? Thanks so much.
Edited 8/27/2009 10:34 am ET by Honour