Friday, June 8, 2012
A Pressing Subject....Wrinkles
First, I wanted to give you a peek at my latest fabric purchases. Not to ever let a road trip go to waste, I worked it out so that on the way home from Rex's doctor's appointment in Nashville, we were able to stop at Textile Fabrics and Children's Corner. You can see that I am a sucker for seersucker, my all time favorite summer fabric. Not having a clue what I will be making, and since most were 60" wide, I bought 1 yard of each. I am hoping to start my planning soon and will keep you posted as the projects progress. *Rex picked out the peach floral for Emma. :)
I am often asked about fabric choices when it comes to wrinkles. Anything that is 100% cotton will wrinkle. You must embrace this ahead of time before committing to the fabric and decide you are okay with it! I use Mary Ellen's Best Press instead of starch when ironing. It does nicely while not leaving a residue build up on the iron. But, even though the garment looks great after being freshly ironed it is still going to wrinkle in the car seat on the way to church!
When I don't want wrinkles, which the girls often request, I use the cotton polyester blends. For these I always use Imperial Broadcloth or Imperial Batiste. Both of these are 65% cotton and 35% polyester with the difference being that the Broadcloth is slightly heavier. It is important that the word "Imperial" is attached to the Broadcloth or Batiste name on the bolt of fabric. It is higher quality and pleats nicely with no risk to your pleater.
While on the trip I had a "first" I was not introduced as Michie', but as Emma and Christian's Nana!