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3) iron the sleeves and
4) iron the collar.
I often found by the time I had finished the collar, placed it on a hanger, and held up my accomplishment to admire, that, alas--there were already some determined wrinkles trying to re-establish themselves on the front--where I had very first ironed! This was always a mystery to me, as I would have to re-iron this section (and if you've ever done this, you know that it's very difficult to iron only one little section and not disturb any other...) Then, last week I came across Chantal's post about how she had been doing the exact same thing; and thus my ironing revolution began. Since I have been so impressed by the fruits of my newly-acquired, proper, ironing technique, I was inspired to share what I learned, in hopes that someone else might benefit from my newly-discovered information.
How to Iron a Shirt (Correctly):
|1) Start with the inside of the collar|
|2) Iron the outside of the collar.|
3) Iron the sleeves, starting on the back side, then doing the front.
|5) Iron the body of the shirt, pulling the fabric towards you as you work back around to the front.|
Hang on a rack and button top and middle buttons to prevent wrinkling.
As always, make sure to follow heat settings on care tags, and use plenty of steam. Always keep the iron moving over the fabric, and it is a good practice to use spray starch. Even if you don't care about the extra body or wrinkle-resistance it provides, it actually speeds the process of ironing as it somehow helps the iron to glide more easily over the fabric.
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